Community wells work well for Muthalane

Muthalane village is typical tribal village of Western Maharashtra, with backward agricultural economy. It lacks awareness about water management and is backward in education and other socio-economic factors. Famers in the village practice rain-fed agriculture as they have limited water resources available. To overcome the water woes of the village, ACWADAM and Lupin Foundation have developed community wells. The idea was to form resource-user groups that collectively decide about water conservation, distribution and sharing water amongst themselves, including the landless. 12 groups were formed covering more than 80% of the village population. Through this project the people have not only come together and have formed groups but also have done monetary contribution to this whole effort. 

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The initiative to implement water resource development and mobilize villagers to use groundwater as a common resource through group wells, shows positive results for Maharashtra's Muthalane village.