Coal dependency and just transition prospects
Study looks at complex and multifaceted social concerns associated with a coal phase-out Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

The world has already warmed to over 1°C above pre-industrial levels, largely due to the burning of fossil fuels such as coal. This is causing ever-increasing rates of climate-related events such as floods, droughts, and wildfires.

Work in progress in the coal mines in eastern India (Image: India Water Portal)
Fostering rural livelihoods post COVID
Income loss top concern for rural communities, says study Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months ago

As per a new study conducted by the Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) and IIMPACT, an NGO loss of income and livelihood are among the top concerns for rural communities struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Must have protocols for timely action and outreach in times of need (Image: DMD, Government of Bihar)
Are solar powered irrigation systems scalable in India?
Compendium on solar-powered irrigation in India Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago

Article by: Sakshi Saini and Paresh B Shirsath

 Solar power has huge potential for application in the agriculture sector, especially in the irrigation space. (Image: IWMI)
Clean fuel choices of urban India’s poor
Insights from urban slum households across six states Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 1 week ago

With increased urbanisation, India is experiencing acute air pollution in its urban centres.

PMUY should expand its reach to urban slum households, given that there are still households without LPG connections. (Image: Adam Cohn, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
Lost to fluorosis
Fluoride contamination is leaving villagers in Barhet block of Jharkhand crippled, while authorities struggle to find solutions. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 1 month ago

“What should I do? I have been bedridden for two years now. My hands and feet do not work.

The state needs to play a key role in identifying fluorosis as well as in developing and executing an action plan to control it. (Image: Rab Nawaz Alam)
Battling Covid-19 in Jharkhand
While tribals in Jharkhand continue to struggle with the impacts of Covid-19, WOTR has been on the frontlines helping them cope with poverty and hunger. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 year 7 months ago

Jharkhand is a state dominated by tribal communities located in eastern part of India. Agriculture, NTFP (Non-timber forest produce) collection and daily wage laborers are the prime source of income for rural Jharkhand.

Distribution of ration to cope with the impacts of the pandemic (Image Source: WOTR)
Jharkhand launches scheme to revive rural economy
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

Jharkhand government launches three schemes to revive rural economy under the MGNREGA

Jharkhand launches scheme to revive rural economy. Image for representation only. (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Joining the battle against Covid-19
As corona virus 'travels' to rural areas, PRADAN ramps up its response by training tribals and marginalised women. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 9 months ago

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus disease a pandemic. Originating from Wuhan in China, it has traversed almost the entire globe, and claimed more than 41,000 lives, while over 8 lakh people are infected already. That’s largely the urban population.

Keeping the communities abreast of best practices for a safe and healthy living (Image: PRADAN)
In deep water
Will the World Bank honor its commitments to the poor in an Indian water project? Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 10 months ago

In the wake of a scandal revealing that the World Bank may have suppressed knowledge of money for the poor being siphoned off by elites, all eyes are on the Bank to see whether its commitments to the poor hold water.

A water scheme violates Adivasi rights, threatens community water access and sacred spaces (Image: Anirudha Nagar, Accountability Counsel)
Cauvery riverfront development plan gets an approval
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

Cauvery riverfront development plan gets a nod

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
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