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New groundwater guidelines prohibit industries and mining in over-exploited zones
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 months 1 week ago

Revised guidelines for groundwater use notified

Centre issues revised guidelines for groundwater use (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Next phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to focus on water treatment
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 7 months 3 weeks ago

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban: Next phase to focus on water treatment and toilet waste disposal

Next phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to focus on water treatment (Image source: India Water Portal)
India-UK team tackles antimicrobial resistance spread in waterways
Experts are joining forces to investigate the impact that releasing antibiotics from antibiotic manufacturing into India’s waterways has on the spread of potentially fatal drug-resistant infections. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months 1 week ago

An estimated 58,000 babies die in India every year from superbug infections passed on from their mothers, whilst drug-resistant pathogens cause between 28,000 to 38,000 extra deaths in the European Union every year.

The Musi river in Hyderabad, which has high concentrations of antibiotics released from production facilities (Image: Newcastle University)
Railway stations to be categorised based on wastewater generation
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months ago

Railway stations to be classified based on wastewater generation

A wastewater treatment plant in Bengaluru (Image source: Vishwanath Srikantaiah)
5-star rating for garbage free-cities to Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months 3 weeks ago

Swachh Survekshan for urban India: Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore among the top

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore. (Source: India Water Portal)
IMD revises the onset and withdrawal dates for monsoon
News this week Swati Bansal posted 11 months 1 week ago

IMD revises monsoon calendar for the country

Image used for representational purposes only (Image Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Mahadayi river water dispute receives final award
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago

Karnataka allowed to implement Kalasa-Banduri project

The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Monitoring guidelines for sand mining released
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

Guidelines to monitor illegal sand mining released

For the first time, the Environment Ministry has released Enforcement and Monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining 2020 to monitor and check illegal sand mining in the country.

Illegal sand mining continues in the country unabated (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Locals reject social impact assessment report of Luhri II hydropower project
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Locals say impact assessment report does not accurately represent the real impact of Luhri II hydropower project

Sutlej river in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh (Image source: Sanyam Bahga, Wikipedia)
Manual scavenging persists in India due to weak enforcement of laws
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Manual scavenging still prevails in India thanks to weak laws, says study

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