Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part II
To check overexploitation of groundwater in Punjab, the state government launched an innovative pilot for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), “Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao” (Save water, earn money). This note highlights the on-ground challenges in the implementation of the pilot and the way forward.
Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part I
This note discusses how free power to the agriculture sector has led to the overexploitation of groundwater in India. It highlights the case of Punjab, where the government launched Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao (Save water, earn money), an innovative pilot program for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), to address the rapidly declining water tables in the state.
This video shows how energy, water, and agriculture in India are interlinked. It explains how policies of one sector have far-reaching implications on others. It also emphasizes on the need for policy interventions that have a cross-sectoral, coherent and integrated approach.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farmers- Kenya report (round 3)
The report uncovers the findings of the third round of a dipstick research funded jointly by MSC and SCBF. It shares a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on farmers, even after the markets reopened and restrictions on movement were eased. The report further provides recommendations for the government, policymakers, and other private agencies to revive the agriculture sector.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farmers-Kenya report
This report highlights the findings of the dipstick research jointly funded by MSC and SCBF. It captures a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on farmers and their coping strategies. The report further provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support the farmers.
A paper on enhancing access to markets for Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs)
Though FPOs can enhance access to markets for farmers and reduce inefficiencies in agricultural value chains, most struggle to gain better market access and lack adequate opportunities. This report, based on stakeholder consultations Samunnati and MSC conducted with experts in the agriculture sector, provides recommendations to address these challenges.