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The fast disappearing glaciers of Kashmir
Kashmir’s glaciers are melting at frightening rates. Kolahoi glacier, the largest glacier in Kashmir Himalayas, has lost 23 percent area since 1962 and has fragmented into smaller parts! Glaciers, frozen rivers of ice
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Holy waters, unholy outcomes!
Rivers are revered and considered holy since times immemorial in India and mass bathing in some rivers is an age-old ritual. A holy dip and a holy sip of the river waters are considered to be a highly purifying. But is the dip really cleansing at all when almost all the rivers in India are known to be highly polluted?
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Think, before you have your cup of tea!
India is the second largest tea producer in the world, with production at 1.2 million metric tons
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Building awareness to changing behaviour: A paradigm shift with digital technology
Urban India, in the grip of the pandemic
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When solving one problem triggers another
Come monsoons and vector borne diseases start making headlines every year in many parts of India, especially mosquito borne diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya and Japanese encephalitis. What are vector borne diseases
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Controlling epidemics, in the midst of a pandemic!
While the monsoons are eagerly awaited in the country, India's health system remains stretched while struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a time when vector borne diseases could become rampant, and neglect of preventive measures could lead to a spike in these diseases, warn experts!
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Tank desiltation scheme in Maharashtra: Policy concerns and way forward
Tank systems of India
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Water fleas can warn of water pollution!
Water fleas are small crustaceans widely found in varied aquatic habitats. They are very sensitive to changes in the water quality of water bodies such as rivers and streams that they inhabit.
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Pumping groundwater to harnessing rainfall: A tale of two states
Groundwater depletion, a growing challenge for India
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Protecting mangroves, to deal with cyclones
Coastal flooding is rising in India and recent evidence shows that as high as 36 million Indians will be at the risk of chronic flooding by 2050.
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Dams spell doom for freshwater fish
Dams threaten freshwater biodiversity
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Priorities for the Revised National Water Policy
The Department of Water Resources, under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, has constituted a drafting committee on 5 November 2019 to revise the existing National Water Policy (NWP). Dr. Mihir Shah, a renowned water expert and a former member of the Planning Commission is chairing the committee.
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Battling Covid-19 in Jharkhand
Jharkhand is a state dominated by tribal communities located in eastern part of India. Agriculture, NTFP (Non-timber forest produce) collection and daily wage laborers are the prime source of income for rural Jharkhand.
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Northeast fights Covid-19
While Covid-19 has left many countries including India in the line of fire, the situation in India is now getting particularly alarming with the number of people infected by Covid-19 rising at a rapid pace.
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Mumbai slums fight Covid-19
Anand Jagtap, ex Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), the winner of the Lingaraja Memorial Award and a PhD scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai has been associated with the Slum Sanitation Programme (SSP) undertaken by MCGM with support from the World Bank since 1997 to 2005.
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Menstrual hygiene needs, in times of Covid-19
Deane De Menezes is the founder of Red is the New Green (RING) – an award winning social enterprise working towards reducing the social stigma attached to menstruation.
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Flushing away Covid-19, the Mumbai way!
Slums, fast growing Covid-19 hotspots!
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WASH warriors, in the making!
Citizens Association for Child Rights (CACR) works with municipal schools in Mumbai with a focus on WASH and menstrual hygiene management and even a digital literacy programme.
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Will access to piped water ensure safe water in India?
While Covid-19 has brought forth the need for better access to water for WASH practices to the forefront, how India plans to bring water at the doorstep through the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) continues to be a challenge. This is especially in the context of not only access but also quality of the available water.
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Relief with dignity to the vulnerable, in the times of Covid
While the COVID-19 pandemic is putting humanity through its most testing times, there are stories of hope, resilience, and unwavering human spirit. We have seen volunteers from the general public, NGOs and other community-based organisations, governments, philanthropies and private entities coming together in unprecedented ways.
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