Kalahandi District

Village institutions take a lead in Covid-19 response
Institutions are a key arsenal in rural India's pandemic fight. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year ago

Covid-19 will have major implications in rural areas where the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), a non-profit organisation has been working towards conservation of natural resources through collective action of local communities. Experience indicates that the complete lockdown to contain the spread of the disease has resulted in loss of rural incomes.

In the light of disrupted food supply systems, especially for fresh produce, the village institution arranged for harvesting and sale of produce. (Image: FES)
Niyamagiri hills get temporary respite from Vedanta
Violation of the Environment Protection Act, the Forest Conservation Act and the Forest Rights Act put an end to Vedanta's bauxite mining plans but for how long? Amita Bhaduri posted 6 years ago

The Niyamagiri hills in the Eastern Ghats is peopled by indigenous groups such as the Dongria and Kutia Kondhs -- or 'primitive tribal groups’ in official phrasing. For them, these hills which spread over 300 sq kms in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts in southwestern Orissa, is the sacred abode of Niyamraja, their God.

The hills and the streams are their soul
Vedanta loses the bauxite battle
News this week - No bauxite from Niyamgiri, Delhi government to incentivise solar power and amphibian species near extinction. ravleen posted 7 years 8 months ago

Dongria Kondhs win the mining battle

 Niyamgiri hills Source: Amnesty International
Forest panel rejects highly opposed dam projects in the Northeast
Forest panel rejects dams in the Northeast, government releases new poverty statistics and citizens' refuse the '24x7' water supply scheme are the highlights of this week's news. ravleen posted 7 years 9 months ago

Forest Advisory Committee rejects the controversial Tipaimukh and Dibang hydro-electric projects

The idyllic Barak river (source: Wikimedia)
Enhancing livelihoods through diversion-based irrigation (DBI) in Odisha: An AJSA initiative
To combat water scarcity and socio-economic deprivation through the effective use of water resources in Dudkarenga and Barbandha villages in Odisha, AJSA launched a Diversion Based Irrigation(DBI) initiative in kalahandi District of Odisha,to bring sustainable livelihood and address food security and climate justice in M.Rampur block of Kalahandi.
Now the DBI systems are providing irrigation to the earlier unirrigated area’s and has become the main source of livelihood to generation of people who have had land. It is also providing wage employment to the landless also.
ajsa orissa posted 8 years 3 months ago

Courtesy: Anchalika Jana Seva Anusthan (AJSA), Odisha


Map of AJSA area of operation in Odisha

A map showing AJSA's area of operation in Odisha

To combat water scarcity and socio-economic deprivation through the effective use of water resources in Dudkarenga and Barbandha villages in Odisha, AJSA launched a Diversion Based Irrigation(DBI) initiative in kalahandi District of Odisha,to bring sustainable livelihood and address food security and climate justice in M.Rampur block of Kalahandi.

Now the DBI systems are providing irrigation to the earlier unirrigated area’s and has become the main source of livelihood to generation of people who have had land.  It is also providing wage employment to the landless also.

Peace by peace cotton project' is bucking the trend in chemical farming to revive cotton fields in Odisha
An apt quote by the celebrated English author underlines the importance of agriculture to a nation. But it is a tragedy that the very occupation that feeds a nation should come to a predicament in an agricultural country such as India. chandrasekharnemani posted 9 years 1 month ago

Article and Image Courtesy : One World South Asia

Author : Madhusmita Hazarika

Drought studies for Kalahandi district in Orissa - A research report by National Institute of Hydrology
The study attempts to advance the understanding of regional drought phenomenon in the Kalahandi district of Orissa and present mitigation strategies. rajshekar posted 10 years 10 months ago

The study attempts to advance the understanding of regional drought phenomenon in the Kalahandi district of Orissa and present mitigation strategies. The dry spells during the monsoon crop growing season and wide variations in the quantum of rainfall from year to year result in frequent failure of crops in Kalahandi and as a result the district is categorised as drought prone.