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.
Participatory Net Planning: A tool for People’s Involvement and Sustainability
(English, VCD, 15 mins)
Participatory Net Planning (PNP), developed by WOTR in 1995, is today a well known and widely adopted methodology for the planning and implementation of participatory watershed development projects in India. PNP is a gender inclusive methodology that actively engages stakeholders in the development and management of their land and common resources. This film gives an overview of the philosophy and approach of the PNP methodology as well as provides a step by step outline of how PNP is actually done in the field. A software package that greatly facilitates preparation of a Net Plan is also available at WOTR.