Chamba District

"There can't be more important work than water": Manu Moudgil speaks on how and why water influences his outlook as well as his writings.

We are pleased to interview Manu Moudgil, India Water Portal's team member, who has won the prestigous 'Young Environmental Journalism Awards-Online', in the 8th CMS VATAVARAN - International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum 2015.

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Small hydel projects are often hailed as sustainable models of power production but they spark an equal number of contentious issues much like the bigger projects.

As Hari Singh led me towards his fields, I wondered if he was trying to play a joke on me. Large rocks were scattered in the area and there was no sight of any arable land, neither was there any clue of the irrigation channel which Singh claimed ran through his farm.

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A group of women in Himachal protest the shifting of a hydel project from the right bank to the left of the Ravi river. While it may seem like a simple 'side' issue, the truth is far more complex.

I could just about see a small makeshift shelter with a yellow canopy. As I made my way through the small stream and climbed uphill, I saw a JCB machine trying to clear a path. Further up the road, female voices speaking the local dialect started to emerge. A small hearth surrounded by utensils and jars of tea, sugar and lentils greeted me at the entrance.

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Govt to increase irrigation potential by 10%

The move is cut down reliance on monsoon rain which sustains agriculture on 50% of the farmland in the country, says A B Pandya, chairman of the Central Water Commission. As of now, 97 million hectares of land is under irrigation

Abolish manual scavenging: SC

The Court said entering sewer lines without safety gears should be made a crime and that safai karamchari women should be provided support for dignified livelihood

Sow short duration crops: Govt

MoEF fails to control unauthorised forest diversion

The CAG audit reports environment ministry's failure in promoting compensatory afforestation and monitoring unauthorised forestland diversion for non-forest purposes.

Sikkim constructs dams without wildlife clearance

Manual scavenging still persists in Chennai

Despite the ban on the dirty practice, the city corporation deploys labours to clean rainwater drains and sewerage pipes.  

NREGA sees a downfall

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is introduced by US government as flexibility mechanisms under Kyoto Protocol and allows developed countries to meet their emission reduction commitments by promoting clean development in developing countries. As a policy mandate, it aims to design project-based mechanisms to reduce emissions. These reductions are produced and then subtracted against a hypothetical baseline of emissions which are predicted to occur in the absence of a particular CDM project. India as a signatory of this protocol have been registered 2313 projects up to August 2010, out of these, 64 projects are of hydro power generation and Chanju power project of 36 MW is one of the CDM project in India. Dr Mohinder Kumar Slariya in this article showcases the primary data research based view point, which he presented in the "International Scientific Conference" at Hohenheim University, Germany.

The present paper is an attempt of the researcher to make a comparative analysis between the expected benefits received by the executing agency under CDM and the actual benefits people are expected to receive from Chanju-I Hydro Electric Project.

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Organizer: Government Post-Graduate College

Venue: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Themes:

  • State of Natural Water Resources
  • Living with water Problems in changing world/ climate change
  • Water related Disasters
March 11, 2011 12:00AM - March 13, 2011 12:00AM

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The human development report card is for the assessment of current status of life and livelihoods, water and sanitation, mother and child health, and education and literacy in a district

The PAHELI report (Peoples' Audit of Health Education and Livelihoods) is a rapid assessment of the prevailing status of human development in a district and covers four major sectors: life and livelihoods, water and sanitation, mother and child health, and education and literacy. The design and execution of PAHELI was done by Pratham and PAHELI district partners. It was supported by UNDP with participation from UNICEF.

The 10 districts surveyed are:

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