Water Matters – Development Matters http://www.dhan.org/development-matters Monthly Development Update from DHAN Collective Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:05:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 Institution for marine resource conservation http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2010/10/institution-for-marine-resource-conservation/ Tue, 05 Oct 2010 10:41:20 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=544 Pudhupattinam Kalanjia Meenavar Sangam (KMS) is an association of 42 fishing families, involved in traditional method of fishing, in Pudhupattinam village of Ramnad district, Tamil Nadu. The association is functioning with a mission focusing on village development, fisher folk welfare and conservation of marine resources. It is a community owned pro-poor organisation lead by fisher [...]]]> Ensuring the drinking water in the project villages through fund leverage http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2010/10/ensuring-the-drinking-water-in-the-project-villages-through-fund-leverage/ Tue, 05 Oct 2010 05:55:40 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=491 Managathan village is located at southwest direction from Manamadurai and it is situated at Manamadurai to Chinnakannanur main road. The village is 15 km away from Manamadurai town. Total households of this village are 74 and the population is 366 members. The prime occupation of the people is Agriculture. Paddy, cotton is the predominating crop [...]]]> DEWATS in Tata-Dhan Academy http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2010/08/dewats-in-tata-dhan-academy/ Wed, 04 Aug 2010 07:01:57 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=350 Tata-Dhan Academy (TDA) is the only development school in India with a mission of creating development professionals to work with the poorest sections of the society. Graduates of the academy work with organizations which work directly with the community. TDA offers Post-Graduation in Development Management for those interested in becoming development professionals. The two-year diploma [...]]]> Local Management of traditional tanks–need of the hour http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2010/07/local-management-of-traditional-tanks%e2%80%93need-of-the-hour-2/ Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:03:11 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=225 Large numbers of small scale water bodies are effective tool for rain water harvesting at rural areas. There are 40,000 numbers of tanks in Tamil Nadu state as to harvest the rain water at rural areas and stabilize the agriculture during the north east monsoon rainfall as well as south west monsoon seasons. From the [...]]]> Bio sand filter for Sellur Vattara Kalanjiam http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2010/07/bio-sand-filter-for-sellur-vattara-kalanjiam/ Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:20:01 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=211 Sellur Vattara Kalanjiam is a federation of women self-help groups (SHGs) in the urban slums of Madurai city of Tamil Nadu.There are 232 women SHGs with3867 members spread over 17slums. This federation has taken up various activities for the development of their members besides microfinance activities such as health.

Sellur Vattara Kalanjiam is situated [...]]]> Water Resources Conservation through Watershed development http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2010/07/water-resources-conservation-through-watershed-development/ Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:17:21 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=209 People and their environment are interdependent.Any change that occurs in the environment directly affects the people living therein. A degraded environment results in a degraded quality of life of the people. Thus efforts to reduce poverty and improve the standard of living of people must aim at improving the environment they live in. A watershed [...]]]> Workshop on “Decentralised Wastewater Management” at Madurai Symposium http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2010/07/workshop-on-%e2%80%9cdecentralised-wastewater-management%e2%80%9d-at-madurai-symposium/ Tue, 20 Jul 2010 11:27:16 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=192 On 15 September 2009,DHAN Foundation’s Centre for Urban Water Resources (CURE) organised an awareness-building workshop on “Decentralised Wastewater Management” at Thamakkum Grounds, Madurai. The workshop was organised within the scope of the Madurai Symposium2009, which thematically focused on “Advancing development towards Millennium Development Goals(MDGs)” and was sponsored by the Bangalore-based “Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD)Society”.