who should fund the National Rainfed Area Authority (nraa)? The issue remained unresolved even after the first meeting of the authority ended in Delhi in January this year. Set up in November

Call it is one of the unknown Indian ironies. Over many years, the Indian state, through its public irrigation agencies, has systematically taken over the management of surface water systems. It has

Urban India is beginning to explode. The question is if our cities will be able to manage this growth or will they just burst at the seams? The reason I ask this is because we still don t have a clue

Cheap option to treat effluent

A recent letter from a reader has disturbed me enormously. B P Radhakrishna, president of the Geological Society of India, in response to a story in Down To Earth about how drought was affecting

organic reservoir: Spreading an ultra-thin layer of organic molecules on the surface of reservoirs could prevent millions of cubic metres of water evaporating each year, according to Flexible

In Kenya, where sixty per cent of all agriculturists are small farmers with less than 5 hectares ha of land, Peter Saku is an interesting case. A marginal farmer of Kifurusha village in Kenya s Machakos district, he grows 11 different kinds of produce o

UP government caught napping as state comes under dry spell

Traditional water harvesters recount their success stories

Barawa village, Rajsamand district, Rajasthan

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