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  • Centre to provide 43-55 litre/day water per person to rural households by 2024 Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Centre plans to provide 43 to 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural Indian household by 2024, and to set up a dedicated fund called Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh f...
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  • NGT takes a stand on Deepor Beel During the hearing of a petition filed by Right to Information activist Rohit Choudhury on Deepor Beel, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has remarked that the earth is not for humans alone and that all creatures, including wildlife, have a right over it. The tribun...
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  • Conduct intensive survey of western UP rivers: NGT The National Green Tribunal has directed for an intensive survey of the Kali, Krishna and Hindon rivers in western Uttar Pradesh. The tribunal has also ordered inspection of 316 industries which are allegedly polluting the water bodies. A committee...
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  • February 2 is observed as the World Wetlands Day. The day marks the date of adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. This year, the theme of the World Wetlands Day is Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction. It aims to raise awareness and highlight the vital roles o...
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  • NGT takes notice of waste dumping in Assam's Deepor Beel The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Assam Government to submit a status report of the Deepor Beel, which is a large natural wetland and a Ramsar site. In its order, the NGT has also asked the State Government to present a detailed rep...
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  • No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern BangladeshAlarming w...
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  • “Posua botah”, he said. “The wind is blowing from the west now so we cannot take you to the beel to show you how we catch fish. This wind cleans the water and we won’t get fish. 'Bhatial botah', when the wind blows from the east, the water turns muddy and the fish come up to the surface to b...
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  • Purpose: (i) Take stock of the conservation and management status of the wetlands of Assam in general(ii) Discuss the significance of good landscape connectivity of flood plain wetlands(iii) Share the framework and results of Aaranyak-IUCN study on the Deepar beel on wetland connectivity and mo...
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On the World Wetlands Day, save a thought for India’s Ramsar sites, most of them at various stages of deterioration.

February 2 is observed as the World Wetlands Day. The day marks the date of adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. This year, the theme of the World Wetlands Day is Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction. It aims to raise awareness and highlight the vital roles of healthy wetlands in reducing the impacts of extreme events such as floods, droughts and cyclones on communities and to help build resilience against these events. 

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NGT takes notice of waste dumping in Assam's Deepor Beel

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No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern Bangladesh

Alarming water shortage in Manipur

Banning fishing in the beel has not only affected the sustenance of the Keot fishing community in Guwahati but it is also threatening the beel's very existence.

“Posua botah”, he said. “The wind is blowing from the west now so we cannot take you to the beel to show you how we catch fish. This wind cleans the water and we won’t get fish. 'Bhatial botah', when the wind blows from the east, the water turns muddy and the fish come up to the surface to breathe. That’s the best time to fish”, he explained.

They know the beel like they know their body.

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Purpose: 

(i) Take stock of the conservation and management status of the wetlands of Assam in general

(ii) Discuss the significance of good landscape connectivity of flood plain wetlands

(iii) Share the framework and results of Aaranyak-IUCN study on the Deepar beel on wetland connectivity and modelling

(iv) Examine the governance regime for conservation and management of wetlands at state and national level and

February 2, 2014 9:30AM - February 2, 2014 4:30PM
January 31, 2014 9:00AM

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