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Dugwells started losing their significance following installation of handpumps, which led to uncontrolled pumping of groundwater and problems of groundwater contamination with arsenic in Bihar

This paper published by Megh Pyne Abhiyan argues that  dug wells slowly started losing their significance following the invention and large scale marketing of hand pumps,. This has led to the transformation of the wells into dumping yards of garbage and also a place, above which houses are getting constructed. However, Megh Pyne Abhiyan, a campaign and functional network started a dug well project in rural Bihar.

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This report highlights the large number of clearances accorded to thermal power plants in the country and their implications for the environment

The Prayas Energy Group, Pune had in August 2011, released a report titled “Thermal power plants on the anvil: Implications and need for rationalisation” on the large number of thermal power plants (TPPs) being proposed in the country.

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This paper sheds light on the declining vitality of Indian soils and the resultant threat to food security in recent years and the contradictions in soil health management policies

This paper published in the Economic and Political Weekly explores the contradictions in soil health management policies and its impact on farming and food production in India in the context of the declining vitality of Indian soils and the resultant threat to food security, which has already been accepted as a critical crisis for agricultural production in India. 

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This paper highlights the various debates that have emerged in India the context of the highly controversial issue of large dams being built on the rivers of the eastern Himalayas

This paper published in the Economic and Political Weekly, highlights the various debates that have emerged in India the context of the highly controversial issue of large dams being built on the rivers of the eastern Himalayas, the recent campaigns by the people from the North East who have been resisting the construction of such megadams like the lower Subansiri hydropower project, and the response of the government to these protests.

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The paper traces the history of flood management in India, its successes and failures, the methods and structures used for flood management and suggests the way forward

This paper published in the journal Golden Research Thoughts aims at describing the different initiatives undertaken by the expert committees and Government of India in tackling the flood problem of India.

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This paper analyses the food security condition of India during the last few decades and the impact of climate change on food security of India

This paper published in the journal Advances in Asian Social Science analyses the food security condition of India during the last few decades and the impact of climate change on food security of India.

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This report aims at understanding the issues that constrained fund utilisation in the Total Sanitation Campaign, India

This report by the Centre for Governance and Budget Accountability (CGBA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), India, attempts to assess the magnitude of public spending on sanitation in India, specifically on the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), and the quality of spending with regard to the outputs and services delivered.

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This report presents the findings of an audit in the state of Uttarakhand that evaluated the Accelerated Rural Water and Sanitation programme (ARWSP)

This report published by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) presents the findings of an audit that was conducted in the state of Uttarakhand that evaluated the performance of the Accelerated Rural Water and Sanitation programme (ARWSP) implemented in the state in the time span of 2002 to 2007.

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This article argues that it is necessary to take a holistic approach while dealing with pollution of the Ganga and then undertaking steps or measures to deal with it

This article published in the Observer Research Foundation's Energy News Monitor reflects on the recently signed agreement by the Indian government with the World Bank to use a one billion dollar loan to finance the first major new effort in 20 years to clean the river Ganga.

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This paper looks at the quality and quantity of water resources in Sikkim

This paper  in the journal Current Science presents the findings of a study that aimed at taking an overview of the water resources and their management in the East and South districts of Sikkim and understand issues related to quality and quantity of water resources in the area.

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