Identification of drivers of deforestation in Meghalaya
There is a need to work on the development of protocols or models, enhancement of productivity and livelihood sustainability Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
Jhum cultivation in Nokrek biosphere reserve, Meghalaya (Image: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0)
Mining affected areas and its impact on livelihoods: Meghalaya
Urgent need for a holistic policy on mining of minerals in Meghalaya Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
There is a need for management of acid mine drainage and contaminated water in mining areas (Image: Environmental Change and Security Program/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA)
Self-help is the best help
Indigenous farmers stand strong against economic slowdown Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
Farm on wheels initiative in Mawhiang village (Image: Janak Preet Singh)
Why our food systems need to be changed?
Transforming food systems after COVID-19 Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
Vegetable stand at a market in India (Image: ILRI/Mann; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Scaling up sustainable agriculture critical to improve farm incomes
Study by CEEW proposes several measures for promoting sustainable agricultural practices and systems, including restructured government support and rigorous evidence generation Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months 4 weeks ago
SRI rice field (Image: Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 4.0)
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 9 months ago
Workers apprehensive of migrating back to destination states to look for work (Image: ILO Asia-Pacific)
Skilling and engaging first mile actors to enable local water management: Context, opportunities, and engagement possibilities
Based on conversations with Dr Tushaar Shah and Mr Ved Arya Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months ago
There is an urgency to create a database of such skilled persons and engage them in future programs or on a long-term basis through different engagement models. (Image: ForWater Partners)
Climate-induced migration surges in the Indian sub-continent
Extreme weather events induced by climate change can trigger displacements Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 1 week ago
The monsoon rains flooded the plots of land beside the Yamuna river in Delhi, displacing families from their vegetable patches. (Image: Michael Foley; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Swacchagrahis: The frontline workers of India's largest sanitation program
There is a need for long term sustained engagement of the skilled workforce for water and sanitation Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 1 week ago
Swachhagrahis are the motivators for bringing about behaviour change concerning key sanitation practices in rural India. (Image: SBM)
Conservation of water commons through community fishery
The village institution collectively framed rules for the governance and management of these water commons Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
The efforts have resulted in the revival of the ponds. (Image: FES)
Drinking water access to all in Bihar: Reach, benefits and challenges
Significantly reduced the daily drudgery of women in rural areas Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
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)
COVID-19 and social protection: Impact in the agriculture sector
Lower transaction costs, minimal leakages, and immediate delivery make a strong case for direct cash transfers, says study. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
Access to credit increased farmers' expenditures on farm-related activities. (Image: Pixy.org)
Lights out to mark the Earth Hour
This year’s theme calls attention to climate change Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
Through this year’s theme, awareness is being raised about the crisis of nature loss, climate change and global warming (Image: SomeCG, Pixabay)
Water footprint of food and cooking fuel
Rice and wheat have large water footprints in rural India Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
Madhya Pradesh has the largest blue water footprint for food (334 m3/cap/year) and the blue water footprint from wheat contributes 87%. (Image: Pixabay)
Efforts towards skilling local communities in water management
Enhancing community based water resource management Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 4 weeks ago
Women are involved in the process of developing the water budget from a gender lens. (Image: Samerth)
Sheroes: A tribute to women who value water
Beating odds, women water warriors deepen their work on water Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
Rural women believe in the power of ‘water continuity’ or having sustained and intergenerational access to water resources (Image: Romit Sen)
Lessons from the Uttarakhand disaster
Experts blame it on projects in ecologically fragile zone Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
Urban lake governance and sustainability
Applying the social-ecological system framework Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
Governing and sustaining an urban lake entails improvements in its social and ecological characteristics. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Wiki
Climate change threatens water access for world’s poorest communities
Clean water plays a critical role in helping communities cope with climate change. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
 Unless communities have access to a reliable and safe source of water, their health will suffer. (Image: WaterAid)
Are solar powered irrigation systems scalable in India?
Compendium on solar-powered irrigation in India Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
 Solar power has huge potential for application in the agriculture sector, especially in the irrigation space. (Image: IWMI)
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