The long standing people wildlife dispute in Sariska Tiger Reserve is closer to a resolution

It was a unique ceremony for a unique award given to a unique rural community of India. In what is perhaps the first ceremony of its kind, President K R Narayanan flew to Hamirpura, a village in Alwar district, to felicitate the village of Bhaonta Kolyala

... for reviving the Arvari river, for showing that a healthy ecology and good water management mean prosperity, for proving that drought is a myth

In Guraiya village , it's women empowerment all the way

Although Bhaonta Kolyala village walked away with the Down To Earth Joseph C John Award, the judges came across several such communities worthy of praise. The Guraiya Watershed Community in Madhya Pradesh, Krushak Charcha Mandal in Maharashtra and AJCB Br

A caste ridden society transforms the depleted forests into a green haven

Besides the communities who have done exemplary work in the field of environment, several individuals are making a difference in the lives of many people in various parts of India. Some of them, who were brought to Down To Earth's notice during the proces

A rural organisation breathes life into the listless people of Melaghar village

A small water harvesting structure can produce amazing economic crossover effects. The same may not be true for large canals

This paper presents four case studies from India in which rainwater harvesting has lead to both ecorestoration and poverty alleviation.

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