Watershed Development Inputs and Social Change
Watershed development alone is not adequate to bring about a sustainable social change in India's rain-fed rural areas, and development can be complete and sustainable only when its end product - better health - is achieved. Prosperity that occurs as a result of watershed development, and awareness that results from health inputs, give better results than a single input. This leads to a cultural change, thereby increasing the likelihood of sustainability. Similarly, introduction of participatory growth monitoring inputs, alongside integrated watershed development, exemplifies the process of social and cultural change that occurs in the area of child nutrition and health. This book is an outcome of research work with the Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR) in India. It tests and discusses the results of a new initiative in the areas where watershed development has been a leading input, to bring about a wider social change: a change in child nutrition and health for India's sustainability.
Publication Date: 12/31/2010