Balancing the competing priorities of socioeconomic and environmental goals within water utilities poses a formidable challenge in developing nations. In the case of India's water sector, it grapples with issues such as financial deficits, limited accessibility, and substandard service quality.
In 2018, when the communities of Ghatanji Block in Yavatmal attended a workshop about the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act, the information accessed brought about a shift in their perspective, where they felt empowered to reclaim common resources that rightfully belonged to them.
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ActionAid Association, in its commitment to work with the most marginalized communities and to build community-led initiatives, hosted a two-day national conclave on June 9- 10, 2023, in Delhi.
Environmental sustainability is a globally recognised need that has grown in prominence over the last few decades. Defined as the judicious use of natural resources to support long-term ecological balance, environmental sustainability presents an array of complex challenges, particularly for a populous and rapidly developing nation like India.
Atpadi, a taluka in Sangli district of southern Maharashtra and situated in the rain-shadow of the Western Ghats, was often called as ‘the land of dushkal (droughts)’ and experienced one of its worst droughts in 2012, followed by those again in 2016 and 2019.
The dictionary definition of “execution” is the act or process of executing, carrying through something to its finish. By this yardstick, many water security efforts would be found wanting. Most programs start, but rarely finish in that it is difficult to trace the training to planning to implementation on the ground.