Bageshwar: Heavy rainfall followed by landslide wreaked havoc in Bageshwar. Several parked vehicles were buried under rubble near Saryu river on Tuesday. Following heavy rainfall of 277 mm in Kapkot tehsil
Renewable energy for rural livelihoods in MNRE-UNDP-FRG project villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand: a report
The Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihoods (RERL) project tries to demonstrate the use of renewable sources of energy in reducing poverty through improved quality of life and increased livelihood opportunities in remote, non-electrified villages of India that are not likely to get electricity from the grid.
Tank: local land race of wheat for protection of wheat field against monkey raids an indigenous technical knowledge
A classical, indigenous, technical knowledge associated with local land race of wheat,
Crumbling schools in earthquake-prone Himalayas The afternoon of May 12 will haunt memories of parents of school going children of Sichuan Province in China for years. Thousands of children perished under the collapsed buildings of their schools as an earthquake measuring more than 7.9 on the Richter scale jolted the province. Photographs of the collapsed school buildings bear ample testimony
A study conducted in 45 villages in the central Himalayas assesses the current status of van panchayats, an old institution of decentralised forest governance. It finds that locals are indifferent to the administrative jurisdiction of the forest in the course of their resource extraction activities. There is no quantitative evidence that they are exercising restraint while accessing and using locally governed forests. Collective rule violation appears to be common. May 3-9, 2008
If soil quarrying is a threat in the <i>terai</i>, mining poses huge hazards in the hills of Kumaon. Soapstone or talc and magnesite quarries have been taking over commons for over two decades, depriving local people of large tracts of the forestland, pasture, watersheds and farming land.<br>