Raigad District

Govt approves Rs 4,845 crore for Krishna-Marathwada irrigation project
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 4 months ago

Krishna-Marathwada irrigation project worth Rs 4,845 crore gets Govt nod

Krishna river near Vijayawada (Source: Bhanutpt)
Mhadei Tribunal favours Goa
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 9 months ago

Goa relieved, as tribunal restrains work on Maharashtra's Virdi dam

A dam in Maharashtra
It's cyclone Hudhud's turn to cause damage!
News this week (not verified) posted 7 years 1 month ago

Hudhud lands in Vizag at 195 kmph

Tropical cyclone of 2013 (Source: NASA WorldView)
Rare floral diversity in the Western Ghats forests
Many plants are in equal danger of becoming as extinct as some animals. Does anyone care? (not verified) posted 8 years 6 months ago

A fluttering butterfly or a dashing cheetah immediately bring vivid images to mind. Does the image of a plant stir us as much? Are we as fascinated watching a flower bloom? Probably not. Maybe that’s why there is such a large focus on endangered animals and birds and not so much on plant species that are dying out.

Let the Western Ghats be 'damned': A presentation on how dam building affects the ecology and social structure of these biodiversity spots
The western ghats are being relentlessly and systematically dammed. Officials create confusing jargon, find legal loopholes and the environmental procedure is waved off. sabitakaushal posted 8 years 9 months ago

These global biodiversity hotspots in the country, extraordinarily rich in plant and animal species, are being submerged in the name of development and growth. An overview of the dams built and proposed in this area.

Symposium & brain storming workshop on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) for food security & climate change - RAMETI, 23rd – 24th May, 2011, Khopoli, Dist. Raigad, Maharashtra
content-team posted 10 years 6 months ago

Organizer: Regional Agriculture Extention, Management & Training Institute (RAMETI)

Venue: Regional Agriculture Extention, Management & Training Institute (RAMETI) At Post. Khopoli, Khalapur, Raigad, Maharashtra

Work camp at Van Vadi, a forest-farm near Mumbai, 26th - 28th February 2011, Karjat, Maharashtra
abhishek.r posted 10 years 9 months ago

Venue: Van Vadi, Vaara, Taluka Karjat, District Raigarh, Maharashtra


The Earth Building workshop at Van Vadi in December 2010, attended by about 30, was greatly appreciated by all. Half the participants stayed on for the shram utsav (work camp) following the workshop. Over the next week, we cobbled one small store room cum changing room to half height. The work that remains: adding rafters and a clay tile roof; adding a wooden (or grill) door that can be locked and final plastering, finishing, sculpting, add-ons, etc.

Applicability of traditional wisdom in water management in Konkan region of Maharashtra - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
This paper describes some traditional water management techniques of the Konkan region of Maharashtra, with the hope that an effort will be made to revive them to ensure water supply for rural areas. rajshekar posted 10 years 9 months ago

The state government's investments in supplying potable water under the Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) scheme which envisaged a no tanker supply' end to the scheme is critiqued. The authors note that the project mainly concentrated on asset creation, neglecting operation and maintenance resulting in limited improvement in villages, with respect to water supply.