Being summer month there is water scarcity in most of places in India. One of this city is Latur, a district in Maharashtra. The only source of water in Latur is rains. In recent years, owing to the erratic nature of the monsoons and the overuse of ground water, drought has become fairly common. Over the course of many dry summers, all water sources including local rivers, streams have dried and groundwater has been exhausted. In many areas, the farmers have barely any water left for drinking, let alone farming.
Under our “Jal Jagruti Abhiyaan” initiated in 2013, The Art of Living adopted four villages within Latur. Working closely with the local community we were able to rejuvenate a local rain-fed river that had been dry for decades. Subsequently, hundreds of acres of dry abandoned farmlands were reclaimed, forest and green cover increased, soil erosion and rainwater runoff significantly restricted. To know more about this Abhiyan visit: www.jaljagrutiabhiyan.org