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Linguistic inclusion on the internet

Linguistic inclusion on the internet

By AlokeThakore

Not a single one of the Eighth Schedule Indian languages is used by more...

Net neutrality: Superhighway to digital inclusion

Net neutrality: Superhighway to digital inclusion

By Ashoak Upadhyay

If users have to pay for the services available via the internet unde...

Ambivalent internet: Freedoms and fears

Ambivalent internet: Freedoms and fears

By Shivani Gupta

The internet is not a gender-neutral space. Women from patriarchal backg...

Digital inequality in the Global South

Digital inequality in the Global South

By TT Sreekumar

Studies which focus on information and communication technologies (ICTs)...

Caste concerns in landmark e-governance projects

Caste concerns in landmark e-governance projects

By Rahul De’

Many e-governance programmes in developing countries reach into the furthes...

News

By digging canals themselves, villagers in drought-prone Lalitpur district, Uttar Pradesh, have begun raising two crops a year and have doubled their income

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Local efforts to conserve rainwater have made some villages in Jharkhand self-sufficient. But many districts in the state have only enough water to last them till March

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A concerted effort to use water rationally, cut waste, and provide connections at moderate rates at the consumer’s doorstep has made Vijayawada the first city in the country to provide water to all its inhabitants

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How is it that a state with an average rainfall of 1,502 mm experiences acute water shortages in summer? Perhaps because the approach to the problem has been a ‘one-size-fits-all’ one, with no assessment of the ground realities and no implementation of area-specific technologies

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Balangir in Orissa, known as one of India’s poorest regions, is facing an acute water scarcity, thanks to the administration’s neglect of the natural waterbodies and tanks that once took care of all the citizens’ water needs

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The state government will take up the Jala Nirmala scheme, at a cost of Rs 1,100 crore, in 11 districts of north Karnataka including Bagalkot, Bidar, Belgaum, Bijapur, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Haveri, Koppal, Raichur and Uttara Kannada

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/31918/, October 23, 2009

To promote water conservation in Bihar, the state government is expected to enact a law making rainwater harvesting mandatory in urban areas

http://dailypioneer.com/199204/, September 2009

Amounts of rainfall have not changed, but water use has. Four north Indian states -- Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi -- are using up 30% more of their groundwater resources than has been estimated by the Indian government, says a new NASA report

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23 reservoirs which together have a capacity of 106 billion cubic metres now contain only 9.59 BCM, according to the Central Water Commission’s weekly report released on June 25

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In Bhopal, three members of a family were killed in a dispute over water; in Delhi, people took to the streets to protest against water shortages and power cuts in the city. A delayed monsoon shows up the country’s inability to deal with the situation

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