Shepherd, Alwar, Rajasthan

For residents of Gujjarwas village, Alwar District, Rajasthan, their oran is an invaluable source of wood, water and grasses. Here, a shepherd can be seen grazing his goats. At the time of year that this photo was taken - late winter - fodder for animals is in short supply. As well as constructing water harvesting devices and planting trees, KRAPAVIS has worked to restore vegetation cover by sowing a wide variety of grasses, thereby providing a safety net for times of scarcity.

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