Groundwater storage up in parts of India, says study

Positive confirmation on the replenishment of groundwater storage at a regional scale has been reported by a research team from IIT Kharagpur in collaboration with NASA scientists. Groundwater rejuvenation in parts of India was influenced by water-policy change implementation, the research suggests. The research reported by Nature Scientific Report in August 2017 comes as a… Read More Groundwater storage up in parts of India, says study

Social exclusion in community forest management

Through the 1990s there have been attempts to reform India’s forest management that have been marked by a departure from colonial approaches and have tried to incorporate the concerns of the historically neglected forest dependent communities. Conservation, sustainable use and benefit sharing have been the focus. A shift was made away from exclusionary notion of… Read More Social exclusion in community forest management

Water to every farm? – Emulate Madhya Pradesh’s irrigation reform

IWMI Tata’s Water Policy Research Highlight (01) for 2016 by Tushaar Shah, Gourav Mishra, Pankaj Kela and Pennan Chinnasamy deals with how Madhya Pradesh focused on two low hanging fruits to multiply the state’s irrigated area quickly, at small incremental cost, delivering double-digit agricultural growth. What are those reform strategies that the rest of India… Read More Water to every farm? – Emulate Madhya Pradesh’s irrigation reform