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June 22, 2021 Policy matters this fortnight
Yamuna flows under (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
November 13, 2019 Policy matters this week
A domestic RO water purifier
November 11, 2019 Study points to vulnerabilities faced by women in the mountains and plains of Uttarakhand, which is likely to only increase with climate change.
Ganga's riverflow at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand (Image courtesy: Ankit Singh; Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
November 6, 2019 The number of people vulnerable to floods triggered by climate change by 2050 is triple that of previous estimates, according to a new study.
Aerial view of Chennai during floods 2015 (Image: Veethika, Wikimedia Commons, CC-SA 4.0 International)
October 25, 2019 Groundwater use has doubled in Pune. Comprehensive mapping of groundwater resources and better management and governance is the need of the hour.
Groundwater, an exploited resource (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Money, migration and missing capital: The case of Uttarakhand
In times of heightened interest in migration and migrants, a lecture deals with key issues underpinning it. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 4 months ago

Uttarakhand’s rural areas are marked by massive outflux of people and it is believed that rural migration may alter the state’s political geography.

Village in Uttarakhand (Image: Paul Hamilton; Flickr Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Harnessing demographic dividend amidst the Covid-19 pandemic
India stands to lose its demographic dividend irreversibly during the pandemic if immediate steps are not taken. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 4 months ago

The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the challenges to the youth as regards employment opportunities. The policy steps taken by the government have led to a slowdown in economic activities, leading to loss of jobs and mass unemployment.

Migrant women workers continue to suffer unemployment and underemployment (Image: Pixabay)
Bhuj cattle rearers face the heat of lockdown
Glimpses into the impact of Covid-19-related policies on the lives of cattle rearers in Bhuj, Gujarat. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 4 months ago

Akbarbhai (35), a Maldhari (semi-nomadic cattle herder) is struggling to survive as the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus has hit demand of dairy products badly and led to prices crashing in Bhuj. He lives in Gandhinagari, an informal settlement in Bhuj that is home to around 30 cattle herders. His joint family of 15 members includes his two brothers and three sisters.

Image: Homes in the City
Surviving in uncertainty
Gram Vikas stepped up to ensure access to adequate food and to strengthen dignified income-earning opportunities for the most vulnerable households. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 4 months ago

Uncertainty - the pervasive feeling that all of us have been living with from the middle of March 2020. It's the same in our partner villages in Odisha and Jharkhand. Communities we work with have been facing and overcoming uncertainties all through their lives. But this time, the crisis has put unusual stress on their abilities to cope.

Image: Ajaya Behera
Covid-19 and floods: A double whammy for Assam
Assam is plagued by the annual flood menace, but this time it is battling the fury of floods amid the coronavirus pandemic. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 4 months ago

It is an annual episode that plays itself out. Assam is, once again, reeling under flood – loss of human and animal life, severe damage to agricultural crops, property, millions of people displaced from their homes, absence of flood preparedness or early warning systems, delayed relief action by the government and the silent apathy of the mainstream media.

Elected women leaders of gram panchayats: Critical roles in Covid-19 response
Women leaders of gram panchayats have ideated and executed solutions innovatively and instinctively on dealing with Covid-19 pandemic. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 5 months ago

Radha Devi, the sarpanch of Bhadsiya, Nagaur tehsil, Rajasthan dissuaded the principal of the government school from forcing girl students to fetch water for mid-day meal preparation during school hours and sent these girls back to their classrooms.

Women are emerging as effective leaders who can play constructive roles in containing the Covid-19 spread (Image: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Lockdown puts citymakers at risk
The forced exodus of the migrants who built our cities indicates how they were shortchanged on every front. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 5 months ago

Suddenly thrown out of work by a nationwide lockdown, the migrants who built our cities and our economies were forced to take the torturous walk away from the cities to their homes in rural India.

A worker at a construction site (Image: ILO/ Joydeep Mukherjee; NC-ND 3.0 IGO License)
5-star rating for garbage free-cities to Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Swachh Survekshan for urban India: Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore among the top

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore. (Source: India Water Portal)
MGNREGA gets additional Rs. 40,000 crore funds
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Additional Rs 40,000 crore allocated to MGNREGA

Rural employment scheme gets Rs 40,000 crore boost (Image source: IWP Flickr photos))
Covid-19 could push 260 million Indians into poverty: Research
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Nearly 260 million Indian could be pushed to poverty due to Covid-19: Researchers

Covid-19 could push 260 million Indians into poverty (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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