"The real things are happening in the villages"

Source: CSE Survey, 1998 Survey sample size: 335 readers, 237 environmentalist

Source: CSE Survey, 1998

This paper presents four case studies from India in which rainwater harvesting has lead to both ecorestoration and poverty alleviation.

Governments and the masses have very rarely worked together successfully in modern India. In Madhya Pradesh, chief minister Digvijay Singh has managed to do that. The state government's watershed management programme in the district of Jhabua has m

NAME Mangilal Rawat
AGE 45
CASTE Bhil
FATHER'S NAME Sur Singh
VILLAGE Ojhad
BLOCK Sondwa
DISTRICT Jhabua

• Some 22 per cent of the districts land area was brought under the Rajiv Gandhi Watershed Development Mission (RGWDM) by April 199& 374 villages have got involved In developing 249

SMITA GHATE was assistant collector in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar District from January 1997 to January 1998. She was transferred for taking a proactive stand on the participation of women in rural development programmes. She was also actively involved in the

A new grafting technique for ziziphus (known as her} has been introduced by the Mithawan Watershed Management Project in Pakistan. Ziziphus is abundantly found in south Asia. Its products include

The benefits of a watershed develqpment programme in Anantapur fail to trickle down to poor farmers

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