Case studies on amelioration of water scarcity in rural Gujarat by Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust
This document is a collection of case studies on ways to ameliorate water scarcity in rural Gujarat by Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust. It provides first-hand accounts of how water programmes impact lives of hundreds and thousands of villagers. The solutions to deal with water scarcity include the promotion of rainwater harvesting (RWH), groundwater replenishment and drip irrigation. Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 11 months ago

This document is by journalist Suhit Kelkar on behalf of Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust. It is a collection of case studies on ways to ameliorate water scarcity in rural Gujarat.

Governing the urban poor - Riverfront development, slum resettlement and the politics of inclusion in Ahmedabad - A paper published in EPW
This EPW paper by Renu Desai describes the case of the Sabarmati Riverfront Development (SRD) project in Ahmedabad. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 9 years 11 months ago

Sabarmati Riverfront Development (SRD) project, an urban mega-project in Ahmedabad has been proclaimed as a case based on “flexible governing” of the residents of the riverfront informal settlements.

Development flows from the barrel of a gun – A documentary by AKHRA
This award winning documentary film directed and produced by Biju Toppo and Meghnath for AKHRA, a Ranchi based activist group documents the illegal displacement of entire villages by the state and highlights the miscarriages of justice brought about by the skewed development policies in India. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 6 months ago

 

Directed by Biju Toppo and Meghnath, Hindi with English subtitles, 58 mins

Interlinking of water harvesting structures through link water channels - A viable alternative at micro-level by Ambuja Cement Foundation
This report offers an account of interlinking of water harvesting structures through link water channels as a viable option of water management at micro-level. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 7 months ago

InterlinkingThe coastal areas of Gujarat especially the villages lying within 20-25 km from the seashore are suffering from the problem of salinity ingress. Most of the rivulets that drain this region like Goma and Somat are seasonal at best and their water does not last beyond monsoons. The other aquifers like ponds, which get water from these rivers, also dry up as early as October.

Swadhyayee movement captures running away rainwater in Saurashtra
Extraction of groundwater coupled with severe drought led to a reactive response in people of Saurashtra to divert rainwater into their wells in a bid to "capture" water which was "running off" rajshekar posted 12 years 8 months ago

Saurashtra is the peripheral region along Coastal Gujarat. It is composed of a Central basaltic plateau that rises 100 to 200m above mean sea level with an average annual rainfall of about 600 mm. The rainfall is concentrated in a few days during which the incident rainfall leads to flashfloods draining into the sea.

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