Jal Jeevan Mission: States to bear half the cost, local bodies to decide water charges
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 3 months ago

Under Jal Jeevan Mission, state to bear half the cost and local bodies to decide water charges

Women filling water from a tap (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Government launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan to tackle water crisis
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 6 months ago

Centre launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched to battle water crisis (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Twenty-six states under threat of desertification
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 6 months ago

The threat of desertification increases in 26 of 29 states

Increasing desertification, a challenge India needs to tackle. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Piped water to all rural households by 2024: Government
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 6 months ago

Government to launch rural piped water scheme

Ten thousand litres overhead tank to supply piped water (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Mekedatu project: CWC okays, TN objects
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 1 month ago

CWC allows preparation of DPR while TN objects to the Mekedatu project on the Cauvery river

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
Dam safety project gets additional funds
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 3 months ago

Additional funds of over Rs 1,300 crore allocated to dam safety project

Hirakud dam, the oldest dam in India (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Polavaram project runs into trouble
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 5 months ago

SC issues notice to Centre on environmental clearance of Polavaram project

Godavari river across which Polavaram project is being constructed (Source: Pranay Raj, Wikimedia Commons)
Maharashtra gets Rs 60,000 crore for river interlinking
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 4 months ago

Centre allocates Maharashtra Rs 60,000 crore to link its rivers

A map shows how rivers would be interlinked. (Source: NIH)
No clean water for millions in rural India'
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 9 months ago

Seven percent of rural India has no access to clean water: World Water Day report

Water scarcity in rural India. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Hyderabad water bodies unfit for even irrigation
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years ago

Most of Hyderabad water bodies reduced to cesspools

Himayat Sagar lake in Hyderabad (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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