Arvari [videorecording] / produced by Centre for Science and Environment.
This is a story of a small dry river, the Arvari, which originates in Alwar, Rajasthan. It has come back to life through the concerted efforts of villagers, assisted by the non-government organization Tarun Bharat Sangh. The first step to bringing the river back to life began in 1987 when one village constructed small water harvesting structures called johads. This success was followed by the construction of more johads in adjoining villages, and in 1999 a parliament, the Arvari Sansad, was organized to manage the river & its waters.