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This paper published in the Journal of Global Health sheds light on the grave water scarcity that the country could face in the coming years and warns that this could happen in as few as twenty years as the demand for water continue to exceed the sources of supply. The paper argues that this will have a negative effect on the public health and sanitation situation in the country and urgent steps thus need to be taken to deal with this situation.

The paper informs that groundwater accounts for about 50%-80% of domestic water use and 45%-50% of the irrigation in the country.

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Megh Pyne Abhiyan, supported by Arghyam, has been working towards self-reliance and access to safe drinking water and secure sanitation, in 22 panchayats of five flood-prone districts of north Bihar. Included below are four briefing papers that describe innovative localised solutions implemented by Megh Pyne Abhiyan to deal with the problems arising out of the recurrent flood situation in the state of Bihar

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How do farmers in dry and water scarce regions of Rajasthan, practice agriculture? This article sheds light on the groundwater situation in Sirohi district of Rajasthan

This article published in the Bharatiya Vaigyanik evam Audyogik Anusandhan Patrika (BVAAP) informs that understanding the soil and water resources is the first step towards carrying out agriculture in a sustainable manner. With this aim the Central Arid Zone Research Institute in Jodhpur, carried out a survey to assess the quantity and quality of groundwater in Sirohi district of Rajasthan.

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The article argues that the recent shift in the solid waste management system is a holistic transformation and needs more attention in cities such as Delhi

The commentary in Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) begins by discussing the policy shift in solid waste management that involves the privatisation of certain aspects of the system, such as the incineration of waste, but more importantly, it represents a comprehensive and holistic transformation in which the entire system becomes integrated.

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This position paper explains WOTR’s proactive ecosystem based adaptation strategy crystallized from the ecosystem management and conservation work carried out in different states

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There are various drivers of degradation that are adversely impacting the ecosystems and in turn affecting ecosystem services.  Ironically, the growth economy and unsustainable policies are leading to erosion of the very base – biodiversity and ecosystems. 

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This article provides a review of the book "Communities, Commons and Corporations"

Published in the Economic and Political Weekly, this article sheds light on the issue of privatising the natural resources, which are commonly shared by the rural people. These resources include  forests, pasturelands, wastelands, coasts, lakes and rivers.

The state’s decision to hand over these resources in the hands of corporate for their commercial use has raised serious concern for the rural people who are solely dependent on these resources for their survival. The author lists out the following issues that have been addressed in the book:

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This report is a compilation of both, natural and human induced disasters that took place in the year 2011

Published by the National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs and being the first of its kind, the reports hopes to stimulate better collection of data and research that can identify gaps in the management of disasters and be helpful to deal with them in the future.

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This study makes an effort to understand the efficacy of public private partnership in the industrial water supply in the town of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh

This paper by Manthan Adhyayan Kendra is a case study on the role of public private partnership in industrial water supply in a industrial town of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh. The Madhya Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (MPSIDC) with the support of Dewas Industrial Association had come up with this project to solve the water scarcity problem faced by the industries located in the region.

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This report focuses on the poor sanitation situation in India and argues that non profits can play an important role by in creating innovative, impactful models for sanitation

coverDasra, a strategic philanthropy foundation in collaboration with Omidyar Network and Forbes Marshall has recently come up with a report “Squatting Rights” that highlights that recent policy de

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This article evaluates the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS’) and comments on its disappointing performance

This article in Economic and Political Weekly evaluates the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS’) according to the following four criteria:

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