Aravalli Range

Ensure adequate water to Delhi: HC to Haryana
Policy matters this week Posted on 12 Jun, 2019 12:24 PM

HC orders Haryana government to supply adequate water to Delhi and monitor Yamuna through live Google maps

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Earth not for humans alone: NGT to Assam
Policy matter this week Posted on 06 Mar, 2019 08:17 AM

NGT takes a stand on Deepor Beel

Waste dumped near the Deepor Beel (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
SC orders forced eviction of tribals, forest dwellers
Policy matters this week Posted on 27 Feb, 2019 01:31 PM

Forced eviction ordered for more than one million tribals and forest-dwellers

Tribal women in Chhattisgarh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Only 31 pc big projects done under AIBP
News this week Posted on 27 Feb, 2019 01:05 PM

In a decade, only a quarter of centrally funded major to medium irrigation schemes completed: Report

Irrigation canal from the Bhima dam. (Source: Nvvchar on Wikipedia)
CGWA mandates NOCs for tubewells in Punjab
Policy matters this week Posted on 06 Jun, 2017 07:29 AM

NOCs for running tubewells must for Punjab industries 

Tubewells in Punjab. (Source: IWP Flickr photo)
Going wild in a bustling city
Once ravaged by the mining industry, Asola Bhatti, the only wildlife sanctuary in Delhi is a refreshing sight now with dense flora and a thriving wildlife. Posted on 12 Mar, 2017 09:11 PM

The reclusive family decides to stay indoors due to the overcast sky on a Sunday morning. The parents are seen walking down the road twice, but they dart back after noticing the visitors. The golden jackals are not known for gregariousness, at least not towards humans. The nature trail to meet these canines would remain as cloudy as the sky.

Nilgai (blue bull) is in abundance at the sanctuary.
Saving Ramgarh Lake
All efforts to rejuvenate the lake near Jaipur have failed as authorities continue to ignore obstructions to its natural flow. Posted on 19 Jan, 2017 10:32 AM

Last year, a crocodile walked seven kilometres to reach Jamwa Ramgarh village near Jaipur looking for food. It had ventured out from Jamwa Ramgarh dam, which used to have around 100 of its species at one time. Since 2006, however, the dam is dry, leaving little fish or other prey for the aquatic reptiles. 

The reservoir that has been dry for the last 10 years.
88% irrigation projects lying unused in Maharashtra
News this week Posted on 20 Apr, 2015 09:27 PM

Nearly 88% irrigation projects lying unused in Maharashtra

A water-deprived region
Wetlands for water quality management – The science and technology: A paper from Current Issues in Water Management
This paper examines the use of constructed wetlands for water purification. Posted on 10 Jan, 2012 10:24 PM

The introduction begins witha brief overview of wetlands: their nature and services offered. These wetlands are ecosystems with water that is static or flowing and characerized by emergent , floating and submerged aquatic vegetation. Some of the services provided by wetlands are fish and fiber, water supply, water purification, flood regulation, recreational opportunities and tourism. It then details the importance of wetlands for water purification.Toxins enter the wetlands through farms, factories and runoff. These toxins are broken down or otherwise buried using a variety of bacteria. 

Location map of Keoladeo National park

Location map of Keoladeo National Park

Rashtrita Jal Chetna Yatra: Efforts of Tarun Bharat Sangh and Rajendar Singh in addressing water related concerns across the country
A detailed write up about the aims, aspirations and achievements of the Rashtriya Jal Chetna Yatra Posted on 20 Aug, 2009 02:20 PM

Tarun Bharat Sangh and Rajendar Singh started a massive campaign to spread awareness of traditional water harvesting structures in order to restore the water resources of arid Rajasthan. The aim was to popularize the use of such traditional structures across the country.