Amritsar District

Golden city around the pond
Amritsar is as famous for the 'sarovar' surrounding the Golden Temple as it is for the Harmandir Sahib itself but how much do you know about this water body, which has a capacity of 31,000 gallons? Manu Moudgil posted 6 years 7 months ago

Vibrant colourful clothes, spicy Punjabi food, a cacophany of sounds from the streets and then, serenity inside the Harmandir Sahib complex. Amritsar, a city of contrasts, and one that tests the senses constantly, is home to the holiest shrine of the Sikhs popularly known as the Golden Temple.

A devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar
Fish frenzy in the land of butter chicken!
Punjab has the country's highest yield from freshwater fish farming but can it sustain the momentum and kickstart a 'Blue Revolution'? Manu Moudgil posted 7 years 1 month ago

Gurdeep Bains is busy dealing with two sets of contractors who have arrived to net his fish. He had to refuse a third. “This is the scenario when the market is supposedly down as people tend to avoid non-vegetarian food during saavan, one of the holiest months in the traditional Hindu calendar.

Fish farming in Punjab
Amritsar - the pond of nectar
Faith, service and legends - the holy city is full of tales around water. Take a dip! Manu Moudgil posted 8 years 3 months ago

“PAWAN GURU, pani pita, mata dharti mahat” (air is teacher, water is father and earth our mother) -  thus goes the closing line of the Japji Sahib given by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev. It holds special significance for Amritsar, the holy city, which boasts of the Harmandar Sahib (also known as the Golden Temple).

The holy sarovar around the Golden Temple
Born to fly: A video on the joy of flying in Harike, north India's largest wetland
This video deals with Harike wetland, a designated Ramsar site that has a high density of migratory water fowls. sabitakaushal posted 8 years 8 months ago

Source of video: thenitindas

"Bandipur Tiger Reserve becomes India’s first to demarcate eco-sensitive zone”-Roundup of the week's news (8-14 October, 2012)
The news round up this week informs that Bandipur Tiger Reserve has been recognised as an ecosensitive zone along with that on mining, earthworms and the greening plan for Amritsar IWP2 posted 9 years 1 month ago

Bandipur Tiger Reserve becomes India’s first to demarcate eco-sensitive zone

4th IDSAsr annual seminar on Water security & Climate Change: Challenges and Strategies, Guru Arjan DevInstitute of Development Studies, November 2-4, 2012, Amritsar
chetana posted 9 years 7 months ago

Organizer: Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies (GADIDS)

Venue: Conference Hall of Guru Nanak Bhawan
            Guru Nanak Dev University,


GADIDS, Amritsar has planned to organize its 3rd annual seminar on the theme Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Strategies. Registration is you open for the seminar. You are requested to contribute your well research paper on any of the sub theme of the seminar. Also gave wide publicity to the event.

3rd annual seminar on "Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Strategy", Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies, 4th - 6th November 2011, Amritsar
IDSAsr posted 10 years 8 months ago

Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development StudiesOrganizer: Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies (IDSAsr), Amritsar

Venue: Conference hall, Guru Nanak Bhawan, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar


  • Challenges and Opportunities for Water Security: An overview
  • Regional Water Security, Resource Use & Allocation