July 25, 2016

ITP Video: Wastewater Bazaar

Indian cities generate more than 40,000 million liters of wastewater everyday; enough to irrigate more than 2 mha of farmland each year. This ITP-PiC video captures an institutional innovation in wastewater management...

Wastewater Bazaar

IWMI-Tata Program and People-in-Centre Consulting

July 1, 2016

June 2016: IWMI-Tata Policy Paper

On 30th May, ITP organized a half-day policy consultation at the India Habitat Center in New Delhi. In this IWMI-Tata Policy Paper, Shah and others propose an alternative vision for PMKSY...


(Water to Every Farm)

Rethinking Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)

Tushaar Shah, Shilp Verma, Neha Durga, Abhishek Rajan, Alankrita Goswami and Alka Palrecha

May 24, 2016

2016: ITP Highlight # 07

Prosopis is an invasive species that causes environmental and socio-economic damage. Sakthivadivel discusses its spread in Tamil Nadu's tanks and the strategies local communities are adopting to get rid of it...

Prosopis Juliflora in the Irrigation Tanks of Tamil Nadu

R. Sakthivadivel

May 10, 2016

2016: ITP Highlight # 06

Farmer groups, collectives, cooperatives and companies are promoted with huge expectations but very few of them actually become viable and sustainable business entities. Shah explores why... 

Farmer Producer Companies

Fermenting New Wine for New Bottles

Tushaar Shah

April 26, 2016

2016: ITP Highlight # 05

How much groundwater do our urban areas pump? There's no easy answer due to large number of unregistered private wells. Couchois discusses an innovative way around, using electricity as surrogate...

Measuring the Invisible

Exploring the water-energy nexus to estimate private, urban groundwater draft

Angèle Couchois

April 12, 2016

2016: ITP Highlight # 04

ITP studies have reported that more than 30,000 ha is irrigated with wastewater in Gujarat. Is the situation similar outside Gujarat? Gupta and others explore two locations in Karnataka...

Wastewater Irrigation in Karnataka

An exploration

Mahima Gupta, Vandana Ravindra and Alka Palrecha

March 29, 2016

2016: ITP Highlight # 03

Several state governments offer capital subsidies for solar pumps. Do these subsidies provide affordable irrigation to small and marginal farmers? Durga and others discuss results from field studies in Bihar...

Can solar pumps energize Bihar's agriculture?

Neha Durga, Shilp Verma, Nishita Gupta, Ravi Kiran and Ananta Pathak