News & Events

WOTR's Watershed Mela gets covered in Prabhat Khabar

We are delighted to share that WOTR's watershed mela in Jharkhand received coverage in the Prabhat Khabar, a leading Hindi newspaper of eastern India. At the mela organised in Toner village of Khunti district MGNREGA Commissioner Siddharth Tripathi stressed the importance of watershed development through soil and water conservation activities for irrigation and to recharge the groundwater table.

WOTR's Water Stewardship Initiative gets coverage in the Financial Chronicle

We are delighted to announce that the Financial Chronicle newspaper, a publication of the Deccan Chronicle group, has carried a full page story on WOTR's Water Stewardship Initiative (WSI) in Maharashtra and Telangana. A column by WOTR's Managing Trustee Crispino Lobo has also been published with it. The articles focus primarily on the need for more efficient management and usage of water. 

Maharashtra needs to make its agriculture resilient to climate change, urges Watershed Organisation Trust

  • Flagship programme to make state drought free – the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (JSA) – is a step in the right direction , but threatened by climate change
  • WOTR outlines steps to make JSA climate resilient. Urges government to include:
    • Integrated Soil and water conservation measures and initiatives to increase water use efficiency
    • Effective crop-weather advisories and sustainable agriculture practices

Interview with Dr.Suresh Kulkarni

 As WOTR embarks on its 25th year, we are celebrating and disseminating information on all the thematics we are working on . In the month of February 2018, we were disseminating information on Water Stewardship. Our team members, Eshwer Kale and Mandar Sathe, recently ­ interviewed Dr. Suresh Kulkarni, Secretary, Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA).   Dr.

Widows fight the odds to become confident, self-reliant

We are delighted to announce that the Chennai-based Grassroots magazine, a publication of the Press Institute of India has carried a news story on WOTR's Women in Distress (WID)project in the Yavatmal district in Maharashtra.The article primarily focuses on how the WID project is working to empower farm widows in the district by helping them economically, and in terms of their mental and emotional well-being.

Panel Discussion at the book release of ‘Drought But Why?

Eshwer Kale from Watershed Organisation Trust was invited as a panelist at the book release of CSE publication ‘Drought But Why?: How India can fight the scourge by abandoning drought relief’.
The discussion was  held on 3rd November 2017 at Tagore Hall Auditorium, Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, New Delhi – 110011