Drought conditions and management strategies in India - Country Report prepared for the Regional Workshop for Asia-Pacific as part of the UN-Water Initiative on “Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies” organized from 6-9th May 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Concerned over the declining water table in Punjab, the Central Government has decided to expand the scope of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme to the entire state.

Tripura has kept its top position for the fifth consecutive year for offering 66 person–days so far in the current fiscal in executing the central government’s flagship rural jobs scheme MGNREGS, a

PES: A give and take initiative of the department of forest and park services (DoFPS) could save natural resources, and even help reduce poverty in rural areas, if it gains momentum.

The state environment department has submitted a proposal to mitigate the possible development impact on 123 villages classified as Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESAs) as per the Kasturirangan-l

Under attack for its poor record in protecting the environment, the Meghalaya Government has proposed to launch a “Green Campaign” to focus on the use of the State’s natural resources that includes

The paper captures some ground realities that small-holder producers face in selected pockets of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. This paper presents an approach to climate-resilient agriculture that will help increase the response capacity of farmers and the resilience of the respective ecosystem.

Watershed development, an ecosystem-based approach for development of rain-fed regions in India, is gaining traction and political support, but how is it contributing to poverty reduction, food security, and climate change adaptation?

The Department of Land Resources, Government of India in collaboration with World Bank have undertaken a National Watershed Development Project called Neeranchal which proposes to positively influence the Integrated Watershed Management Programme with technical and financial support.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $23.5 million grant from the Strategic Climate Fund for a project that will ensure water supply to about 45,000 households.