Surviving a Salt Lake
This film describes an initiative in villages located around the Sambhar salt lake in the water stressed state of Rajasthan in India. In land impacted by drought and salt, the idea was to capture rainwater before it reached the salt lake and turned saline and unfit for use. A storage capacity of 1.5 billion litres was created, making the lives of thousands of people somewhat easier.
The work was undertaken by the local communities, two community based organisations – Manthan Sanstha, Kotri and Prayatna Sansthan, Solawata in collaboration with the Foundation for Recovery and Development.
Climate Adaptation in Bundelkhand
This film describes an integrated watershed initiative undertaken across 1000 acres of wasteland in the villages of Bilkhi and Tola Swayam in Mahoba District, Bundelkhand. It describes the impact of small interventions that contributed to a significant improvement in water availability and crop productivity. The Bundelkhand region has always be subject to climate variability and this small initiative has helped the local communities survive it. The project was undertaken by FORRAD in partnership with Gramonnati Sansthan, Mahoba.