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Hello,

The Aya Nagar pond in New Delhi has already become a dumping ground. Please guide me on what to do and how to take action against an illegal road being constructed along the pond boundary.

Thanks

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Darbhanga's many ponds which are centuries-old, are disappearing thanks to land sharks. While local groups are working to protect them, they aren't getting the required help from the authorities.

The vast plain in Mithilanchal (now a part of Bihar) wore a festive look despite the early hour. People had been gathering since the wee hours of the morning. Children wore their festive best while women, flowers in their hair and anticipation in their eyes. The air was redolent with the fragrance of the ceremonial fire and the aroma of roasting gram and fried sweets. Nearby, a magnificent horse bedecked with flowers pawed the ground impatiently.

It was the middle of the 12th century and celebrations were in full swing as Raja Gang Singh Dev was sponsoring a talaab.

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Kikruma in Nagaland has its own system of water harvesting. Watch a farmer explain this unique method called Zabo, which helps manage water while nurturing the soil and optimizing agriculture.

Located at an altitude of 1270 metres , Kikruma, a quaint village nestled in a rainshadowed area of Phek district of Nagaland is a wonder. Centuries ago, the village evolved a self-organizing system to take care of its water, forest and farm management. ‘Zabo’, which means 'impounding water', is an ingenious method of catching rainwater from running off the mountains.

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Massive landslides occur in Nepal and Pune's Malin village

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Centre identifies 115 wetlands for conservation and management

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Garbage dumping in lakes has upped nitrate levels and also caused a decline in groundwater quality. While urbanisation is the main cause, civic agencies failure and citizens apathy are also to blame.

"Growing garbage menace ups nitrate content in lakes", said a recent headline in the Deccan Herald that highlighted a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on illegal dumping sites situated near water bodies in Bangalore.

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A self-organising sewage management system where fish and vegetables are grown, the wetlands earlier known as the Salt Lakes, teach how to live creatively with nature.

The East Calcutta Wetlands are an unappealing mixture of poverty, sunshine and wastewater. The people here have patiently and wisely transformed this ecosystem into an oportunity for food, employment and purified water- for free!

How did this happen and what can we learn from it? A book titled 'Ecology and Traditional Wetland Practice: Lessons from Wastewater Utilisation in the East Calcutta Wetlands', by Dhrubajyoti Ghosh, attempts to answer these very questions.

The book is divided into the following chapters:

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Dip in enrollment of female students due to poor sanitation in schools

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Three Awards will be given in the following categories:

a) The Ramsar Convention Award for Wetland Wise Use
b) The Ramsar Convention Award for Wetland Innovation
c) The Ramsar Convention Award for Young Wetland Champions

July 15, 2014 12:00AM

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