How local democracy is solving water issues in southern Rajasthan

"One of the reasons for opting for this approach is the relatively low cost of these community ponds - it cost a 10th of one under NREGA."

Vasai volunteers recharge ponds to raise water table

Traditional Water Ponds were used only for irrigation and for recharging groundwater.

Bhovi - traditional well diggers in Bengaluru

It is the Bhovi community that is helping dig, clean and maintain all these wells across Bengaluru.

The incentive problem behind groundwater overuse in India

Deeper wells do not just hurt the environment but can also increase the cost borne by farmers.

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