by Harshal Khade & Nupur Purti Participants at a food demo preparing laddus / Image captured pre-COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, has forced us to rethink our lifestyles and health once again, with a renewed focus on oral traditions passed down from generation to generation. Especially in rural India, a revival of age-old […]

(Based on data gathered up to June 30) As the whole world stares at an uncertain future, Watershed Organisation Trust has been at the forefront, helping vulnerable communities in rural India cope with the aftermath of COVID-19. We are doing whatever it takes to mobilise support through our regional resource centres to tackle the challenges […]

Livelihoods of millions are at stake as COVID-19 wreaks havoc and advances into rural India. Meantime, WOTR is undertaking watershed development in a remote tribal village in Odisha, providing livelihood opportunities for 56 vulnerable households. By Anshuman Panda Kinteda is a small tribal hamlet in the Kulusing gram panchayat of Gunupur block in Rayagada district, […]

By Prithviraj Gaikwad & Harshal Khade Photos: Prithviraj Gaikwad, Gopal Thakur, Vijay Khandare, Aneeram, Venkat Reddy, Boya Govind, Vijay Bhaskar, Nakka Dasharath Neam Kunti Pedha Bemanna in his SCI red gram plot at Abhangapur / Photo by Nakkadasharath In India, the kharif season begins with the onset of the southwest monsoon in the month of […]

Insights from the water stewardship initiative in Bhojdari, Maharashtra By Angha Wasnik and Devaraj de Condappa (TMG Research gGmbH) Climate change has had a significant impact on already scarce water resources in Maharashtra, the second most populous state in India. While some regions face recurrent droughts, others are seriously affected by flooding. In response to […]

(Based on data gathered up to June 10) Even as COVID-19 spreads further across the country, the vulnerable rural communities need a shoulder to lean on in times of rising economic instability and looming penury. It would be wise and timely to anticipate and prepare for a surge in infections and further eventualities in rural […]

COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns dealt a severe blow to the livestock sector in India and exposed pastoralists and livestock keepers in the country to prolonged economic uncertainty by Dada R Dadas Livestock play a significant role in poverty reduction providing food and nutrition security through consumption and livelihood generation. The sector is a major protein source for the […]

By Harshal Khade & Anshuman Panda Photo Credits – Haraprasad Roul, Brahmadas Bairagi, Akhilesh Kumar Bairagi, Mohan Dhuldhar and Amol Satpute The watershed is the catchment area or a basin that drains into a common outlet i.e. an area where the rainwater drains through gullies, nallas etc. to a single outlet. Its development is nothing […]

Women have better knowledge and understanding on the need to adapt to a changing environment and come up with practical solutions, as they interact with their immediate environments more than men by Abha Indurkar In the backdrop of lush green fields, on the banks of a gentle river, I sat down to chat with a […]

(Based on data gathered up to May 30) Upscaling COVID-19 relief measures in rural areas will ensure that the deadly virus is stopped in its tracks before it further ravages the rural economy largely dependent on agriculture A village-level meeting in progress in Kinteda village, Rayagada district, Odisha As the scale of COVID-19 spread becomes […]