The government NGO friction at Lava ka Baas has opened a Pandora s box water ownership, archaic laws and hopeful communities that want to hold on to the assets they have created

Along with Tarun Bharat Sangh ( tbs)

June 4, 2001: The Rajasthan irrigation department gives a notice to Tarun Bharat Sangh ( tbs ) calling the johad built by the Lava ka Baas villagers is unsafe. It directs tbs to see that

Water laws in India are archaic and anti-

All attempts by cse coordinator Indira Khurana to meet Rajasthan irrigation minister Kamla Beniwal went in vain. The minister refused to give an appointment. Khurana was directed to speak to the

The Rajasthan government believes that it has a right over every raindrop and makes a move to demolish a water harvesting structure set up by local people to meet their water requirements

For the rural poor – who depend above all the land for their survival – a central development challenge is to sustain a base of natural capital that can support a robust local economy. In India, government mismanagement of forests, grazing lands, and water resources has often alienated rural people and exacerbated resource degradation.

People of the Arwari basin in Alwar, take proactive measures to battle drought

The Arvari Sansad, or Arvari Parliament, is a shining example of community ownership and management of natural resources. After reviving the rivulet with assistance from the voluntary

the people of Bhaonta-Kolyala village of Alwar district of Rajasthan have constructed a stone checkdam, reinforc