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.
WOTR, with the support of Action on Climate Today (ACT) has been providing training to 'Master Trainers' appointed by State Water Literacy Centre, YASHADA. Two training programs for Western Maharashtra and Marathwada regions have been already conducted. Two more for Konkan and Vidarbha regions have been planned. We are looking forward to these training programs that will help spread the water literacy in Maharashtra. And also help make villages water secured with the disciplined planning of water use.