Gurdaspur District

MGNREGA fails to help drought-hit states
Policy matters this week Posted on 01 May, 2019 07:07 PM

MGNREGA's performance unsatisfactory in drought-stricken districts in 2018-19

Labourers build check dams under MGNREGA. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Water level falls in India's major river basins: CWC
News this week Posted on 01 May, 2019 06:45 PM

Water level in India’s major reservoirs and river basins in a precarious state: CWC

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
A cut above the rest
A community reserve in Punjab has precious lessons in conservation for other wetlands which are facing ecological crisis. Posted on 05 Dec, 2016 09:41 PM

Deot Masih’s family has been extracting lotus root from the marshy land in his village near Gurdaspur for several decades. Delicate and crunchy, the edible roots are in high demand going as far as Srinagar in the north and Delhi in the south. Similar is the case with chestnut grown in this swamp.

Keshopur, a favourite of native and migratory birds in Punjab.
A school that doesn't teach
This girls' school in Punjab has much more than a regular curriculum. It educates its students on life skills and lets them live and learn for themselves. Posted on 31 Oct, 2013 11:43 AM

Constant giggles, playful pulling of plaits and teasing is common in girls' schools. Though the Baba Aya Singh Riarki College in Gurdaspur is different in many ways, it is filled with similar scenes. This school is an exceptional experiment in education for rural girls of Gurdaspur and Amritsar.

Baba Aya Singh Riarki College in Gurdaspur