Success Stories and Case Studies

Notes from Swachh Madhya Pradesh campaign
Nipun Vinayak, Director, Swachh Bharat Mission, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, writes about Madhya Pradesh's progress on the ground. priyad posted 4 years 3 months ago
Sudam Khade, collector, Sehore, felicitates a woman from the community for their efforts in ending open defecation.
Community effort saves mangroves
When climate change threatens the existence of Sundarbans’ mangroves, villagers get together to plant millions of them to protect the fragile ecosystem. Usha Dewani posted 4 years 3 months ago
Mangroves of Sundarbans. (Source: Nature Environment & Wildlife Society - NEWS)
Rejuvenating traditional water system in Maharashtra
Caught between Malguzaars and the state government, the Malguzari tanks were left to die many years ago. A lone man spearheaded their revival in 2008. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 3 months ago
Janbhora Malguzari tank in Bhandara
Pipara women realise pipe dream
Pipara village in the parched Bundelkhand region stands out for its uninterrupted water supply. The village has their women to thank for it. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 4 months ago
Women fill water from one of the taps at Pipara.
Farm ponds save village from drought
Tonk Khurd’s innovative farm ponds prove that when it comes to solving water crisis, one size does not fit all. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 5 months ago
Vikram Patel near his farm pond in Chidavad.
Mangrove nurseries protect coasts and livelihoods
Mangrove plantations in coastal Odisha are not just protecting people from storms and cyclones, but also opening up new livelihood possibilities. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 6 months ago
Mangrove Nursery at Naupal ( Source: Regional Centre For Development Cooperation)
Government schemes converge at Sarda Panchayat in Sambalpur, Odisha
Thanks to the successful implementation of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) scheme, villagers began to believe in collective action and community development. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 7 months ago
View of Sarda village, Odisha
Insects aren't the enemy, pesticides are!
Understanding the life cycles of vegetarian and non-vegetarian insects is key to keeping the natural balance in crop cycles. Farmers in Haryana who have studied this phenomenon, explain. Manu Moudgil posted 4 years 8 months ago
Women farmers studying insects during a class (Source: Keet Saksharta Mission)
Water is more than a job for them
Celebrations for World Water Day 2016 in Nagaon, Assam personify passion by honouring grassroots water-workers for their thankless efforts. Usha Dewani posted 4 years 8 months ago
Contribution of water sector workers at the grassroots level goes unrecognised very often
Villagers in Puri, Odisha return to agriculture after a 32 year hiatus
Roadways construction affected the natural water drainage and blocked canals since 1980. Recent restoration works has infused life back into two villages in Madhuban Gram Panchayat. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 8 months ago
Canal restoration in Puri district (Source: Regional Centre for Development Cooperation)