OVBI Water Warriors

Mr. Mahadev gomare - A farmer who's vowed to make every farmer of latur, Maharashtra, a millionaire!

Staff Writer Oct 21, 2020 5:28:56 AM

Mahadev Gomare with the farmer he has trained

Our guest for this Sunday’s episode of #EliminatingWaterPoverty Live Series is Mr. Mahadev Gomare, otherwise known as The Water Man of Latur. When you talk about the growing popularity of natural farming in Maharashtra as a sustainable and climatically resilient alternative in agriculture, a key activist name that has been part of social discourse is Mahadev Gomare (Left), an Art of Living teacher and OVBI Water's Project Lead. He is a natural farming expert and one of our key coordinators of the river rejuvenation projects in Maharashtra.

Part 2 - Eliminating Water Poverty - In conversation with Dr. Rattan Lal, World Food Prize Winner 2020

Staff Writer Oct 9, 2020 7:39:07 AM
Part 2 - Eliminating Water Poverty - In conversation with Dr. Rattan Lal, World Food Prize Winner 2020

Dr. Rattan Lal is a distinguished university professor of Soil Science at Ohio State University, Ex-President of the International Union of Soil Sciences a global body of 60 000 scientists with headquarters in Vienna, Austria and he’s also the Ex-President of the Soil Science Society of the United States in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Lal is also the Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center. Last year in the presence of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, he received the Japan Prize in the field of “Biological Production, Ecology.” This year to top it all off, he’s the recipient of the World Food Prize for his lifelong research on the soil.

Eliminating Water Poverty - In conversation with Dr. Rattan Lal, World Food Prize Winner 2020 - Part 1

Staff Writer Sep 24, 2020 5:40:02 AM
Eliminating Water Poverty - In conversation with Dr. Rattan Lal, World Food Prize Winner 2020 - Part 1

Dr. Rattan Lal is a distinguished university professor of Soil Science at Ohio State University, Ex-President of International Union of Soil Sciences a global body of 60 000 scientists with headquarters in Vienna, Austria and he's also the Ex-President of Soil Science Society of the United States in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Lal is also the Director of Carbon Management and Sequestration Center. Last year in the presence of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, he received the Japan prize in the field of “Biological Production, Ecology.” This year to top it all off, he's the recipient of the World Food Prize for his lifelong research on soil.

The Man from Tamil Nadu who led 20000 Women to Revive a river dead for 20 years

Staff Writer Aug 28, 2020 1:23:14 PM
The Man from Tamil Nadu who led 20000 Women to Revive a river dead for 20 years

Our story of Vellore in Tamil Nadu has three distinct but interconnected plotlines. The first is the story of a river: Naganadhi River, and its amazing journey of being full and ever-flowing, and then being dead and lifeless for 20 years to now again being back in its prime. The story of how 3500 recharge wells were built to revive Tamil Nadu’s pivotal Naganadhi River.

What we learnt from our first talk of the Eliminating Water Poverty Series

Staff Writer Aug 18, 2020 9:43:22 AM

This week, we kicked off our Live Series on Eliminating Water Poverty with the leadership team of OVBI: Mr. Satej Chaudhary, President, OVBI, Mr. Mohan Trikha, Chairman, OVBI Water, and BV Jagadeesh, Co-Chair, OVBI Water. It was an inspiring discussion, where we were reminded of the problems that we are trying to solve, and why we embarked upon our vision of eliminating water poverty in India by 2030. We also reinforced our guiding philosophy, our belief, that to eradicate poverty in India, one needs to eliminate the poverty of water. Once that basic essential is taken care of, a huge part of the problem is dealt with.

The incredible story of eliminating water poverty in Jalna, Maharashtra

Staff Writer Aug 9, 2020 7:05:22 AM
The incredible story of eliminating water poverty in Jalna, Maharashtra

This blog is about one of our most remarkable stories of change. Stories like these make us, at OVBI, do what we do. Makes us feel connected to India, its villages, and its people. Our vision is to eliminate water poverty in India by 2030. Data and logic may tell you that it’s an extremely difficult task. However, as the hero of our story will put it later, once one has tasted hope and success, one wants more and more of that till the goal is reached. This story makes us believe that our vision will be fulfilled.