There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share a case study of 'Wankute', a village in Maharashtra published in the Ministry of Environment and Forest, GOI National Report 2010 submitted to UNCCD. It shows how comprehensive natural management is possible through holistic development and how community restoration of natural environment makes sustainability happen.
The entire report is available for download on ‘Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India’ website at http://www.moef.nic.in/sites/default/files/unccd-report_0.pdf