Lower Subansiri District

Water wisdom in times of a climate crisis
New report documents India’s rich traditions of water harvesting and sustainable use. Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years 2 months ago

A recent report by Shailendra Yashwant for Oxfam India looks at India’s ingenious ways of harvesting, storing and distributing water from the Kuhls in Himachal Pradesh that channel water from Himal

Bandhara (in Nashik, Maharashtra), a low masonry weir of 1.2 to 4.5 m height, which is constructed across a small stream for diverting the water into a small main canal taking off from its upstream side (Image: Shailendra Yashwant, Oxfam India)
SC sets aside NGT order on Lower Subansiri hydel project
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 8 months ago

Lower Subansiri hydel project: SC seeks review of NGT's order granting nod to the project

Subansiri river in Arunachal Pradesh (Source: Kakul baruah via Wikimedia Commons)
Lessons on ecology from the Apatani tribe in Ziro Valley
The Apatani tribe in Arunachal Pradesh is known for its paddy cum fish agriculture. They practice this as well as other sustainable water management techniques that allow them to coexist and thrive. Usha Dewani posted 5 years 10 months ago

Ziro Valley, which figures in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as a unique cultural landscape, sits at a height of 5600 feet in Arunachal Pradesh. It is inhabited by the Apatani tribe who are completely confined to the valley.

Rice fields at Ziro valley with sacred groves in the backdrop
CPCB gets strict with non-compliant industries along the Ganga
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years ago

Respond immediately or face closure: CPCB to non-compliant industries along the Ganga

Ganga river at Sangam in Allahabad (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
A smiling river crusader
Akhil Gogoi was awarded the ' Bhagirath Prayas Samman' for his dedicated, valiant, untiring efforts to safeguard the integrity of Subansiri river, Assam at the India Rivers Week 2014. sabitakaushal posted 6 years 11 months ago

If you saw Akhil Gogoi anywhere on the road, chances are that you may not spare him another look. A quiet young man, with a sparkle in his eyes, and a shy smile on his face, he seems ordinary. But take a minute to talk to him, and you will likely be rooted to your spot. Words tumble out of his mouth, his eyes light up and his belief in what he does is evident.

Bhagirath Prayas Samman award for Akhil Gogoi
Improved sanitation can reduce diarrhoea cases by 47%
Policy matters this week: Diarrhoea cases can come down with improved sanitation, SC tells Centre to appoint Regulator for environment matters and new water scheme for rural areas. ravleen posted 7 years 10 months ago

Improved sanitation can reduce diarrhoea cases by 47%: World Bank

Sanitation means good health (www.thinkaboutit.eu)
No impact assessment study done for Dibang hydropower project
The Idu Mishmi community in Arunachal Pradesh are strongly against the project. Public hearing finally held after being cancelled 14 times. rajumimi posted 8 years 3 months ago

The Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP) proposed on the Dibang river in Arunachal Pradesh by NHPC Ltd (National Hydro Power Corporation), is slated to be India’s highest dam. A concrete gravity dam that will resist the pressure of impounding water through its own weight, its capacity is 3000 megawatts (MW).

Public hearing venue at New Anaya
Adapting to climate change - Conserving rice biodiversity of the Apatani tribe in North East India - An IGREC working paper
This working paper published by the Institute of Green Economy (IGREC) describes the traditional rice growing practices of the Apatani tribes in Arunachal Pradesh. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 9 years 9 months ago

It also deals with the threat to the biodiversity in the area due to climate changes and argues for the need to devise adaptation strategies at an urgent level to preserve the unique genetic variability of the region and the indigenous knowledge of farming practices in the area.

District human development report card for 10 districts- the PAHELI report
The human development report card is for the assessment of current status of life and livelihoods, water and sanitation, mother and child health, and education and literacy in a district Rama Mani posted 12 years 5 months ago

The PAHELI report (Peoples' Audit of Health Education and Livelihoods) is a rapid assessment of the prevailing status of human development in a district and covers four major sectors: life and livelihoods, water and sanitation, mother and child health, and education and literacy. The design and execution of PAHELI was done by Pratham and PAHELI district partners.