Pipara women realise pipe dream
Pipara village in the parched Bundelkhand region stands out for its uninterrupted water supply. The village has their women to thank for it. makarandpurohit posted 5 years 6 months ago

The cracks on the parched land of Bundelkhand are waiting for the monsoon to quench the thirst of its arid landscape. Despite the wide-spread drought here, Pipara, one of the villages in the region, stands apart as the only one that has not run completely dry. 

Women fill water from one of the taps at Pipara.
A multi-pronged approach to improve livelihoods in MP
Out-migration of residents and inefficient agricultural practices in Baldeogarh, MP have been partially resolved by an NGO's intervention, which focused on conserving water. Amita Bhaduri posted 7 years 10 months ago

A little less than 40 km away from the district headquarters of Tikamgarh in northern Madhya Pradesh lies a watershed, which is an area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place (US Environmental Protection Agency).

Farmer looks at the water conservation efforts
Invite to TARAgram Yatra 'Safe water for all and always', Development Alternatives, New Delhi & Orchha, Bundelkhand
A forum for stimulating debate, exchanging ideas, experiences and learning of professionals working in this sector. sabitakaushal posted 8 years 3 months ago

For details on this yatra, please click here.

To register for the same, click here.

The draft agenda and the background note for the same are attached below.

TARAgram Yatra 2013
Water resources in Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) and Tikamgarh districts (Madhya Pradesh)
Water demand, availability, solid waste management and sanitation data in Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) and Tikamgarh districts (Madhya Pradesh). iwpsuperadmin posted 9 years 5 months ago

Water resources information of the Bundelkhand region about water demand, availability, supply and accessibility and information on sanitation practices like toilets, personal hygiene, solid waste management, liquid waste disposal and availability of water for sanitation.

River and groundwater data for Tikamgarh district
River, rainfall and groundwater data for Tikamgarh district iwpsuperadmin posted 9 years 5 months ago

River, groundwater and surface water data for Tikamgarh district. Information about Jamni, Betwa and Dhasan river water quantity, district level domestic water requirements, water level fluctuation, and yearly rainfall data is present.

MP Government believes that thermal power plants are more important than farmers' livelihoods.
1500-1700 acres land of farmers are being purchased by a private company for thermal power station in Niwari Block of Tikam Garh, MP Dr.S.K.Singh posted 10 years 6 months ago

A company is establishing a thermal Power project in the Niwari Block of Tikam Garh. It is one of the poorest and most backward districts of the country. Another agency has been engaged to the job of mediation and preparing the local farmers. Through their communication skills they are convincing the local population to sell their land. The plant will change the overall picture of the area. Not all promises will be fulfilled. They tell that if you give your land, you will get a free world class hospital, and the best education for your children.

It will need about 1500 to 1700 acres of land in Niwari Block of Tikam Garh about 35 km from Jhansi. Land acquisition has started and should be completed in one to two years time. Farmers are being told to cooperate, or their land will be taken by force. SDM Shri RK Gohat is telling the local people that an MOU has been signed between the company and the state government, and that the district administration has nothing to do with this.

Farmers are free to sell and negotiate. The Government has not decided any rate. These are small farmers. Their number will be around 1500. Some even have half a bigha land. Two hundred acres of land has already purchased. It is good agriculture land close to Pareechhka Dam in Jhansi, UP. There is already a power station at the dam. Jhansi is in UP and Tikam Garh is in MP. Distribution of power is yet not known. Orcha, famous tourist place is in Niwari Block.

Now it is water all the way in Garhkundar–Dabar watershed of drought-prone semi-arid Bundelkhand – A paper in Current Science
This report presents the success of watershed development in Garhkundar–Dabar watershed in Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 8 months ago

 The area suffers from water scarcity, natural resource degradation, low crop productivity (1–1.5 t/ha), low rainwater use efficiency (35–45  per cent), high erosion, poor soil fertility, frequent droughts, poor irrigation facilities, heavy biotic pressure on forests, inadequate vegetation cover and frequent crop failure resulting in scarcity of food, fodder and fuel. The region has serious limitations of ground and surface-water availability and heavily depends upon perched water for drinking as well as irrigation.

Brainstorming workshop on “Integrated Domestic Water Management in the arid and semi arid regions of India”, TARAgram, Orchha, MP
Kriti Nagrath posted 11 years 8 months ago

Venue: TARAgram, Orchha Tigela, Orchha Dist. Tikamgarh – 472 246 (MP) (11 kms from Jhansi Railway station)


Development Alternatives (DA) is a research organization and it has a focus on innovation and policy outreach. DA is engaged in a research study sponsored by India Water Partnership (IWP) - “Knowledge Dialogue on Integrated Domestic Water Management-Preparation of Compendium and Status paper”. The overall objective of this study is to influence National Water Policy which governs the management of water resources in India with a view to incorporate aspects of Integrated Domestic Water Management (IDWM) in the semi arid and arid regions of India.

State of the environment report - Tikamgarh district - Madhya Pradesh (2009)
A summary of the environmental attributes and condition of the district and the human impacts on the environment. ashis posted 12 years 3 months ago

This report on the state of the environment in Tikamgarh district, prepared by Development Alternatives, provides a summary of the environmental attributes and condition of the district and the human impacts on the environment. It also provides a public record of district authority, industry and community activities and achievements in responding to pressures on the environment. The purpose of this report is to bring out an overview of the environmental scenario of the district to serve as a baseline document and assist in logical and information based decision making.

Water resources in Tikamgarh and Jhansi districts – A status report by Development Alternatives
The report is an effort to conduct rapid assessment of status of water and wastewater management and the potential to introduce integrated approach with an aim to provide “water for all, always’ Rama Mani posted 12 years 5 months ago

Some of the main findings of the status report on water resources in Tikamgarh and Jhansi districts by Development Alternatives are –