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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.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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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.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 2 months 2 days ago
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Global infections from water poised to rise with climate change
Climate change triggered heat waves threaten water availabilityNinjallama rues as she remembers, " It was a terrible summer. The heat wave was killing. Three people died in my village. People with skeletal fluorosis suffered .. "
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Providing safe drinking water, in difficult times!
Piramal Sarvajal, seeded by the Piramal Foundation in 2008, is a mission driven social enterprise which designs and deploys innovative solutions for creating affordable access to safe drinking water in underserved areas.
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Vulnerable, in the time of Covid-19!
The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc worldwide and India continues to be in the line of fire. While cases continue to rise, India is also experiencing a crisis of another kind, that of the lockdown affecting the livelihoods of a large number of workers from the informal sector.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Covid-19 leaves women in the line of fire
The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc worldwide and India continues to be in the line of fire. While cases continue to rise, India also is experiencing a crisis of another kind, that of the lockdown affecting the livelihoods of a large number of workers from the informal sector.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Spreading awareness on COVID-19
Sharing the right information with rural communities is emerging as an important need in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The unavailability of content in local dialects and regional languages is posing a big challenge to NGOs that are working in rural areas to spread awareness.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Out of the frying pan into the fire
While the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc worldwide, India continues to be in the line of fire. While cases continue to rise, India also is experiencing a crisis of another kind, that of the lockdown affecting the livelihoods of a huge number of farm migrants working in cities.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Clean drinking water: Still a pipe dream for Maharashtra?
Latur in Maharashtra has been facing acute drinking water scarcity over the last month and has been in news again, and that too, inspite of having piped water connections and a good monsoon this year!
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 3 months 1 day ago
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Virtual water and water footprint
Climate change and water scarcity in India
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Clean water, a crucial weapon to combat COVID -19
This month has been seeing a different kind of a scare world over, that of the deadly corona virus pandemic that has been spreading rapidly, infecting people and leading to a rising number of deaths in numerous countries.
aarti kelkar kh...  posted 3 months 1 week ago

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