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.
This report focuses on sharing of water resources and irrigation facilities in groups as a strategy to conserve water and improve agricultural productivity. It also highlights the need for increasing water-use efficiency and including sustainable agricultural practices.