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285 people of Mudgal village, Raichur, Karnataka create a check dam on their own!

285 people of Mudgal village, Raichur, Karnataka create a check dam on their own!

Karnataka; Raichur’s water situation has severely deteriorated in the last few years affecting the local agriculture and animals as well. Families surviving on less than 10 water pots a day are forced to sell their cattle for meagre amounts as they can’t fulfill their water needs.

For the people of Mudgal village in Raichur district,

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बुंदेलखंड के एक गाँव ने अपनी मेहनत से बनाया … तालाब के भीतर तालाब

बुंदेलखंड के एक गाँव ने अपनी मेहनत से बनाया … तालाब के भीतर तालाब

बुंदेलखंड के एक गाँव ने अपनी मेहनत से बनाया … तालाब के भीतर तालाब

ये कहानी है बुंदेलखंड के ललितपुर जिले के एक छोटे से गाँव महौली की हैं , जहाँ गाँव के एक तालाब के सूख जाने के बाद गाँव वालों को पानी की समस्या का सामना करना पड़ा | ये बात उस वक़्त रौशनी में आई ,जब गूँज की टीम ने इस गाँव का दौरा किया | पानी की कमी से न केवल गाँव वाले परेशान थे बल्कि इसका असर उनके मवेशियों पर भी पड़ रहा था | एक ग्रामीण ने कहा कि ”

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Allepy residents revive their scenic backwaters..

Allepy residents revive their scenic backwaters..

The boatmen used waterways like we use roads, were finding it tough to move as weeds (pola) were choking their canals.

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Taking collective responsibility for our problem

Taking collective responsibility for our problem

These are ironic times that we live in.. on the one hand, the country grapples with massive flooding in some states and on the other hand several other states reel under severe drought. Farmers are driven to commit suicide in many regions due to lack of water, failed crops and the burden of unpaid debts.

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Community came together to clean its lake, its Lifeline

Community came together to clean its lake, its Lifeline

Water has been a constant in our work across India; whether it is cleaning water bodies, digging wells or making irrigation canals. This elixir of life has been and is an urgent but unaddressed basic need of the masses we work with.

In the last couple of decades, although Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) has tragically become a synonymous of strife and conflict for the rest of the world,

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The Ponds are changing too

The Ponds are changing too

Living in the cities, many of us believe that our lives are very different from the people living in villages. Malls, flyovers and the rapid-paced technology does make our lives easier but some ‘basics’ tie us to the vast majority in rural India. The food on our table is one such ‘basic’, as is Water.

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Khandwa: First of our many experiments..

Khandwa: First of our many experiments..

An idea needs a fertile ground and careful nurturing to grow into a blossoming tree. This story is about the seed of Goonj’s work finding a verdant ground in a most unlikely place and how it turned into a lab for our experiments and innovations with material.. This story aptly comes from the heart of India;

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