Anantapur

One of the worst affected districts in Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur is seeing its farmers leave their villages for cities due to water scarcity.

Scanty rainfall, depleting groundwater levels, barren farmlands and mass migration of farmers to cities for better livelihood--this is the reality of most of rural India today. Many parts of India are witnessing this growing trend of farmers leaving their lands in search of jobs in cities. Andhra Pradesh is no different with several districts of the state seeing a rising rate in outmigration of farmers.

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News this week: UN to develop strategies to protect migratory birds in Chilika, Odisha; Cochin estuary has highest in toxicity in the world; Jaipur farmers in conflict with bottling plant.

Chilika lagoon named as 'Destination Flyways' by UN

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Cabinet committee clears three hydel projects in North-East

Excessive sand quarrying to meet the demands of the construction industry is destroying local irrigation systems in Anantapur. Which will prevail - agriculture or construction?

The construction industry went through a boom in the 1990s due to more people demanding and affording houses. This put a lot of pressure on the Pennar area in Andhra Pradesh. Sandmining, which is the process of taking sand, became rampant at that time. This caused changes in the river’s ability to carry water, blocked the water flow, impaired the drainage and almost destroyed the entire river system.

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Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) works towards the ecological restoration and conservation of land and water resources in ecologically fragile and degraded regions of the country through the concerted and collective action of rural communities. FES's work with land, water and people is governed by a deep appreciation of inter relationships – inter relationships between natural and human systems, different ecosystems within a landscape and different elements within an ecosystem. By valuing these interlinkages, FES attempts to catalyze collective action, access economic opportunity and ensure the resilience of both, rural endeavour and natural endowments.

March 17, 2012 12:00AM

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Organizer: Raviji ashram.

Venue: Raviji ashram, Penugonda, Anantapur district.

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  •  Utilizing agriculture waste for development of humus. 
  •  Microbial culture.
  •  Minimization of water usage, (Mulching).
  •  Minimization of thermal power ( By avoiding water usage).
January 31, 2011 12:00AM - February 4, 2011 12:00AM

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