That Bundelkhand might become water-scarce by 2030 is a serious problem that the agricultural community in this area is battling. Time, resourcefulness, and intervention can avert disaster, and the ideological Avani Mohan Singh has been tireless in addressing this grave issue. The local hero wanted to address Uttar Pradesh’s perennially parched region’s cry for help, and show others the way.
Avani, 50, founded Haritika, a non-government organization in 1994, and has been working to solve issues affecting the rural poor. From interventions on natural resources management, and provisions of infrastructure to make villagers living in the backward districts of Bundelkhand region self-reliant, Avani and Haritika’s efforts are already making a difference. Read more