Minister Lauds Watershed Project for Women Empowerment, Farm Mechanization and Water Augmentation

Development initiatives implemented at the watershed site in Wanaparthy district, Telangana, India, drew appreciation from the state’s Agriculture Minister Mr S Niranjan Reddy. The minister lauded the holistic and integrated approach that focused on improving livelihoods of women, the self-sustaining model of farm-machinery renting centers and farm-level water conservation measures. […]

Mr S Niranjan Reddy, Minister of Agriculture, Co-operation and Marketing, Government of Telangana (wielding the microphone in the picture), distributes sheep to women farmers in Wanaparthy watershed. (Inset) Inauguration of a machinery renting center. Photos: BISLD NGO Partner & ICRISAT

Policymakers Witness Landscape and Livelihood Transformation in India’s Bundelkhand Region

A group of policymakers and officials from across India recently experienced ICRISAT’s sustainable research-for-development practices being implemented in the country’s Bundelkhand region which are benefitting 30,000 families reliant on farming. A travel workshop-cum-exposure visit was organised for the group during 9-11 October 2021 where the knowledge generated was shared. Participants […]

The workshop participants at Birdha village in Uttar Pradesh’s Lalitpur. Photo: ICRISAT


Haveli Cultivation Turns Desolated Landscape into Paradise: Case Study of Poora Birdha Village, Lalitpur District

Highlights 200-year-old traditional rainwater harvesting system brought back into practice Construction of haveli structures enhanced surface and groundwater availability Migration from villages stopped; villagers return home from cities This story was first published by Dainik Jagran Talbehat (Lalitpur): Water is the basis of life. It is difficult to think of […]