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Till about a year ago, 52-year-old Kisan Jite would often wake up to his wife Sarla and other village women squabbling over who would fill their buckets first from the only well in Golegaon village.
Pophala is a dry land farming village with 73 families that cultivate 290 acres. The people would spend as many as 5 hours to go to another village and get water. In the year 2013, the Gram Sabha in Pophala village, decided on something unique. They decided to figure out a way to get and keep water in their village so as to not be dependent on anyone else.
Lessons learnt while addressing the water-energy nexus: Evaluation of USAID/India's DRUM(Distribution Reform, Upgrades, and Management) and WENEXA (Water and Energy Nexus) programsPosted on 16 Dec, 2012 02:50 PM
In 2004, DRUM was initiated with the following goals:
Quantitative data on water quality: A compilation of papers that present physico-chemical analyses of various water sources in IndiaPosted 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.
Groundwater use in Aurangabad – A survey and analysis of social significance and policy implications for a medium-sized Indian city by GW MATE and World Bank (2008)Posted on 12 Apr, 2011 01:17 AM
Aurangabad, a city in central Maharashtra is in a drought prone region, and being a rapidly urbanising town, is facing a lot of pressure on ots water resources. Besides importing water there has been an increasing trend of ground water extraction.
In this context, a survey of groundwater use was conducted as part of a World Bank study on Indian groundwater management. The study was a collaboration between GW MATE(Groundwater Management Advisory Team) and GRASP (Grass Roots Action for Social Participation), an Aurangabad-based civil society organization working on community-based natural resource management.
Dying wisdom of medieval water management of Aurangabad city - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)Posted on 31 Jan, 2011 01:40 AM
The city of Aurangabad has benefited from the construction of aqueducts and canals by its earlier rulers. According to the authors between 1617 and 1803, a number of aqueducts and canals were constructed.
Dr. K. V. Kale
Professor & Head
Department of Computer Science and IT
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
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