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  • From Raja Bir Singh of Orchha to Suraj Mal , the Jat king of Bharatpur, from Raja Bhagwan Das to Raja Mansingh; from Gokul Das , the treasurer of Scindia State to Rani Laxmi wife of Ranjit Singh of Bharatpur, the royalty and elite of princely states across India have always played a pivotal role i...
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  • The calendar features images from the VigyanVijay's Eco-water literacy project titled  "Youth for Water". VigyanVijay's Eco-water literacy project titled "Youth for Water", in the progress of awareness to youth of different age groups, has evolved a network of institutions with water elements...
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  • S. Vishwanath, Biome (www.biome-solutions.com) ruminates on learnings and new questions raised by those learnings during a recent visit to villages in the Puri district of Orissa, to formulate a joint Arghyam/Water Aid project on drinking water in the villages. Handpumps in coastal Orissa as in this...
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  • These PROTOONS were produced as part of various engagements of WASSAN with Watershed Development projects and Rainfed Agriculture. DFID I; Commissionerate of Rural Development (GoAP); Ford Foundation; HIVOS; District Water Management Agencies; Mandal Mahila Samakhyas; various NGOs, Resource persons,...
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  • Dr. Jagannath Mishra, former Chief Minister of Bihar, has given a pathetic description of floods in Bihar. He said that "Nobody from the government has gone to Saharsa so far. If the people in Saharsa are surviving, they must be saying that we are engulfed in water since ten days and nobody is there...
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  • Home to more than 13 million people, Mali stretches from the Sahara Desert in the north to the semiarid grassland known as the Sahel in the south. Just 3.8 percent of the country's land is arable, and increased use of natural resources combined with prolonged drought have nudged the country toward d...
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  • On June 28, 2008, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured these images of Qingdao and the bay of Jiaozhou Wan. It shows the officials and residents of Qingdao (also known as Tsingtao) struggling with a stubborn adversary: algae. The top image is a ...
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  • RANI KI-VAV PATAN This step well is said to have been constructed by Udaimati the queen of Bhim Deva (A.D. 1022 to 1063) son of Mularaja. The founder of the Solanki Dynasty of Anahilwada Pattan in about 1050 AD. Information derived from a plaque installed by the Archaeological Society of India at th...
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  • Below in the link to an image of the Lonar Crater in India, captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) flying on NASA's Terra satellite. It was identified in 1823 by a British officer named C.J.E. Alexander, it sits inside the Deccan Plateau a massive plai...
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  • What exactly is a Persian wheel? Also known as Rahat (in Urdu), it's a simple water lifting device, where a number of small pots are attached to a long chain. Two gear wheels make up the system and as the first one is revolved, the pots each dip and swallow water from the well and soon after pour...
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  • This is a photograph of water recharging done around a water source (like borewell). This is being implemented in some primary schools of the area. Sanjay Chauhan, the person behind this initiative says: "I have just excavated the land (1mtr x 1mtr), filled big pieces of bricks up to 10 inches at th...
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  •  In the top photo a Kolkata Municipal Corporation water tanker is delivering water in the pouring rain. "Why have we set up our water management so that we need to deliver water, even while it is pouring", he wonders. The next set of photos show a clogged stormwater drain. A municipal worker cl...
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  • There isn't a lot of humour we have come across so far, in the water sector. Here is something though, from WASSAN (www.wassan.org) WASSAN has a set of cartoons on their site, based on their watershed project experiences.  The full set of cartoons can be seen here: https://www.wassan.org/galler...
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  • Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured images of flooded Brahmaputra River. Click on the picture or the link below to go to the full story with larger images http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17769
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  • (Image taken from the NASA page mentioned below) Several African basins, such as the Congo, Zambezi and Nile, show significant drying over the past five years. In the United States, the Mississippi and Colorado River basins show water storage increases during that time. Such information is vit...
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  • Download the original posters (these are created by UNDP), pdf files of about 300KB each : Poster 1 Poster 2 Poster 3Poster 4
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Neglected state of Sankarshan Kund in BrajThe Braj Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in December 2005 to restore and revitalize the environmental and cultural heritage of Braj Bhoomi (land of Braj)- the land of Shri Radha Krishna, which falls within the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur & Agra, most parts of which are ly

Residents of a nondescript village in Madhya Pradesh lost their livelihoods to sand mining but this illegal trade didn't make the limelight until an IAS officer was suspended in UP.

Pahanbarri was a small village of 3000 people in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad district. The 200-year old village was known for its fertile soil, thanks to being located on the banks of the Tawa, a tributary of the Narmada river. On August 1 this year, the river changed its course, broke its bank and entered the village. A thick layer of sand, up to four feet in height, now covers the thriving paddy and vegetables sown in 500 acres of its agricultural land about three months back.

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For details on the CLP awards, please click here.

To apply online for the awards, click here.

Eligibility criteria document for applicants for the CLP Future Conservationist Awards may be downloaded from below.

Further details on the applications too may be downloaded from below.

November 11, 2013 12:00AM

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For details on the award nominations, please click here.

For more information on the nomunation procedure, click here.

The information on the regulations concerning the award and the press release are attached below.

November 7, 2013 12:00AM

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This document provides an extensive information on all river basins of India. It gives data on rainfall, storage capacity, irrigation, dams, river length, area, demograpghic and geographical details of each river basin.

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The Nilgiris district is home to several indigenous people whose livelihood interactions with water have been shaped by the water flows themselves. The people, in turn, have shaped this landscape.

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Twenty five cascading tanks culminate in the Naagarakere tank in Doddaballapur town in Karnataka. Once a source of water for the region, most of them are dry today. Can we revive them?

1972 was the year. A massive hit, a landmark movie in Dr. Rajkumar's cinema career was realeased: Bangarada Manushya (The Golden Man).

With many melodious and meaningful songs, the theme was something close to one's heart - an urban youth returns to his ancestral village, takes up agriculture and works for the welfare of the village.

Dr. Rajkumar was ably supported by Mr. Dwarakesh in a comic and supporting role.

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For details on the photo contest, please click here.

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The brochure is attached below for your consideration.

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In Lucknow, two sewage treatment plants ostensibly prevent pollution of the river Gomti but are they really doing their job? The photos tell the entire story.

The venerable Imperial Gazetteer says, 'Viewed from a distance Lucknow presents a picture of unusual magnificence and architectural splendour, which fades on nearer view ...' (Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 16, p. 196). Nearly all the Lucknowis I met assured me that the Gomti was the same way. "The Gomti is a great river", they told me, "till she reaches Lucknow. After that, she's dirty.

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The Lawrence School, Sanawar, couldn't meet its water requirements until it implemented a wastewater recycling program within its campus. It is now water-surplus.

If you visit Shimla during the summers, you will notice people being asked to use water judiciously. You will likely see tankers queue up around residential areas as the supply from the municipal corporation declines. Why would a hill station that is fed by mountain rivers and overlooked by glorious snow peaks face water scarcity?

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