Should Rights for Rivers Be on the Agenda for the 2019 Elections?

While acknowledging that recognising the rights of rivers is necessary, would it also be sufficient to bring about the ethics of caring for them?

Reforesting the hillsides of the Himalayas

Alaap has taken on a mountain of a challenge - restoring Himalayan native forests, involving community and engaging with government

Farm ponds that dot parched Marathwada may deplete groundwater in the long run

Farm ponds can lead to privatization of water by a few, and when dug on a large scale, these schemes ignore the carrying capacity of the watershed.

For Flowing Rivers: A Prelude

The campaign has come as a lesson on the strength of combined effort: several NGO partners, grassroots groups, and the Forest Department.

Number crunching helps farmers manage water

“They realise that groundwater is a common resource, not private property, and hence requires collective action,”

Millets, The 'Nutri-Cereals' That Could Give Fillip to Mission Nutrition

Millets are being made part of the midday meal and Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in several districts of Odisha

Transitioning to Sustainable Development Goals for Water

In dryland areas, falling groundwater levels may be causing working handpumps and borewells to go dry, requiring large capital expenditure.

Chennai’s complicated relationship with its dying rivers, as chronicled by artists

“This kind of art can make people come to the river, not take it to be just a dirty river but something that you would want to come and see. "

How Borewell Restoration Is Helping Farmers Repay Their Loans

"In areas where several borewells tap the aquifer, ... we try to convince the whole community to opt for recharge."

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