Swati Bansal

Swati Bansal
New Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022 announced
Policy matters this fortnight
Posted on 02 Mar, 2022 02:07 PM

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022: Centre notifies guidelines on EPR for plastic packaging

Plastic waste is causing havoc on drains and water bodies (Image source: IWP Flickr Album)
India now has 49 Ramsar sites, highest in South Asia
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Posted on 16 Feb, 2022 08:03 AM

Ramsar has designated two more wetlands in India, bringing the total to 49

A wetland supports life in myriad forms (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Jal Shakti Ministry receives an allocation of Rs 86,189 crore in budget 2022-23
Policy matters this fortnight
Posted on 16 Feb, 2022 07:48 AM

Budget 2022-23: Allocation to the Jal Shakti Ministry increased to Rs 86,189 crore, from Rs 69,052 crore the previous year

Women fill water from a public tap in Karnataka (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Meghalaya's participatory water projects exhibit scale and community empowerment
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Posted on 01 Feb, 2022 03:28 PM

Meghalaya exemplifies participation at scale and community empowerment in participatory water projects

A water body in Meghalaya (Image source: IWP Photo via Flickr Album)
NGT stricter with Delhi, Haryana on restoring Najafgarh Jheel
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Posted on 01 Feb, 2022 02:49 PM

Enforce Najafgarh jheel restoration plan: NGT to Delhi, Haryana governments

Aerial view of the Najafgarh drain. (Image: Sumita Roy Dutta, Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 4.0)
Mekedatu project: Many activists opposing it under Medha Patkar
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Posted on 19 Jan, 2022 02:14 PM

Activists stand up against Mekedatu project under the noted activist Medha Patkar

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
Goa’s mangrove cover increases while Sunderbans’ shrank: ISFR 2021
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Posted on 19 Jan, 2022 01:48 PM

Goa’s mangrove cover increases while Sunderbans’ shrank, reports India State of the Forest Report (ISFR) 2021

Mangroves in Sunderbans (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
From 58 percent in 2004, groundwater extraction rises to 63 percent in 2017: CAG
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Posted on 05 Jan, 2022 03:34 PM

Groundwater extraction increased from 58 percent in 2004 to 63 percent in 2017: CAG

Country's groundwater scenario is in a grim state (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Process of obtaining green nod simplified to allow ease of doing business: Govt
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Posted on 05 Jan, 2022 01:04 PM

Environment Ministry reports reduction in environmental clearance time from 150 to 90 days

Ease of doing business at the cost of environment (Source: IWP Flickr Photos) Photo for representation only.
Activists urge Chhattisgarh CM to rethink expansion of mining in Hasdeo Arand forest
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Posted on 20 Dec, 2021 06:52 PM

Reconsider decision to expand mining in Hasdeo Arand forest: Activists to Chhattisgarh CM

A devastated forest at a coal mining site. Photo for representation only (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
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