|"This conference is a good way of spreading the
messege of self-help to other parts of the country."
Shapar, Rajkot Gujarat
"I have not found a better place to take pride in my
work (water conservation and forest regeneration."
Mithi Virdi, Bhavnagar Gujarat
"I am poor so I was chosen as the president of our
village watershed development committee. Now, watershed development has given us social
Dongariya Tola, Shahdol Madhya Pradesh
"The work (water harvesting and conservation) we are
doing is not new. Our ancestors used to do the same with greater efficiency and without
any outside funds or government support."
Dindugal Tamil Nadu
"Involve women for success of a programme, they are
even more laborious than men"
Barawa, Rajsamand Rajasthan
"There were no tractors in my village before we began
harvesting rain but now we have one tractor and many motorcycles. Instead of one
transistor we have many televisions in our homes ."
"Generations have gone asking the government to revive
the old structures. But nothing happened, so we decided to do it on our own. We have
revitalised the traditional structures by community participation and shramdan."
Neemi, Jaipur Rajasthan