The water sector remains male dominated at different scales, from engineers and technocrats responsible for designing irrigation systems, to upper caste and upper class men who decide on the location of canals, borewells, tanks, and other water systems at the grassroots level.
Every year, thousands of villages in Maharashtra get affected by droughts. Experts say that the reasons for recurrent droughts include a lack of policy framework, technical knowledge and community participation as well as poor implementation of government programmes.
As I get down from the auto that I hired for the day to take me from my hotel in Wardha to Mahatma Gandhi's ashram where he spent the last days of his life, I wasn't quite prepared for what lay ahead of me and the feelings that would hit me from then on.
October 3 – Making our way into the ground, we saw an all-night effort of the workers on site. The venue was prepped-up, workers were busy putting finishing touches – wiping the chairs of excess water, laying carpets on the ground, hanging fluorescent balloons in bunches on poles, near stalls and game pens.
September 30th - The skies poured out the day we were to leave for Nagpur. The morning shower felt like a blessing. Thankful, but sceptical of the weather, our biggest concern was whether the rains would follow us. In Nagpur, the moment we stepped out the heat hit us. Clear skies welcomed us and for that we were grateful.
The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - My Yatra Your Yatra Our Yatra - Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister, Rural Development inaugurates the event from Bapu’s Wardhaposted 9 years 1 month ago
5 Oct 2012, Helipad Ground, Wardha, Maharashtra.
The Nirmal Bharat Yatra - Stop 1 -"We don’t talk about it at all !" The taboo of menstruation in rural Maharashtra, a major deterrent in achieving menstrual hygieneposted 9 years 1 month ago
Priyanka, 13 and a chirpy adolescent girl studying in a government school in a village called ‘Rohini Gaun’ 25 kms from Wardha in Maharashtra blushes and says, "We don’t talk about it at all!".
India Water Portal is an open, inclusive website that shares knowledge and resources on water, sanitation, agriculture, the environment, climate change, ecology and related themes and issues in India. The Portal is managed and coordinated by Arghyam, a non profit organisation that works in water and sanitation in India.
India Water Portal is partnering with a host of other NGOs for The Great WASH Yatra, a traveling carnival with WASH (WAter, Sanitation & Hygiene) themed rides, games and performances that will travel from Bihar to Gujarat from October 2nd to November 19th 2012. Along the way the Yatra will journey to 8 locations in 5 states, culminating in a closing event in on World Toilet Day on November 19th 2012.
Complete information on groundwater quality and depth of water availability in all talukas of Wardha district. soil type, hydrologeology and issues related to groundwater is also discussed.