Usharmukti project: A confluence of institutions for rejuvenating rivers
The efforts of the villagers in planning, executing, and monitoring the watershed plans are being facilitated by three institutions.
In Gorakhpur, Citizens Use Nature to Prevent Floods
Better agricultural productivity and livelihoods meant that farmers would not feel pressured to sell their land to developers.
The Dafaalis of Pithoragarh: a young tribe of nature-loving wanderers
By volunteering with the Harela Society, Pithoragarh youth have found different ways to make the conservation of nature a part of their daily lives.
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."
Collectivisation of Water
Farmers in Chellapur of Kurnool district have shared their groundwater with their fellow villagers through a groundwater grid
This Family Did Not Send Their Children to School, but Taught Them by Creating a Forest
They built check-dams in the watershed, dug percolation-pits and mulched heavily to prevent soil erosion and to conserve water.
Kutch’s Wagad or Kala cotton: Back from the (almost) dead
Desi cotton could replace a majority of the area that is currently under American cotton, in light of climate change-related weather vagaries...
India’s deepening water crisis: How villages had water before govt took over
When every village captures all the run-off resulting from the rain falling over its entire land can every village have enough water.
Making dam water reach the farmer
"We pushed large dams, not irrigation. But this has to change.”