Digging deeper to cope with droughts
A study finds that farmers in south India continue to rely on borewells rather than investing in water conservation structures or demand management strategies to cope with droughts. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 years 6 months ago

India is witnessing the second driest pre-monsoon season in the last 65 years. As the country eagerly eyes the monsoon clouds, the delay so far has now widened the rain deficit to 43%.

Coping with droughts, a challenge for farmers (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
MoEF accepts Kerala's recommendations on Western Ghats
Policy matters this week: MoEF approves Kerala's demands on Western Ghats; Committee finds Singrauli pollution a matter of serious concern; Panels set up to manage those displaced by Alamatti dam. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 10 months ago

MoEF accepts Kerala's recommendations on Western Ghats

A view of Western Ghats (Source: Wikipedia)
Where are the toilets?
Policy matters this week: Ministry sets up committee to investigate discrepancy in toilet data and India and Asian Development Bank fund embankments in Nepal and Assam. ravleen posted 8 years 1 month ago

Committee to investigate discrepancy in data on toilets

Open defecation due to lack of toilets
Government allows shale gas exploration
Policy Matters this week - Government allows shale gas exploration, companies to be ranked for corporate social responsibility and the government relaxes penalties for hydropower companies. ravleen posted 8 years 3 months ago

Government allows shale gas exploration

Shale gas exploration in Alaska Source: Wikipedia
Water conservation measures in the arid and semi-arid area of the hard rock regions – A research report by National Institute of Hydrology
The report deals with water conservation measures and study of groundwater in the arid and semi arid area of the hard rock region in the Bijapur district of Karnataka. Rama Mani posted 11 years 5 months ago

The report deals with water conservation measures in the arid and semi arid area of the hard rock region viz Somadevarahalli watershed (Bijapur taluka) and Herehalla watershed (Hangund taluka) of the Bijapur district of Karnataka. Soil and water, the most valuable natural resources for farming, are not preserved in-situ and conserved for future use owing to the inadequacies and ineffectiveness of the existing structures and measures. In view of this, to assess the overall situation of water resources for the development and management of watersheds, the annual and monthly rainfall and its distribution over the study area, and the status of groundwater occurrence has been analyzed.

Contact information of nodal officers for flood relief in Belgaum, Bijapur and Gadag
The attached files give the contact information of nodal officers at a taluk level for three districts of Karnataka. vijay posted 12 years 2 months ago

 

We thank Sevabharati Karnataka, www.sevabharatikarnata.org from where we have picked up these files.

Sevabharati Karnataka - Information on the organisation
Description of Sevabharati Karnataka,one of the organisations working on relief work in flood affected Karnataka vijay posted 12 years 2 months ago

Sevabharati Karnataka is one of the organisations working on relief work. They are planning to build 2349 homes at a cost of Rs. 1 Lakh each in 19 villages across 7 affected districts. More information is available at their site:

http://www.sevabharatikarnataka.org 

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