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Not a drop to waste
Composite Water Management Index developed by NITI Aayog can be a useful tool in the efficient management of water resources in India. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 years 11 months ago

The pressure on the water resources in India is on the rise. The available water resources in the country are highly variable. For example, the average annual rainfall in India varies considerably from one region to another; it is as high as 1000 cm in the Northeast and as low as 10 cm in western Rajasthan.

Water needs to be managed efficiently. (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Groundwater resources race against time
Development and urbanisation have already put pressure on groundwater resources in the fragile Himalayan region. So, what is the current status of groundwater resources of this unique region? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 6 years 2 months ago

The Himalayas, an important part of the geography of India, extend along the entire Northern and North-Eastern boundary of the country. It spans six Indian States namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, West Bengal, Sikkim and a major part of Arunachal Pradesh from west to east.

A view of the majestic Himalayas
Energy sources of Indian households for cooking and lighting - A report by National Sample Survey Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (2012)
This report is by the National Sample Survey Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India is part of the series on household consumer expenditure on utilisation of energy resources for cooking and lightning purposes. The information presented in the report was collected during 2009-10 from 100794 households in 7428 villages and 5263 urban blocks spread over the entire country. Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 5 months ago

This report by the National Sample Survey Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India is concerned with the break-up of Indian households by

Guidelines for implementation of National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP)- A document by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India (2012)
Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 5 months ago

This document by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, is a set of guidelines for the implementation of National Mission on Food Processing, which has the following objectives:

  • To augment the capacity of food processors working to upscale their operations through capital infusion, technology transfer, skill upgradation and handholding support.
  • To support established self help groups working in food processing sector to facilitate them to achieve SME status.
  • Capacity development and skill upgradation through institutional training to ensure sustainable employment opportunities to the people and also to reduce the gap in requirement and availability of skilled manpower in food processing sector.
  • To raise the standards of food safety and hygiene to the globally accepted norms.
  • To facilitate food processing industries to adopt HACCP and ISO certification norms
  • To augment farm gate infrastructure, supply chain logistic, storage and processing capacity.
  • To provide better support system to organized food processing sector.

Provisional population totals of National Capital Territory of Delhi- Districts and sub-districts- Data by Ministry of Home Affairs
This document provides statistical data on population of Delhi Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 7 months ago

This document by Ministry of Home Affairs provides provisional statistical data on population totals of National Capital Territory of Delhi- districts and sub-districts.

Politicians for reform - Proceedings of the State Water Ministers’ workshop on rural water supply policy reforms in India - Cochin (Kerala) - (1999)
This report by the Water and Sanitation Program provides the details of the proceedings of the workshop on rural water supply policy reforms in India Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 9 years 5 months ago

The workshop was hosted by Government of Kerala and the Water and Sanitation Program, South Asia with the Government of India, The World Bank Institute and the World Bank was held at Cochin, Kerala from December 7th to December 8th, 1999.

Cabinet approves new Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Bill (2011)
The new MMDR Bill, 2011, aims to introduce better legislative environment for attracting investment and technology into the mining sector. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 years 7 months ago

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PIB

The Cabinet has taken a decision to place a proposal with Parliament to introduce the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill (MMDR Bill), 2011, in terms of the National Mineral Policy, 2008 and also repeal the existing Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. 

Uttar Pradesh Urban Sanitation Policy - Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission - Government of India (2010)
A policy document on the International Environment Law Research Centre site that highlights the poor sanitation situation in the state of Uttar Pradesh in the context of the National Urban Sanitation Policy launched in November 2008. rajshekar posted 9 years 10 months ago

The factors that lead to this poor sanitation situation in the city include:

India's participation at the UN Climate Change Conference at Cancun, Mexico - MoEF press release and ninister's statement
Indian event at Cancun re-emphasizes importance of equity, 7th December 2010 Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 10 years 3 months ago

Content Courtesy: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India

CancunPress release: Indian event at Cancun re-emphasises importance of equity, 7th December 2010

India hosted a major event at the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference at Cancun, where the critical issue of equity and equitable access to carbon space was emphasised. 

India's Minister for Environment and Forests and Head of Delegation, Shri Jairam Ramesh personally chaired the side event that had presentations by Prof. T. Jayaraman, Tata Inst. Of Social Sciences, India, Mr. Martin Khor, Executive Dir., South Centre, Geneva and Dr. Harald, ERC & Univ. Of Cape Town, South Africa.

Download the entire press release here.

Policies and laws related to urban infrastructure - A collection
Urbanisation has become a unsolvable question for most part with growing influx of rural population and meeting the demands for housing and basic amenities. Seeking to bridge a gap... Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 10 years 6 months ago

India Water Portal has recently uploaded a set of important policies and laws. This collection pertains to urban infrastructure, water supply and more.