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One day at a cattle camp

June 15,2012 Sameena DalwaiMann.  WOMEN & DROUGHT http://www.deccanherald.com/content/257181/one-day-cattle-camp.html   In Maharashtra’s drought-hit Satara district, a cattle camp has come to the rescue of women and their cattle, writes Sameena Dalwai.Mann taluka in Satara district is ground zero for the drought now ravaging interior Maharashtra. The only cattle camp in the vicinity, being run by the Mann Deshi Mahila Bank and Foundation, provides a snap distress. This region, known as ‘Manndesh’ in Marathi folklore, falls in the rain shadow area of the state. Over the last three years there has been poor rainfall or none at all and the local lakes, ponds and wells have dried up. Ironically, Mann falls in […]

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