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.
At a time when countless villages in Maharashtra are facing severe water scarcity, the village of Sarole Pathar has adequate water for its needs. The villagers have banned the drilling of new borewells and are implementing water budgeting to ensure efficient water usage. No water tanker (government or private) is providing water in the village while nearby hamlets are dependent on water tankers. WOTR has played a key role in mobilizing the community in this village.
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