How local democracy is solving water issues in southern Rajasthan

"One of the reasons for opting for this approach is the relatively low cost of these community ponds - it cost a 10th of one under NREGA."

Vasai volunteers recharge ponds to raise water table

Traditional Water Ponds were used only for irrigation and for recharging groundwater.

Collectivisation of Water

Farmers in Chellapur of Kurnool district have shared their groundwater with their fellow villagers through a groundwater grid

A People’s Manifesto for the Western Himalayas Mountain region, April 2019

outlines a region-specific strategy for inclusive, ecologically sound development that takes into account the fragility of the landscape.

Bhovi - traditional well diggers in Bengaluru

It is the Bhovi community that is helping dig, clean and maintain all these wells across Bengaluru.

It’s time to tax groundwater use

For the country’s food security and for alleviating poverty, Water Conservation Fee is definitely the much-awaited reform.

A pond, a community and a forest fair - The story of Mesar Van Kautik

Food festivals, trail running and mini-marathons, yoga camps, story-telling sessions and bird-watching walks lead up to Mesar Van Kautik.

Water ATMs may help in bridging safe water gap

The water ATM is a dispensation system for water treated at community purification plants; it can be operated automatic ally, or manually.

Shepherd from Karnataka builds 14 ponds on barren hill, turns his village green

"Wherever I take up 5-6 ft of digging, there will be water which will not dry up … even during summers.”

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