Dewas District

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Decentralised communitarian technology can mitigate the water crises facing us today.

Decentralised and communitarian efforts in soil and water conservation, sustainable agriculture, afforestation and renewable energy need extensive investment, if the human race is to survive the deepening water, food, energy and climate crises.

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Tonk Khurd’s innovative farm ponds prove that when it comes to solving water crisis, one size does not fit all.

Vikram Patel, a 71-year-old farmer in Chidavad village of Dewas district in Madhya Pradesh is one of the first farmers to have embraced the idea of farm ponds to increase the groundwater level in his farm.

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See the impact of pollution on the Kshipra in Madhya Pradesh through the eyes of the residents, many of whom depend on the river for their livelihoods.

The Kshipra is considered a sacred river in Madhya Pradesh's Malwa region. In the last few decades, this perennial river has also lost its glory like many other rivers in India. The sewage of Ujjain city and the industrial waste around Dewas town find their way into the Kshipra. Its waters which once quenched the city's thirst, aren't even fit for bathing any longer, but this doesn't stop people. After all, it has a religious significance!

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Villagers in six villages protest standing in water in their fight for Land-for-Land compensation from the government.

Oustees of the Indrasagar and Omkareshwar dam protest in six villages in Madhya Pradesh protest in the form of Jalsatyagraha (mode of Satyagragha is by standing in water). This protest that began on 1st of September is spread across the three districts of Harda, Khanda and Dewas when the backwater that submerged the land of 254 villages caused displacement of 50,000 families. The Jalsatyagrahis are from all walks of life- young, old, children. With them, giving sheer determination is also a physicalled challenged member who shares his name with the river Narmada- Narmada Prasad.

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News this week: 200-crore penalty on Mundra port, Parliament passes Land Acquisition Bill and dengue spreads in Mumbai.

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200-crore penalty for Adani's Mundra port

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MP govt enforces curfew to suppress Jalsatyagrah

State government issues arrest orders against the evacuees staging protest against raising water level in the Indira Sagar Dam and demanding compensation. 

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Indira Sagar evacuees to hold jal satyagaraha

From September 1, Narmada Bachao Andolan to showcase protest against raising water levels in Indira Sagar Dam and non-payment of compensation to the evacuees. 

Maharashtra to enforce Renewable Purchase Obligations

A story of a brave farmer who followed his heart, dug a pond in his agricultural land and paved the way to a ‘greener’ water rich village.

 

 

Jal Khets-irrigation through rainwater harvesting in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh Source: IWMI Tata

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This study makes an effort to understand the efficacy of public private partnership in the industrial water supply in the town of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh

This paper by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra is a case study on the role of public private partnership in industrial water supply in a industrial town of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh. The Madhya Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (MPSIDC) with the support of Dewas Industrial Association had come up with this project to solve the water scarcity problem faced by the industries located in the region.

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