Ravleen Kaur

Dam' safety and management!
A recent accident that killed 24 students in Himachal Pradesh has pointed fingers yet again to the much neglected area of dam safety. More than assigning blame, it's time we assigned responsibility. ravleen posted 7 years 5 months ago

Twenty four students were washed away in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh earlier this month. The students, all from an engineering college in Hyderabad, were picknicking in the river on their way back from the tourist town of Manali. While cooling their heels in the knee deep water and clicking photographs, they missed the rising wall of water that engulfed them in minutes.

Dam induced terror (Source: Matu Jan Sangathan)
Ecologists don't buy new Ganga rejuvenation plan
There is no clear mandate for the new 'Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation' set up by the Modi government. ravleen posted 7 years 5 months ago

True to the promises made during election campaigning, Narendra Modi, India's 15th Prime Minister announced measures to clean up the Ganga as soon as he assumed office. A new Ministry in charge of river issues has been created.

Ganga at Varanasi (Source: Patrick Barry)
Use clean coal, NGT tells Mahagenco
Policy matters this week ravleen posted 7 years 6 months ago

NGT tells Mahagenco to use clean coal

Fly ash pollution (Source: The Hindu)
Access to clean water and sanitation: the rural-urban gap closes
News this week ravleen posted 7 years 6 months ago

The rural-urban divide in access to sanitation reduces: UN

Many rural areas have free toilets
NGT orders Singrauli power plants to supply drinking water to residents
Policy matters this week ravleen posted 7 years 6 months ago
NGT orders Singrauli power plants to supply drinking water to residents
Singrauli Coal Mines (Source: UA Satish on Flickr)
Environmentalists wary of Modi's green agenda
News this week ravleen posted 7 years 6 months ago

Environmentalists wary of Modi's green agenda

Launch of Narmada-Kshipra interlink (The Hindu)
Improved sanitation can reduce diarrhoea cases by 47%
Policy matters this week: Diarrhoea cases can come down with improved sanitation, SC tells Centre to appoint Regulator for environment matters and new water scheme for rural areas. ravleen posted 7 years 10 months ago

Improved sanitation can reduce diarrhoea cases by 47%: World Bank

Sanitation means good health (www.thinkaboutit.eu)
Big steel firms illegally mined Rs. 45,000 Cr worth
News this week: Commission finds that big corporates mined Rs. 45000 Cr worth iron ore, Delhi residents protest waste incinerator and POSCO's clearance to be revalidated. ravleen posted 7 years 10 months ago

Corporates like Tata Steel, Essel Mining violate green laws in Odisha

Illegal Ironore mining in Odisha (Indialatest.org)
Free water for the Capital
Policy Matters this week: AAP government in Delhi announces free water, nuclear plant in Haryana and hydel projects in Arunachal get green nod. ravleen posted 7 years 10 months ago

Two days into power, AAP announced free water

Free water but for how long? (Source: Wikipedia)
Despite government funding, only 30% urban slums have toilets
News this week: Toilets in only 30% urban slums, pipeline being laid close to Golconda fort and 99 illegal dyeing units unearthed in Tirupur ravleen posted 7 years 10 months ago

Welfare schemes not of much use to urban slums

Toilet-less in urban slums (Source: bbc.co.uk)
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