Ken-Betwa river link project boon or bane? Parched Bundelkhand residents hopeful but experts warn of ecological disaster
The budget earmarked for the project was Rs 18,000 crore; the aim was to divert water from the Ken river basin.
District Magistrate's push for revival of wells, ponds brings hope in Banda; 471 gram panchayats join movement
Banda DM Heera Lal's ‘Kuan-Talab Jivao Abhiyaan’ initiative to revive the natural and man-made water bodies has started a movement in the district with 471 gram panchayats taking matters into own hands to recharge groundwater in their areas
Farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Banda change cropping patterns, restore ponds to make profits despite persistent drought
Ten years ago, the Union government had approved a special package of Rs 7,266 crore for implementing drought mitigation strategies in the Bundelkhand region.
Severe water crisis in Uttar Pradesh's Gopipur leaves bachelors in Chitrakoot's parched village without brides
Gopipur village has seven hand pumps, installed by the government long ago, but not a single one of them works.
UP's Kabrai battles year-long dry period due to illegal sand mining; parched residents turn on each other for water
The real culprit is illegal sand mining, which this area of the Bundelkhand region is infamous for.
Villagers in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh are forced to drink from dirty pond frequented by animals due to water crisis
Diarrhoea was the second-biggest cause of death among children in the age group 0-14 years in Madhya Pradesh in 2016.
In MP's Panna district, villagers launch initiative to restore local water bodies as successive droughts give rise to malnutrition, migration
Having faced subsequent droughts, residents of Kalyanpur village in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand region have been working day and night to restore a local lake to end the water crisis in the area, a result of which has been increase in cases of malnutrition, anaemia, TB and silicosis and migration of youths