Books and Book Reviews

Conservation across landscapes: A study of the various mechanisms of biodiversity conservation in India
With the increasing threats to our landscapes, biodiversity management can no longer afford to be part of a polarized 'yes or no' argument. Instead,it is vital to seek out and implement a bouquet of negotiated approaches. The diversity of India's landscapes as well as conservation approaches make it a valuable learning tool. This report presents some of these approaches Posted on 28 Dec, 2012 02:38 PM

Chapter 1: Background

Biodiversity conservation has normally followed one of two approaches-

Solid and liquid waste management - Proceedings of the Kerala Environment Congress organised at Thiruvananthapuram, 24th to 26th June 2010
This document includes the proceedings of the Kerala Environment Congress organised at Thiruvanathapuram that included twenty three presentations that focused on the issue of solid and liquid waste management Posted on 24 Dec, 2012 04:06 PM

This document published by the Centre for Environment and Development (CED) includes the proceedings of the Kerala Environment Congress 2010  jointly organised by the Centre for Environment and Development (CED), Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Fo

River Bagmati: Bounties become a curse – A book by Dinesh Kumar Mishra
This book by Dinesh Kumar Mishra provides a compilation of all information related to the river Bagmati Posted on 14 Oct, 2012 05:20 PM

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River and people on collision course
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 Posted on 05 Oct, 2012 05:11 PM

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.  

Self reliance in water: A book by Indukanth Ragade
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. Posted on 21 Sep, 2012 03:39 AM

"Kund - Etijyomoyer jaler etijyo" - Bengali translation of Anupam Mishra’s book by Nirupama Adhikari, about the kunds of Rajasthan
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. Posted on 19 Sep, 2012 03:20 PM

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.

"Lapodia - Ekti drishtanto" - Bengali translation of Anupam Mishra's booklet by Nirupama Adhikary, about the successful efforts of Lapodia village in Jaipur, Rajasthan in harvesting rainwater
This booklet, Lapodia-ekti drishtanto - is a Bengali translation of the original Hindi publication. Posted on 19 Sep, 2012 02:57 PM

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. 

Lapodia - Ekti drishtanto"
Transforming rice production with SRI (System of Rice Intensification) knowledge and practice: Reducing agriculture foot print and ensuring food security: A book by T M Thiyagarajan and Biksham Gujja
This book attempts to explain the origin, principles and practices of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Posted on 01 Aug, 2012 03:56 PM

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.

"Aajao Pukur Aamader" by Nirupama Adhikari - Bengali translation of Anupam Mishra’s book “Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab”
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. Posted on 21 Jul, 2012 09:49 PM

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.

"Taral Darpane Samajer Mukh" by Joya Mitra – Bengali translation of Anupam Mishra's booklet "Tairne Wala Samaj Doob Raha Hai" on floods in Bihar
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. Posted on 21 Jul, 2012 04:19 PM

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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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