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

T he year 2006 will go down as environment's watershed year. This is not because this year we have had extraordinary success in environmental management; there was also no environmental disaster per se . This year must be remembered because the task of environmental management has come to be even more contested and even more challenged.


Andhra Pradesh is a watershed for agriculture in post independent India. For the government

10 years ago, Down To Earth reported on the state of sacred groves in India see: Down To Earth, January 31, 1994 . Patches of forest protected

Traditional water harvesters recount their success stories

Barawa village, Rajsamand district, Rajasthan

Shapar, Rajkot, Gujarat

Sahdol, Madhya Pradesh

Saipura, Rajasthan