Nations around the world have recognized that the adverse effects of climate variations and change have a significant bearing on the food, water and livelihood security of millions of people. Greatest risks persist in economically less developed countries, where people’s lives and livelihoods are highly vulnerable to stressors such as erratic rainfall, droughts, floods or cyclones.
Article written by Eshwer Kale published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) (Vol. 52, Issue No. 3 dated 21 Jan, 2017)
Presently, the construction of farm ponds is being portrayed as a miracle strategy by the state as well as popular media, but the manner of its implementation and practice in arid and semi-arid regions of Maharashtra is a cause for worry. WOTR’s this research article published in EPW highlights the need for regulating the overall farm pond practices and propose different strategies to make these problematic practices appropriate.