Mehsana District

Making water available for all
Civil society activists champion alternatives to conventional water management solutions implemented by the government. Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years 7 months ago

India, the second largest population in the world, is facing a water crisis with over 600 million people facing acute water shortage, as per a report by Niti Aayog, the government think-tank. India’s water crisis is expected to worsen, threatening the country’s food security as over 80 percent of our water is used in agriculture.

The pollution rates of the river Hindon are alarming. Despite work by conservation groups, the efforts on the part of the government to fix the problem remain uncertain. (Image: Hindi Water Portal)
37% of the Western Ghats to be eco-sensitive
Policy matters this week: One-third of the Western Ghats declared eco-sensitive zone, Narmada canals' water to go to industry and the government to construct godowns for food grains under MNREGA. ravleen posted 8 years 1 month ago

37% of the Western Ghats "ecologically sensitive"

Shola grasslands in Western Ghats Source:Wikipedia
200-crore penalty for Adani's Mundra port
News this week: 200-crore penalty on Mundra port, Parliament passes Land Acquisition Bill and dengue spreads in Mumbai. ravleen posted 8 years 2 months ago


200-crore penalty for Adani's Mundra port

Land reclaimation from the sea at the Mundra Port
Groundwater crisis occurring in the Mehsana region
Study on groundwater crisis in Mehsana district of Gujarat. iwpsuperadmin posted 9 years 3 months ago

Study on groundwater crisis in Mehsana district of Gujarat. It includes data on groundwater table from 1976 - 2008. It also includes data on energy consumption for pumps in the region.

Multi-district assessment of water safety (M-DAWS) in Gujarat - A study by Water and Sanitation Management Organisation
This report survey assesses the condition of drinking water quality in the Gujarat in the context of severe water shortages. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 10 years 5 months ago

WASMOThis report by the Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) is based on the analysis of Multi-District Assessment of Water Safety (M-DAWS) carried out in 8 districts of Gujarat (Vadodara,Valsad, Mehsana, Gandhinagar, Kachchh, Surat, Ahmedabad and Dangs) , where ensuring adequate and safe drinking water to the people has been looked upon as a huge challenge needing urgent action during years 2007 and 2008 .

The Multi-District Assessment of Water Safety (M-DAWS) programme was undertaken by Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) with financial and technical support from UNICEF.

Addressing the water crisis in Gujarat, India - A report by Columbia Water Center
The paper from Columbia Water Center is on the ground water crisis occurring in the Mehasana region, an area in the northern part of Gujarat. samir nazareth posted 10 years 6 months ago

 A large number of farmers and well operators were interviewed in the process. Data was also collected from the power utility that supplies power to this region. Along with this the climatic peculiarities of the region, farmers and well users perceptions on ground water management and use were also collected.

To adapt or not to adapt - the dilemma between long term resource management and short term livelihoods
The chapter explores the multifaceted social, physical, cultural, policy and economic dimensions of declining groundwater by studying farmer's response to drought in three districts of Gujarat rajshekar posted 12 years 6 months ago

This chapter from the book 'The Agricultural Groundwater Revolution: opportunities a