Success Stories and Case Studies
Participatory irrigation management brings water back to communitiesPosted on 27 Aug, 2021 02:59 PM
This case study documents the experiences of Canal Repairing of Pawla MI Tank in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra. It highlights the approach strategies applied by the Development Support Centre (DSC) and the lessons learnt from field implementation.
Not all heroes wear capes, some fight amongst usPosted on 04 Jun, 2021 06:40 PM
The entire world is going through an environmental crisis which calls for a transformational change. It is time we take responsibility and work together as a community to find bold, creative and innovative solutions to restore our planet.
2020: Crammed in disasters, yet filled with hopePosted on 17 Jan, 2021 04:30 PM
The year 2020 came with numerous disasters, not just COVID-19, a pandemic that brought the planet to a standstill, but many other natural calamities. During the year, the country suffered from cyclones, extreme rainfall, floods and locust attacks.
MNREGA helps a village in Bihar become flood proofPosted on 20 Sep, 2020 07:08 AM
Harpur Bochha is a village in Vidyapatinagar block of Samastipur district of Bihar. The village, which has a population of about 11.5 thousand people and 2349 houses, remained inundated with rain and floodwater throughout the year followed by waterlogging.
Bringing springs to life: Ensuring water security for Baigas in Madhya PradeshPosted on 12 Jul, 2020 07:41 PM
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.
Be wise, water wise - Students get on a mission to combat water crisisPosted on 24 May, 2020 09:13 AM
In the past few years, India has undoubtedly developed remarkably, but not enough to eradicate all the problems it has been facing, including the shortage of water.
Collective action against CoronavirusPosted on 18 May, 2020 02:09 PM
Even as I sat down to write this the Jeevan Raths have rolled out and are serving migrants essentials - food, water and sanitary
Developing an effective participatory groundwater monitoring program at village levelPosted on 16 May, 2020 03:52 PM
The ‘Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention’ (MARVI) project is being undertaken since February 2012 with the overall aim to improve the security of irrigation water supplies and enhance livelihood opportunities for rural communities in India.
How local democracy is solving water issues in southern RajasthanPosted on 09 Sep, 2019 09:48 AM
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 processes are working towards improving rainwater harvesting and recharge of groundwater.
All work and some playPosted on 02 Aug, 2019 12:11 PM
India is, by far, the world’s largest groundwater economy. India’s annual withdrawal of fresh groundwater (253 Billion Cubic Metres in 2013) amounts to one fourth of the global total and is more than that of China and the US combined. Over 80% of water extracted is used in agriculture. The share of tubewells in net irrigated area rose from a mere 1% in 1960-61 to over 40% in 2013-14.