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  • Jalna villages that successfully fought the drought of 2012

    By Ulka Kelkar 1st August 2013
    Farmers in Kadwanchi village started managing their soil and water resources during 1996-2002 under the Indo-German Watershed Development Programme. They built cement bunds, CCTs (continuous contour trenches), earthen bunds, and farm bunds throughout the watershed.

  • Tanker tanker everywhere, but not a drop to drink

    By Ulka Kelkar, TERI and Line Barkved, NIVA 26 June 2013
    Last September, after the poor monsoon of 2012, in village after village that we visited in the Badnapur taluka of Jalna district, women were lining up to fill water brought by tankers from the reservoir and wells at Somthana. Is there so much water in Somthana, we wondered.

  • Droughts, farmers, and "low-regrets options"

    By Guro Aandahl, NIBR, 10 May 2012
    EVA researchers initiated the project by visiting the study area in Jalna in April 2012. They interacted with farmers from Asarkheda, Dongaon and Nivdunga villages to understand changes in agriculture and community level adaptive capacity.

Newspaper articles

  • Maharashtra drought man-made: analysis

    By Meena Menon, The Hindu 3 April 2013
    This article compares rainfall figures for 1972 and 2012 and argues that poor management of water and inappropriate crop choice have compounded the impacts of the rainfall deficit in 2012.

  • Eight Jalna villages show a way out of drought

    By Partha Sarathi Biswas, Indian Express, 8 February 2013
    This article reports how groundwater depletion has been controlled in villages that have implemented a community groundwater management programme and modified the cropping pattern.

  • Invisible and voiceless

    By Kalpana Sharma,The Hindu, 2 March 2013
    This piece emphasizes the need for agricultural policies to acknowledge the enormous contribution of women farmers to cultivation and dairy production.

Journal papers and academic reports

  • Climate change impacts in drought and flood affected areas: Case studies in India

    World Bank, 2008
    This report draws on a survey of 420 households conducted by TERI in Ahmednagar and Nashik districts of Maharashtra to understand the impact of drought on income and to identify the most common coping responses to drought. This work was supported by The World Bank.

  • Adaptive policies community case study: Participatory watershed management in Maharashtra, India

    Sanjay Tomar and Sreeja Nair, 2008
    This report examines the adaptive policy mechanisms observed in the National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Areas. This case study was part of the Adaptive Policy Making research project jointly carried out by TERI and IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development) with support from IDRC (International Development Research Centre).

  • Mapping vulnerability to multiple stressors: climate change and globalization in India

    Karen O’Brien, Robin Leichenko, Ulka Kelkar, Henry Venema, Guro Aandahl, Heather Tompkins, Akram Javed, Suruchi Bhadwal, Stephan Barg, Lynn Nygaard, and Jennifer West, 2004
    This study mapped district-level indicators of vulnerability to climate change and globalization in the context of agriculture. Districts in Maharashtra had high sensitivity to climate change and low adaptive capacity. This work was undertaken with support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway.