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Nobody’s baby: Water woes in JnNURM housing colony of Bowrampet

The gap between the demand and supply of housing in India has been at a rise, specifically in the urban areas due to in-migration. The opportunities that urban areas provide in terms of employment, education, health care and better living standards have been acting as an impetus to this population shift. A majority of the
15 Jun 2017
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Gendered response to water misappropriation and pollution in Anajpur

In rural India women play a primary role in livestock management and related activities like collection of fodder, managing water for livestock, dung collection, and milking. These activities are often considered to lie in the fuzzy boundary of work and extra-domestic activities and those that can be performed largely from inside the home space; interestingly,
05 May 2017
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Voices and Directions from the Peripheries: A Dialogue on Periurban Water Issues in Telangana

The general development paradigm visible in the country has largely been driven by an urban-centric growth model and has been highly resource intensive given the expansion of high-end infrastructural projects, high-rise buildings, special economic zones, large service sector enterprises like the amusement industry etc. These urbanisation processes play out most distinctively at the margins of
02 May 2017
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Necessity of Participatory Water management plan for Tentultala Village

Tentultala Village is situated approximately 10 kilometers from Khulna City under Jalma union parisad of Batiaghata upazila in Khulna district. Jalma union is big compared to many other unions in Bangladesh and it consists of 33 villages like Tentultala. This village is located far from the city as well from the center of Union Parisad
27 Apr 2017
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Industrialization and Water Distress: Story of Erdhanur Thanda

Erdhanur Thanda, a tribal hamlet, forms a part of Erdhanur Gram Panchayat of Sangareddy district in Telangana. The hamlet has sixty Lambadi (tribal community) households traditionally practicing agriculture and cattle rearing. Since early 1990s regional economic policies of the state government has altered the life and livelihoods of this marginalized community. Historically they have been
17 Mar 2017
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Contextualizing Telangana among other Indian states in a privatizing water sector: Learning from patterns of budgetary allocation

With the incoming of reforms in the early 1990s, the discourse of the state with regard to privatization and liberalisation has drastically shifted. Contrary to the understanding in the early years of the reform period, this discourse found its way into the social sector in a significant way. The water sector in particular saw this
15 Mar 2017
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Landscape of PPPs in water services: water rights at stake?

With the rise of the New Public Management and an international consensus on modernization of public services (Zerah & Jaglin 2011), the onus of delivering water services has been gradually shifting away from the domain of the state to the private sector. Private sector participation in urban development was opened up through the 7th Five
09 Mar 2017
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