Hooghly District

Ganga's riverine communities in troubled waters
The fishing community is the most vulnerable as its members come into direct contact with the river water and thus, suffer the maximum impact of pollution. Posted on 01 Sep, 2020 03:04 PM

A large section of the population living in the Ganga river basin still depends on the river for daily use activities and livelihood. Hence, the cleaning of the Ganga river’s water and making it safe for use remains a major goal for policymakers.

There is a need to formalise the traditional occupation of riverine fishing by providing proper licensing facilities to allow for targeted policies for the community in order to mitigate the livelihood challenges being faced by it. (Image: Pikrepo)
Centre approves 50 more days of work under MGNREGA to tackle drought
Policy matters this week Posted on 21 Sep, 2015 10:14 PM

50 more days of work under MGNREGA in drought-hit areas

Labourers building check dams under MGNREGS (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Implications of alternative institutional arrangements in groundwater sharing - evidence from West Bengal
The paper compares two alternative institutional arrangements in water sharing from West Bengal based on the impact they have on water buyers - in most cases small and marginal farmers Posted on 18 May, 2009 05:13 PM

Informal groundwater-based pump irrigation services markets are an all-pervasive agrarian institution in South Asia, but have been criticised for bringing about less than equitable outcomes and causing groundwater over-exploitation.