A People’s Manifesto for the Western Himalayas Mountain region, April 2019
outlines a region-specific strategy for inclusive, ecologically sound development that takes into account the fragility of the landscape.
Bhovi - traditional well diggers in Bengaluru
It is the Bhovi community that is helping dig, clean and maintain all these wells across Bengaluru.
It’s time to tax groundwater use
For the country’s food security and for alleviating poverty, Water Conservation Fee is definitely the much-awaited reform.
A pond, a community and a forest fair - The story of Mesar Van Kautik
Food festivals, trail running and mini-marathons, yoga camps, story-telling sessions and bird-watching walks lead up to Mesar Van Kautik.
Water ATMs may help in bridging safe water gap
The water ATM is a dispensation system for water treated at community purification plants; it can be operated automatic ally, or manually.
Shepherd from Karnataka builds 14 ponds on barren hill, turns his village green
"Wherever I take up 5-6 ft of digging, there will be water which will not dry up … even during summers.”
3D Modelling for Participatory Water Management
Participants started discussing amongst themselves landscape features in their villages and demarcated forest, roads, wells, etc.
Green Toilet in my backyard
Ecosan (short for ecological sanitation) toilets are improved versions of old dry toilets that do not demand water for flushing
Environmental & Economic Sustainability, Social Harmony and Social Transmutation : an example towards Self-rule/Swaraj
On an average, around one hundred people worked daily for around one and a half years to dig the canal through the mountain.