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  • Since water reforms were introduced in India in the 1990s, water privatisation has been propagated as a panacea to the sector's problems. Water privatisation is the process of transferring ownership of basic services or public property from the public sector, which is f...
    makarandpurohit posted 1 week 3 days ago
  • South India has a rich tradition of tanks with the three southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh contributing to close to 92% of the total irrigation by tanks in the 1970s. Two decades later, this number dwindled to close to 53%. A decade after that, in 2001, the total contributi...
    Seetha posted 1 week 3 days ago
  • The Western Ghats, known for its biodiversity, is one of India's most sought after ecological hotspots. One of its stark features is the basalt rocks, often referred to as water buckets indicating the water retention capacity of the rock, found there. Of the many popular hill stations in the Western...
    Hamsa Iyer posted 2 weeks 14 hours ago
  • As a run up to World Water Day 2014, India Water Portal conducted a Grassroots Comics workshop with Field Facilitators, Barefoot Engineers and other field workers of the Dhara Vikas Programme. The Programme is an initiative of the Government of Sikkim through its Rural Management and Development Dep...
    Usha Dewani posted 2 weeks 1 day ago
  • “Posua botah”, he said, “the wind is blowing from the west now so we cannot take you to the beel to show you how we catch fish. This wind cleans the water and we won’t get fish. 'Bhatial botah', when the wind blows from the east, the water turns muddy and the fish come up to the surface to b...
    Usha Dewani posted 3 weeks 16 hours ago
  • This was my first time here. I had heard of this festival, perhaps the only existing one in India, where barter takes place at such a scale. Jon Beel mela in Jon Beel, Jagiroad Assam- a historic festival where people from the hills and plains come together for a unique exchange of goods and agricult...
    Usha Dewani posted 3 weeks 16 hours ago
  • The Chandil dam reservoir is located 30 kms from Jamshedpur on the Subernarekha river in Jharkhand. While this dam is a 'tourist hotspot', its construction has resulted in the displacement of more than 20,000 families from 116 surrounding villages. “We lost our farmlands because of the project and...
    makarandpurohit posted 3 weeks 16 hours ago
  • Charkhari, a princely state of India in the colonial period was once a beautiful settlement founded by Saurabh Singh Bundela, a Rajput King. Acceded to India post-Independence, the town is now located in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh. The place was home to intricate water management systems in the past. Acc...
    Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago
  • 'Development through Education and Education through development’ is the motto of Vigyan Ashram, a residential school situated in Pabal, Maharashtra. Dr.Kalbaug founded Vigyan Ashram on the principles of natural systems of learning.A Ph.D in Food Technology from the University of Illinois, Chicago...
    Hamsa Iyer posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
  • Watershed management, which is an integrated set of soil and water conservation techniques that retain runoff and so increase water availability, can provide an environment for fisheries development for food or trade. Fish found in streams and rivers serve as a source of food in varying degrees for ...
    chicu posted 1 month 4 weeks ago
  • Aabid Surti who lives in Mira Road, a Mumbai suburb, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Hindi Sahitya Sanstha by the Uttar Pradesh Government in 2007. He has multiple creative talents. He is a painter, cartoonist, author, playwright and water warrior.Water warrior?!In 2007, Aabid Surti ...
    Hamsa Iyer posted 2 months 1 week ago
  • http://storiesofwater.org/safe-drinking-water-for-west-bengal/http://storiesofwater.org/adivasi-colony-and-tangisahi/http://storiesofwater.org/parkadwadi-hamlet/http://storiesofwater.org/kachner-tanda/http://storiesofwater.org/thakarwadi-hamlet-in-india/ 
    Prarthana Vishal posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
  • 7,000 tonnes of waste, 60,000 hands, this photo essay captures the hazardous and de-humanised conditions in which these karmacharis work and live.
    Prarthana Vishal posted 3 months 17 hours ago
  • Blue facades line the Sukhdev Vihar colony in South Delhi, considered plush by Delhi standards. They are in place to shield houses from layers of soot that would otherwise settle on their walls and grills. Soot from a power plant that began operations almost two years ago.The Timarpur Okhla Was...
    ravleen posted 4 months 1 day ago
  • Chennai has witnessed phenomenal growth in the past few years. The city has rapidly expanded thanks to the growth in software and manufacturing industries. The mushrooming real estate market has changed cityscapes; apartment complexes have steadily replaced individual houses across the city. The per...
    Seetha posted 4 months 4 days ago
  • Clear blue skies, natural springs and glacial peaks-tranquility. Falling stones, landslides and debris-chaos! Kinnaur, located on  the northeastern side of Himachal Pradesh, lets you experience both. It falls in seismic zones IV and V, which means it runs the the risk of damaging and destructiv...
    Manu Moudgil posted 4 months 1 week ago
  • Manipal University has a well-thought out, multi-pronged approach towards reducing its environmental footprint. This includes a comprehensive waste management policy and a programme to reduce energy consumption. It has rainwater harvesting systems equipped with the very latest in filters, three sewa...
    chicu posted 4 months 1 week ago
  • OrganisersExcelEdge IndiaObjectives of the FestTo utilize photo creativity to raise the awareness of importance of ecological elements of our planet ; air, water, soil To inspire people to explore their imagination, snap, upload their photo creativity to highlight Go Green concept of our Planet...
    sabitakaushal posted 4 months 1 week ago
  • Pastoralist communities are those that depend primarily on livestock (domesticated animals in an agricultural setting) for their living. India has the world’s highest livestock population with 440 million livestock heads distributed over 100 million households (1) but in recent years, pastoralists...
    Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
  • The 200 odd residents of Didakhedi, a sleepy village just 13 kms from Sehore town in Madhya Pradesh, never had adequate water. Two decades ago, most of the farming in the village was done during the monsoons. The village had no electricity and a lone diesel pump operated the shallow dug wells to irr...
    Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

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