Hazardous waste rules amended
Policy matters this week Posted on 13 Mar, 2019 03:34 PM

Centre amends hazardous and other wastes rules 2016 to ban import of solid plastic waste

Different types of plastic waste displayed at a sanitation park. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Protest in Chennai to save the Ennore Creek
News this week Posted on 09 Jan, 2018 08:59 AM

Saving the Ennore Creek: Chennai fisherfolk stage Jal Satyagraha

The Ennore creek smothered on all sides by thermal power plants. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Rift over Indus Water Treaty continues
Policy this week Posted on 04 Dec, 2016 08:45 PM

Conflict between India and Pakistan over Indus Water Treaty continues

Indus river (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
UP unable to protect Yamuna, Taj Mahal: NGT
Policy matters this week Posted on 08 Aug, 2016 11:37 PM

NGT raps UP government over Yamuna's pollution near the Taj Mahal

Yamuna river near the Taj Mahal. (Source: Ekabhishek via Wikipedia)
Nagpur Union launches world-wide campaign against much hyped water privatisation
New this week Posted on 05 Jan, 2016 11:32 AM

World-wide campaign against impacts of water privatisation

No 24x7 water supply for Nagpur
India ranked 12th in mismanaging plastic waste
News this week Posted on 17 Feb, 2015 08:28 PM

8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into world's oceans in 2010: Study

Two oceans meeting at Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
2014-drought in Maharashtra worse than the 2012 one
News this week Posted on 23 Dec, 2014 11:58 PM

Maharashtra drought this year is worse than 2012 drought

Drought in Maharashtra
Budget 2015-16 likely to have huge cuts in social sector
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 16 Dec, 2014 12:27 PM

Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16

MNREGA workers building check dam in Gujarat
New law to save the Ganga
Policy matters this week: PMO orders framing of draft legislation to protect the Ganga; Narmada-Kshipra river linking scheme passes the test; World Bank to support low-income states. Posted on 17 Feb, 2014 02:22 PM

PMO approves law to protect Ganga river

Ganga river in Haridwar (Source: Anoop Negi)
The Taj Mahal's poor neighbour
Tajganj once bore the stamp of Mughal architecture. It is now a sewage-filled, crowded slum. Revival efforts are on to restore its water systems and the quality of life that the residents once had. Posted on 31 Oct, 2013 01:32 PM

 The Tajganj boasts a heritage walk taking sightseers back in time to the excellence of the Mughal era. History-loving eyes examine this threshold to the mausoleum for its remains from the urban landscape of the Mughal lay.

Overlooking the Taj