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.
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.