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This book attempts to study the irrigation and flood control schemes that were taken up in the Kamla basin following independence and depicts how people have been left in a blind alley

This bilingual book written in Hindi and English appearing side-by-side titled “Bagawat par majboor Mithila ki Kamla nadi” and “Kamla: River and the people on collision course” respectively attempts to study the irrigation and flood control schemes that were taken up in the Kamla basin following independence and depicts how people have been left in a blind alley.  

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Self reliance in water, a practical manual for city and town dwellers by Indukanth Ragade, describes the what, why and how of the paths towards self-reliance in water.

Self reliance in water: A practical manual for city and town dwellers by Indukanth S. Ragade (The full book is available for download on the India Water Portal.</body></html>

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The book describes the ideas and principles that lie behind the legacy of conserving water in an environment bereft of this precious natural resource. A review by Rina Mukherjee.

Rainwater harvesting is the new buzzword for a world wracked by climate change and increasingly limited stores of fresh water. But in rain-starved Rajasthan, communities have been harvesting water for ages.

Dr Anupam Mishra’s booklet , “Kund - Etijyomoyer jaler etijyo”,  a Bengali translation of the original in Hindi, describes the ideas and principles that lie behind this legacy of conserving water in an environment bereft of this precious natural resource.

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This booklet, Lapodia-ekti drishtanto - is a Bengali translation of the original Hindi publication.

Collective community efforts can help overcome the vagaries of nature and rejuvenate pastures and farms to restore prosperity, says Dr Anupam Mishra in his booklet outlining a case study of Lapodia, a village in Rajasthan. 

The year is 2004. Lapodia is facing another rainless year, one of a cycle of six consecutive years of drought. But unlike other villages in its vicinity, it has managed to conserve its greenery. Lapodia has achieved the impossible by going back to its hoary roots, and nurturing age-old practices.

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(Query received over email from Carlton Rebeiro)

This has reference to the report about Excreta Matters would like to know from whether the said book is available for purchase and if so from where can we purchase in Mumbai.

Awaiting yours.

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This book attempts to explain the origin, principles and practices of System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

This book by AgSri , attempts to explain the origin, principles and practices of System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a technology that aims to save water and also enhance the rice yield. The main feature of the SRI method is raising raised bed nursery, transplanting young 8-10 day old seedling with a wider spacing, maintaining water to saturation level, weeding and incorporation weeds in the soil and application of organic fertilizers.

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This book titled “Aajao Pukur Aamader” is the Bengali translation of Anupam Mishra’s book in Hindi “Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab” which has been a runaway success for several years.

cover pageAnupam Mishra is an environmental activist and currently works with the Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi. The inspiring contribution dealing with the indigenous water systems of central India has been translated by Nirupama Adhikari into Bengali.

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This is the Bengali translation of Anupam Mishra’s book “Tairne wala samaj doob raha hai” written in the context of the floods in the Kosi river in Bihar in 2004.

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 The second edition of the book came out in 2008 just after the devastating Bihar floods in the year when the river thundered down from the Himalayas on its way to the sea sweeping half of Bihar.

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This handbook seeks to address the gap existing in the programmatic aspects of waste management in rural areas

This handbook by Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank seeks to address the gap existing in the programmatic aspects of waste management in rural areas. It focuses on planning, institutional, community mobilization and financial dimensions of implementing waste management program. This handbook is meant for program managers and implementers working in rural sanitation at district and sub-district levels. The key themes in rural waste management are illustrated through cartoons.

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This article presents a review of the book by Dr Dinesh Mishra that describes the origin and changing course of the river Bagmati and the recurrent problems of floods in the region

Bagmati Ki Sadgati! by Dr. Dinesh MishraBagmati Ki Sadgati! by Dr. Dinesh Mishra

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