Event update: State level consultation on planning NRM works under MGNREGA

The Mission Water Conservation (MWC) framework, launched by the MoRD, GoI has been accorded special focus under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for systematic development of land and harnessing of rainwater through the use of ‘watershed principles’. The MWC guidelines also make it mandatory to spend 65 per cent of total MGNREGA expenditure… Read More Event update: State level consultation on planning NRM works under MGNREGA

Environmental benefits accrued by MGNREGA

A recent study in SPWD’s project location in south Rajasthan looks at the environmental benefits accrued by MGNREGA works. MGNREGA, one of the world’s largest acts for employment generation also facilitates generation of sustainable assets for the environment. SPWD’s work in the study area focuses on the environment benefits of MGNREGA and was initiated to… Read More Environmental benefits accrued by MGNREGA

Climate perceptions of rural communities in south Rajasthan

A recent study in SPWD’s project location in south Rajasthan looks at the impact of climate variability on agriculture production, food security and livestock. Smallholder farmers here face a gamut of agricultural production risks, which has got further accentuated because of climate uncertainties that present new risks and vulnerabilities. The study ‘Climate perceptions of households… Read More Climate perceptions of rural communities in south Rajasthan