Latehar District

Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks - India's sanitation warriors
Tata Trusts, through its Tata Water Mission initiated the ZSBP program to help the Swachh Bharat mission achieve its goals. priyad posted 2 years 2 months ago

In 2014, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) to accelerate efforts in achieving universal sanitation coverage. The issue of access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities also became a major Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-6) when the United Nation set 17 global goals in 2015 under the 2030 Agenda.

For Akshant Nagar, 23, schoolchildren turned out to be the biggest driving force in helping to make Pipariya block in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh become open defecation free (ODF) in just seven months. Image credit: Tata Trusts
NGT adamant on committees to manage biodiversity
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 7 months ago

NGT seeks report on constitution of Biodiversity Management Committees

A negelcted wetland in Punjab (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Small farmers eye big fish in Jharkhand
Pisciculture is changing the lives of farmers by offering a good alternative to land-based agriculture. Backed by the government, it is picking up well. Manu Moudgil posted 5 years 4 months ago

Dhanmaniya Devi had never tasted a ‘good’ fish. “All we had during my childhood were the small varieties which come to rivers during monsoon. They are rarely seen now,” says the 65-year-old villager in Sildag of Palamau district in Jharkhand. This is why when her family reared the commercial variety fish last year, she was delighted.

Fishing lines, tyre tubes as floats and make-shift wooden platforms are very commonly used.  Source: Shubham Sharma.