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  • India set to become water scarce in 10 years time: Govt tells ParliamentCiting a recent study, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat, said that India's demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and become water scarce by the 2025. According to him, the ...
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  • What do these two iconic figures -- Shivaji, the great Maratha leader and Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the ‘Iron Man of India’ -- have most in common? While one might think that it was their fight for the freedom of their motherland, albeit at different times, that is not all. Recently, these nationa...
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  • Most tourists visiting Shimla won’t know that they are walking on a water tank when they wait to get their pictures taken or go horse riding on Ridge road but they will know that the city faces water shortage -- their hotel bathrooms have messages asking them to use water judiciously.  I saw...
    Manu Moudgilposted 4 years 3 months agoread more
  • While the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala have opposing stands on the Mullaperiyar dam, civil society actors have provided alternatives to the old dam whose decommissioning is bound to happen sooner or later. They have also pointed out the inappropriateness of building a new dam on Mullaperiyar. Lat...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 4 years 3 months agoread more
  • Goa rivers water unfit for human consumption: GSPCB In a recent study by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), the rivers in the state are polluted to such an extent that their waters are unfit for human consumption. Presence of faecal coliform bacteria, nearly 1,300 to 7,900 colonies per ...
    swatiposted 4 years 3 months agoread more
  • Centre gives nod to 170 eco- sensitive zones in the country The Environment Ministry has cleared 170 eco-sensitive zones in the country and by the end of the year plans to wrap up the entire business of such zones. With the completion of the mandatory 60-day period of public comments that...
    swatiposted 4 years 4 months agoread more
  • Dismal state of groundwater in the country According to an assessment done by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), the groundwater in 276 districts of the 676 districts in India is contaminated with fluoride, 387 districts contaminated with nitrate and another 87 districts have high levels o...
    swatiposted 4 years 4 months agoread more
  • Toxic foam observed in Bengaluru lakes Three major lakes in Bengaluru -- Bellandur, Varthur, and Yemalur -- look like a giant pool of foam these days. Some residents even thought that it resembled snow! The foam has been formed due to high content of ammonia and phosphate coupled with very low...
    swatiposted 4 years 5 months agoread more
  • Nepal earthquake toll exceeds 4300 Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years on April 25 (7.9 on Richter scale). The quake has affected Kathmadu and Pokhara the most along with northern and eastern parts of India that also felt severe tremors. The death toll currently is a...
    swatiposted 4 years 5 months agoread more
  • Whenever Nachatar Singh’s wife and children fall sick, he blames it on the groundwater they pull out everyday using a hand pump in his courtyard at Veere Wala Kalan village of Faridkot district. Singh swears that the problem started only recently. “The same tap used to fetch such good quality wa...
    Manu Moudgilposted 4 years 5 months agoread more
  • Swachh Bharat Mission: Gujarat leads the implementation In its assessment for 2014-15, the Union Urban Development Ministry has reported that Gujarat has topped the list of states in implementing the Swachh Bharat Mission, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. While Gujarat lead in construction...
    swatiposted 4 years 6 months agoread more
  • Fear of floods looms over Kashmir again Heavy rainfall in Kashmir over the past few hours has led to the river Jhelum flowing above the danger mark, intermittent power cuts, landslides and water logging in different parts of the valley. Eight teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been ...
    swatiposted 4 years 6 months agoread more
  • Restore Ganga's original course: Patna HC High Court has ordered the Central and Bihar Governments to restore the Ganga's original course, which has shifted northward from Patna by about 2-3 km in the last two decades due to illegal sand mining. The Court has now ordered authorities to start d...
    swatiposted 4 years 7 months agoread more
  • Yettinahole project called a drinking water project only to circumvent guidelines According to environmentalists, Karnataka Government has been exposed about the purpose of the Yettinahole Comprehensive Drinking Water Project. In its advertisement popularising the project, the State Government call...
    swatiposted 4 years 7 months agoread more
  • Karnataka sets up firm to mitigate mining impacts The Karnataka Government has set up a new firm called Karnataka Mining Environment Restoration Corporation (KMERC), that will carry out environment restoration work in the mine-ravaged districts of Ballari, Chitradurga and Tumakuru. The fi...
    swatiposted 4 years 7 months agoread more
  • Mahashtra scraps state's River Regulation Zone policy The Mahashtra Government has decided to scrap the state's River Regulation Zone policy, which declared areas within two kilometres of high flood lines on either side of a river as 'no development zones'. As per the Government, the policy wa...
    swatiposted 4 years 8 months agoread more
  • Strong opposition to interlinking of Gujarat and Maharashtra rivers Maharashtra Government strongly opposes the proposed Par-Tapi-Narmada river-linking project, as it does not want to spare its surplus water to Gujarat. Besides the Government, Jalchintan Abhiyantriki Sanstha, an NGO working for wat...
    swatiposted 4 years 8 months agoread more
  • Government to launch nationwide monitoring of toilet use, not construction From January 2015, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will launch a Nationwide Real Time Monitoring of use of toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission. The Monitoring System will mobilize people across the country ...
    swatiposted 4 years 8 months agoread more
  • New Water Ministry, Clean Ganga Portal, Ganga Manthan: Goverment makes efforts towards rejuvenating the Ganga 2014 marked the formation of the new Water Ministry known now as the Ministry for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The aim of the new Ministry headed by Uma B...
    swatiposted 4 years 9 months agoread more
  • Narmada Samagra is a unique effort to keep a river, a water source and a faith, serene, clean, healthy,beautiful and pure. It is organizing its 4th River Festival 2015 (RF’15),  during February 13 to 15, 2015 at Bandrabhan (District Hoshangabad), Madhya Pradesh, India. Aim of this festival is...
    Praveen Sharmaposted 4 years 9 months agoread more

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NGT blames Centre for wasting public money in the name of Ganga clean-up

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India should inform us about its future hydel projects: Pakistan

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Process to move water to concurrent list begins

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From river disputes to the failure of the Ganga clean-up plan and the interlinking of rivers, water conflicts dominated most of 2016.

The year 2016 was eventful, to say the least when it comes to the water scenario in the country. The year saw severe droughts affecting 33 crore people across 10 states. The states of Assam and Bihar experienced severe flooding, the Ganga clean-up plan has so far been a failure and the lakes and other water bodies in the urban India continue to be under threat due to encroachment and water pollution.

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Kerala hit by worst drought in 115 years

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Government decides to create a permanent tribunal for all inter-state river disputes

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Good news for Sambhar Salt Lake

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Migrant birds skip this Ramsar site in Punjab due to lack of freshwater and high pollution.

A couple of Swan boats are lying beside the library wall. The cages to keep animals and birds are rusting while weeds have taken over the compound which hosts a few swings and a restaurant. The only indication of the spot being Kanjli wetland, one of the three Ramsar sites in Punjab, is the display board which announces benefits of a wetland in water purification and a crude map of the region. The plan to develop this spot as a tourist destination has evidently gone awry.  

Proud history, bleak future 

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SC sets aside Punjab's order quashing water-sharing agreement with Haryana

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Forest clearance to Yettinahole project gets challenged

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