लघु जलविद्युत परियोजनाओं को स्वच्छ ऊर्जा का स्रोत माना जाता है। लेकिन, भारतीय वैज्ञानिकों के एक ताजा अध्ययन से पता चला है कि इन परियोजनाओं के कारण पारिस्थितिक तंत्र और जैव विविधता को लगातार नुकसान हो रहा है। वाइल्ड लाइफ कन्जर्वेशन सोसायटी ऑफ इंडिया के वैज्ञानिकों द्वारा पश्चिमी घाट में किए गए इस अध्ययन में… Read More जैव विविधता को नुकसान पहुंचा रही हैं लघु जलविद्युत परियोजनाएं
A paper by Srijit Mishra probes into alternative methods of agriculture that would require less credit while also addressing other concerns on the agricultural crisis as also the agrarian crisis. Zero budget natural farming is discussed in particular. “It has been a matter of concern that the smallholders (includes marginal and small farmers) who have… Read More Is zero budget natural farming an answer to the farm crisis?
An impact assessment of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana –National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) program indicates had most impact on women’s empowerment, access to microfinance, increase in livestock production and high cost debt reduction, while lesser impact on augmentation of natural resources, increase in agricultural production and infrastructure development. The DAY-NRLM program was launched in June,… Read More Women empowered, but augmentation of natural resources limited
The Mahila Kisan Shashaktikaran Pariyojna (MKSP), a sub-component of the Government of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission, began in Jharkhand in 2014. Under the management of the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS), in a consortium partnership approach the Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD) and Asian Institute for Sustainable Development (AISD) are implementing… Read More Empowering Jharkhand’s female farmers
Pushpa Bela Minz used to be stuck at her home most of the time, in part because of her village in Simdega’s largely stagnant agricultural economy. This has all changed since the MKSP began in 2014. She and fellow villager Udit Tirkey were selected to be their village’s community resource persons (CRPs), as a result… Read More Women taking centre field in farming
The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. Now in its twentieth year, the biennial report is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The tenth EPI report ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across 10 issue categories covering… Read More 2018 Environmental Performance Index: India falls to the bottom tier
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