Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share a case study of 'Sattechiwadi' included as one of the best practices published in the Ministry of Environment and Forest, GOI National Report 2012 submitted to UNCCD. It gives an account of the activities implemented in Sattechiwadi (a hamlet of Hivargaon) Maharashtra and how specific land degradation problems were addressed.
Article written by Eshwer Kale published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) (Vol. 52, Issue No. 3 dated 21 Jan, 2017)
Presently, the construction of farm ponds is being portrayed as a miracle strategy by the state as well as popular media, but the manner of its implementation and practice in arid and semi-arid regions of Maharashtra is a cause for worry. WOTR’s this research article published in EPW highlights the need for regulating the overall farm pond practices and propose different strategies to make these problematic practices appropriate.