Please read our response to 'an article on Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (JSA)' is published in the 'Economic and Political Weekly/ issue (Vol. 54, Issue No. 29, 20 Jul, 2019) at the following link. In 2015, the Government of Maharashtra launched the JSA, with the aim of making 25,000 villages in Maharashtra drought-free.
A chapter titled 'Enabling Gendered Environment for Watershed Management' written by Dr. Eshwer Kale and Dipak Zade, has been published in a SAGE book 'Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes Lessons from India'. The chapter demonstrates how an institutional space for women with financial autonomy, capacity building opportunities and well defined decision-making processes strengthen women's bargaining position in watershed communities, as compared to nominal participation in Village Development Committees (VDCs) and self-help groups (SHGs).
The book is available at
Read the summary of the chapter here