March 3, 2017

ITP Video: The Promise of Dhundi Solar Pump Irrigators' Cooperative

Through its publications, ITP has been arguing for a solar irrigation pump promotion strategy that encourages farmers to grow 'solar power' as a remunerative crop. This ITP-CCAFS video discusses an action-research field pilot that demonstrates this idea...

The Promise of Dhundi Solar Pump Irrigators' Cooperative


December 31, 2016

2016: ITP Highlight # 10

With support from CCAFS, the IWMI-Tata Program has piloted the world's first solar irrigation cooperative. Shah and others discuss the idea, its objectives, early performance and potential...

Solar Power as Remunerative Crop

Tushaar Shah, Neha Durga, Shilp Verma and Rahul Rathod

October 30, 2016

2016: ITP Highlight # 09

ITP field studies found nearly 40,000 ha. of wastewater irrigation in Maharashtra generating cash profits worth US$ 70 million. Palrecha and others describe this rapidly growing peri-urban economy...

Wastewater Irrigation in Maharashtra

An exploration

Alka Palrecha, Nihal Sakhare, Shraddha Patkar, Shraddha Sule, Sancy Sebastian and Mukta Ramola

October 15, 2016

2016: ITP Highlight # 08

An old practice that was once used to keep out Genghis Khan's marauding army is being revived in Ladakh; this time to fight climate change. Shaheen discusses how...

The Art of Glacier Grafting

Innovative water harvesting techniques in Ladakh

F.A. Shaheen

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