Foundation for Ecological Security

Foundation for Ecological Security
Conserving India’s freshwater ecosystems: A shared vision
Freshwater ecosystems in India are in peril. We invite comments on this vision document by TNC-India, FES and Ooloi labs that highlights future actions needed to save them. Posted on 04 Jun, 2022 12:43 PM

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Freshwater ecosystems are a basis of life and a precious resource, not only because freshwater is limited, but also because of the rich biodiversity they support and the valuable ecosystem services they provide.

Freshwater ecosystems, in peril! (Image Source: The Nature Conservancy, India)
How kitchen gardens pick up pace in a rural MP village
Championing community mobilisation for the conservation of water resources
Posted on 15 Aug, 2021 08:08 AM

In June 2021, UNDP felicitated 41 Women Water Champions for their rema

Sagni Bai works on promoting kitchen gardens and water conservation which are doing wonders in this remote MP village (Image: FES)
Empowering women to be water stewards
Women work on demystifying technologies in a remote Rajasthan village
Posted on 07 Aug, 2021 12:53 PM

In June 2021, UNDP felicitated 41 Women Water Champions for their remarkable contributions to water-conservation efforts in the country.

Gayatri's efforts helped women get together and work on water management for the well being of a community (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Promoting women's leadership in water management
Bhilwara woman recognised for her exemplary work in water governance and community engagement.
Posted on 25 Jul, 2021 04:42 PM

Women Water Champions is an initiative by National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti, the Government of India, UNDP India and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to underscore the critical role

Sarjubai's journey of working at the grassroots in improving access to water commons (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Thirsty for change
Empowering women to be decision-makers in managing water
Posted on 22 Jul, 2021 12:25 PM

In June 2021, UNDP felicitated 41 Women Water Champions for their remarkable contributions to water conservation efforts in the country.

Laichi Bai Uike takes lead to construct boribund on streams to harvest water (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Championing community mobilisation to conserve water resources
Farmers switch over to millets in this semi-arid village in Andhra Pradesh due to the efforts of a woman water champion.
Posted on 16 Jul, 2021 12:59 PM

Water security has been one of India’s biggest challenges, with millions of Indians not having access to clean and adequate supply of water.

FES community resource person Pareshamma interacting with farmers on water conservation practices at Thamballapalle village in Chittoor district (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Conservation of water commons through community fishery
The village institution collectively framed rules for the governance and management of these water commons
Posted on 08 Apr, 2021 02:00 PM

Located in the Bichhiya block of Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh, Changariya is a small village comprising 265 households.

The efforts have resulted in the revival of the ponds. (Image: FES)
Health insurance smart card may be used for NREGS : MGNREGS news updates compiled by FES (May 15 - 31, 2011)
This news letter by FES presents a collated update of news related to MGNREGS
Posted on 04 Jul, 2011 12:36 PM

MGNREGSMain highlights in this update:

  • Health insurance smart card may be used for NREGS: The government is exploring whether it can use the biometric smart cards issued for its flagship health insurance scheme to stop misappropriation of funds under its rural employment scheme.

  • Shrink PDS & rework NREGA, World Bank tells India: A World Bank review of India’s social sector programmes has suggested a smaller public distribution system with more cash transfer, reworking of NREGA as a public works programme for urban areas and finally, a social security package including health care for those without regular employment.
NREGS proves to be nemesis of textile sector : MGNREGS news updates compiled by FES (May 1 - 15, 2011)
This article presents news updates related to MGNREGS
Posted on 04 Jul, 2011 12:31 PM

MGNREGSMain highlights in this update:

  • NREGS proves to be nemesis of textile sector: One of the most successful employment generation schemes from the government has put the textile sector in disarray.

  • BJP leader rallies for NREGA whistleblower: Former BJP state president Suresh Pujari has opposed the arrest of a NREGA whistleblower in Jharsuguda district. Pujari said Gunanidhi Barik, former sarpanch of Lakhanpur block, has been falsely implicated by police and demanded a probe into it.
"NREGA implementation in State not satisfactory": MGNREGS News updates compiled by FES (16 - 30 April 2011)
This news update talks of the situation in Assam and Meghalaya among other issues
Posted on 27 May, 2011 12:11 PM


Main highlights in this update:

  • NREGA implementation in State not satisfactory: The report card on implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a mix bag for Assam, with at least 62 per cent households being provided employment under the flagship schemes, while ombudsman has not been constituted for any district and State fund.