Please read our response to 'an article on Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (JSA)' is published in the 'Economic and Political Weekly/ issue (Vol. 54, Issue No. 29, 20 Jul, 2019) at the following link. In 2015, the Government of Maharashtra launched the JSA, with the aim of making 25,000 villages in Maharashtra drought-free.
Making Biodiversity A Community Resource, The People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR): A “How-To” Manual
This manual, provides step-by-step guidance to non-experts on how to conduct and formulate a PBR (People’s Biodiversity Registe) with the engagement of the local community. This “How-to” Manual is prepared in collaboration with MSBB (Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board) for the Indian context; however, it can very well be applied in any other country where facilitators or village community members are keen to promote their biodiversity.