Publications

KNOWLEDGE, INSIGHTS AND PUBLICATIONS

Being involved in grassroots level participatory initiatives, and at the same time supporting development programs through evaluations, together with action research initiatives in the concerned arena, brings PLANET Kerala with a unique knowledge generation potential. These distilled process and methodological knowledge documentations are been disseminated to bring about enhanced capacity building among various stakeholders and other agencies facilitating participatory development initiatives elsewhere.

IS MICRO CREDIT AND EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR POVERTY REDUCTION

IS MICRO CREDIT AND EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR POVERTY REDUCTION?

The context of the book is 'different thought from the rest', an appraisal over the current status with the concept of applying microfinance options through Self Help Groups. The author portrays the background, interventions, various schemes and outcomes introduced by central and state government aiming poverty reduction. Further the books casts the functioning of SHGs, its strengths and weakness and how best these SHGs be equipped to face future issues. Here the author identifies the gaps and strategies needed to reorient, keeping in view over sustainability. In the end a thought is given over emerging potentials where microfinance can prove its potential beyond just thrift activity, and generate economically sustainable poverty reduction

Author: M. J. Joseph
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REJUVENATION OF WATER RESOURCES IN KUTTANAD

Wetlands are critical for humanity's survival and now under extinction. This book contains the preliminary experiences of PLANET KERALA towards restoration of a typical tropical wetland in Kerala, Kuttanadu, through participatory learning and action process.

The book covers the timeline on water use pattern, biodiversity changes and multiple modes of regenerating wetlands through community involvement. The book details the concept of Building on Results (BoR), approach where community learning leads to restoration of wetland habitats.

Editor: M. J. Joseph
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REJUVENATION OF WATER RESOURCES IN KUTTANAD
BACKWASHING

"BACKWASHING" - RAINWATER INJECTION INTO SHALLOW AQUIFERS FOR ENABLING GROUND WATER EXCHANGE TOWARDS ACHIEVING INCREMENT IN WATER QUALITY

This booklet in English / Malayalam describes the concept of 'backwashing,' application process, cost factors and community experience.

The book provides ample pictures and illustrations, referring to which any individual can practice 'backwashing' process by self.

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SUSTAINABILITY BUILDING PROCESS IN RURAL WATER SUPPLY INITIATIVES – SEEKING CLARITY OVER ITS RELEVANCE, PROCESS AND DYNAMICS
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RADIAL WELLS FOR LATERAL STORAGE AND COLLECTION OF WATER
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COMMUNITY SCORECARD FOR EVALUATING DEMAND DRIVEN WATER SUPPLY INITIATIVES
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REGENERATING HOMESTEAD WATER SYSTEMS IN WETLANDS AND COASTAL AREAS USING SUNLIGHT, RAINWATER AND BIODIVERSITY
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REPLICATING SOLAR DISTILLATION FOR MAKING DRINKING WATER LOCALLY
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WOMEN AND WATER IN COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLY- REFLECTIONS FROM TIME UTLISATION BY WOMEN OVER IMPROVED ACCESS TO WATER SERVICES
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