JAIPUR: Magsaysay Award winner Rajendra Singh, better known as Waterman, will launch a campaign to


Numerous countries have undergone decentralisation reforms in the management of natural resources. However, the policies implemented are often not applied in ways compatible with the democratic potential with which decentralisation is conceived. The paper analyses the issue of decentralisation in resource management, in Thanagazi block, Alwar District, Rajasthan.

Feasibility Study For System, DPRs For 2 Lines Ordered

New Delhi: The alarm bells are ringing right below our feet. Delhi and portions of Rajasthan falling in the National Capital Region (NCR) extract almost double the amount of groundwater recharged every year. The situation is equally bad in NCR parts of Haryana, particularly Gurgaon and Faridabad, which largely depend on groundwater.

Orans are a source of food fodder, water and fuel to the livestock communities living in the foothills of Aravallis. Local communities, with the support of KRAPAVIS, an NGO continue to uphold the beneficial practice of preserving Orans.

In India, small water reservoirs in the desert area are a part of a complex inter-linking natural resource management system. Traditional methods of water harvesting were employed by the local communities led by TBS to rejuvenate a local river, recharge the ground water and re-green a village. In Alwar district, 8600 small water harvesting talabs in 1086 villages have been built since 1985.

Our journey of rural uplift started on October 2, 1985, when along with three others, I went to live in a village in Alwar, Rajasthan. I had quit my job as a national service volunteer at Jaipur. It was then that we realised that the real need of people was water. The people in this region had a symbiotic relationship with their natural resources and a rich tradition of rainwater harvesting.

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JAIPUR: Leopards made merry in the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan when the tigers were away over the past few years. The absence of the big cat from the once prestigious Project Tiger sanctuary in Alwar district after their total disappearance in 2004-05 apparently led to the increase of the spotted tribe in place of the striped ones in recent times.