The article written by Eshwer Kale and Marcella D’Souza was published in the compendium ‘Water Conservation and Saving in Agriculture: Initiatives, Achievements and Challenges in Maharashtra’ by Water Resources Department (WRD) Government of Maharashtra.
My Place Under The Sun
(English, VCD, 24 mins)
My Place Under the Sun is the story of the women of Amravati district, an orange growing country. The women do not experience poverty, but they have no sense of identity. The film captures their spirit to discover themselves, by the self help groups. Dressed in a sari, heads covered rushing around to get things done. Renting loudspeakers, to cooking vessels to keep the money coming. Women in Wardha district are not only being seen in public life, but they are also being heard. They took initiative to organize a Self Respect rally on issue of farmers committing suicides, recently they see development in a new light by getting Solar lights, a toilet and dignity in each home. They have set up a separate, independent Gram Sabha of Women. Their applications are now taken seriously in Government offices. Way to go! Women rule your world.