JJM coverage low in rural households of several large states: Parliamentary panel
News this fortnight Posted on 06 Apr, 2022 03:38 PM

Several large states have low coverage of JJM in rural households: Panel expresses displeasure

Drinking water provision in rural school and hygiene (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Too close for comfort
A river threatens a village by eroding the mud, inching closer to the houses and hampering the villagers’ lives and livelihoods. Posted on 07 Jan, 2018 11:38 AM

Ashok Kumar Dolai can hardly control his tears whenever he sees the river flowing near his house and a narrow red earth road snaking beside it. 

Villagers use boats to cross the river. (Photo courtesy: Gurvinder Singh)
Their land lost to a dam, 2,000 farmers take to fishing -- in cages
The rush for caged fish culture of one variety has created a glut in the market, crashing prices. How will the farmer-fishermen cope? Posted on 25 Mar, 2014 08:28 PM

The Chandil dam reservoir is located 30 kms from Jamshedpur on the Subernarekha river in Jharkhand. While this dam is a 'tourist hotspot', its construction has resulted in the displacement of more than 20,000 families from 116 surrounding villages. “We lost our farmlands because of the project and now, to support our families, we have to take any job available", says Narayan Gope. 

Modular cages used for cage culture in Chandil
India moves up on the Global Hunger Index
News this week: India moves up on the Global Hunger Index, Churu on its way to total sanitation and Phailin affected areas face drinking water stress. Posted on 21 Oct, 2013 04:56 PM

India moves up two notches on the Global Hunger Index

Child malnutrition Source: The Indian Express
Floods in Assam affect one lakh people - Dhemaji worst hit
Floods in Assam, bio-toilets in Konkan railway stations and damage of hydropower project in Uttarakhand are highlights of this week's news. Posted on 08 Jul, 2013 11:31 AM

 Flood fury hits Assam


The flooded plains of Brahamputra
Central Ground Water Board's hydrogeological survey of West Bengal
A map of West Bengal from the CGWB showing groundwater yield prospects Posted on 12 Aug, 2009 01:26 PM

Courtesy: CGWB

West Bengal at a glance

River basins and river basin organisations in South Asia
The research study will help in providing the basis for planning for future strategic interventions in the river basins mentioned in the study, and to encourage similar exercises in other regions Posted on 22 Jul, 2009 03:12 PM

As part of the research study, River Basins and River Basin Organisations in South Asia, done by the Society for Participatory Development Hyderabad, CapNet South Asia (Read More) and Gomukh Environmental Trust for Sustainable Development Pune (Click Here), data about individual river basins has been collected for the river basins in South Asia.