Alaknanda

Cauvery riverfront development plan gets an approval
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Cauvery riverfront development plan gets a nod

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
Stop farming on Yamuna floodplains by 2020: NGT to DDA
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Srinagar's Dal Lake shrinks by 36% in the last 37 years
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 6 months ago

Study shows half of Srinagar's water bodies have disappeared in the past century

Dal Lake in Srinagar (Source: McKay Savage via Wikipedia)
Environment Ministry allowed to clear hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi basins
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 6 months ago

MoEFCC can approve hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins: SC

Bhagirathi river at its source, Gaumukh (Source: IWP Flickr Photo)
Strict action against polluters throwing puja waste in the Yamuna
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 7 months ago

Delhi Government gets strict towards Yamuna pollution 

Garbage piled high near the Yamuna river (Source: IWP Flickr Photo)
Do not rush through with TSR committee's proposals on green laws: Parliamentary Panel
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 9 months ago

Panel suggests that the Govt not rush through with changes in green laws

Ufrenkhal forest that gives water to Gad Ganga
SC rebukes Central and State Pollution Control Boards over Ganga pollution
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 6 months ago

Pollution Control Board is a story of complete failure, frustration and disaster: SC

River Ganges at Sangam in Allahabad
New norms proposed for hydel clearance
Policy matters this week (not verified) posted 6 years 6 months ago

Government proposes new set of norms for hydel projects clearance

Omkareshwar Dam on Narmada, Madhya Pradesh
Scheme to develop 2,379 villages in the next 5 years launched
Policy matter this week (not verified) posted 6 years 7 months ago

Centre launches the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

A drought-free village in Maharashtra
Dam' safety and management!
A recent accident that killed 24 students in Himachal Pradesh has pointed fingers yet again to the much neglected area of dam safety. More than assigning blame, it's time we assigned responsibility. ravleen posted 6 years 10 months ago

Twenty four students were washed away in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh earlier this month. The students, all from an engineering college in Hyderabad, were picknicking in the river on their way back from the tourist town of Manali. While cooling their heels in the knee deep water and clicking photographs, they missed the rising wall of water that engulfed them in minutes.

Dam induced terror (Source: Matu Jan Sangathan)