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  • Bringing springs to life Ensuring water security for Baigas in Madhya Pradesh

    July 30, 2020 2:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Nested amongst the Satprura hills lies Kapoti, a village in the Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh. This region is known as Baiga Chak and is inhabited by Baigas, a vulnerable tribal group. Following a simple lifestyle, Baigas have been a... View Article

  • Dharavi: From a dreaded hotspot to a model to be emulated

    July 16, 2020 1:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    When the first positive case of Covid-19 was reported from Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, known for its narrow lanes and compact housing, a sense of panic gripped the nation. And the fear and panic were not unreasonable given the extraordinary... View Article

  • Pollution in Ganga Understanding culture and climate justice

    June 29, 2020 6:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Climate change affects societies mainly through water – its availability, quality and quantity. Water pollution adds fuel to the fire to the effect of climate change and needs to be addressed immediately. Optimal use of water and improving the quality... View Article

  • Impact of climate change on river basins in India

    June 20, 2020 11:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    India has many reasons to be concerned about climate change. Its large population depends upon climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture and forestry for its livelihood. By the mid-century, annual average river runoff and water availability are projected to increase by... View Article

  • Will access to piped water ensure safe water in India?

    May 30, 2020 9:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    While Covid-19 has brought forth the need for better access to water for WASH practices to the forefront, how India plans to bring water at the doorstep through the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) continues to be a challenge. This is... View Article

  • A climate change wake-up call

    March 14, 2020 4:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    A new McKinsey Global Institute report, ‘Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts’, suggests that many assumptions about the potential damage climate risk could cause need to be revisited. The report finds that climate change is already having... View Article

  • Nilogon for fluoride removal from groundwater

    January 23, 2020 11:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Groundwater contamination has emerged as an alarming issue in India and a recent UN report reveals that India ranks 120th among the 122 countries in terms of water quality index. As high as 70 percent of the water supply in... View Article

  • Holistic approach needed to clean the ganga

    December 24, 2019 3:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The National Mission for Cleaning Ganga was set up in 2014 and the Namami Gange programme was launched the year after, with a budget outlay of Rs. 20,000 crore. The implementation of the flagship programme was followed by the framing... View Article

  • How local democracy is solving water issues in southern Rajasthan

    December 12, 2019 11:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    While most parts of the country are facing a water crisis, here’s a case from the arid state of Rajasthan, where decentralized initiatives are solving water issues. Dungarpur in southern Rajasthan has exemplified how community participation with local level planning... View Article

  • How Delhi’s air pollution emergency links back to water

    November 18, 2019 11:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    The link between water and Delhi’s air pollution crisis A study, “Tradeoffs Between Groundwater Conservation and Air Pollution From Agricultural Fires in Northwest India,” published in Nature Sustainability, reveals how water-use policies require farmers to transplant rice later in the... View Article

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