Next phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to focus on water treatment
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban: Next phase to focus on water treatment and toilet waste disposal

Next phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to focus on water treatment (Image source: India Water Portal)
Maharashtra and Telangana oppose interlinking plan
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 11 months ago

Strong opposition to interlinking of Gujarat and Maharashtra rivers

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh
Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India:UN
News this week: Groundwater depletion makes Gujarat a water-starved state, says UN; Surat units all set to use recycled water; SANDRP urges Maharashtra CM to withdraw irrigation projects. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 9 months ago

Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India: UN

Water scarcity in Gujarat (Source: WebGovernments)
Gujarat farmers protest proposed nuclear park
News this week - Gujarat farmers oppose nuclear plant, drought hits Bihar and an eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi in Surat. ravleen posted 8 years 3 months ago

Gujarat farmers oppose Mithivirdi nuclear plant

Nuclear power or people's power Source: Wikipedia
Countrywide ban on sand mining
News this week - National Green Tribunal bans sand mining, Ukai dam authorities save Surat from floods and the Central Government decides to release water data. ravleen posted 8 years 5 months ago

Countrywide ban on sand mining

Sand mining on the Pennar river bed
Traditional diversion-based phad irrigation systems help mitigate risk of crop failure in the drought-prone farmer suicide belt of Vidarbha, Maharashtra
Communities have across diverse ecological and sociopolitical contexts devised myriad ways over time to harvest and manage water in order to sustain their lives and practise agriculture. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 years ago

Many of these systems (1) continue to function and are often more sustainable, cost-effective and successfully managed by local institutions. Phads are one such community-based and managed diversion irrigation management system (2) prevailing in the north-western part of Maharashtra and date back to the early 16th century as per historical accounts. The system is prevalent in the Tapi basin on rivers the Panjhra, Mosam and Aram in Dhule and Nashik districts (3).

Phads or diversion-based irrigation systems, are being revived and promoted in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra by Dilasa, a Yavatmal-based voluntary development organisation (Video courtesy: Dilasa)

Two ancient irrigation systems of India - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
This paper presents two different types of irrigation systems used in ancient India. Both are based on the overflow system of irrigation. rajshekar posted 10 years 11 months ago

The Phad system of irrigation, is found in Maharashtra over the rivers Panzara, Girna and Burai, which are tributaries of Tapi.

Basin maps of Tapti river showing basin indicators, landcover classes and biodiversity information and indicators
World Resources Institute presents basin maps of Tapti river showing basin indicators, landcover classes and biodiversity information and indicators Rama Mani posted 12 years 8 months ago

Basic Indicators of Tapi Basin

Basin indicators map of Tapti river basin

Compilation of data for Cauvery basin for river basin planning along with maps of major river basins of India
River basin planning allows observation of all relevant parameters in a basin in an integrated manner rajshekar posted 12 years 8 months ago

Water flows without regard to political and administrative boundaries. Water planning with respect to rivers should therefore be done for the river basin (or sub-basin) as a whole. River basin planning also has to look in an integrated way at all the relevant parameters like urban and rural populations, water usage patterns, water pollution, wastewater flows.

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