Mandsaur: Dr Anil Joshi has been changing the landscape of Madhya Pradesh by collecting Re 1 from each villager, and with the money pooled, he builds check dams. In a region parched by drought, Dr Joshi's intervention is bringing about a green revolution.
"I decided to collect just Re 1 from each person. I was sure I could raise a sum of Rs 1 lakh," Anil said.
Mandsaur, a small district in Madhya Pradesh was battling the worst drought with almost no rain for eight years. Farmers lost their livelihood and women walked miles to fetch water....more
11:33 AM, Aug 04, 2011