Anantapur District

Farmers’ plight: Leaving land for a lesser life
One of the worst affected districts in Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur is seeing its farmers leave their villages for cities due to water scarcity. Posted on 13 Mar, 2018 06:24 AM

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.

Many villages look deserted due to mass migration of villagers to cities for jobs. Houses are abandoned and are getting ruined due to nonuse. (Pic courtesy: 101Reporters)
Opposition to Teesta Stage IV hydel project
News this week Posted on 30 Jan, 2017 04:20 PM

People of Sikkim stand against Teesta hydel project

The people of the northeast India protest against dams. (Source: SANDRP)
Rs 2000 crore action plan to restore mining ravaged areas in Karnataka
News this week Posted on 09 Feb, 2015 01:54 PM

Karnataka sets up firm to mitigate mining impacts

Coal mines in Jharsuguda
Bihar under threat as massive landslide occurs in Nepal
News this week Posted on 05 Aug, 2014 12:59 PM

Massive landslides occur in Nepal and Pune's Malin village

A landslide caused by downpour
Bird sanctuary Chilika designated 'Destination Flyways'
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. Posted on 29 Jan, 2014 12:29 PM

Chilika lagoon named as 'Destination Flyways' by UN

Chilika bird sanctuary, Odisha (Source:Aditi Pany)
Crop cultivation or construction - tough choice in Andhra Pradesh
Excessive sand quarrying to meet the demands of the construction industry is destroying local irrigation systems in Anantapur. Which will prevail - agriculture or construction? Posted on 17 Jun, 2013 05:29 PM

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.

Gonchi irrigation system in Anantapur
A farmer intrinsically trusts the land, says 'Timbaktu' : A national-award winning film on an organic farming movement in Andhra Pradesh
This beautifully shot film narrates the history of Timbaktu in Ananatapur District, and through it also describes the impact of the Green Revolution on the land. Posted 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, Hyderabad
The purpose of the meeting was to articulate the various issues that have been neglected in cases where biodiversity has regenerated or has alternately been threatened. Posted 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 Pradesh
The 5 stage solar water purification system gives 1500 litres of drinking water in 24 hours in Puttapurhi, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh Posted 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, 2012
Posted 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.