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Himalayi Jan Goshnapatra: Himalayi Niti Ka Prarup – A report in Hindi by the Gandhi Peace Foundation
This document in Hindi prepared by the Gandhi Peace Foundation, is a blueprint of the Himalayan People's Manifesto. The manifesto has been brought out with the help of various documents prepared by various people and organisations at different times. It will be finalised by the next Himalayan Day on September 9, 2011.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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National Factsheet – Coverage evaluation survey by UNICEF (2009)
The Coverage Evaluation Survey 2009 (CES-2009), a nationwide survey covering all States and Union Territories of India, commissioned by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was conducted during November 2009 to January 2010. The CES shows significant increase in major indicators for maternal and child health including immunization and reaffirms the positive results of the strategies adopted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for the Reproductive and Child Health Programme.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Mine the gap: Connecting water risks and disclosure in the mining sector – A report by the World Resources Institute
This paper by the World Resources Institute outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related disclosure. The purpose is to provide information, questions, and tools to help the financial community better evaluate water-related risks facing mining companies.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Water management across space and time in India – A working paper by the University of Bonn
This working paper by the University of Bonn attempts to give a spatial and temporal overview of water management in India. It traces how people and the successive regimes made choices across space and time from a wide range of water control and distribution technologies. The paper divides the water management in India into four periods – the traditional system of water management before colonial times; response from the colonial rulers to manage the complex socio-ecological system; large scale surface water development after independence; and finally, the small-scale community and market-led revolution.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Users handbook on Solar Water Heaters by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
This user’s handbook on Solar Water Heaters by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in collaboration with the UNDP/UNEP/GEF Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation Strengthening Initiative attempts to transform the solar water heating market in India. 
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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The wealth of waste: The economics of wastewater use in agriculture - A report by FAO
This report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) deals with the economics of wastewater use in agriculture. It presents an economic framework for the assessment of the use of reclaimed water in agriculture, as part of a comprehensive planning process in water resource allocation strategies to provide for a more economically efficient and sustainable water utilization. 
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Water footprint assessments of dehydrated onion products of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd – A report by IFC
This work on water footprint assessments represents a pioneering effort on documenting the water consumption in Jain Irrigation Systems Limited’s (JISL) production of dehydrated onions and of micro-irrigation systems. It also assesses the sustainability of this water consumption and formulate response strategies. 
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Development of an area based Energy Service Company (ESCO) model for solar water heating (SWH) in India
This report for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) deals with the development of an area based Energy Service Company (ESCO) model for solar water heating in India. Internationally, Solar Water Heating (SWH) has been identified as one of the most promising decentralized solar applications, having significant potential to reduce electricity consumption and consequent emissions reduction. Several schemes for promotion of solar water heaters have been in operation in the country.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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National Rural Livelihoods Mission – Framework for implementation by Ministry of Rural Development
This document prepared by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) presents the framework for implementation of National Rural Livelihoods Mission. The key challenge, in India is to ensure that the economic growth is inclusive and leads to significant reduction of rural poverty.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Drought 2009: Overview and management – A report by the Ministry of Agriculture
This document on the management of drought during 2009 published by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture presents the deficiency and erratic behavior of rainfall, impact of drought, mitigation efforts initiated and their results. During the deficient and erratic rainfall of South-West monsoon 2009, fourteen States declared drought/ drought like situation/ scarcity in 338 districts of the country.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Farmers experiences on System of Rice Intensification in India – A report by ICRISAT-WWF
This report on farmers’ experiences on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in India by ICRISAT and WWF is an effort to compile the experiences of those farmers who pioneered the SRI method in various regions. They experimented in their own way, articulating their point of view on the method.  The SRI is a national phenomenon in India and rice-cultivating farmers, particularly those who have less than one hectare of land, have experimented, refined, adopted and are promoting SRI. It is their hard work and trust that has spread this unknown method into all rice-growing states. Out of 564 rice-growing districts in India, SRI is being practiced by the farmers in about 216 districts.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Groundwater quality in shallow aquifers of India – A report by the Central Ground Water Board
This report by the Central Ground Water Board entitled ‘Ground Water Quality in Shallow Aquifers of India’ is an outcome of the follow up of one of the important recommendations of the second meeting of the Advisory Council on Artificial Recharge to Ground Water during September 2007. It attempts to summarize various aspects of groundwater quality in the shallow aquifers in the country with special reference to six parameters viz. salinity, chloride, arsenic, fluoride, iron and nitrate.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Uniform protocol on water quality monitoring by Ministry of Environment and Forests (2005)
This deals with the Central Government’s order on “Uniform Protocol on Water Quality Monitoring Order” in June 2005 in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Due to the deterioration of the river water quality, health and livelihood of the downstream people are being severely affected and concerns are raised time and again. 
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Mitigation and remedy of groundwater arsenic menace in India: A vision document by NIH and CGWB (2010)
This document, an outcome of the joint efforts of NIH and CGWB gives a detailed outline emphasizing the gaps, focal areas of research, immediate measures to be taken up to provide arsenic safe potable water to the people in the arsenic vulnerable areas, other activities to be initiated for attaining a logical conclusion of the arsenic problem and also to develop a roadmap delineating as to how the suggested activities could be initiated, coordinated, undertaken, including framing out a budget estimate to fulfill those activities.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Report of Working Group to advise Water Quality Assessment Authority on the minimum flows in the rivers
This report of the Working Group to advise Water Quality Assessment Authority (WQAA) on the minimum flows in the rivers outlines the principles behind environmental flow assessments, provides a description of methods that have been used to assist with such assessments, and highlights the features that will increase the chance of successful implementation of environmental flows. 
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Approach paper on water quality issues in islands – Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep by Central Ground Water Board
This approach paper by the CGWB on water quality issues in islands  (Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep) includes a detailed and comprehensive account of the basic information pertaining to each group of islands separately such as administrative set-up, population, climate and also the technical aspects like geomorphology, geological and hydrogeological conditions.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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The Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules by Ministry of Environment and Forests (2010)
The Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules was notified in December 2010 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests to ensure better conservation and management and to prevent degradation of existing wetlands in India. Wetlands are critical for human development and wellbeing, especially in India where a large number of people are dependent on them for drinking water, food and livelihood. Despite their immense importance, wetlands are one of the most degraded ecosystems globally.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Farm Innovators – A compilation by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (2010)
This publication by ICAR on “Farm Innovators-2010” brings in a paradigm shift towards participatory technology development. Apart from innovations and scientific package of practices developed and transferred from R&D institutes, innovations in the form of grassroot level technologies and methodologies developed by some of the innovative farmers and rural youth have also been accepted across the system.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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On the brink: Water governance in the Yamuna river basin in Haryana
This study attempts to develop a case study of the Western Yamuna Canal Command in Haryana with the purpose of developing a general picture of the institutional environment and arrangements related to water resource development and use in the State of Haryana. It is based on a review of water law, policy and administration and helps draw conclusions on whether the existing governance systems are meeting the current needs and suggests alternate options. The study has attempted to test the following hypothesis –
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago
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Degraded and wastelands of India - Status and spatial distribution
This book by NAAS and ICAR builds-on and integrates work done by different institutes of the ICAR and the Department of Space in the area of degraded and wastelands in India. NRSA had already published the state level and country level information earlier. In addition, the nature and causes of the land degradation, and the degree and extent of damaged lands needed to be determined, so that appropriate management strategies could be designed and implemented in a defined time-frame to bring these lands to ‘productive health’. 
Amita Bhaduri  posted 9 years 6 months ago

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