On May 1, 2020, WOTR brought together a diverse range of stakeholders including policy makers, government officials, researchers, corporate donor representatives, and development practitioners for a half-day virtual workshop in order to reach a consensus on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for building resilience to COVID-19 in rural Maharashtra.
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. At WOTR, we fully support the goals of the Abhiyan and would like to put forward some suggestions on how to improve the quality of its implementation. Read our statement, published in Economic and Political Weekly, to the article '“Can Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan Prevent Drought in Maharashtra?” by Neha Bhadbhade et al (EPW, 22 June 2019).