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BOOKS

 
Little Drops of Water Make A Mighty Ocean (English)
Thembe Thembe Tale Sache (Marathi) 
Boon Boond se Banta Sagar (Hindi)
(Trainer's Manual for Savings and Credit Groups)
Drawn from experiences familiar to poor, rural women, this "Trainer's Manual" helps the guide/trainer to initiate and facilitate the savings and credit activities of Self Help Groups (SHGs).  It has simple activities that easily attract the attention of the rural participants.  In order to sustain the SHGs formed, a simple, clear, yet efficient accounting system has been explained.  
SHG Accounts Kit (Marathi)  It is accompanied by an easy-to-use accounts maintenance register and 20 passbooks for each individual member, proceeding book and calendar (These are presently available only in Marathi).
Bol Anubhavache (Talking from Experience) (Marathi) These are experiences shared by women from different villages, culled from our monthly local language newsletter 'Panlot Parivar' (Watershed Family).
Udyojakata Parichaya (Marathi)  This is a small booklet on entrepreneurship awareness, which explains the basic concepts behind it.  It is meant mainly for those who would like to understand what entrepreneurship is about. It focus upon the business opportunities, the entrepreneurial traits, the ethics, etc. 

The Rain Decided To Help Us : 
Participatory Watershed Management in the State of Maharashtra, India (English) (by Crispino Lobo & Gudrun Kochendörfer-Lucius).

This book is a case study of the Pimpalgaon Wagha watershed in the drought prone area of Maharashtra, India. The lifestory approach has been used wherein the people analyse from their own perspective the change that has taken place in their lives because of watershed development.  The book has been published by the World Bank as part of its EDI Learning Resource Series.

Operations Manual - Guidelines for operations in the Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (English) 

This manual consists of the operational procedures followed under the IGWDP for undertaking participatory watershed management.  It contains a detailed description of what watershed management is, as well as the formats, systems and pedagogies involved.  It would also be a very  useful tool for participatory watershed implementation in different social cultural situations 
Measurement & Record System (English)
Karyapranali
(Marathi) 
This booklet contains the necessary recording and measurement systems useful for watershed management, besides impact monitoring formats. 
Watershed Development - An Information Booklet  (English) This is a small booklet on watershed development which explains the basic concepts behind it.  It is meant mainly for those who would like to understand what watershed development is about. 
Measurement & Record System (English)
Karyapranali
(Marathi) 
This booklet contains the necessary recording and measurement systems useful for watershed management, besides impact monitoring formats. 
   

 

Flipcharts

 
Thembe Thembe Tale Sache - Pictorial Flipchart for SHG Promotion (Marathi) Various aspects of Self-Help Group promotion are depicted in pictorial form. The flipchart helps to initiate discussions of relevant topics during Self-Help Group meetings.

Songaon Decides to Change (English)
Songavane Badalayache Tharavale
(with audio cassette) (Marathi)

This flipchart story meant for creating awareness about the need and importance of watershed development, explains how participatory watershed development can transform a village and the lives of the people living therein.
   

 

Films

 
Gavat Laxmi Aali  
(Prosperity has come to our village) (Marathi)  
The film deals with the need for setting up women's Self-Help Groups for savings and credit as a means to break the vicious circle of poverty.

Kadar Mulichi, Sukhi Sansarachi    (Where women are valued, the world’s a happier place) (Marathi) 

Watershed development, with all the technical treatments it involves, is generally considered to be a men's bastion. However, taking an entirely different stand, this film shows how women are equally capable in handling technical and leadership roles in Watershed Development.
Enkindled Hope, Resurgent Spirits (English) This film on women’s empowerment is a compilation of the experiences of many women who have found strength in the unity and solidarity of their groups.

Aapli Pragati Aaplya Haati (Our Future is in Our Hands)
 
(Marathi)

This film describes the components and the process of watershed development. It would be of great use in creating awareness about watershed development among the rural people..
Water Gives Life (English) 
Pani Hech Sanjeevan
(Marathi)
The film is an attempt to understand the importance of community participation in watershed development, and the need for a sense of ownership of the project by the stakeholders, which is a prerequisite for the success and sustainability of watershed development.

Rabavu Panlot, Sukh Alot   (Watershed Development will bring us happiness) (Marathi)

The film focuses on the need for strictly following the rules and regulations in watershed development and maintaining the social discipline which has been agreed upon.
Charaibandi (Ban on free grazing)   (English, Marathi, Hindi) While the ban on free grazing ensures protection of the watershed treatments undertaken and survival of plantation done, it also adversely affects the herding community, who are usually the poorest in the watershed, in the form of additional work to cut and carry fodder for their livestock.  This film makes an attempt to see the situation from different perspectives.

Shramadan   (Voluntary Contribution by the Community)   (English, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu)

This film attempts to explore the various issues arising in Shramadan.  It studies examples of various villages, the problems faced by them and solutions found by them in their unique situations.
Our School on the Watershed (English, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu) This is a story of how watershed development directly affected the lives of the students of the school in Gunjalwadi, a small village near Sangamner in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra.  The students have not only learned about watershed development, but have taken an active part in developing the area around their school.

Garamsur – Tale of an unknown village    (English)

This film tells of how the 'power centres' in Garamsur, a remote village in Wardha district, felt threatened by the watershed program which sought to empower the common people, and how a group of dedicated people with the help of women's self-help groups overcame this challenge.
Dongaon – U-Turn to Fortune (English)   This is the story of Dongaon, a village divided into two political factions, which, when faced with the seemingly insurmountable problem of severe drought, accepted the conditions of the watershed development program which required them to bury their hatchet and rise above their rivalry for the benefit of the entire village.

Vaiju Babulgaon – A story of transformation (English, Marathi, Hindi)

In Vaiju Babulgaon (Taluka Pathardi, District Ahmednagar), despite three consecutive years of severe drought, the village still had sufficient water for drinking and for their animals.  This is their story in their own words telling of the process they went through in undertaking watershed development, their understanding of the work and the transformation it brought about in their lives.
Wadgaon – The marvel of watershed development   (Marathi) In this film the villagers of Wadgaon, a village in Aurangabad, look back and take stock of the changes that watershed development has brought about in their village – from reduced migration, to increased awareness among the people, increased confidence, ban on liquor consumption, water availability, improved agriculture, availability of microfinance and so much more…

Experiences of Village Watershed Committees in Maharashtra  (English, Marathi)

This video shares the experiences of watershed committee members on important issues like watershed development, rural development, women's empowerment.  The beauty of this video is that the Watershed Committee members themselves are at the centre stage.  They express themselves, their changed perception, experiences in their own earthy and inimitable style
Relearning from Reality  (English, Marathi) This video elaborates on the theme of Exposure and Dialogue Programme (EDP).  EDP helps the participants to get a first hand experience of the peoples' perception about their lives and natural resource regeneration.  This is turn helps policy makers and practitioners formulate relevant and appropriate policies and strategies.
   

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