Amita Bhaduri

Revival of a tribal practice for water resource development
Collective action for water resource development through Halma Amita Bhaduri posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
The tightly knit tribal society also advocates community action for solving issues (Image: AKRSP)
87% of India's districts vulnerable to droughts: IMD
47% of India’s population is vulnerable to floods, says IMD's Climate Hazards Atlas Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago
(Image: J Surya, CC-SA-4.0 International)
Budgetary provisions for drinking water supply continue to get priority
Budget for sanitation sees a decline Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago
Jal Jeevan Mission has picked up pace after two years (Image: Anita Martinz, Wikimedia Commons,  CC-A-2.0 Generic)
Women and men’s differentiated vulnerability to disasters
The latest issue of focuses on the intersectionality of women-led disaster preparedness and resilience Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months ago
Woman trying to reach home during Cyclone Aila in 2009 (Image: Anil Gulati, India Water Portal Flickr)
Invest in organic and natural farming
CSE calls for making organic and natural farming a mass movement Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 1 week ago
The agro-ecological movement has started gaining momentum (Image: India Water Portal Flickr)
Social inclusion and behaviour change key to wetlands action for people and nature
Need to pursue science-based and inclusive wetlands restoration initiatives Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 1 week ago
Ramsar Site: Kabartal Wetland (Site no. 2436) - Kabartal Wetland, also known as Kanwar Jheel, covers 2,620 hectares of the Indo-Gangetic plains in the northern Bihar State. The Site is one of 18 wetlands within an extensive floodplain complex; it floods during the monsoon season to a depth of 1.5 metres.  (Image: Credit: Wetlands International South Asia, 2015)
Budget briefs by Accountability Initiative: Highlights from key programmes
MGNREGS: Even after the inclusion of additional funds amounting to Rs. 25,000 crores via supplementary budgets, allocations were 12 per cent less than the previous year's revised estimates Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 1 week ago
A school boy from Tilonia drinks from a tap from a rainwater harvesting tank (Image: Barefoot photographers of Tilonia)
Waghadi Bachao: A call for collective rejuvenation of the river
Working together towards restoring the river’s catchment and drainage lines Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 1 week ago
River flow improved at Jarur since soil and moisture conservation measures along the catchment area were prioritised (Image: FES)
Assam: Technology used to map historical ponds of Darrang
The ponds are home to birds, reptiles and amphibians; study looks at their ecological relevance Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
Lakhimpur pond (Image: Authors)
A ready reckoner on emissions
TERI and EDF develop a detailed air emission inventory Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
Smokestacks at a power plant (Image: Flickr/ Nick Humphries)
Planning ahead: How the CRISP-M tool advances early climate action
A mobile and web-based tool that has the potential to increase communities’ resilience to climate change Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
After a successful pilot, the CRISP-M tool is planned to roll out in two districts and seven states in India (Image: CRISP-M animation)
Floodplain wetlands of the Diara region facing degradation
Ganga plays key role in regulating wetland dynamics of the region Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
Landscape-specific approaches instead of individual wetland-specific strategies if adopted, might help better interpret the wetland scenario (Image: Mapio)
National and international frameworks vital for implementing nature-based solutions
There is a lack of cohesive regional strategy for implementing nature-based solutions in Asia Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
Mangrove ecosystem (Image: Sigit Deni Sasmito/CIFOR)
India State of Forest Report 2021: Key takeaways
India’s forest and tree cover rose by 2,261 sq km in the last 2 years but there was a loss of natural dense forests Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
ISFR 2021 tracked the forest cover in tiger reserves for the first time. Kanha tiger reserve (Image: Aditya Thaokar, Wikimedia Commons)
Systems at breaking point
State of the world’s land and water resources for food and agriculture: The synthesis report 2021 Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 4 weeks ago
Sustainable agricultural practices lead to water saving, soil conservation, sustainable land management, conservation of natural resources, ecosystem and climate change benefits. (Image: Maheshwara, Pixahive)
Book review: Water conflicts and resistance
Issues and challenges in South Asia, a region where water sharing is more than a mere physical allocation of water Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months ago
Water conflicts pose a challenge to India's river water governance (Image: sarangib, Pixabay)
Soil arsenic above 14 mg/kg can cause rice to be unsafe for consumption
First meta-analysis utilizing published data from Asian paddy fields on arsenic in rice grain, soil, and irrigation water to determine the relationship between them and to derive a limit of soil arsenic using machine learning algorithms Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months ago
Soil contributes more than irrigation to rice-grain arsenic concentration (Image: Arjun Reddy, Pixabay)
India’s fossil fuel production plans not in sync with Paris agreement limits
Rapid reduction in fossil fuel production needed to meet climate targets Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months ago
In 2020, India opened up its coal mining sector to private and foreign investment (Image: TripodStories-AB, Wikimedia Commons)
Declining fertility rate and population in India
The change in fertility rate has an impact on the population-resource relationship over any region Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months 1 week ago
Rapid population growth is one of the major causes of scarcity of resources like land and water (Image: Pixabay)
Reimaging the ecosystem
Ways of conserving mangroves and preserving butterflies Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months 1 week ago
Common Indian crow butterfly (Image: Abhilash A K Abhialeena)