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 If you think that the content has been added by mistake or that any content piece is outdated, factually incorrect or if you have any other concerns, please do reach out to us at contact@indiawaterportal.org and we shall do the needful.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Cities in India are marked by unequal distribution of water, lack of access, outdated infrastructure and minimal enforcement of rainwater harvesting and other means of supply.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
Springing back to life
Jal Jeevan Mission can go a long way to promote springshed management and ensure source sustainability of spring based piped water supply. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

Springs are the key source of water for rural households in Uttarakhand, yet they have seen an overall neglect over the decades with discharge from many springs declining bit by bit. The depletion of aquifers, changes in land use and ecological degradation have led to several initiatives to address springshed management in the state. We speak to Dr.

Image: Flickr Commons
We are all fools
Nature has now sent a stern message calling out our foolishness. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

Which industry has seen phenomenal growth since World War II? It is food. People have been encouraged to eat more and more as part of the general consumerist thrust to increase consumption. So, the moment people's incomes have gone up they have begun consuming more food along with other things. The economy can grow only if we consume more. This is why we also have to eat more.

On January 31st 2020, the WHO declared the COVID 19 crisis to be a public health emergency of international concern. (Image: Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation)
Covid-19 leaves women in the line of fire
While the Covid-19 pandemic has affected both men and women from the informal sector differently, gender analysis is missing from India’s Covid-19 response strategy 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 also is experiencing a crisis of another kind, that of the lockdown affecting the livelihoods of a large number of workers from the informal sector.

Covid treats women differently (Image Source: Simon Williams/ Ekta Parishad via Wikimedia Commons)
WASH in the times of COVID-19
Government of Maharashtra and UNICEF Mumbai are training frontline workers to tackle the spread of COVID-19. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

Maharashtra has the highest COVID-19 cases in the country and the government is taking a slew of measures to flatten the curve. We speak to Mr.

Students handwashing with soap (Image: World Bank, Flickr Commons; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Covid-19: Implications for watershed management
Watershed work needs to be stepped up to ensure that the lockdown does not impact the livelihoods of the rural poor. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

Over the last four decades, watershed management has emerged as one of the most decentralised, integrated, persisting, innovative and effective programs to enhance natural resources such as water, soil and the vegetative cover as well as to provide means of livelihood to marginalised sections in rural areas.

COVID-19 has adversely affected this year's watershed management work (Image: ILO South Asia-Pacific; Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Health Ministry advises states to ensure adequate water supply in rural areas
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

Centre advises states to ensure adequate water supply in rural areas during lockdown

Villagers collecting borewell water from a private farmland (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Lockdown to cause severe water stress in summers
News this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

Summer of 2020 could suffer from severe water stress due to lockdown

Women bringing water from distance sources in summers (Source: IWP Flickr photos))
Spreading awareness on COVID-19
The Tata Trusts are reaching out to 1.2 million rural households across 21 states through a twelve-day campaign to spread awareness on COVID-19. aartikelkar posted 10 months 3 weeks ago

Sharing the right information with rural communities is emerging as an important need in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The unavailability of content in local dialects and regional languages is posing a big challenge to NGOs that are working in rural areas to spread awareness.

Spreading awareness on covid crucial to tackle the pandemic (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Combating Covid-19 collectively: DHAN’s way
DHAN Foundation has been responding to the crisis, reaching out to the most vulnerable communities. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 3 weeks ago

As the Covid-19 pandemic reaches new corners of the country, the NGO community in India has been preparing itself to respond to the unexpected needs that the crisis is producing. DHAN Foundation, a professional development organisation working in several states of India with the communities has begun to develop a strategy.

Creating awareness about the pandemic as well as about the measures essential to be safe (Image: DHAN Foundation)
Guidelines to handle COVID-19 biomedical waste are out
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months 4 weeks ago

CPCB releases guidelines to handle COVID-19 biomedical waste

Biomedical waste. Image for representation only (Source: Vivien Rolfe via Flickr)