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Water wise: The journey from bonded labourers to water warriors

By: Shehfar
Impoverished tribals (bonded labour) living in Bundelkhand (one of the most drought-prone and backward area of Northern India) show how barren and deserted land can be revived and made into a fertile land by simply working unitedly.


Bundelkhand's dalit women join hands to drought-proof their villages

96 women-led pani panchayats take over water resource management


KRC Training programme for PHED, PRI’s, WSSO and BDO officials of Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS), has nominated the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) as a National Key Resource Centre to undertake capacity building programmes, research, and awareness creation in context to clean water supply and sanitation.

Many a slip


Can India meet the 2012 deadline to provide safe drinking water to all rural homes?

PHED Case Studies – Ratlam, M.P.

Basindra Village, Ratlam District, Madhya Pradesh, is watered by the perennial Jhamand River. The river flows about 100 ft below the village and was once its only source of water. The 2-3 handpumps installed here in the 1970’s by the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) used to run dry in the summer. When the river would shrink in the summer, people would dig holes in the riverbed to procure water for their daily needs.

An oasis in Dewas: case study of Mahukheda

“Mahukheda ki ghati, mare raand, jeevit mati” goes a local saying here.
It implies “in the valley of Mahukheda, the women die and the men prosper”.

The water business

Water has become a new pet subject for Indian industry. Not because it is concerned with the depleting water resources or its own contributions to growing pollution. Because it sees a new and lucrative business opportunity. With support from the World Bank, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and other associations are competing with each other to establish their role in the water business.

Water Frames

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