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Enhancing livelihoods and ecosystems – role of small water bodies in India

1.0. Introduction

In rural India, tanks/ponds have been playing very vital role in socio, cultural, economic and environment development. Tanks & Ponds are the common property of Indian villages and support the livelihoods of the marginalized community in rural, urban, coastal and tribal areas of India. These small scale water bodies generate substantial income to […]

Livelihood shift from marine fishing to agriculture

“The disaster in the year 2004 brought sorrows and opportunities for development in my life” says Mr. V. Ramachandran, aged 38, living along with his wife Ms. R.Kala and two childrens in Gounder Street of Naluvedapathy village (South) in Thalainairu block of Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu. Both of his children are under going school education. […]

Ecosystem based watershed development for environment sustainability

Watershed development and management

Watershed is defined as a geo-hydrological entity or an area, which drains at a common point on the drainage system. It is bounded by the ridgeline, which starts from and closes at the same common draining point duly encircling the watershed area. The area of the micro watersheds ranges from […]

Electoral Democracy in India

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is a constitutional body vested with the responsibilities of superintendence,direction and control of conduct of elections. It consists of a Chief Election Commissioner and two election commissioners. The ECs and the CEC are appointed by the President on the advice of the Council of Ministers. They are accorded the […]

Partnership to Provide Water

The centuries old tanks and ponds are the only sources of fresh water for drinking, domestic utility and irrigation in the tsunami affected coastal districts. In the absence of regular maintenance and community management, most of these water bodies are in a deteriorated condition. The livelihoods of millions of farming communities are shattered due to […]

Importance of linking microfinance with livelihood promotion for tribal development

Microfinance has emerged as a major intervention aimed at poverty reduction.Access to financial services-savings, credit, insurance,money transfer-is one element of human development.Microfinance as a developmental concept provides such access to the so far unserved strata of the population-those who earn low incomes, own few assets and are constrained in voicing out their interests. As per […]