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April 20, 2021 75% of the surveyed workers did not have any source of income post lockdowns, 45% reported difficulty due to food shortages and 31% had no access to healthcare
Workers apprehensive of migrating back to destination states to look for work (Image: ILO Asia-Pacific)
April 6, 2021 Significantly reduced the daily drudgery of women in rural areas
The water requirement for the scheme is being fulfilled through borings, submersible pumps, and distribution pipelines implemented by the Department of Panchayati Raj, Government of Bihar. (Image: Sehgal Foundation)
March 23, 2021 Enhancing community based water resource management
Women are involved in the process of developing the water budget from a gender lens. (Image: Samerth)
March 22, 2021 The recent 'Water governance standard and certification system' developed by WOTR can greatly help villages to develop good governance practices and manage their water needs equitably and sustainably.
Long queues waiting for tankers are common in different parts of Maharashtra during water scarcity (Image Source: WOTR)
March 17, 2021 Insights from urban slum households across six states
PMUY should expand its reach to urban slum households, given that there are still households without LPG connections. (Image: Adam Cohn, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
December 7, 2020 The new farm related bills will spell doom for women workers who form the bulk of small and marginal sections of Indian agriculture, warns Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch (MAKAAM).
Farm women, overworked and underpaid (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Promoting women's leadership in water management
Bhilwara woman recognised for her exemplary work in water governance and community engagement. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week ago

Women Water Champions is an initiative by National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti, the Government of India, UNDP India and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to underscore the critical role

Sarjubai's journey of working at the grassroots in improving access to water commons (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Dealing with droughts
There are many reasons why we see more droughts in India these days. Here is all the information that you need to know droughts better. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 1 week ago

Droughts are one of the most feared natural calamities in India impacting food production, the economy as well as the morale of millions of farmers in a cou

India will see more droughts in the future. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Support migrant workers through an inclusive recovery process: Rozgaar survey report
75% of the surveyed workers did not have any source of income post lockdowns, 45% reported difficulty due to food shortages and 31% had no access to healthcare Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months 1 week ago

A recent study on the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers in India indicates that almost 75% of the surveyed workers did not have any source of income after the lockdown and almost 45% reported difficulty due to food shortages.

Workers apprehensive of migrating back to destination states to look for work (Image: ILO Asia-Pacific)
The first mile goes a long way
Rural youth are a valuable asset. Bringing them on as frontline cadres in the water and agriculture sectors can strengthen rural development. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

One silver lining to a brutal 2020 was that it brought long overdue recognition to India’s frontline workers. Throughout the pandemic, we witnessed ASHA workers reaching out to make families aware of safety measures and village-based professionals conducting surveys to identify the needs of the most vulnerable.

Agriculture and rural farms in India (Image Source: Rajarshi Mitra Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/61732052@N02/94217 via Wikimedia Commons)42217
Drinking water access to all in Bihar: Reach, benefits and challenges
Significantly reduced the daily drudgery of women in rural areas Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

The problem of drinking water in India is becoming more acute by the day, as one can see people queuing up at wells, water tankers, and common water points during summers in mos

The water requirement for the scheme is being fulfilled through borings, submersible pumps, and distribution pipelines implemented by the Department of Panchayati Raj, Government of Bihar. (Image: Sehgal Foundation)
Efforts towards skilling local communities in water management
Enhancing community based water resource management Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months ago

Samerth has been working since 2000 on providing safe water to the marginalised communities in the remote areas of Rapar and Bhachau blocks of Kutch district in Gujarat.

Women are involved in the process of developing the water budget from a gender lens. (Image: Samerth)
Water governance standard and certification system – An answer to the water problems of agrarian India
The recent 'Water governance standard and certification system' developed by WOTR can greatly help villages to develop good governance practices and manage their water needs equitably and sustainably. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 4 months 1 week ago

Water, belongs to everyone, managed by no one

While watching a film on WOTR’s Water Stewardship efforts, “Paani Kaarbhari – Water  Stewards”, that won the Ministry of Jal Shakti's ‘Water Heroes: Share Your Stories’ contest1, we came across the wise words of a village woman who says “Water does not belong to one person, it belongs to everyone”.

Long queues waiting for tankers are common in different parts of Maharashtra during water scarcity (Image Source: WOTR)
Clean fuel choices of urban India’s poor
Insights from urban slum households across six states Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 1 week ago

With increased urbanisation, India is experiencing acute air pollution in its urban centres.

PMUY should expand its reach to urban slum households, given that there are still households without LPG connections. (Image: Adam Cohn, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
The unsung women fishers of Wular lake
Fisherwomen’s experiences and perspectives about their livelihoods based on the Wular lake. Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

Nestled in the north Kashmir region is Wular lake, India’s largest freshwater lake or wetland.

The survival of many fisher households living nearby is entirely dependent on Wular lake. (Image: Manju Rawat)
Not in the interest of women farmers!
The new farm related bills will spell doom for women workers who form the bulk of small and marginal sections of Indian agriculture, warns Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch (MAKAAM). Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 7 months 3 weeks ago

Three farm-related Bills were recently passed in the Parliament by the BJP led government at the Center, which have subsequently received presidential assent.

Farm women, overworked and underpaid (Image Source: India Water Portal)