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Stories of change: Becoming water abundant by harvesting rainwater
India Water Portal presents you with some inspiring stories of individuals and organisations in India that have adopted exemplary ways to combat water scarcity through harvesting rainwater. Posted on 12 Jul, 2021 10:20 AM

We often take for granted those things that come easy to us. Rain is one such resource that we always enjoy, but never capture for the future.

Catch the rain where it falls (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state: Report
News this week Posted on 15 Apr, 2021 10:06 PM

Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state, thanks to groundwater exploitation

Gomti river in Lucknow (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Pollution levels rising post-lockdown in cities in south India
How clean air gains of the lockdown and monsoon periods have been now lost with the reopening of the economy and with the onset of the winter. Posted on 08 Feb, 2021 11:23 AM

An analysis was done by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) of winter pollution (until January 26, 2021) in India’s five southern states - a vulnerable but poorly monitored region from the air quality perspective.

Air quality management requires regional approach to implement clean air action plans, says CSE (Image: Pixy)
Challenges to India’s urban water security and future growth patterns
Water resources in most Indian cities are overworked and overused, and not adequately replenished. Posted on 29 Dec, 2020 12:10 PM

Linkages between water security and socio-economic growth

Cities in India are marked by unequal distribution of water, lack of access, outdated infrastructure and minimal enforcement of rainwater harvesting and other means of supply. (Image: Anish Roy, Pixabay)
Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in West Bengal
News this week Posted on 27 May, 2020 08:33 AM

Cyclone Amphan causes widespread destruction in West Bengal

A cyclonic storm that hit India in 2016 (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Be wise, water wise - Students get on a mission to combat water crisis
An initiative by the students of Oasis International School, Bengaluru, focuses on water conservation and management, while also developing universal values like empathy, gratitude, love and respect. Posted on 24 May, 2020 09:13 AM

In the past few years, India has undoubtedly developed remarkably, but not enough to eradicate all the problems it has been facing, including the shortage of water.

Students of Oasis International School participate in an initiative to help combat water crisis in a village (Image Source: Oasis International School)
Centre to ensure safe drinking water and scale up activities during monsoon, under JJM
Policy matters this week Posted on 04 May, 2020 03:13 PM

Under JJM, Centre to ensure safe drinking water and scale up activities during monsoon

Labourers building check dams under MGNREGA. (Image Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Sixty river stretches found polluted in the northeast: CPCB
News this week Posted on 22 Feb, 2020 09:53 PM

Northeast has 60 polluted river stretches: CPCB

A river in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Free septic tank cleaning in Delhi; CM attempts to reduce sewer deaths
Policy matters this week Posted on 18 Nov, 2019 07:59 PM

Delhi CM announces free sewage cleaning schemes for unauthorised colonies

Image credit: Sharada Prasad
BWSSB’s workforce woefully inadequate, says Chairman Tushar Girinath
Bangalore's water utility is understaffed, under financed and unable to service the city's water needs. Posted on 18 Nov, 2019 02:49 PM

“It is a lack of (institutional) capacity which is leading to public woes on water. We are not in a position to give you quality services because of two things – one, manpower, and two, finances,” said BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath, speaking at a panel discussion on ‘Sustainable, Equitable Access to Water’.

Image credit: Citizen Matters
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