Rivers, known as mother rivers in many local to regional languages, dialects and cultural idioms, are known as bedrocks of civilisation. River valley populations in the hilly gorges are thus civilisations within our larger civilisation.

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A turnaround: Maheshwara river in Kailadevi Sanctuary of Rajasthan

Masinagudi residents are apprehensive of what Mudumalai tiger reserve holds for them On July 15, inside the core of Mudumalai tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu, a group of workers waited for a jeep to take them to Masinagudi

the Maharashtra State Information Commission has slapped two top forest officials with a fine of Rs 25,000 for withholding information, sought under the Right To Information (rti) Act, for over a year. At a hearing on July 4, 2008, rti Commissioner Vilas Patil asked the officials

PALAKKAD: The grama panchayats should prepare plans for the development of watersheds in their respective areas and seek approval if they want it to be implemented under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), according to District Collector K S Sreenivas.

Each watershed area should be considered as a unit and agriculture, irrigation, animal husbandry and social forestry activities should be undertaken jointly so that productivity is increased.

They are just 220 km away from the hustle and bustle of Ahmedabad, but the 42 tribal villages of Amirgadh taluka in Gujarat

To meet the growing population demands rainwater harvesting is the need of the hour. The study area was a site in Kathacheruvu Village, Anantapur District. Past rainfall records were collected and annual rainfall was computed. Water levels in the open wells and bore wells near the site were measured at suitable intervals during pre and post monsoon season. A rain water harvesting structure i.e.

In one season, land prices in Dhangharwadi shot up from Rs 6,000-10,000 per acre (0.4 hectare) to Rs 1 lakh per acre. But people in this little village in Maharashtra

During January 2008, the author visited Alawa village (population nearly 1000) in Jhalawar District, Rajasthan to study scarcity of irrigation water. Armed with diesel engines, farmers were seen aggressively pumping water from two check dams located in the Ahu River