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.
“Sustainable and Equitable Groundwater Use”, a research study conducted by WOTR under its Climate Change Adaptation Project, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), was covered by the media during a field visit arranged to Sundarwadi in Aurangabad, Maharashtra on 11th March 2014 . This was a visit organized by WOTR for representatives from the media to highlight the innovative approach and outcomes of the study which could feed into policy interventions.
A special report was aired by a TV channel which can be viewed here