Books and Book Reviews

"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. IWP2 posted 8 years 3 months ago

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. IWP2 posted 8 years 3 months ago

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. 

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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) Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 5 months ago

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. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 5 months ago

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. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 5 months ago

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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.

Handbook on scaling up solid and liquid waste management in rural areas by Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank
This handbook seeks to address the gap existing in the programmatic aspects of waste management in rural areas Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 6 months ago

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.

Understanding the floods of Bihar - Book review of "Bagmati Ki Sadgati !"
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 Sach T posted 8 years 6 months ago

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Privatisation of water services in New Delhi : Myth and reality - Report by Water Privatisation - Commercialization Resistance Committee
This booklet argues that are attempts being made in India to privatise and commodify water, which is a retreat from our constitutional and economic duty and from our own human obligations Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 6 months ago

Residents of Delhi have been protesting against privatisation of water atleast since 2005.

Tank irrigation in Karnataka: A historical survey
Tank irrigation in Karnataka, authored by GS Dikshit, GR Kuppuswamy, SK Mohan, and first published in 1993, provides a historical overview of this ancient method of water management. chicu posted 8 years 11 months ago

The book covers entire eras from the ancient to the current period. It also gives information about the structural, financial and institutional aspects of tank construction and management.

The full book is available for download on the India Water Portal. Please right-click on the cover page image of the book, and select 'Save link as', to download the full book.

Right-click this image, and select 'Save link as', to download the full book - Tank irrigation in Karnataka - A historical survey

Mangrove wetlands of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa - Atlas by MSSRF
These state-wise atlases on mangrove wetlands were prepared by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) under the India-Canada Environment Facility supported project entitled “Coastal Wetlands: Mangrove Conservation and Management”. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 years 6 months ago

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