Indore

The smallholder's dilemma
The economic unviability of smallholder agriculture and the consequent agrarian distress Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks ago

Roughly 85 percent of the farm households in India are small or marginal farmers, that is, they have less than 2 hectares of land, with 70 percent having less than 1 hectare of land. The average landholding is only 0.5 hectares per household (NSO, 2021).

Smallholder farmers are pivotal to transforming the food systems (Image: Mahila Jagat Lihaaz Samiti)
Swachh Survekshan 2020: Indore tops in cleanest city category
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

Indore once again tops the Swachh Survekshan 2020 in the cleanest city category

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore. (Source: India Water Portal)
Indore leads the way in making its lakes pollution-free
Floating 'islands' give new lease of life to a lake in Indore Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years 1 month ago

Choked by sewage and effluent discharge, lakes in and around Indore are in a terrible state and in need of restoration. A bustling city in central India, Indore was declared the cleanest city in India three years in a row.

An attempt to make our lakes pollution free (Image: Clean Water)
The need for survival edge technology
Decentralised communitarian technology can mitigate the water crises facing us today. Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years 3 months ago

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.

Digging an open well that had some water at lesser depths ranging from 5-10 m using local technology in which a motor run winch draws up the dug up mud from the well bottom. (Image: Rahul Banerjee)
Indore tops in Swachh Survekshan 2019
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 7 months ago

Once again, Indore tops in Swachh Survekshan

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore (Source: India Water Portal)
Indore retains its cleanest city tag
Indore became the cleanest city in India for the second time in a row, thanks to the untiring efforts of its municipal corporation and residents. A video tells the success story. makarandpurohit posted 3 years 4 months ago

Indore has retained its cleanest city tag in the clean India survey 2018. Before it was praised for its cleanliness drive in 2017, the city was just like any other urban city in India dealing with its mounting garbage problem.

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore. (Source: India Water Portal)
The search for a shelter
The sorry state of urban slums are testimony to poorly implemented policies for the rehabilitation of migrants. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 8 months ago

In the last few decades, India has seen an increasing number of people migrating from rural areas to urban cities in search of work and better living. These migrants often get employed in the informal sector as construction workers, vendors, domestic servants, etc. They also live in informal settlements, generally known as slums.

Residents struggle for a pot of drinking water at Bhuri Tekri, Indore.
At Simhastha, govt fishes in Kshipra’s troubled waters
The state machinery’s face-saving measures during Simhastha saw Kshipra river carrying more muck in her than ever. While the river yearns for revival, the government seems keen on interlinking rivers. makarandpurohit posted 5 years 4 months ago

The Madhya Simhastha Maha Kumbh festival, the religious extravaganza that happens once in every 12 years, was held in Ujjain from April 22-May 21, 2016.

Kshipra before Shahi Snan
Solutions to Indore's water problems don't have to be so expensive!
The use of decentralized systems puts the onus on individuals more than the government or central bodies to provide Indore proper water and sanitation according to Rahul Banerjee. makarandpurohit posted 7 years 2 months ago

In the last five decades, Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, has witnessed a substantial increase in urbanisation and industrialisation. Its population has also increased from 5,60,936 in 1971 to 2,167,447 in 2011 (Census 2011).

Waiting for water tankers in Indore
House of solutions
Rahul Banerjee, a scientist and researcher, has created sustainable and environmentally friendly home-based solutions to manage his own water supply and sanitation issues in Indore. makarandpurohit posted 7 years 3 months ago

Many scientists and researchers have been trying to find solutions to problems related to urban water supply, wastewater management and reduction of energy use in urban areas but very few have succeeded. Rahul Banerjee is one who has.

Rahul Banerjee's sustainable house at Indore
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