Chittoor District

Mumbai-Ahmedabad train corridor gets wildlife clearance
Policy matters this week Posted on 13 Feb, 2019 12:53 PM

Wildlife clearance granted to Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed train corridor

Flamingos at Sewri wetland in Mumbai (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Playing the soil health card
Is the soil health card scheme introduced to improve the economic condition of the farmers by bettering the health of the soil effective? Posted on 01 Aug, 2017 11:49 AM

Decades of skating over environmental concerns have clearly cost us dear. The folly of pursuing better crop yields using chemical fertilisers in an indiscriminate manner has been surfacing lately. “Decades of agricultural abuse using fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides have taken its toll on us.

The electrical conductivity of a diluted soil sample is being tested as a measure of soil salinity. (Image:CSIRO, Wikimedia Commons; CC Attribution 3.0 Unported)
Are there greener pastures for pastoralists?
With grazing lands being utilised for development projects, more and more livestock-dependent communities are being impacted and the huge diversity of grazing practices is disappearing. Posted on 01 Dec, 2013 08:34 PM

Pastoralist communities are those that depend primarily on livestock (domesticated animals in an agricultural setting) for their living. India has the world’s highest livestock population with 440 million livestock heads distributed over 100 million households (1) but in recent years, pastoralists have been facing threats to their way of life.

Goat rearing in Udaipur
Certificate programme on village GIS software, IIT Madras & WASSAN, Chittoor (AP), July 22-26, 2013
A hands-on field-based workshop on the free, high quality & user-friendly ‘Quantum GIS’, for use by grass root level village workers in developmental activities.
Posted on 02 Jun, 2013 04:51 PM

IIT Madrras

FES is looking for Senior Project Officers/Project Officers Water Management at Madanapalle(AP) - Apply by 20th April 2011
Posted on 08 Apr, 2011 06:22 PM

Content courtesy: DevNetJobsIndia

FESWe work with 1,646 village institutions in 27 districts across six states, and assist the village communities in protecting 108,594 hectares of revenue wastelands, degraded forestlands and panchayat grazing lands. We support panchayats and their subcommittees, Village Forest Committees, Gramya Jungle Committees, Water Users Associations and Watershed Committees in order to improve the governance of natural resources.

National Seminar on "Social Reforms in Slums - Role of NGOs - Need for NGOs Network", Vision, Tirupati
Posted on 15 Jul, 2010 11:31 AM


Organizer: Vision (NGOs Network)

Venue: Tirupati

The Andhra Pradesh farmer managed groundwater system project
Several thousand farmers voluntarily takes number of steps to reduce groundwater pumping, to overcome groundwater depletion without sacrificing on returns, while still improving overall efficiency Posted on 14 May, 2009 12:23 PM

The Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater System (APFAMGS) project is an enabling intervention for managing groundwater depletion through voluntary self regulation. The project has demonstrated its impact in 7 districts of Andhra Pradesh spread over 650 villages, on a significant scale. Read more