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.

Most rivers and streams in urban India are dead or on the verge of collapse. With a very few and rare exceptions, these once-beautiful water bodied have been encroached upond, sources dried up or converted into sewage drains all over the country.

The broad objectives of Check Dams (In-stream Storage Structures) are : To provide drinking water facilities in the villages along both the sides of the river after monsoon period; Ground Water recharge; To provide incidental irrigation during late Khariff and Rabi by storing water at the end of monsoon mainly through lifting devices; Irrigation use of water flowing down drainage channels; To dive

M.J. PRABU

Planting lakhs of trees, designing hundreds of check dams, and evolving new techniques of irrigating tree saplings in dry regions are feats of an out-of-the-box thinker named Mr. Premjibhai Patel, Rajkot, Gujarat.

Mr. Patel's tree planting efforts first started from Rajkot, but soon spread to states such as Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Ecological restoration

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