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Madhya Pradesh’s recurring droughts: Measuring, responding and reducing the vulnerabilities
Drought vulnerability in agriculture has been recognised as a key development issue in the state. Anonymous (not verified) posted 3 days 13 hours ago
Rugged, rocky terrain of Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh (Image: Shweta Prajapati)
Sustainable mobility amid COVID-19 pandemic
There is a need to address the wider challenge of development pattern and infrastructure provision to deal with the issue of sustainable mobility.
Amita Bhaduri posted 4 days 1 hour ago
Though during the COVID-19 lockdown, people’s interest for non-motorised transport has witnessed a rise, the lack of infrastructure such as separate cycle tracks etc. among other reasons is likely to adversely affect this. (Image: Needpix)
Reviving traditional tanks to control floods in Chennai
A study finds that desilting and reviving traditional tanks in Chennai can greatly help in mitigating the impacts of frequent floods in the city. aartikelkar posted 4 days 8 hours ago
A small tank near Thalambedu in Kanchipuram (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Patterns of social exclusion in watershed development in India
How have watershed development projects fared in India? Have they helped in better distribution of benefits among the poor and marginalised? aartikelkar posted 1 week 1 day ago
Watershed development: Towards equitable outcomes (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Helping nature take its course: Composting!
While urban areas are being engulfed by a sea of garbage, the need of the hour is to think about recycling waste that we generate at the source, so as to avoid sending it to the landfills. aartikelkar posted 1 week 1 day ago
From waste to value: The miracle of composting (Image Source: India Water Portal) at h
Increasing water security for the urban underserved
A pilot study with Composite Water Vulnerability Index tool designed for ranking of slums shows that 30% households are Beyond the Pipe (BtP). Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 1 day ago
Piramal Sarvajal and Center for Water and Sanitation launch the  Composite Water Vulnerability Index Tool (Image: Piramal Sarvajal)
Illegal river bed mining continues unabated in north India
Need effective sand mining governance and law enforcement to address the plundering of the rich river ecosystem. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 3 days ago
Law enforcement is missing on the ground causing immense environmental damage to the river ecosystem (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Administrative reforms towards Atmanirbhar Bharat
Accountable and efficient governance should reach the last mile. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 3 days ago