Call for applications: Closing The Environmental Compliance Gap
A workshop on Community Based Research Methods for Environmental Justice priyad posted 5 years 3 months ago

In the field of environmental justice, compliance is one of the least understood and researched topics. Since compliance may involve scientific and technological aspects of the environment, it is mostly left to technical experts, regulatory bodies and members of the industry. It has seen almost no public engagement or community action at the field and at policy levels.

Enter ‘leg first’ in water-bound Kangra Fort
Also known as Nagarkot and Kot Kangra, this fort in Himachal Pradesh barely survived the deadly earthquake of 1905. It's broken stones still whisper stories of its water-rich heritage. sabitakaushal posted 6 years 5 months ago

"Kangra Fort was so well guarded that it was safer to enter ‘leg first’", says the present scion of the erstwhile Katoch family ( Kat means sword,

Ruins of the Kangra fort whisper the story of a bygone era
Age-old grinder in Himachal Pradesh goes out of style
Waterwheels or 'gharats' have ground wheat since the 7th century, but are now dying a slow death. Our pictures capture this environmentally friendly technology, and those who still persist with it. sabitakaushal posted 6 years 6 months ago

Traditional water mills or gharats as they are called in the hilly regions of Himachal Pradesh were once found in nearly every village. Today these mechanisms that use running water to grind wheat, rice and maize and also occassionally to extract oil, have been replaced by electricity run mills.

A 'gharat' in Himachal Pradesh that uses water power to grind grains
Get drenched in the Himalayas!
Bhagsunag Falls in McLeod Ganj, Sahastradhara in Dehradun, and Kempty Falls near Mussoorie have long histories. We give you the the full lowdown, tips on what to do and how to get there. Manu Moudgil posted 6 years 8 months ago

Culture, recreation, and geology are some of the reasons people cite for visiting the Himalayas. You can literally get drenched in these topics in some of the waterfalls that the Northern Himalayas are home to. Read on to get the full scoop on places you can (and should!) visit. For the geeks among you, we have also explored a bit of the history and science behind it.

Bhagsunag in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala
Kuhl, kohli and a lost tradition
Kuhls, the community-owned irrigation channels of Himachal Pradesh, have lost their importance over time. Is it because the state has begun managing them causing a disconnect with the people? Manu Moudgil posted 7 years 3 months ago

Ranjit Singh is elated that someone has come to his village enquiring about his work. He says not many people recognise the worth of traditional occupations like his. “This is especially true of government officials and policy makers who feel everything old is useless”, he points out.

Ranjit is the kohli of Mjately village in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

Kuhls carry glacial melt to fields for irrigation
Applications invited to an interactive programme 'Nayi Dishaayein: Pahar aur Hum', Sambhaavnaa Institute​, Palampur (HP), January 4-9, 2014
To foster a deeper understanding & enrich the worldview of the program participants about the contemporary development issues and their socio economic and political ramifications in our country. sabitakaushal posted 8 years 2 months ago

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Call for papers-National Seminar on Water & Sanitation in relation to public health, Global Science Academy, Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh
A platform to provide an excellent opportunity to share experience, innovations, and best practices in water & sanitation related issues (not verified) posted 8 years 5 months ago

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Global Science Academy


Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

Objective of the seminar

The purpose of the seminar is 

CORD invites applications for the Chinmaya Gramin Sevak Prashikshan, a course on integrated rural development at Sidhbari, Himachal Pradesh
Seetha posted 9 years ago

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About the course

Chinmaya Organisation of Rural Development (CORD) would like to upscale its comprehensive integrated rural development work in remote rural areas of the country based on its 27 years of enriched and established work and learning in 550 villages of Himachal Pradesh and another 160 villages in its newer sites at Odisha and Tamilnadu. CORD envisages selecting  certain Panchyats for holistic development in the remote areas of the country from different districts and states. It plans to work intensively in the Panchyat selected for five to six years before expanding further.

To ensure people driven grass root transformation, CORD is looking out for inspired people from remote and backward districts of the country with leadership quality, willing to live and work in one of the Panchyats of his/her area and serve with their hands and heart. It could even be the village and Panchyat where he/she lives if it happens to fit in to CORD’s criteria of the Panchyat to be selected in the backward district.

It will be free, full time, one year residential course in Hindi with commitment to serve and work for CORD as full time paid employee in the remote rural district to which the candidate belongs on successful completion of the course.

Bacteriological quality of water samples of a tertiary care medical center campus in North Western Himalayan region
Studies conducted in the North Western Himalayan region have found that surface and groundwater samples are highly contaminated with faecal matter in the region rajshekar posted 12 years 3 months ago

A study published in the The Internet Journal of Third World Medicine of bacteriological quality of water samples of a tertiary care medical center campus in North Western Himalayan region, more specifically in Kangra district of Himachal Prad