Global freshwater fish species under grave threat: IUCN
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 9 months ago

Alarming decline in global freshwater fish species: IUCN

Freshwater fish species across the world under grave threat (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Is it worth the salt?
Unregulated salt production near Sambhar lake is not just causing health problems among salt workers, it is also depleting groundwater and ruining the ecosystem of the wetland. Amita Bhaduri posted 3 years 5 months ago

The fields are silvery white with raw salt crusts in the vicinity of Nawa, a small town on the northwestern banks of Sambhar lake, India’s largest inland lake. Nawa lies about 90 kilometres east of Jaipur. Also an extensive saline wetland and a Ramsar site, the blinding white salt flats stretch as far as one can see.

Ramachander Singh, a salt worker who has been raking salt for decades now at this salt pan or kyari dotting the lake bed of Sambhar, Rajasthan.
Solar mamas to light up their homes
A Rajasthan institute trains women from inaccessible villages of poor countries to make their villages solar energy efficient. Amita Bhaduri posted 3 years 5 months ago

In her mid-30s, Lino Lameko works as an assistant at the office of the national women’s council in Funafuti, the capital of Tuvalu. She has come all the way from the Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean to Tilonia, a small village located in Ajmer in Rajasthan to become a “barefoot solar engineer”.

Over 1000 women from all over the world have come to Barefoot College to become barefoot solar engineers. (Image: Barefoot College)
Call for Abstracts - International workshop on 'Climate Change Impact and Societal Adaptation', Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer,November 6-8, 2013
The workshop aims to strengthen the understanding of climate change impacts and link scientific insights to policies for promoting sustainability sabitakaushal posted 7 years 9 months ago


Department of Environmental Science, Central University of Rajasthan & the Swedish Meteorology and Hydrology Institute, Sweden 

About the workshop

Sharing best practices in rural development - Case studies of few success stories in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
A report that presents the findings of a study aimed at evaluating/examining the government run rural development programmes for community development Rama Mani posted 11 years 8 months ago

This report on Planning Commission site by Research and Development Initiatives presents the findings of a study that aimed at evaluating/examining the government run rural development programmes for community development implemented in the country by:

  • Documenting best practices in rural planning and implementation.
  • Suggesting ways and developing systems for replication of these good practices at a larger level