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Plantation and Green Belt Development Around Chandrapura Thermal Power Station, Chandrapura, Dhanbad|
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Plantation and Green Belt Development Around Chandrapura Thermal … [India]

Soil amendments, plantation along the ridges, slopes, soil moisture conservation and water harvesting were undertaken in the completely degraded and barren patch land (mostly fly ash in place of soil) for the formation of Green Belt. Pit ash treated with surface soil, FYM, Vermicompost, Rice husk, Neem oil cake, DAP, …

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Wastelands development
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Wastelands development [India]

GBS in consultation of the local village communities conceptualised a plan of project for developing the wasteland near village Todaladi (later named as Gandhivan) in order to address the key problems of the people. The community people were agreed upon the proposal and assured of all kinds of their support …

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Comprehensive approach to environmental management through holistic development.
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Comprehensive approach to environmental management through holistic development. [India]

Soil and water conservation through a systematic ridge to valley area treatment (Continuous contour trenches (CCT), afforestation, farm bunds) is done that prevents soil erosion. The drainage line treatment is also carried out beginning from the ridge with gully plugs, nala bunds, gabion structures and check dams only at the …

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Natural Resource Management in degraded land area
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Natural Resource Management in degraded land area [India]

The treatment of the watershed area is basically through Soil & Water conservation work, the treatment planned is based on the available material and resources available within watershed. The Best Practice adopted in watershed is to ensure the community participation since beginning of the project. Right from starting the intervention, …

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Sustainable land Management through Multi-tier Cropping system WADI model
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Sustainable land Management through Multi-tier Cropping system WADI … [India]

WADI (small orchard) programme was introduced during 1980s in Vansda District in Gujarat by BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune as Comprehensive Tribal Development Programme. This provided to be one of the most successful among various initiatives taken by the Government and Non-Government Organization (NGOs) to improved the economic status of …

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Agro-horticultural Intervention for productive utilization of barren Land   
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Agro-horticultural Intervention for productive utilization of barren Land [India]

In eastern part of India agriculture is rain fed and the prevailing livelihood pattern is characterized by seasonal employment and consequent seasonal migration to urban area in search of employment. The dwindling forest resources have jeopardized agriculture and livestock productivity due to shrinking of water resource and poor fuel and …

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Sand drift control and sand dune stabilization
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Sand drift control and sand dune stabilization [India]

High human and livestock population in the desert are leading to mismanagement of the sandy terrain causing reactivation and land degradation resulting of sand movement. This moving sand encroach productive agricultural fields, human habitation, canal, road and railway tracks. The most effective method was the control through a careful plantation …

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Restoring Village Common Land for Sustaining Livelihoods
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Restoring Village Common Land for Sustaining Livelihoods [India]

Villagers identified the land for work and set up management systems. Then they contacted the Forest Department to get their help for the plan. The villagers were involved with physical work, such as fencing, pit digging, trench, boundary wall and plantation work. plantation of local species raised.|

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Ravine Reclamation
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Ravine Reclamation [India]

Developing cost-effective and appropriate technology that complements community knowledge. Natural regeneration of available rootstock, enrichment plantation & seeding of native and endangered species, low cost measures undertaken to conserve soil, water & nutrients within the ecosystem|

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Sustainable Land-use Planning at Village Level for Management of Natural Resources and Livelihoods enhancement
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Sustainable Land-use Planning at Village Level for Management … [India]

SPWD has done a broad ecological characterization of the Jaisamand catchment area and identified the major ecological issues associated with each major livelihood system in the area. This along with the use of the Participatory resource mapping tool, formed the basis of optimisation of resources. |

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