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Community efforts over a decade led to the revival of johads, traditional rainwater harvesting structures in Alwar, Rajasthan. This book shares the process of this remarkable achievement.

It is an astonishing thing to see the five rivers of Alwar in Rajasthan flowing for more than 6-8 months in a year. This is no miracle though. It is the result of a decade-long effort by Jal Jungle Andolan lead by Dr. Rajendra Singh. 

Traditional rainwater harvesting structues called Johads that are native to Rajasthan were rvived by involving communities, which led to this change. Shree Padre writes more about the effort in this book titled "Matte Roopararel Battalilla".

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A critical review of the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project, Ahmedabad, from an environmental perspective.

The Sabarmati Riverfront Development has been hailed as a project towards urban regeneration & environmental improvement, which will transform the river to a focal point of leisure and recreation.

However, this fails to look at the river system as a whole, and limits the development to an isolated stretch or ‘frontage’ for the river. The article presents the environmental aspects of this ongoing project from the point of view of the river.

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News this week: Sikkim achieves 100% sanitation; Govt has only 2 months to cover 54.4% of rural India in its drinking water scheme; Maharashtra village gets community rights over dam reservoir.

Sikkim achieves 100% sanitation

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Maharashtra village reclaim rights on submerged forest

Korku tribals in Amravathi district lost their agricultural and forest land to a dam in 2005-06; reclaim fishing and management rights over part of the reservoir under Forest Rights Act

'Rajasthan getting only 1% of its share in Yamuna water'

MP interlinks Narmada with Kshipra

The 432 crore project includes lifting water from the Narmada with pumps upto a height of 350 metres from a distance of 50 km and bringing it to the origin of Kshipra river. Project targetted to benefit 3,000 villages and 70 towns of the Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh

Contaminated water killed 13,000 in last four years

Uttar Pradesh had maximum 3,382 deaths followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, reveals data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Diarrhoea claimed most number of lives. 

Woman slaps AAP MLA over water supply issue in Delhi

River diversion project launch put off

The Yettinahole project, which Union Environment Minister Veerappa Moily was to launch, has not received clearance from the environment and forest department yet. Timely letter by NGO SANDRP puts brakes on the launch plans

Patna to have biggest sewerage project of India

Get more information on the 'International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands'.

Know more about Environmental Planning and Coordination Organization.

Download the conference brochure from below.

February 14, 2014 9:00AM - February 16, 2014 2:00PM

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NGO writes to Moily against river diversion project 

Claims that Yettinahole project in Karnataka have no environment clearance and will damage 100 hectare forest land in Western Ghats. 

Who needs farming for food?

The number of people opting for agriculture in rural areas has dipped by 11% in the last decade, says a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

SC says no to complete filling of Tehri reservoir

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