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NGT orders states to designate nodal agencies for restoring water bodies
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Posted on 02 Dec, 2020 11:40 AM

Designate nodal agencies for restoration of water bodies: NGT to states

Gharisar lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
World Toilet Day 2020: Safe fecal disposal key to sustainable sanitation
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Posted on 19 Nov, 2020 11:57 AM

UN emphasises the need for safe faecal disposal this WTD2020

Fecal sludge management key to safe sanitation (Source: CS Sharada Prasad)
India now has 41 Ramsar sites, with two more wetlands added to the list
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Posted on 19 Nov, 2020 06:21 AM

Two more wetlands added to Ramsar sites

Lonar Sarovar lake Maharastra (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
30 Indian cities to face rise in water risks by 2050
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Posted on 09 Nov, 2020 05:50 PM

30 out of 100 cities to face greatest rise in water risks by 2050 are Indian: Report

Indian cities set to face acute water shortage (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
CGWB gets stricter against misuse or wastage of groundwater
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Posted on 09 Nov, 2020 04:40 PM

Severe fine for misuse or wastage of groundwater

Misuse or wastage of groundwater to attract hefty fine (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Embankments in Bihar: The inapt and futile defence against floods
Embankments in Bihar have failed miserably against flood protection. Take a look on these frequently asked questions (FAQs) on why they failed and what are the possible solutions to floods in Bihar?
Posted on 19 Oct, 2020 06:05 PM

What is the history of floods in Bihar and why is it prone to floods?

An embankment in Madhubani after a week of repairing (Source: Santosh Yadav via IWP Flickr albums)
New groundwater guidelines prohibit industries and mining in over-exploited zones
Policy matters this week
Posted on 08 Oct, 2020 08:45 AM

Revised guidelines for groundwater use notified

Centre issues revised guidelines for groundwater use (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
No improvement in the water quality of the Ganga during lockdown: CPCB
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Posted on 08 Oct, 2020 08:28 AM

Water quality of Ganga river remained grim during lockdown: CPCB

Ganga river at Kachla, Uttar Pradesh. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan a low impact, high expenditure scheme: CAG
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Posted on 23 Sep, 2020 01:29 PM

Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan had a low impact in making Maharashtra drought free: CAG

Deepening work in progress under the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (Source: Ravindra Pomane)
Overexploitation of groundwater highest in Punjab: Government
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Posted on 23 Sep, 2020 01:23 PM

Punjab no.1 in overexploitation of groundwater 

Overexploitation of groundwater highest in Punjab (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
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