Numerous countries have undergone decentralisation reforms in the management of natural resources. However, the policies implemented are often not applied in ways compatible with the democratic potential with which decentralisation is conceived. The paper analyses the issue of decentralisation in resource management, in Thanagazi block, Alwar District, Rajasthan.

Traditional farming knowledge on agroecosystem management promoted the low cost sustainable development in ecosystems through optimal use of natural resources. It protects and conserves ecological systems, and improving economic efficiency of the farming community. The coastal agroecosystem of Parangipettai (Portonovo) in Northeastern coastal Tamil

While about 1.80 lack rural habitations across the country have been reported with excess contamination of available drinking water, as many as 111 districts in different States and Union Territories either do not have water quality testing laboratory or upgraded the existing ones to track various kinds of contaminants.

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The scheme is irrelevant in most parts of Tamil Nadu. Farm wells are recharged by seepage from the fields; there is no necessity to construct a pit -- C Vaiyapuri

Sarpanches and panches in four districts of Ferozepur district are part of a new pilot project launched by the district administration. They are being trained in a technology that deals with pollution caused by burning of paddy straw


BHUBANESWAR: She had no formal education beyond Class V and was married off at age 12, but for her sheer leadership qualities and dedication for saving water as a natural resource and other green initiatives, she has become a role model for the youths in Bihar.

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government

Joint Forest Management in the village Barwani which comes under Timarni tehsil and Timarni development block. The village is a forest village under range Rehatgaon.

Water is an essential commodity for survival and development. But the ever-increasing human population, technological modernization, changing life patterns and erratic monsoons are likely to lead to water crisis in this millennium. In the study, indigenous water conservation systems of Himachal Pradesh have been studied.

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