Junagadh District

Overcoming heavy odds to emerge as a WATSAN model
How women came together in a Junagadh village to tackle drinking and domestic water shortage effectively. Posted on 17 Feb, 2020 04:18 PM

Kotda village provides an inspiring example of how a village suffering from teething troubles in the critical areas of water and sanitation can emerge as a model water and sanitation village. Located in Mangrol block of Junagadh district, from a distance this village presents a lush green appearance because of an abundance of coconut trees.

AKRSP has promoted rainwater harvesting to address the issue of scarce potable water at Mangrol. By encouraging households to collect rainwater using pipes on their roofs which then drain into an underground tank they have been able to promote water security. (Image: Aga Khan Foundation Flickr)
Despite government funding, only 30% urban slums have toilets
News this week: Toilets in only 30% urban slums, pipeline being laid close to Golconda fort and 99 illegal dyeing units unearthed in Tirupur Posted on 08 Jan, 2014 12:03 PM

Welfare schemes not of much use to urban slums

Toilet-less in urban slums (Source: bbc.co.uk)
Call for Abstracts, National Seminar on women farmers, Junagadh Agricultural University, February 6-8, 2014
A seminar to strengthen women's role in climate resilient agriculture and sustainable development.
Posted on 19 Sep, 2013 04:21 PM


Meghal river revival in Junagadh, Saurashtra, Gujarat: A documentary
A video documenting the narratives of farmers living in Junagadh,Saurashtra district of Gujarat, who suffered immensely due to excessive use of Meghal River. Posted on 29 Jan, 2013 10:59 PM


Ingress of saline water in coastal aquifers of Junagadh – A report by CAREWATER
The study attempts to create a salinity ingress profile by means of geo-chemical analysis for the Junagadh coastal area for the pre-monsoon period of 2006 Posted on 08 Aug, 2010 12:02 AM

carewaterSalinity in coastal groundwater is a widespread problem and may be caused by individual or combined effects of inherent salinity, tidal effect, irrigation by saltwater and by seawater intrusion due to extensive pumping.

The wells brim with water in drought-prone Gujarat
This article documents the work of a peasant, Mr. Bhanjibhai Mathukiya, who constructed check dams to enable the well in Jungadh district brim with water. Posted on 19 Mar, 2010 09:20 AM

THE WELLS of Kalawad village in Junagadh district, Gujarat brim with water. The reason — construction of check dams by a peasant, Mr.

Salinity mitigation by industry - A case study of Ambuja Cements Limited - Junagadh
This presentation describes the work of Ambuja Cements Limited, in managing salinity in groundwater, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, in coastal Junagadh region of Gujarat. Posted on 17 Nov, 2009 05:47 PM

Water harvesting and conservation work was taken up through building check dams, rooftop rainwater harvesting, building percolation and drinking water wells, deepening of ponds, micro-irrigation, cropping pattern interventions and more.

Social impact of high incidence of kidney stones: a study of coastal villages in Junagadh (Gujarat)
The study aims at understanding the socioeconomic impacts of prevalence of kidney stones in the region and concludes that the problem incurred high social cost and need immediate attention Posted on 20 May, 2009 12:12 PM

This study from the coastal villages of Junagadh, Gujarat by Carewater aims at estimating the prevalence of kidney stones in the region and understand its varied socioeconomic impacts in terms o