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Telangana among states ensuring tap water supply to schools, anganwadis
News this week
Posted on 03 Mar, 2021 02:25 PM

Telangana joins a group of states which have ensured tap water supply to schools, anganwadis

Tap water in a rural school (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Revival of Ganga wetlands gets government's attention
Policy matters this week
Posted on 03 Mar, 2021 02:18 PM

Jal Shakti Ministry draws focus towards revival of Ganga wetlands

Receding Ganga river at Sangam (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
India gets its first wetland conservation centre
Policy matters this week
Posted on 17 Feb, 2021 11:35 AM

Country’s first wetland conservation centre set up on World Wetland Day

Deepor beel, Assam (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Disaster strikes Uttarakhand, yet again
News this week
Posted on 17 Feb, 2021 11:28 AM

Uttarakhand glacier disaster: Death toll rises to 58 as rescue operation continues

Flash Floods in Chamoli, Uttarakhand (Image Source: India.com)
2020: Crammed in disasters, yet filled with hope
Last year was shrouded with a myriad of disasters but all was not bad. There were many success stories and great efforts in the water sector that maintained our hopes for a better tomorrow.
Posted on 17 Jan, 2021 04:30 PM

The year 2020 came with numerous disasters, not just COVID-19, a pandemic that brought the planet to a standstill, but many other natural calamities. During the year, the country suffered from cyclones, extreme rainfall, floods and locust attacks.

All was not negative for 2020 in the water sector as many states and districts gained credit for themselves (Image Source: IWP Flickr Album)
Over 97 million Indians were currently being exposed to extreme floods: Report
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Posted on 23 Dec, 2020 03:53 PM

75 percent districts in India are hotspots of extreme climate events: Report

75 percent districts in India are hotspots of extreme climate events (Source: IWP Flickr photos))
Submit report on the need for clearance of National Waterway-1: NGT to MoEF
Policy matters this week
Posted on 23 Dec, 2020 02:17 PM

NGT seeks report on the need for clearance of inland waterway projects in Ganga

Motor-driven ferries at Varanasi (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Study using geo-tagged bottles unravels plastic pollution
News this week
Posted on 09 Dec, 2020 04:53 PM

Plastic pollution can travel thousands of kilometres in just a few months, finds new study using geo-tagged bottles

Plastic pollution by a river (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
New packaged drinking water rules to apply from January 1, 2021
Policy matters this week
Posted on 09 Dec, 2020 12:43 PM

Revised standards for packaged drinking water to apply from January 1st, 2021

Filtration plants in a packaging water units (Image source: Tushar Trivedi)
Illegal sand mining led to 193 deaths in two years, says report
News this week
Posted on 02 Dec, 2020 12:00 PM

Illegal sand mining operations lead to 193 deaths in two years

Sand mining on the banks of Tapti (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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