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.
People of Sikkim stand against Teesta hydel project
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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.
A farmer intrinsically trusts the land, says 'Timbaktu' : A national-award winning film on an organic farming movement in Andhra PradeshPosted on 22 Mar, 2013 09:58 AM
'Timbaktu' describes the motivation, efforts and results of the Timbaktu collective started in the 1980s by Mary and Bablu Ganguly. Just as important, it narrates the story of a couple with a dream, and how they made it come true.
Building a coalition for the defense and nurturance of biodiversity - Side-event by SADED at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, CoP-XI, HyderabadPosted on 21 Jan, 2013 11:12 AM
This side event at the Convention on Biological Diversity, CoP-XI, Hyderabad on 16th October, 2012 was organized by South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy (SADED) in collaboration with Collective for Self Learning on Biodiversity, Beyond Copenhagen, Center for Local Health Traditions, CECOEDECON, Harit Swaraaj, Kisan Swar
Solar water purification system: A technology developed by Sustainable Living Centre, Puttaparthi, Andhra PradeshPosted on 12 Sep, 2012 09:58 PM
The Sustainable Living Centre is located at Puttaparthi, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. The 5 stage solar water purification system gives 1500 litres of drinking water in 24 hours, if it is running continuously and if it has a constant source of water supply connected to it.
Foundation for Ecological Security invites applications for dean, Anantapur,Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - Apply by March 17, 2012Posted on 09 Mar, 2012 09:52 AM
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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.