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Water Conservation

Capturing the monsoons

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2012
Drops for the economy

Angioplasty of streams

Author(s): Ashwin Aghor
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2012

Subverting a basic human right

Author(s): Shiney Varghese
Issue Date: Apr 15, 2012
The new draft National Water Policy circulated by the Union Ministry of Water Resources to water experts suggests that the government is poised to withdraw from its responsibility of water service delivery, and that multinational corporations and financial institutions might have too big a say in water allocation and policy.

Letters - March 15, 2012

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2012
Puranas as sci-fi

A million opportunities lost

Issue Date: Dec 15, 2011
This is the little known big story of India’s nationwide rural employment programme. In the past five years the programme has sought to create tanks, ponds, wells and revive traditional water conservation structures at a scale and pace not witnessed before in the country. Millions of people in the countryside seeking jobs under the programme embarked on building or reviving 3.4 million water conservation structures, according to the Union rural development ministry. This is unprecedented given that before 2005, all the public wage schemes together created just about two million structures in six decades.

Andhra's groundwater crisis & a trail of suicides

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2010
MAHABUBNAGAR A  Shekhar, 25, committed suicide a year ago. A resident of Burgupalle village in Andhra Pradesh’s Mahabub - nagar district, he had bought half a hectare (ha) for growing paddy.

Hiware Bazar - A village with 54 millionaires

Author(s): Neha Sakhuja
Issue Date: Jan 31, 2008

Saga of two villages

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2007
Sukhomajri, a village in Haryana's Panchkula district, became a model of self-reliant development in the 1980s. Its journey from the depths of poverty to a level of prosperity that made it the first Indian village to pay income tax has been a source of inspiration the world over. What lay behind this incredible story was its success in managing its ecological wealth by creating a powerful and united village institution the Hill Resource Management Society (hrms).

How green is your building?

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2007

Water budget

Author(s): S V SURESH BABU
Issue Date: Feb 28, 2006
The Union budget of 2005-06 had given the impression that the United Progressive Alliance (upa) government had a plan to promote water conservation and management. With the 2006-07 budget round the corner, now is a good time to look at how serious was upa's water plan.
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