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  • Activists stand against three proposed projects near Konkan coastline Recently, the Maharashtra Government has announced three projects--a port which will also include a thermal power plant among other industries, the 9,900-MW Jaitapur nuclear power plant and one of the biggest oil refineries in th...
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  • Seven ministries other than the Water Ministry to help revive the Ganga The Water Resources Ministry has signed an MoU with seven Ministries--Human Resources Development, Ayush, Shipping and Tourism, Drinking Water and Rural Development, Railways, and Youth Affairs--to carry forward multi-sectoral ...
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  • The Babur Nama mentions that the “the finest running water in Hindustan is that in the Dun.” The expanse of the valley and the ridgelines of the two major watersheds (Ganga and Yamnuna) passing through Dehradun, make it a unique ecosystem which can support a wide variety of plants and ...
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  • Bhakra dam was the first hydropower project of independent India. Though it brought electricity and water to vast areas, the people displaced in the Bilaspur area of Himachal Pradesh remain dissatisfied. Many of them were not adequately compensated, and began living and farming in the adjoining fore...
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  • Aiming for an outcome-oriented programme, Government sets ambitious targets for MGNREGS The Rural Development Ministry is all set to add 1 million farm ponds and wells and another million vermi composting farms in the next two years under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Sche...
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  • Government to install community water purification plants in water toxic zones The Government has allotted a sum of Rs 1000 crore to install community water purification plants (CWPPs) in various states where groundwater is contaminated with fluoride and arsenic and people in the region are forced ...
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  • In December 2015, more than forty years after it was conceived, the Government was set to launch India’s ambitious 30-link river interlinking project linking 37 rivers. The linking of the ‘surplus’ river Ken through a 231.45-km canal with the ‘deficient’ river Betwa flowing through the sta...
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  • Although the state of Uttarakhand is rich in water and forest resources, its watersheds are under threat of wasting and erosion due to decreased forest cover, faulty agricultural practices, hydrologic imbalances and natural calamities. The growing population is further increasing the pressure on nat...
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  • Government decides not to allow new construction on the GangaThe Government has decided not to allow new constructions on the Ganga or any of its tributaries in order to maintain the river’s minimum environmental flow and protect the ecology dependent on it. With this, the Expert Body report ...
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  • First water atlas of the Himalayas launched in ParisDuring the UN Climate Summit, an atlas of five of the ten major river basins in the Himalayas--Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Mekong and Salween--was released. The atlas uses maps and infographics to demonstrate changes in the climatic conditions in t...
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  • Paraswani village in Balodabazar district, Chhattisgarh contains vast reserves of limestone, a sedimentary rock that is a primary ingredient in the cement manufacturing process. Since 1992, Ultratech Cement Ltd. (UTCL) followed by four other similar companies, have begun excavating this rock within ...
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  • Chennai rains claim 450 livesLast Tuesday heavy rainfall resulted in the breaching of major lakes and rivers, mostly in southern parts of the Chennai Metropolitan Area. Not only did the unprecedented rains rendered thousands of people homeless, but it also took away the lives of 450 residents. Not j...
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  • The epic voyage--Nadisutra--along the Ganga may have been the high point of Emmanuel Theophilus’s recent work, but there have been many more peaks and valleys for this fervent mountaineer cum ecologist. Theo lives in a remote village near Munsiyari in Uttarakhand. Once a full-time employee of the ...
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  • A water ATM, as the name implies, is a sort of a water vending machine similar to bank ATMs except that in a water ATM, money goes in to the machine in return for water. These machines, which run on a cash as well as a prepaid card or smart card system are built, owned and operated by private c...
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  • Three villages displaced by Tehri dam finally recognised as revenue villagesFollowing a four decade struggle by those displaced by the Tehri dam, the Uttarakhand Government has finally recognised three villages as revenue villages. The three villages have been renamed as Tehri Bhagirathi Nagar, Ghon...
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  • Industries can extract groundwater only after obtaining a NOC: CGWAPer the revised guidelines of the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), all industries extracting groundwater will need to obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) to draw groundwater. If enforced, the new guidelines will impact wate...
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  • Respond immediately or face closure: CPCB to non-compliant industries along the GangaThe Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has threatened to shut down those polluting units along the Ganga that haven't disclosed if they have installed monitoring systems. In January, CPCB had ordered some 3...
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  • NIH scientists to probe if Mansarovar is the source of GangaThe Water Resources Ministry has asked scientists from the Roorkee-based National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) to investigate if the origin of the Ganga river is the Mansarovar lake in Kailash instead of Gaumukh near Gangotri. The possibili...
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  • Centre to allow diversion of a whooping 20 sq.km. forest area for Andhra's new capitalThe Centre plans to give a green signal to the diverting of 19,256 hectares of reserve forest area in Krishna and Guntur districts for Andhra's new capital, Amaravati. Touted as a “blue and green, environmen...
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  • Study shows half of Srinagar's water bodies have disappeared in the past centuryPer a study by Srinagar’s Directorate of Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing, more than 50% of water bodies in and around Srinagar have disappeared during the past century. The State Water Mission has attributed th...
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In our quest to feature unsung heroes who go about their good work silently, we met Pushpa RTI, an enthusiastic right to information activist, who fights for transparency in governance.

With the Right to Information (RTI) Act coming into force in the year 2005, the country saw many RTI activists making the most of it to demand the rights and entitlements of the people from the government. Pushpa, warmly known as Pushpa RTI, is one of them. In 2003, she set up the Bhalaswa Lok Shakti Manch, a citizens’ group working on the outskirts of north-west Delhi to promote transparency and accountability in local governance. Bhalaswa mostly has slum dwellers working in the informal sector.

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Committee rules out any change in Krishna water sharing ratio

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NGT blames Centre for wasting public money in the name of Ganga clean-up

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Budget up by 11 and 19 percent for water and environment ministries respectively

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The sorry state of urban slums are testimony to poorly implemented policies for the rehabilitation of migrants.

In the last few decades, India has seen an increasing number of people migrating from rural areas to urban cities in search of work and better living. These migrants often get employed in the informal sector as construction workers, vendors, domestic servants, etc. They also live in informal settlements, generally known as slums.

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During a dismal year that spelt doom for the conservation of the country’s natural resources, some politicians made headlines with their bizarre ideas and statements. Here’s a roundup.

The year 2016 was an abysmal year in terms of environmental policy and conservation in India. At India Water Portal, we have already spoken of the major policy changes of 2016, analysed both India's largest river conservation programme and the government's flagship river-linking plan.

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With the budget 2017-18 round the corner, we look at the needs of the agriculture sector in the country and what the budget can offer to support its growth.

The agriculture sector in India’s drought-ravaged regions is in a state of crisis. Millions of farmers are pushed out of their farms and into the cities for jobs. As per a report in The Hindu dated May 2, 2013, over 2000 farmers are leaving agriculture every day.

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NGT to hear petition on Ganga revival on a day-to-day basis

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People of Sikkim stand against Teesta hydel project

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India should inform us about its future hydel projects: Pakistan

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