An awareness workshop to celebrate World Water Day was organized on 22nd March, 2017 by Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) in Latur, where 135 women farmers, trained by the organization were present. Representatives from ATMA, Art of Living, Krishi Vigyan Kendra were also present in the event as resource persons. While emphasizing the importance of water, one of the invitees said that water should be preserved and used consciously to prevent the water crisis. He added that we should also take steps towards its recharge, recycle and reuse. During the event, ATMA launched and distributed a pamphlet on “low cost soil and water conservation techniques.” In the drought affected district of Latur, women farmers trained by SSP with support from Clearing Corporation of India Limited (CCIL), are taking initiatives to create water conservation infrastructures such as farm ponds, farm bunds, recharge structures and trenches. Compared to last year, there has been a shift in irrigation practices by women that includes drip irrigation, sprinklers and rain pipes by almost three times. In some villages, women are using waste water from cooking and bathing for kitchen gardens. SSP’s strength lies in its women who believe, through concerted and conscious effort they will be able to mitigate drought and help their families and communities.
Date(s) - 22/03/2017
Gayatri Apartment, Flat No. 2, Opp Orchid School (Gate 2), Balewadi Phata, Baner