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.
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.