Energising Bihar’s agriculture
IWMI’s novel experiment in Chakhaji village Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
Yatin Kumar, one of the early solar irrigation entrepreneurs in Chakhaji (Image: IWMI)
Decentralized water resources management
Role of village communities and rural local governments Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
A woman fetching water from the third tap in the house premises. (Image: Ajaya Kumar Behera)
India’s pandemic generation: Inching closer to ecological disasters
Battered by the impact of COVID-19 Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
Environmental crisis leading to more vulnerabilities among the marginalised communities. (Image: Pixabay)
Clean fuel choices of urban India’s poor
Insights from urban slum households across six states Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
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))
Strengthening the frontline for water security
Challenges and aspirations of community champions and how programs can address them Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 1 week ago
Kalyani Dash works with 150 households in the village directly and trains them on chemical-free farming techniques, water secure crop production, efficient water use in agriculture for a sustainable farming future as well as kitchen and nutrition gardening. (Image: FES)
Young professionals motivate people to participate in rural sanitation
Involving youth to identify appropriate WASH solutions Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 1 week ago
The Young Professionals worked closely with the District and aimed to fill the gap of the Swachchata Dooths (Image: SCOPE)
Study detects high levels of arsenic in cooked rice in Bihar
Need to remove arsenic from the food chain and not just drinking water in endemic areas Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 2 weeks ago
Median excess lifetime cancer risk of 2 per 10,000 from food arsenic exposure in Bihar. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Fluoride and nitrate - a health problem in Anantapur
High fluoride and nitrate cause dental, skeletal fluorosis and methemoglobinemia in infants and stomach cancer in adults Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 3 weeks ago
Non carcinogenic risks for adults are more prone to risk greater than those children and infants in the study area (Image: India Water Portal)
Digital tool to monitor groundwater
Women in Rajasthan use a groundwater monitoring tool to record water levels and promote water literacy Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 3 weeks ago
Women use an open source groundwater monitoring tool that enables collection of water level data of wells and its collation on a web platform for easy access by all. (Image: FES)
MARVI: Securing groundwater supplies through engaging village communities
Improving decision-making for sustainable groundwater use Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 3 weeks ago
Designing participatory processes to assist village level discovery and implementation of solutions for sustaining groundwater use and improved livelihoods (Image: MARVI)
Water: Governance challenges and suggested tools
Supply-side solutions are creating havoc for the already disadvantaged and marginalised. Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months ago
Dahanu, a green zone enjoyed special protection since 1991 (Image: nathview.blogspot.com)
Budget 2021: MGNREGA allocation insufficient
Budget inadequate to meet the work demand, says PAEG Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 1 week ago
Migrant workers are left ailing both in cities and in villages, with no recourse or security. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Budget 2021: Environmental conservation or business as usual
The budget has given environmental conservation issues a slip, say experts Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 1 week ago
There is a need to estimate the ecological footprint of all activities. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Need to revamp developmental planning in the Uttarakhand hills
The havoc points to the faultlines in the developmental planning of ecologically sensitive areas. Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 1 week ago
The glacial burst in Chamoli is nature’s way of telling the state not to play havoc with the local ecology. (Image: Down to Earth)
Jalabandhus for sustainable service delivery
Water For People develops a cadre of entrepreneurs delivering critical services for water security. Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 1 week ago
Bringing life to a dying stream
In Vidarbha, water harvesting restores a nala to a perennial stream Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 1 week ago
The communities are aware of the importance of harvesting and storing rainwater for meeting their needs, and have established several rules and norms for use of common resources. (Image: FES)
Pollution levels rising post-lockdown in cities in south India
How clean air gains of the lockdown and monsoon periods have been now lost with the reopening of the economy and with the onset of the winter. Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
Air quality management requires regional approach to implement clean air action plans, says CSE (Image: Pixy)
Multi-purpose cyclone shelters in India
A study finds if multi-purpose cyclone shelters within the neighbourhood are considered safe for cyclone evacuation. Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
The Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department  looks into the repairing of cyclone and flood shelters across Odisha (Image: Odisha TV)
Budget 2021: What does it have for the water and agriculture sector
The allocation in the water and agriculture sector is inadequate to deal with the sectoral challenges. Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
India’s water resources are getting degraded day by day, be it rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, springs or aquifers but the budget’s focus continues to be source management while neglecting the resource. (Image: PixaBay)
Economic survey 2020-21: Some highlights
The economic survey recommends integration of agriculture with nutritional outcomes Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 3 weeks ago
The Economic Survey 2021 pushes for urgent reforms in production and post production in agriculture (Image: PixaHive)
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