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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 5 years 1 month agoread more
  • Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16 The Prime Minister's Office has ordered the Union Ministry of Finance to allocate more funds to Ministries concerned with infrastructure works viz. shipping, road and transport, telecom and power in the Union Budget 2015-16. T...
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  • Latha Anantha of the Chalakudy Puzha Samrakshana Samiti (Chalakudy River Protection Forum) was awarded the Bhagirath Prayas Samman at the recently concluded India Rivers Week for her commendable work on safeguarding the integrity of the Chalakudy river in Kerala. “She has combined sound research w...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 5 years 2 months agoread more
  • Government to scrap river interlinking project, if it will pose threat to environment: Uma Bharti During the four day conference 'India Rivers Week' held in New Delhi last week, the Minister of Water Resources, Uma Bharti, has assured that the river interlinking project will not go on if there are ...
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  • An interactive tool to monitor progress of toilet construction launched Water Aid India has launched a tool called 'Interactive Map' to monitor the progress of toilet construction under the Swacch Bharat Mission. The tool will track the construction of individual household toilets (IHHL) and commun...
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  • Narmada, a name that translates into ‘One that bestows happiness’ will, in the next 20 years, pass through turbulent times. The question is not of the distance or the journey that this river covers, but the various points at which this ancient river is intercepted by new, modern dams. 10 large ...
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • 'Sabarmati ke Sant, tune kar diya kamaal'. Oh Saint of Sabarmati, you have done wonders' goes the popular song. Today, it is the Sabarmati herself who is supposed to be the subject of  a miracle. After all, she is the star of the much acclaimed riverfront development, along the lines of which e...
    chicuposted 5 years 4 months agoread more
  • As Hari Singh led me towards his fields, I wondered if he was trying to play a joke on me. Large rocks were scattered in the area and there was no sight of any arable land, neither was there any clue of the irrigation channel which Singh claimed ran through his farm. In the middle of the purported...
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  • Gujarat Government allocates Narmada water to Coca Cola plant at Sanand The Gujarat Government has allocated about 3 million litres per day (MLD) of water from the Narmada Canal to the Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCBPL) for its upcoming plant at Sanand. Along with this, the Government h...
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  • Water Ministry launches a portal on the Ganga river The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has launched an exclusive website for the Ganga. The aim of this website is to involve the public in the gigantic task of Ganga rejuvenation. Through the Clean Ganga Portal,...
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  • J&K reels under the worst flood in 60 years Jammu & Kashmir experiences terrible floods as the Jhelum river crosses the danger level. The flood has claimed nearly 160 lives and affected thousands of people. South Kashmir district is the worst affected and more than 30% of Srinagar...
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  • Khazans are a unique man-made ecosystem that give Goa its traditional form of farming. Khazan lands are reclaimed lands from the river or sea. The technology is adapted to protecting agricultural fields and adjoining villages by managing the water coming from estuaries of the river through a network...
    Hamsa Iyerposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • Mullaperiyar dam is a masonry gravity dam across Periyar river in Kerala whose water is diverted to Vagai basin in Tamil Nadu. The dam break analysis, done using the DAMBRK model of U.S National Weather Service, shows that the dam is a threat to 35 lakh people in the downstream. Moreover, the dam is...
    shivajirao32posted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • Monsoon covers entire nation, raises hopes of recovery This year the country has received only 147.8 mm rainfall till July 11 as against 216 mm last year, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. However, the monsoon has now covered the whole nation raising hopes of ov...
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  • I could just about see a small makeshift shelter with a yellow canopy. As I made my way through the small stream and climbed uphill, I saw a JCB machine trying to clear a path. Further up the road, female voices speaking the local dialect started to emerge. A small hearth surrounded by utensils and ...
    Manu Moudgilposted 5 years 7 months agoread more
  • Impact study demands for a no-go zone for hydel projects in Sutlej A Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment (CEIA) study conducted by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun has suggested that the governement mark 'no-hydro project zones' in the Sutlej basin...
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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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Cauvery dispute: New Supreme Court bench constituted

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J&K govt to construct ‘mini dams’ for irrigation

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No water to TN till a special state legislature session takes a call: Karnataka 

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Karnataka to seek more time to release Cauvery water

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Many people have been displaced by major dam projects in the country. A bigger threat, however, lies in the ageing dams waiting to collapse.

"If you are to suffer, you should suffer in the interest of the country.”

- Jawaharlal Nehru, speaking to villagers who were to be displaced by the Hirakud Dam in 1948.

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