Sabita Kaushal

Sabita Kaushal
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Organisations/NGOs working in Water and Sanitation
A curated directory of civil society organisations working on water and sanitation in India
Posted on 24 Jan, 2017 03:43 PM

This guide lists out the organisations/ NGOs in the Water and Sanitation sector, across the country. Please click on a topic to view more detailed information.

List of organisations in water & sanitation sector
SYL crisis: Punjab demands payment for water
Policy matters this week
Posted on 21 Nov, 2016 06:21 AM

Three states will have to pay for water: Punjab House

Yamuna river (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Mumbai wetlands as parking area: FIR filed
News this week
Posted on 21 Nov, 2016 06:06 AM

FIR against man who let vehicles be parked on Mumbai wetlands

Mumbai wetland (Source:Wikipedia)
NGT raps Delhi government over air pollution
News this week
Posted on 14 Nov, 2016 05:59 AM

Environment minister calls Delhi pollution 'emergency situation'

Delhi shrouded in smog. (Source: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy/Flickr)
Sutlej Yamuna Link canal row intensifies
Policy matters this week
Posted on 14 Nov, 2016 05:44 AM

SC sets aside Punjab's order quashing water-sharing agreement with Haryana

Satluj river, Punjab (Source: Harpreet Riat/Wikimedia Commons)
At home, in the wetland
Not just a site of global importance for migratory birds, Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary is home to diverse creatures that depend on it for food, shelter and livelihood.
Posted on 10 Nov, 2016 10:01 PM

Long necked, rosy white birds with heavy pink bills stand etched across the horizon. These are the flamingos that fly miles from across Iran’s Caspian Sea and the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, to reach the inland waters of Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu.

Flamingoes fly miles to reach Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu.
Smoking is injurious for oceans
Not many smokers realise that their discarded cigarette butts are not just a litter problem. It is a huge toxic waste for the environment, especially the water bodies.
Posted on 25 Oct, 2016 07:04 PM

Senthil takes a long puff of the cigarette before flicking it on the road nonchalantly. “I started smoking on the sly when I was in school,” he reminisces. “Sixty years later, I still do the same, only more smokes per day.”

Discarded cigarette butts on a beach. (Source:Wikimedia Commons)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Wetlands
What are wetlands and why are they so important? A simple Q&A answers pertinent questions related to wetlands in India.
Posted on 21 Oct, 2016 06:27 AM

This is a simple guide that lists out the most popular questions related to wetlands, to understand what they are and their importance a little better. Please click on a topic for detailed information 

Maguri Beel, a wetland area in the Tinsukia district of Upper Assam.
New Supreme Court bench to hear Cauvery dispute
Policy matters this week
Posted on 11 Oct, 2016 02:38 PM

Cauvery dispute: New Supreme Court bench constituted

Cauvery river (Source: India Water Portal)
River transport projects on development track
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Posted on 10 Oct, 2016 10:36 AM

Government starts river transport project with eight waterways

River transport project work in progress. (Source: India Water Portal)