Centre promises 43 to 55 litres water per person per day to 15 crore rural households by 2024
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 4 months ago

Centre to provide 43-55 litre/day water per person to rural households by 2024

Image used for representational purposes only. Photo credit: Shree Padre, water journalist from India Water Portal on Flickr
Earth not for humans alone: NGT to Assam
Policy matter this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 10 months ago

NGT takes a stand on Deepor Beel

Waste dumped near the Deepor Beel (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Intensive survey ordered for western UP rivers
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 11 months ago

Conduct intensive survey of western UP rivers: NGT

The polluted Hindon river (Source: Hindi Water Portal)
Wetlands in deep water
On the World Wetlands Day, save a thought for India’s Ramsar sites, most of them at various stages of deterioration. Swati Bansal posted 4 years 11 months ago

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.

Deepor Beel in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Assam Government issued notice over dumping of waste in Deepor Beel
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 7 years 2 months ago

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

Dumping ground on the banks of Deepor Beel
Deepor beel: Entangled in a net of dangers
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. Usha Dewani posted 7 years 9 months ago

“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.

Deepor Beel awaits a fresh gush of life
Invite to a workshop on 'Wetlands of Assam', Aaranyak and IUCN-India, Guwahati
The focus of the workshop will be hydrological connectivity, climate change, ecosystem services and livelihoods with reference to Deepar Beel, Kamrup (Metro) District, Assam. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 11 months ago


(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