The story of how a man from Beed and his NGO took on dried lakes and water bodies in drought-prone districts of Maharashtra and revived them. The scale of operations and the superlative management of resources is straight out of an MBA case study! C hances are summertime paeans are unheard of in many districts of Maharashtra, the third largest state in the country. Reason: summers do not portray a picture one would like to sing about. They are anything but picturesque.
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The Science-Policy Dialogue will draw on the findings of the Indo-Norwegian EVA research project, which studied the enabling conditions for effective community-based adaptation to the impacts of extreme drought on agriculture and water resources in Marathwada. In this Science-Policy Dialogue, the EVA study team will present the findings of participatory assessments of vulnerability and adaptive capacity conducted in nine villages of Jalna district before, during, and after the severe drought of The learnings from our field work will be presented on the following themes:. We will discuss how rural communities can become more resilient to future climate extremes, how policy and implementation gaps can be bridged, and what avenues can be explored to support and scale up community-level adaptation. The launch event also had a session to discuss climate change adaptation in drylands.
This year seems to be a year of basalt-hard lessons for Maharashtra. If we analyse these three events in perspective, their link becomes inextricably clear. It had been building up since August , when more than villages were declared drought-affected. The protest by sugarcane farmers was not a sudden outburst either; their discontent over fair price for sugarcane had been simmering and occasionally boiling over for the past few years. Last but not the least, the irrigation scam, though unprecedented in scale, was not a sudden revelation.