Coal mining in Hasdeo forests gets a go ahead; protestors continue to resist
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 10 May, 2022 07:34 AM

Chhattisgarh government allows coal mining in Hasdeo forests

Work in progress in a coal mine in India (Image source: IWP Flickr Album). Image for representation only
New groundwater guidelines prohibit industries and mining in over-exploited zones
Policy matters this week Posted on 08 Oct, 2020 08:45 AM

Revised guidelines for groundwater use notified

Centre issues revised guidelines for groundwater use (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Inform us about future hydel projects: Pakistan to India
News this week Posted on 23 Jan, 2017 08:50 PM

India should inform us about its future hydel projects: Pakistan

Chenab river (Source: Wikipedia commons)
Yettinahole project clearance hits a roadblock
Policy matters this week Posted on 31 Oct, 2016 10:46 PM

Forest clearance to Yettinahole project gets challenged

River Nethravathi (Source: Parineeta Dandekar via SANDRP)
J&K mulls mini dams for irrigation
News this week Posted on 03 Oct, 2016 02:22 PM

J&K govt to construct ‘mini dams’ for irrigation

The Indus river. (Source: Wikipedia)
Ministries spar over hydel project
Policy matters this week Posted on 03 Jul, 2016 04:59 PM

Ministries reach no consensus over Uttarakhand hydel project 

Downstream of ManeribhaliII Barrage at Uttarkashi (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Art of Living pays NGT compensation
Policy matters this week Posted on 12 Jun, 2016 08:43 PM

Art of Living pays environment compensation

Front view of the giant stage at the World Culture Festival under construction in February, 2016 (Source: Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan)
Environment Ministry completes re-categorisation of industries based on Pollution Index
Policy matters this week Posted on 07 Mar, 2016 09:59 PM

New categorisation of industries

CSEB power plant in Korba (Source: IWP Flickr Photo)
Goa river waters contains high content of feacal coliform: Study
News this week Posted on 08 Jun, 2015 11:13 PM

Goa rivers water unfit for human consumption: GSPCB

River Sal in Goa (Source: Joel's Goa Pics via Flickr)
Don't have toilet, can't contest polls
Policy Matters this week: Bihar government makes toilet compulsory for contesting polls, Ganga Jal pitchers to collect religious waste and Rs 1,444 crore for rural water supply in Maharashtra. Posted on 24 Nov, 2013 10:43 PM

Don't have toilet, can't contest polls

Toilet mandatory to contest