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  • Water and Sanitation Perspective series from Water Aid India, disseminates issues and experiences in India's water and sanitation sector. It is an outcome of WaterAid India's programme and policy work. It analyses the root causes for such a scarcity of water during the five year drought in Bundelkha...
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  • Here is a slightly long and complex paper but the sum and substance of it seems to be that Solar Disinfection (SODIS) combined with Nimbu pani is excellent to reduce e-coli count and inactivate it substantially. Nimbu paani also serves as an indicator that the water has been SODISED.Eklavya was wond...
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  • Attached is an interesting document from Prof. Prithvi Kandhal about using porous asphalt in parking lots so that rainwater seeps through it and recharges groundwater.Dr. Kandhal has published many papers and has significant credentials in his areas of expertise. He resides in Jaipur after 35 years ...
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It is a study on benifits of drip irrigation. The study covers the data on irrigation potential created and utilised. The study focuses on Maharashtra and includes information on total area under drip irrigation and flood irrigation. It also discusses each regions irrigation potential of Maharashtra. Crop wise sharing of irrigation system is also given. It highlights the aspects of water saving through drip irrigation.

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It is a study on Impact of micro watershed development projects in India. It covers four projects in Amreli (Gujarat), four projects of Rajanandgaon (Chattisgadh) and four project from Dehradun (Uttaranchal). It covers information on the village infrastructure and agriculture of the region.

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This document contain data related to various cities on groundwater status and conservation. Also include information ecnomic impact on agriculture with the increase in rain water harvesting and water conservation. It is a compilation of 18 technical papers presented in National Groundwater Congress on 3 main themes.

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This study assesses the efficiency of urban water supply system in select 27 Indian cities. It applies data envelopment analysis (DEA) as an analytical tool for measuring technical efficiency. Cities are categorised into two groups (e.g. Municipal Corporations and Government, and Municipal Corporations and parastatals) according to the management structures of their water utilities. It analyses each utility on various parameters with comparative analysis on deviation and scale. It is a useful tool for assessing the mangaing authority of the water services.

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It is an assessment of 88 industrial clusters in India on Land, Water and Air pollution status. It has classified industries in various types thus rated them for pollution levels.

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Paper evaluates and analyses the India water supply situation in 2025 and 2050 if Business-as-usual (BAU) is considered. It has projected the demand from various water demand drivers which will cause increased demand for water in future.

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Contains number of habitations per state that fall into Fully covered and Partially covered category.

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Survey of school sanitation in seven blocks of Mysore district. The survey analysis aimed at exploring the availability and usage of infrastructure in schools regarding water and sanitation. Further, it also tried to explore the personal hygiene practices prevalent among school children, most importantly the handwashing habit.

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This report is an analytical anthology of all major research studies done on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA)

This report by Ministry of Rural Development is an analytical anthology of all major research studies done on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA) that were published in various academic journals or came out as stand-alone reports. The report begins with a brief introduction to MGNREGA, its mandate and objectives, salient features and performance followed by seven chapters and a bibliography.

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This working paper illustrates examples from the field and focuses on some of the key lessons learnt, while implementing the rural sanitation programs

The deplorable condition of sanitation facilities in developing countries, has been gaining enormous attention in the recent times. It is no longer a “forgotten issue”.Though measure and several initiatives have been taken by national governments and international agencies to address this problem, yet a lot has to be done and learned about dealing with it.

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