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  • 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 4 years 9 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 ...
    swatiposted 4 years 10 months agoread more
  • 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 4 years 10 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 19 hours 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...
    Manu Moudgilposted 5 years 1 day agoread more
  • 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...
    swatiposted 5 years 1 week agoread more
  • 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,...
    swatiposted 5 years 1 week agoread more
  • 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...
    swatiposted 5 years 3 weeks agoread more
  • 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 3 weeks 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 2 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...
    swatiposted 5 years 2 months agoread more
  • 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 2 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...
    swatiposted 5 years 2 months agoread more
  • India receives only 85.8 mm of rain this JuneAccording to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), India has received only 85.8 mm of rainfall between June 1 and 28, making it the driest June since 1901. June 2014 has experienced 42% lesser rainfall from the average. The worst impacted state...
    swatiposted 5 years 2 months agoread more
  • Dip in enrollment of female students due to poor sanitation in schoolsAccording to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, nearly 20% of Indian schools are devoid of toilet facilities for girls. Moreover, out of the schools that have toilets installed in their premises, only 92.64% are functiona...
    swatiposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • High Court raps Narmada Authority over incomplete canal workThe Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) to compensate the farmers of Khandwa and Khargone districts, as per the new Land Acquisition Act 2014. These farmers have incurred losses owing to the...
    swatiposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • 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 p...
    ravleenposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • Strong El Nino, less rainfall this year: IMDThe Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted over 70% chance of an El Nino forming in the Pacific this year. This will further strengthen due to the absence of a counter effect of Indian Ocean Dipole, which is a climatic condition whose interac...
    swatiposted 5 years 3 months agoread more

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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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Goa and Karnataka lock horns again over Mahadayi water sharing. How long will it go on before a consensus is reached?

The small town of Navalgund of Dharwad district in Karnataka with a population of 25,000 has been the epicenter of farmers’ protest demanding water from the west-flowing river, Mahadayi. On July 30, 2016, the state of Karnataka woke up to the shocking news of police brutality on farmers, including women and children, who had gathered to demand their share of water.

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One of the worst floods in Assam and Bihar

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Fellowship Details

The International Water Management Institute and its partners invite applications for the ICIB Media Fellowship. The Fellowship will fully fund reporting assignments for four journalists who can demonstrate the potential for incisive and original reporting on critical themes including, but not limited to:

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NGT orders CWRA to meet every month for identification of wetlands

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Ministries reach no consensus over Uttarakhand hydel project 

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