Villagers turn water warriors, tackle drought with rainwater harvesting

Switch From Rain-Fed Crops To Cash Crops Hiware Bazar: For those who wonder if Maharashtra can tide over the current drought situation, Hiware Bazar, with its ‘yes we can’ spirit, is the answer. Notwithstanding the fact that Ahmednagar is facing its worst drought since Independence, Hiware Bazar in the same district has no water scarcity. It’s not that Nature favoured Hiware Bazar with a special bounty. In fact, the village had received a normal rainfall of 199 mm last year, just like most regions that are hit by water scarcity today. But the 1,300 residents of Hiware Bazar scripted their destiny differently.

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