Helping the people who live in the Bhandara District
Maharashtra is India’s second most populous state, located in the western region of the country. Having a long coastline bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, it is India’s wealthiest state, and yet many still do not have safe water access. Maharashtra has a typical monsoon type climate with hot, cold and rainy seasons. In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Bhandara (our area of focus) one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (backward, meaning people living in extreme poverty). Over 1.2 million people live in the Bhandara District.