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Mapping is an important aspect of development work, helping to visualize spatial features and monitor temporal changes. Most of the social workers and development professionals lack GIS based mapping skills, where as GIS professionals fall short due to limited domain knowledge.

August 17, 2018 10:00AM - August 18, 2018 4:00PM

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Low external input and sustainable agriculture (LEISA) India has come up with a collection of alternative ways of combating desertification in the fragile region of the country in its recent issue. The articles are success stories of such intiatives by farmers and NGOs.

Low external input and sustainable agriculture (LEISA) India has come up with a collection of  alternative ways of combating desertification in the fragile region of the country in its recent issue. The articles are success stories of such intiatives by farmers and NGOs. 

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The Striver project is an international project to develop methodologies for integrated water resources management (IWRM). In India Tungabhadra basin is being covered under this project

This deals with the proceedings of the first stakeholder meeting held under the STRIVER project for the Tungabhadra River Basin. The meeting involved representatives from different stakeholder groups like the Irrigation Departments and Command Area Development Agencies (CADAs), Forest Department, Pollution Control Board, Fisheries Department, NGOs and civil society groups from the Tungabhadra basin, representatives of Water User Associations and farmers. Only the representation from industries was lacking in this meeting.

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The conference recognizes sanitation as a basic human right and committment to achieve sanitation-related national and millennium development goals by 2015

The Third South Asia Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN 2008), organised by Government of India, was held in New Delhi, during November 16-21, 2008, with the theme as "Sanitation for Dignity and Health".

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This multimedia course is meant for awareness-building in a rural context regarding the fluorosis problem.

The course starts from the basics of what fluoride is, sources of fluoride intake, how fluoride enters water and the symptoms of fluorosis. It explains the ways of solving this problem with a special emphasis on rainwater harvesting as a source of uncontaminated drinking water.

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WASSAN have created a training booklet covering all aspects of SRI (system of rice intensification) including details of the farming practice

System of rice intensification (SRI) is a improved method of rice cultivation that was developed in 1983 in Madagascar and has now spread to many parts of the world. There is a notion that what has been done in research plots and by scientists is modern and desirable. However, it is farmers who played a key role in designing and developing SRI method of cultivation practices. Thus every farmer has to be a scientist and an experimenter. Farmer should not blindly follow what is suggested by others.

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