Coronavirus

A content bank on coronavirus

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is seeing overwhelming response from grassroots organisations, donors, multilateral agencies. As a part of its humanitarian response, Arghyam reached out to several organisations working on the ground to understand their most urgent needs and we realised that along with relief material the one thing that was glaringly absent was the right information to disseminate in appropriate regional languages/ dialects. 

 

A rapid assessment and conversations with other organisations led us to a rich set of material already created by other organisations.  The Content Bank is a collation of context-relevant COVID-19 resources produced by several organizations in more than 20 Indian languages. Scroll down below the table for help on how to use it.

 

 

This content bank is also available in Hindi

 

 

Using this table:

  1.  Select a preferred language by clicking on filter, “Add Filter”
  2. Pick “Language” and pick a language for the available list
  3. (Click on filter button for the pop up box to disappear)
  4. You can add another filter along with it or replace the existing filter
  5. You can also use group by and sort similarly 

 

We sincerely thank all the organizations that have contributed content to the Content Bank. The source for each content has been provided - please ensure that they get credit when using the content. As indicated earlier, we are merely collating the content. If you have any feedback or comments on the content please write to us at contact@indiawaterportal.org and we will try and ensure these are shared with the content creators as well. 

While we have tried to take adequate care to collate the content, we do not vouch for the content and the responsibility and ownership of the content lies with the Organisation which created it. So please ensure providing credit to the Organisation when using the content. If you think that the content has been added by mistake or that any content piece is outdated, factually incorrect or if you have any other concerns, please do reach out to us at contact@indiawaterportal.org and we shall do the needful.

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Featured Articles
December 29, 2020 Water resources in most Indian cities are overworked and overused, and not adequately replenished.
Cities in India are marked by unequal distribution of water, lack of access, outdated infrastructure and minimal enforcement of rainwater harvesting and other means of supply. (Image: Anish Roy, Pixabay)
December 28, 2020 The pandemic has exacerbated the issues of exclusion and vulnerability of sanitation workers.
Despite the risks and the dire conditions of their work, sanitation workers continued to do their job (Image: C S Sharada Prasad, India Water Portal)
December 26, 2020 What are the lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic on effective waste and resource management?
The management of waste is vital to minimize long-term risks to human and environmental health. (Image: Pasi Mäenpää, Pixabay)
May 18, 2020 More than fifty organisations in Maharashtra have come together to tackle the coronavirus pandemic with a special focus on WASH, shelter, migration and social sector recovery
PC: The Jeevan Rath Collaborative
IMD revises the onset and withdrawal dates for monsoon
News this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months ago

IMD revises monsoon calendar for the country

Image used for representational purposes only (Image Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Self sufficiency in the times of Covid-19
Utthan promotes self-sufficient food production areas with internal dependencies, as the pandemic causes disruptions from food to fork. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago

Reshamben, Manguben and Naseemben, strong women leaders of Vanita Shakti Mahila Sangathan and Ekta Mahila Sangathan, have always argued that government ration shops under the public distribution system should purchase all essential foodgrains from the local area, to the extent possible.

A ‘people to people’ social solidarity enterprise in the times of Covid-19 (Image: Utthan)
Relief with dignity to the vulnerable, in the times of Covid
Samerth Charitable Trust is responding to the needs of vulnerable communities from remote locations of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh in these difficult times with empathy and compassion aartikelkar posted 10 months 1 week ago

While the COVID-19 pandemic is putting humanity through its most testing times, there are stories of hope, resilience, and unwavering human spirit. We have seen volunteers from the general public, NGOs and other community-based organisations, governments, philanthropies and private entities coming together in unprecedented ways.

Local police support in the distribution of relief kits (Image Source: Samerth Trust)
Covid-19: The road back home
A rapid study highlights the plight of homebound migrant workers of Mirzapur and Prayagraj districts of Uttar Pradesh after Lockdown 1.0 Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 1 week ago

Raj Kumar, 32, a daily wager employed at a factory in Delhi had barely a thousand rupees in his wallet when he readied to rush back to his village in Halia block of Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. On a normal April afternoon, he took the highway that leads to his district hearing about the 21-day lockdown.

Millions of migrants rushed to return to their villages amid the lockdown (Image: Pixabay/balouriarajesh. Pixabay licence)
Covid-19: Oxfam India responding with relief in 14 states
Oxfam India along with its partners is striving to broaden its humanitarian relief response to fight coronavirus. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 1 week ago

In the last one week of starting its humanitarian relief response to fight coronavirus, Oxfam India along with its partners have provided dry ration to around 40,000 poor people, cooked meals served to nearly 40,000 migrant labourers, distributed 2660 safety kits to frontline workers and reached 4.5 million people through awareness initiatives in India.

Oxfam India is concerned about the impact Covid-19 could have on the most vulnerable communities (Image: Oxfam India)
Covid-19 and water security in India: Magnifying inequities in an unequal world
The "heal as one" narrative is a false one as the poorest are the most vulnerable to the disease. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 1 week ago

 

In the absence of piped water access, poor households will find it exceedingly difficult to practice regular handwashing (Image: UNICEF, Flickr Commons)
Providing safe drinking water, in difficult times!
How does Piramal Sarvajal plan to deal with the water crisis in the country? aartikelkar posted 10 months 1 week ago

Piramal Sarvajal, seeded by the Piramal Foundation in 2008, is a mission driven social enterprise which designs and deploys innovative solutions for creating affordable access to safe drinking water in underserved areas.

Safe drinking water, in difficult times (Image Source: PIramal Sarvajal)
Covid-19: Survey on hand washing
Take up this survey on hand washing being conducted by Sigma Foundation, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Swati Bansal posted 10 months 1 week ago

A hand washing survey is being conducted by SIGMA Foundation, a not for profit society, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The objective is to know about handwashing practices being followed across different sections of the society in India.

Kids washing hands in a school. Image for representation only. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
COVID-19 Series: Strategic Approaches for Funders
Join the series of webinars by CDP to gain a better perspective on the role of philanthropy in COVID-19 response and recovery. Swati Bansal posted 10 months 1 week ago

With COVID-19 there seem to be more questions than answers, particularly for funders who want to respond effectively and efficiently.

Vulnerable, in the time of Covid-19!
Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune has designed a Covid-19 response programme for vulnerable communities. aartikelkar posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc worldwide and India continues to be in the line of fire. While cases continue to rise, India is also experiencing a crisis of another kind, that of the lockdown affecting the livelihoods of a large number of workers from the informal sector.

Meeting the basic needs of vulnerable communities during Covid-19 (Image Source: SOPPECOM)