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Public hearing for green clearance a sham
Supin, a tributary of river Tons and a part of river Yamuna gushes through the hilly tracts of Uttarkashi district. Like all rivers meandering through the lush terrains and forests of Uttarakhand, Supin too is being aggressively tapped for hydropower generation by the government.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 10 hours 20 min ago
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Pink city turns heat island
This summer, Jaipur’s temperatures are soaring upwards of 40 degree Celsius. Jaipur witnessed its hottest day on April 26 when a temperature of 43.2 degree Celsius was recorded.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 3 days 17 hours ago
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Toilets need water, women suffer under ODF drive
Rajasthan is all geared up for the open defecation free (ODF) status well before the national deadline of October 2, 2019. According to the assistant engineer of the nagar parishad, Resha Singh, 4.75 lakh toilets have been constructed since October 2, 2014 in Alwar district which is about to be declared ODF.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 1 week 2 days ago
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Alwar homes, farms and factories fight for water
Lewari, a village located around 17 km from Alwar in Rajasthan, is the site of a water conflict these days. “The production of Jayanti jaljeera, haazme ka lalantop drink (a digestive drink) has left our village parched,” says Nanak Singh, a resident.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 2 weeks 15 hours ago
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When friends of environment unite
The world is developing and expanding at a great pace. Alongside a multitude of positive effects of this development, there are several, very evident negative outcomes as well. Littered roads and ineffective solid waste management are some of them, especially in developing nations like India.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 3 weeks 3 days ago
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Will boats float on Yamuna?
Here's some good news for the people of Delhi. If the Centre is to be believed, Delhi is going the Kochi way and Yamuna waters will keep the traffic burden off the road much like Kochi’s backwaters and rivers.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 4 weeks 1 day ago
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Palwal puts Game Theory to practice
At just 24 years of age, Abhinav Vats has learnt a lot as the chief minister’s Good Governance Associate (CMGGA) posted in Palwal district of Haryana. An economics graduate from Delhi University, he worked as a research analyst with McKinsey and Company at Gurgaon for two-and-a-half years before deciding to be a CMGGA.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 1 month 1 day ago
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Disappearing waters of Himalayas
Delhi’s Jor Bagh metro station is the site of an ongoing photographic exhibition with thought-provoking images and narratives exploring escalating water crises Indian and Nepal Himalayas face.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Assam continues to battle fluorosis
Farhanuddin was just five years old when a pain in his knee began bothering him. It was 2013. Slowly, his legs began to change shape. They got so badly deformed that it began to affect his everyday life. He was gloomy and tired most times and had trouble walking.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Corporate hand in sustainable WASH
Despite making sanitation a national priority with Swachh Bharat Mission, 50 percent of India defecated in the open till 2014. The goal to make India open defecation free by 2019 seemed ambitious. The government provided funding but it also sought active participation from the corporate sector.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Sewage management: Govt’s elephant in the room
India’s sanitation crisis involves huge cost. Transforming the country’s sanitation and waste management by 2019 is tall order.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Tackling fluorosis by following Nalgonda's lead
Fluorosis continues to be a regional issue in Telangana to this day, even decades after the first cases were discovered in Nalgonda in 1937. More than three lakh people in the district are affected with skeletal and dental fluorosis, a stigma that has stuck for generations.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Saving Jhabua’s children from fluorosis
In 2010, nine-year-old Kailash from Miyati village, Jhabua developed symptoms of skeletal fluorosis. Fluorosis, which affects millions of people in India, is a health issue caused due to high fluoride content in drinking water. Skeletal fluorosis is marked by deformed bones.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Down in the dumps: Delhi’s waste pickers’ saga
Eight-year-old Meera (name changed) got ill after eating filthy food remains from a dump at Mansarovar park in Delhi. Children like her work in filthy environments, rummaging through hazardous waste with bare hands and feet. They play in these dumping ground strewn with syringes, scrap iron, rotting waste, solid and liquid household waste.  
Amita Bhaduri  posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Mangar Bani: NCR's green patch calls for help
According to the local legend, Mangar Bani, a green patch between Faridabad and Gurgaon, was home to a Baba (a holy man), Gudariya Das Maharaj around 500 years ago. Popular among the local Gujjar herdsmen, the dominant community of the area, the Baba asked them to treat this forest as a sacred grove, the forested abode of a local deity.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Fluorosis detection: A step towards providing clean water
Rabindra Kumar Jena, the Member of Parliament (MP) from Balasore, Odisha knew that something was wrong with the health of people in a part of his constituency but he could not put his finger to it. By sheer chance, in 2015, he got to know that this seemed to be related to excessive fluoride in water, which caused a disease called skeletal fluorosis.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Centre fails to see the wood for the trees
As per the biennial State of Forest Report (SFR) 2017 by the Forest Survey of India (FSI), the total forest and tree cover in India increased during the period 2015 to 2017 by 0.94 percent. The increase in the forest cover has been of the order of 6,778 sq km and that of tree cover was about 1,243 sq km.  
Amita Bhaduri  posted 3 months 1 week ago
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Islands float on Delhi lake
Located in the Hauz Khas urban village in the busy metropolis of Delhi is an exquisitely landscaped lush green patch. This deer park, with spotted deer, peacocks and numerous birds, leads to an incredibly beautiful lake. As per a plaque at the site, the lake is a part of the medieval (13th century) city of Delhi Sultanate.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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Millions wait for toilets and water
GoI allocations for the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is Rs. 22,357 crores
Amita Bhaduri  posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Harvesting rainwater effectively
One of the major causes of deterioration of water quality is the increase in overall salinity. Total hardness and the presence of materials like fluoride, nitrate, iron, arsenic, and toxic metal ions determine salinity levels in groundwater. With the demand for groundwater growing rapidly, its exploitation is also accelerating which causes depletion.
Amita Bhaduri  posted 4 months 6 days ago

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