Nilgiris District

UN's Human Development Report calls for a shift in direction
New this fortnight Posted on 15 Sep, 2022 02:17 PM

Global Human Development Index declines for two years in a row: UN Report

India ranks 132 in latest Human Development Report (Image source: IWP Flickr albums)
Neeru and the Nilgiris
Conserving springs, small hill wetlands and their catchment in the Nilgiris. Posted on 24 Jan, 2020 11:36 AM

Locally called Neeru, water of the Nilgiris in its springs and wetlands has been the fountainhead for two main rivers systems of South India. Today, with growing anthropogenic influences, there is a water crisis in the hills that needs our attention more than ever before.

A view of the Nilgiris (Image credits: Golkul Halan)
Goa fights to protect its khazans; Coonoor cleans its river; Punjab gov scrambles to clean Kali Bein River before Gurupurab
News this week Posted on 10 Oct, 2019 11:36 AM

Goa government, farmers against MoEF for proposing re-designation of the state’s low lying lands

Aerial view of a Khazan in the Zuari river, Goa.
Water works: Keystone’s interventions in the Nilgiris
Keystone Foundation is best known for its work on issues of indigenous people in the Nilgiris. This article details its projects on water over the last two decades, from a water data perspective. Posted on 07 Apr, 2014 12:50 PM

A village of nine families bounded by a river on one side and thick forests on the other, lived here in Kilcoupe, an Irula hamlet in the Nilgiris. The women went out into the forest in search of water, a risky activity, as there was quite a large chance that they would encounter either a gaur or an elephant, sometimes even a leopard.

A stream flowing through a settlement and farms.
A peak at the future: Simulating Coonoor’s water situation
Using computer simulation, Keystone Foundation demonstrates the impact of domestic use, tourism, plantation and farming on the water situation in Coonoor in the Nilgiris. Posted on 23 Dec, 2013 03:40 PM

The Nilgiris have undergone an incredible amount of change in the last 10 years. Coonoor, an area well endowed with natural resources, is the second largest tourist destination here. However, over the last year (2012-13), the town has been reeling under a water crisis [1].

Coonoor Land Use Map
Water and livelihoods in the Nilgiris – Part II
The Nilgiris district is home to several indigenous people whose livelihood interactions with water have been shaped by the water flows themselves. The people, in turn, have shaped this landscape. Posted on 27 Sep, 2013 04:33 PM

Women of the Toda tribe Source: Google
Water and livelihoods in the Nilgiris - Part I
The state of water in the Nilgiris is closely linked to the land use in the region. Keystone Foundation, which focuses on the development of indigenous communities, analyses the current situation. Posted on 27 Sep, 2013 04:31 PM

Stream flowing through a forest in the Nilgiris
Vacancy with the Environmental Governance team, Keystone Foundation, Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu
Keystone works in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR) with indigenous communities on eco-development initiatives
Posted on 07 Jul, 2013 04:47 PM

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Introduction to the institute

Nilgiri Wildlife and Environment Association (NWEA) is looking for volunteers for Wildlife Census 2011 at Nilgiris
Posted on 14 Feb, 2011 10:08 AM

Nilgiri Wildlife and Environment Association (NWEA) is conducting a Wildlife Census for Nilgiris North, Nilgiris South and Gudalur Forest Divisions from February 25 -27. This is a count for all mammals.

Over 100 volunteers are needed for this count which is simultaneously done in  three Forest divisions with support and guidance of the Forest Department.

Training workshop on rainwater harvesting & groundwater management, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Posted on 11 Nov, 2009 09:41 AM

EverythingAboutWater Training Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting & Groundwater Management

Ooty, Hotel Sunshine Inn | November 19-20, 2009