Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This is already showing its impact in PATNA as people have to start using submersible pumps to get groundwater.
This is a long term threat to Bihar and India's food and social security.
Water conservation and urban planning are needed urgently.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A ground level view of primary education in today’s Bihar and an attempt to understand what it means to “demand” or “deliver” development show the state government keen to bring about a major educational change with an increase in allocations and inputs. But is this enough to turn around a system of behaviour in government and among citizens that has evolved over a long period of time? It is clear that inputs and incentives do not automatically translate into higher participation in education. Within the system, “business as usual” is accompanied by apathy, while new opportunities and innovations seem to generate energy and can activate both citizens and front-line government workers to behave differently. View Full Article