Amravati District

Solar power solves water supply issue
A water supply scheme based on solar power solves the lack of availability of water in a village. Posted on 10 Jan, 2018 09:28 AM

The Makhala village is located in the Amravati district in the southwestern Satpura mountain ranges. Situated at 959 m above mean sea level, this Maharashtra village has 352 households with a population of 1045. Although accessible by road in all seasons, the village is isolated and surrounded by forests. The nearest village is Semadoh at a distance of 12 km.

Makhala village in Amravati district
Delhi enveloped in smog again
News this week Posted on 14 Nov, 2017 12:56 PM

Yet again, North India shrouded in heavy smog

Delhi shrouded in smog. (Source: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy/Flickr)
More people should use this zero sewage discharge toilet
The three-decade old 'Gramkranti Eco-Bio Toilet' doesn't pollute or need a septic tank or a sewage network. In fact, its output is a nutrient-rich liquid that can be used as a pesticide! Posted on 13 Nov, 2015 08:46 PM

Toilets need a septic tank or a connection to a sewage network, enough water to clean and flush, and regular maintenance to ensure proper functioning--except if it's the '

The team: Sanjay Joshi (left) and Ravindra Ganorkar (Source: Nivedita Khandekar)
A 3-year journey from water scarcity to security
Manayali village in Maharashtra not only became water secure but also managed to provide a solution to a small Banjara community that lives 3 km away from it -- through community participation. Posted on 02 Mar, 2015 02:43 PM

Santosh Gavale, a resident of Manyali village in Umarkhed tehsil of Yavatmal district, is a happy man now. The village, which has faced an increasing water crisis over the years, is now water sufficient because it manages its water resources well and shares it equitably. Santosh managed to do this for his village. 

Manyali residents testing water from their well
Sikkim achieves 100% sanitation under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan scheme
News this week: Sikkim achieves 100% sanitation; Govt has only 2 months to cover 54.4% of rural India in its drinking water scheme; Maharashtra village gets community rights over dam reservoir. Posted on 17 Feb, 2014 02:21 PM

Sikkim achieves 100% sanitation

Sustainable sanitation
Quantitative data on water quality: A compilation of papers that present physico-chemical analyses of various water sources in India
This post presents five papers that were recently published on the physico-chemical properties of water. These papers present the water quality data and analyse these figures. Locations in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam and Gujarat are studied. Download the papers by clicking on the titles. Posted on 24 Feb, 2012 08:31 AM

Assessment of physico-chemical quality of groundwater in rural area nearby Sagar city, Madhya Pradesh

This paper presents the results of forty groundwater samples collected from June 2007 to July 2010 in Gambhira and Baheria villages in Madhya Pradesh. The authors conclude that the ground water quality is degraded due to anthropogenic causes.

SRTT-NRTT invites applications for Assistant Development Officer, Amravati – Apply by September 8, 2011
Posted on 05 Sep, 2011 04:41 PM

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Sir Ratan Tata Trust and Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT-NRTT) initiated the comprehensive livelihood focused ‘Sukhi Baliraja Initiative (SBI)’ to address and alleviate farmers’ distress. The initiative has a total outreach of 25,600 households across 320 villages of the 6 distress districts of Vidarbha and has achieved a fair amount of success in its first year of operations.