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Decoding Corruption At Next Level

July 11, 2012

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We observe a number of cases and movements towards corruption flourishing in government agencies and corporations, as we are struggling and dealing with them for over 50+ years in India. It’s good that they are now knocked around. At next level our awakened citizens should also be concerned about the corruption flourishing in a number […]

Science Policy Disconnect In The Mountains

July 11, 2012

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It has been learned that in the Himalayan region there is a disconnected between science, policy and decision making. The region lacks coordinated and comprehensive research about the scale and extent of worsening changes, whereas the library of any such research on various aspects, wherever available, remains a great deal academic, while policy implementations on […]

Reassuring Guarantee For The People Of India

March 9, 2012

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The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (MNREGA 2005) enacted by the Government of India in 34 Indian States and Union Territories aimed at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing 100 days of wage-employment annually to an adult member of a rural household to do unskilled manual work. […]

Monitoring Challenges: In Water and Sanitation Sector

February 21, 2012

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We are facing a number of monitoring challenges in drinking water supply and rural sanitation in India. This generally is hampering the overall pace of water sanitation infrastructure development to achieve the targets in access to safe water and availability of sustainable sanitation. In this article I will discuss the developmental processes and monitoring systems […]

Mountain Perspective and India’s Water Policy

February 20, 2012

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In this article suggestions have been given to the government of India in context to its draft National Water Policy 2012 towards water resource planning, development and management in the Mountains of India. This policy document talks about national level water related issues like; legal, usage, climate change adaptation, availability, management, pricing, infrastructure, planning, R […]

Poor Water Governance and Scarce Water: A Status Quo in Indian Himalayas

January 11, 2012

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This discourse questions the concept of the reform in water sector as described in the constitution of India and the status of drinking water in its eleven Himalayan Mountain states. It talks about the village level governance, their capacity and institutional arrangement that leads to sustainable water supply models to serve the needs of communities […]

Trans-boundary Famine..

August 1, 2011

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We need to understand and acknowledge that when our people at local level are not secure with their livelihood, water, energy and food, it is not going to make difference at trans-national level.  When we consider our efforts in these lines, then only we are going to set our house right, before attempting to help […]