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Since the implementation of Phad irrigation, a low cost and eco-friendly system that works without electricity, agricultural production has increased improving the situation of farmers in Yavatmal.

Yavatmal, a district in Maharashtra, has gained popularity more for the number of farmer suicides than anything else in recent years. Since 2001, more than 2700 cases of suicide have been registered in this district alone. Poor water availability, low agriculture production and increasing debts are the major causes for suicide. 

To improve the condition of farmers in Vidarbha, Dilasa Sanstha, an NGO based in Yavatmal, has tried to implement the Phad irrigation system in their lands. 

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Ken-Betwa river link to take away 10% of MP's Panna Tiger Reserve

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Government identifies 11 states along Ganga for sewer link

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Forest clearance granted to the proposed Renuka Dam

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Centre identifies 115 wetlands for conservation and management

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The use of decentralized systems puts the onus on individuals more than the government or central bodies to provide Indore proper water and sanitation according to Rahul Banerjee.

In the last five decades, Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, has witnessed a substantial increase in urbanisation and industrialisation. Its population has also increased from 5,60,936 in 1971 to 2,167,447 in 2011 (Census 2011). This increase has resulted in an increased demand for water, aggravating the water crisis.

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Rahul Banerjee, a scientist and researcher, has created sustainable and environmentally friendly home-based solutions to manage his own water supply and sanitation issues in Indore.

Many scientists and researchers have been trying to find solutions to problems related to urban water supply, wastewater management and reduction of energy use in urban areas but very few have succeeded. Rahul Banerjee is one who has.

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Hello,

I am unable to access the data here, how can I do so:

https://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/taluka-level-gis-database-maharashtra-karnataka-and-madhya-pradesh,

Kind Regards,

Justin Meyers

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India receives only 85.8 mm of rain this June

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High Court raps Narmada Authority over incomplete canal work

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