Reshma Anand

The first mile goes a long way
Rural youth are a valuable asset. Bringing them on as frontline cadres in the water and agriculture sectors can strengthen rural development. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 3 weeks 6 days ago

One silver lining to a brutal 2020 was that it brought long overdue recognition to India’s frontline workers. Throughout the pandemic, we witnessed ASHA workers reaching out to make families aware of safety measures and village-based professionals conducting surveys to identify the needs of the most vulnerable.

Agriculture and rural farms in India (Image Source: Rajarshi Mitra Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/61732052@N02/94217 via Wikimedia Commons)42217
Leave no household behind
Access to basic entitlements is a critical safety net for vulnerable communities. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 5 months 3 weeks ago

In the early weeks of the lockdown, we, at Hindustan Unilever Foundation, had a rather humbling epiphany. We had all the data we needed on the households that we work with in our water conservation programmes: their landholding, crop choices, yields from each season, source of water, number of water conservation structures built, amount of water saved, and so on.

Basic entitlements, a safety net for vulnerable communities (Image Source: India Water Portal Flickr photos)