In pre-colonial times, India’s forestlands were mostly under the use of the local communities. Forest policies led to centralisation in colonial times with forestland being subject to commercial over-exploitation for revenue generation purposes. This, in turn, led to land alienation of forest dwellers and an overall increase in deforestation.
Kanhar, 1976; Polavaram 1941. These are just two of the several dam projects that were proposed decades ago but are yet to see the light of day.
Delhites to bear the brunt of Yamuna pollution
If Babasaheb Ambedkar had been alive today -- April 14, 2015 -- he would have been 125 years old. In the predominantly tribal and dalit district of Sonbhadra, it was natural that Gambhira Prasad, President of the Kanhar Bandh Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti (KBVSS), decided to mark the day.
Nearly 88% irrigation projects lying unused in Maharashtra
Activists say that the villagers were informed late for the public hearing of the Ken-Betwa river link
Phailin increases Andhra groundwater levels
Invitation to regional conference of All India Union Of Forest Working People, Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradeshposted 8 years 2 months ago
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Water conservation and harvesting by industry - A case study of Hindalco Industries Limited - Renukootposted 12 years ago
The work taken up includes lift irrigation projects, construction of small check dams, rainwater harvesting, promotion of horticulture and timber plantation, promotion of composting and cattle vaccination.
Hindalco Industries, Renukoot, Uttar Pradesh, undertakes watershed management project (2007) that aims to benefit farmers of 30 villagesposted 12 years 6 months ago
This presentation describes Hindalco's Renukoot operations, which included a watershed management project aimed at benefiting farmers of 30 villages in this hilly area where around 65% of the population lives below the poverty line.