SHILLONG: The State Government is targeting to complete the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for tackling the flood problem faced by localities close to the Wahumkhrah River within March.

“We want the DPR to be ready by March as it will allow the State Government to approach the Centre for allocation of funds for the flood management programme,” State Water Resources Minister AL Hek told reporters on Wednesday. While informing that the Government is intending to construct checks dams right from Umkaliar River upto Mawlai Bridge, Hek said that they are also planning to construct proper drains on the small streams which lead to Wahumkhrah.

This report is about sustainable land management, the development of water buffers and the business case underneath it. It is part of the discussion on the green economy: investment in natural resource management makes business sense. This also applies for investment in land, water and vegetative cover.

Independent India’s first hill city has jeopardised the ecology of the Sahyadri Hills. Its developer and political patrons bent rules and circumvented environmental law while building it. Resultant landslides could endanger the city. Read this special report published in DownTo Earth. 

Villages in Jharkhand could go dry by March. The state is facing acute water crisis because of two consecutive drought years.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It is a clear case of attempt to bypass the law.

Profit through fish sale to go to village forest committees

THENI: For the first time, large quantum of rainwater stored in various check dams constructed by the Forest Department on Varushanadu hills has been utilised effectively for enhancing livelihood activities of tribals living in remote and inaccessible villages on the hills.

The Forest Department with the help of Department of Fisher

Between Parthibanur regulator and Big Tank

RAMANATHAPURAM: The Lower Vaigai Basin Division, Public Works Department, Water Resources Organisation, has submitted a proposal to the State Government to construct 3 check dams across the Vaigai between Parthibanur regulator and Big Tank in Ramanathapuram and rehabilitation of 146 system tanks in order to prevent water draining into the sea during ra

Aizawl, Oct 7: Cracks have developed on the earth

Small scale watershed development is a viable way to improve degraded ecosystems, create diverse livelihood opportunities for rural people and build stable ecosystems. Aseema trust demonstrated this on a small area of 14 acres in the tribal villages of Maharshtra.

Involving local communities in identifying local solutions is the best way to address local water problems. Experience of MITTRA is one such example which depicts communities taking charge of developing water sources and managing them well too.

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