by Chiti Guptawith inputs from Sujaya Dangwar (Jharkhand), Bhagyashree Moholkar (Maharashtra) & Kasturi Samal (Odisha) As per the Government of India directives, the entire month of September was to be dedicated as the ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’. This year the theme is Complimentary Feeding. WOTR has been promoting mother and child nutrition, kitchen gardens, growth monitoring […]

Based on Data gathered up to September 2020 India is now among the three countries in the world to reach the bleak milestone of 100,000 deaths caused due to novel coronavirus after the United States and Brazil, and its epidemic shows no sign of abating. As COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak unprecedented havoc, we at […]

by Harshal Khade In the month of September, WOTR has organised a second series of online workshops in Maharashtra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh to know the how people are dealing with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and to discuss how to address the pandemic effectively. This series was organised […]

Based on Data gathered up to August 31, 2020 As of 10th September, 2020, India has crossed 4.5 million cases and 75,000 deaths from the COVID-19 virus. While there is no let up in the rising figures, we at WOTR are continuing to support communities across our project villages.  As the pandemic spreads further into […]

As a part of its flagship project to enhance the income of the tribals across 11 villages of Gunupur block in Rayagada district of Odisha, WOTR has collaborated with the various department for convergence work by Anshuman Panda The district of Rayagada in Odisha has a  variety of flora and fauna. The temperature is tropical […]

by Harshal Khade With inputs and photos from Sachin Barve, Virendra Kumar Dubey, Haraprasad and Satish Kadam. Agricultural tools and equipment are an integral part of agriculture. They help farmers accomplish agriculture activities. These are instruments that are used for making the laborious work easier. These tools can be broadly grouped under land preparation implements, […]

Based on Data gathered up to July 2020 Last week, India registered over 2 million cases of COVID-19 and over 44,000 deaths. Behind these statistics, there is a great deal of pain and suffering. Here is a glimpse of how WOTR is helping to address the pandemic effectively. With the support from our donors, ground […]

WOTR promotes a total of 700 kitchen gardens in 11 villages of Kulusing, Jaltar, Putasing and Tolana panchayats of Gunupur block in the Rayagada district of Odisha. Fruits and vegetables grown in these gardens play an important role in filling the gaps in nutritional requirements by providing freshly-harvested organic produce to vulnerable households. by Kasturi […]

Indigenous crop varieties have adapted to many changes over generations and could be critical for future food security. by Harshal Khade With inputs and photos from Virendra Kumar Dubey, Arvind Kumar Uikey, Kasturi Samal, Sujaya Dangwar and Ganesh Kakde Germinating seeds ready to be sown in a raised-bed dry nursery / WOTR Jharkhand. India is one […]

by Shyna Dudeja Indigenous communities hold a wealth of traditional knowledge on sustainable practices that will help in conservation of natural resources while tackling the climate crisis in the near future. On the occasion of World Conservation Day, here is a story on how Watershed Organisation Trust, in association with a tribal community in Jharkhand, […]