Purulia

  • Pitidri is a nondescript village that dots the rainshadow area of Purulia district in West Bengal. Droughts are common here even when the area is endowed with above average rainfall of over 1300 mm a year. Until some time ago, Urmila Mahato, a 42-year-old farmer from Pitidri had been struggling to e...
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  •  On being asked his age, Kolebor Kalindi, a resident of Karru village in Baghmundi block of Purulia, fumbles for an answer. The 20-odd neighbours and relatives surrounding him do some loud thinking, and conclude that he cannot be more than 40. Kalindi, a farm labourer with a family of seven, lo...
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  • This work that included domestic waste-water recycling, reduction in river water usage, and by close circuiting of process water.won the CII-GBC National Award (Within the Fence Category) for Excellence in Water Management in 2008.Download the presentation from below: 
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Sustainable agro-ecological farming is one way to overcome the limitations of conventional farming. Green College shows us how to do it.

Pitidri is a nondescript village that dots the rainshadow area of Purulia district in West Bengal. Droughts are common here even when the area is endowed with above average rainfall of over 1300 mm a year. Until some time ago, Urmila Mahato, a 42-year-old farmer from Pitidri had been struggling to ensure her family’s food security. Her family could barely sustain on the 18 quintals of paddy her small farm of two acres could produce in a year. Only one acre of her farm could be used for seasonal farming of vegetables due to lack of irrigation facilities.

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A website to log the RTI success stories of Purulia villagers to gain information about the workings of government agencies in matters that directly affect their daily lives

 

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This presentation describes the work of ACC Damodhar Cement Works Limited, in conserving water in its industrial processes.

This work that included domestic waste-water recycling, reduction in river water usage, and by close circuiting of process water.won the CII-GBC National Award (Within the Fence Category) for Excellence in Water Management in 2008.

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