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Measuring the Impact of Sustainable Agricultural Practices on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Effect of different nutrient management practices i.e. Organic, Integrated nutrient management and Farmers' practice on productivity of Green gram and Greenhouse Gases emission from the field.

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GIS Based Soil Fertility Status of Selected Villages in Sakri, Bhokardhan and Parner Blocks of Dhule, Jalna and Ahmednagar Districts of Maharashtra

This publication has the detailed information about soil health indicators, importance of soil health cards and categorization of soil based on nutrient availability. It also includes spatial maps of various soil chemical properties like pH, EC, Organic Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulphur, Iron and Zinc in soils of Sakri, Parner and Bhokardan blocks

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Water Budgeting: A tool for improving water governance at local level

While working in rural India for more than 25 years, WOTR found the Water Budgeting tool to be very powerful, if implemented by taking into account the water stewardship approach. This tool is useful to motivate communities to safeguard water availability. It also helps the community members to take informed decisions about water use and cropping practices.

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PPCP Newsletter Vol.7

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In our Memories Always.... Priyank Joshi

We pay tribute to Dr. Priyank Joshi in the booklet, 'In our Memories Always'. He was with WOTR from 2004 to 2019. His life was tragically cut short in July 2019. Dr. Priyank was a much-loved person from WOTR's Jabalpur RRC in Madhya Pradesh, and was cherished and respected by everyone in the organisation. He left indelible memories in all those who he interacted with. This booklet is our small tribute to him, and what he meant to us.

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project impact assessment report of CLP Wind Farms Pvt. Ltd.

In 2016-17, WOTR along with CLP India started the project ‘Water security through community-led water resources development at Khandke catchment villages’ in 15 selected villages of the Ahmednagar and Beed districts of Maharashtra. The Project Impact Assessment Report, shared here, clearly shows how this project has benefitted the village communities through an emphasis on increasing access to water, for domestic and agricultural purposes through soil and water conservation work, promoting gender equity through the formation of self-help groups). To promote organic agriculture and create awareness about the need for water conservation through activities like water budgeting, soil testing, and training in preparation of organic formulations.

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Kali Aai Nirogi Tar Ahe Na

WOTR has prepared a technical manual on soil ‘Kali Aai Nirogi Tar Ahe Na (काळी आई निरोगी तर आहे ना) ?’. This manual in Marathi is aimed at giving farmers a complete introduction to soil health management. It consists of chapters on soil health; physical, chemical and biological properties of soil, how microflora fuctions in soil, soil testing, how soil health is affected, importance of organic carbon in the soil, Essential elements for plant growth and their deficiency symptoms on plants, methods of preparations of bio-pesticides and organic formulas. This publication also gives advice on the measures to be taken according to the condition of the soil described in soil health card.

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India's water crisis and potential solutions for scaling-up

India is facing the worst water crisis in its history, with an estimated 600 million people having to deal with high to extreme water scarcity. Solutions exist and have the potential to be scaled-up. WOTR has been promoting several initiatives in this regard that enhance the water-harvesting potential of ecosystems, improve water-use efficiency, evolve a set of governance practices and develop skills and capacities to respond and adapt to heightened weather variability from a changing climate. See this Info Brief for details.

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Publication on Water Stewardship Initiative

Presently, India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history. The situation in the state of Maharashtra is particularly distressing. The situation is getting worse despite of the different legislations are in place,. This adverse situation is not only due to poor rainfall, but largely due to the absence of an effective mechanism at all levels for effective demand side management to govern water-use at all level. To address this situation, WOTR launched a Water Stewardship Initiative in 100 rain-dependent villages in Maharashtra with objective to sensitise communities about the causes of their fragile “water health” status; develop a pedagogy to nudge them towards more efficient harvesting and use of water, and evolve a set of governance practices and mechanisms to manage water, especially groundwater, more sustainably.

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stories of change

WOTR's publication 'From ME to WE, From MINE to OURS: A story of how motivation changes people's perceptions and drives community action' focuses on how rural communities can face the challenges posed by climate change, rainfall variability and declining groundwater levels. The publication specifically focuses on the Sangamner block of Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district but it is relevant to other semi-arid and water-starved regions in the world.

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