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Water sharing: In China’s defence
When two powerful and populous countries share a river to quench the thirst of its people, some amount of friction between the countries is bound to happen. The water of Brahmaputra, that flows through India, China, Bangladesh and Bhutan, has been a bone of contention between China and India for long.
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When Godavari spews venom
According to a report published by the Central Water Commission in 2015 on the status of trace and toxic metals in Indian rivers in the country, a large number of rivers in India are contaminated by heavy metals.
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Effect of environmental policies on reducing water pollution
There is a severe crisis plaguing the rivers in India.
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Safe sanitation for women
According to the recent figures by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF [
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 2 years 5 months ago
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When coal goes unheard
India has the fifth largest coal reserves in the world [1].
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Understanding farmer suicides in India

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Environmental disaster in the face of climate change
Marathwada has been witnessing severe drought over the last few years. This year has seen the worst with many farmer suicides reported [1].
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Business interests and environmental crisis: A book review
A number of Asian countries are going through environmental crisis. Nowhere is the impact felt so seriously than in India, where the crisis threatens to affect survival. It is also impacting biodiversity, ecology and livelihoods. In this context, it becomes important to understand how nature and the current environmental crisis are being addressed in policy discourses.
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Restructuring water governance for future
With increasing concern over water security, water governance worldwide is undergoing a gradual change.
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‘Bharat Mata’ weeps in dry Marathwada
The image of a woman walking for miles with a pot of water on her head, another pot in one arm and a frail child clutching on to the other arm does not surprise anyone in Marathwada.
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Changing seasons and diarrhoeal diseases
Access to safe drinking water and diarrhoeal diseases in India
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Water management for climate resilient agriculture
Although agriculture is the largest source of livelihood for people in India, its share in the gross domestic product (GDP) has been declining over time with
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 2 years 7 months ago
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Positive correlation between higher levels of education for women and toilet use
India continues to have the highest number of people defecating out in the open according to recent figures by the World Health Organisation
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Copper and silver vessels are age-old bacteria killers
About 3 million children from developing countries below the age of 5 die every year due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by polluted water, poor san
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Quenching thirst and poverty in cities--with sugarcane juice
What's not to like about sugarcane juice in summer? Would you drink as much of it or more if you knew that those selling it in Pune where I live, are people who have migrated temporarily from drought-affected villages in rural Maharashtra, and are counting on juice sales to get through the whole year?
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Low cost napkins: Are they a band aid in the absence of sanitation facilities?
Menstrual hygiene management continues to be a challenge for rural women in India and many women are forced to resort to unhygienic ways of managing menstruation thus affecting their health and well-being. The paper titled 'Menstrual management and low cost sanitary napkins' published in the Economic and
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Environmental regulation in India: The need to move beyond procedural lacunae
One of the tasks that the current government had promised to work on is the fast tracking of the process of appraisal of projects seeking environmental approvals from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The article titled 'Environmental regulation in India: Moving 'forward' in the old direction' published in th
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Is safe drinking water for all an elusive goal for rural India?
The goal of securing universal access to safe drinking water continues to be elusive for India inspite of the impressive strides made in the current years.
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Should we look beyond 'jobs' to 'livelihoods' this World Water Day?
With water resources dwindling at a rapid rate globally and its predicted serious impacts on economies and livelihoods, World Water Day 2016
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