Arunachal Pradesh

Rejuvenating springs in western Arunachal Pradesh
Keeping the traditional water sources alive through science-based interventions Posted on 09 Jun, 2021 09:10 PM

Thembang, a small village in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh is inhabited by the Thembang Monpas, a sub-tribe of Monpas.

Construction of trenches in the catchment area of Jongjong Gapsa Ri (Image: Phurpa Sangey)
IMD revises the onset and withdrawal dates for monsoon
News this week Posted on 04 May, 2020 02:51 PM

IMD revises monsoon calendar for the country

Image used for representational purposes only (Image Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Health Ministry advises states to ensure adequate water supply in rural areas
Policy matters this week Posted on 16 Apr, 2020 11:37 AM

Centre advises states to ensure adequate water supply in rural areas during lockdown

Villagers collecting borewell water from a private farmland (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Kerala tops SDG index by NITI Aayog
Bihar, Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh are at the bottom of NITI Aayog's SDG Index, released recently. Posted on 08 Jan, 2020 03:36 PM

Kerala retains the top slot with a score of 70, followed closely by Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana in the latest edition of NITI Aayog’s annual assessment of progress made by states in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDG).

Considering the poor performance on SDG implementation in many critical areas such as hunger, there is a need to focus on these (Image: The future of food)
Pune groundwater extraction doubles in last decade; Uranium found in Telengana groundwater; Lower Subansiri project gets a boost
News this week Posted on 16 Oct, 2019 02:13 PM

Study finds Pune's groundwater extraction doubles in 9 years

Subansiri river in Arunachal Pradesh (Source: Kakul Baruah via Wikimedia Commons)
Water wisdom in times of a climate crisis
New report documents India’s rich traditions of water harvesting and sustainable use. Posted on 26 Sep, 2019 12:15 PM

A recent report by Shailendra Yashwant for Oxfam India looks at India’s ingenious ways of harvesting, storing and distributing water from the Kuhls in Himachal Pradesh that channel water from Himal

Bandhara (in Nashik, Maharashtra), a low masonry weir of 1.2 to 4.5 m height, which is constructed across a small stream for diverting the water into a small main canal taking off from its upstream side (Image: Shailendra Yashwant, Oxfam India)
Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks - India's sanitation warriors
Tata Trusts, through its Tata Water Mission initiated the ZSBP program to help the Swachh Bharat mission achieve its goals. Posted on 24 Sep, 2019 11:45 AM

In 2014, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) to accelerate efforts in achieving universal sanitation coverage. The issue of access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities also became a major Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-6) when the United Nation set 17 global goals in 2015 under the 2030 Agenda.

For Akshant Nagar, 23, schoolchildren turned out to be the biggest driving force in helping to make Pipariya block in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh become open defecation free (ODF) in just seven months. Image credit: Tata Trusts
Dibang hydel project gets approval
Policy matters this week Posted on 24 Jul, 2019 04:27 PM

Cabinet approves Dibang hydel project in Arunachal Pradesh

People protesting Dibang Hydropower Project (Source: SANDRP)
UNICEF lauds SBM for reducing groundwater contamination
News this week Posted on 12 Jun, 2019 12:09 PM

Swachh Bharat Mission reduced groundwater contamination: UNICEF

SBM reduced groundwater contamination in many villages. (Source: IWP via Flickr photos)
NGT adamant on committees to manage biodiversity
Policy matters this week Posted on 24 Apr, 2019 10:46 AM

NGT seeks report on constitution of Biodiversity Management Committees

A negelcted wetland in Punjab (Source: IWP Flickr photos)