The water quality information systems are being developed to manage the water quality from a point or nonpoint source of pollution. The project on

Over 1.7 million acres of land in Andhra Pradesh are now farmed under Non Pesticidal Management. Almost all the important crops in Andra Pradesh grow in these villages. Villagers are developing, with institutional mechanisms of their own, as service providers and cooperatives, showing that NPM is economically sustainable and well accepted by farmers.

Provision of adequate infrastructure is a prerequisite for sustained growth of economy and inherent to such growth is the need to ensure cost-effective movement of people and goods. An efficient road infrastructure is therefore an essential requirement. Over the successive five year plans, investment in road infrastructure has been increasing progressively in the state.

The liquidity crisis and associated recession currently gripping the global economy have far reaching consequences for the economies of all developing countries, in particular those with a higher degree of integration with the global economy. India is not an exception to this general trend.

The 61st round of NSS shows that there is a turn around in employment growth in rural India after a phase of

The major objectives of this policy are to: adopt integrated and multi-sectoral approach for planning, development and management of water resources; consider micro watersheds as the basic unit for the conservation and optimal utilization of water resources for achieving resources sustainability; integrate the problems and prospects of water resource systems by considering river basin as the basic unit; emphasize the importance of comprehensive watershed conservation and management plan, water quality management plan, long-term sub-basin and river basin operation and monitoring plan and state

This paper by Centre for Development Studies examines empirically within sustainable development framework the dynamics of coverage in rural drinking water supply of 180 demand-driven schemes from Malappuram, predominantly a coastal district of Kerala State.

The Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Policy for Kerala puts forth the concept of 'knowledge commons' and 'commons licence' for traditional knowledge. The policy says that all traditional knowledge, including traditional medicine, must belong to the domain of "knowledge commons" and not to public domain. The system should be introduced through legal arrangements. While community or family custodians will have rights to knowledge that belonged to them, the rest of the traditional knowledge will belong to Kerala State.

Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project (KSUDP) has been launched in Kerala with the assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) covering 5 major cities in Kerala namely Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Kozhikode & Thrissur. The 5 cities have been grouped into two packages, namely Package-1

This document provides a framework within which simultaneously conservation and development activities can be achieved with a view to maximize the quality of life for every one in the levels in the State, optimizing the ecological load on the natural systems as well as building up the State