Etalin hydroelectric project: Centre grants nod, FAC approval awaited
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 08 Jun, 2022 01:20 PM

Despite concerns, Etalin hydropower project gets government nod, FAC yet to give clearance

Upper Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
18,691 water bodies out of 9.45 lakh encroached upon: Jal Shakti Ministry
News this fortnight Posted on 23 Mar, 2022 02:04 PM

Out of 9.45 lakh water bodies identified, 18,691 encroached upon, informs Jal Shakti Ministry

A Johad in Nanduwali Nadi region (Image source: Farhad Contractor via IWP Flickr Albums)
Meghalaya's participatory water projects exhibit scale and community empowerment
News this fortnight Posted on 01 Feb, 2022 03:28 PM

Meghalaya exemplifies participation at scale and community empowerment in participatory water projects

A water body in Meghalaya (Image source: IWP Photo via Flickr Album)
Mekedatu project: Many activists opposing it under Medha Patkar
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 19 Jan, 2022 02:14 PM

Activists stand up against Mekedatu project under the noted activist Medha Patkar

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
Government gives a boost to PMKSY, Renuka ji, and Lakhwar hydro projects
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 20 Dec, 2021 04:00 PM

Centre approves Rs 93,000 crore to PMKSY, Renuka ji and Lakhwar

Yamuna flows under (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill, 2019
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 07 Dec, 2021 06:49 PM

Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill after 34 years of drafting

Malampuzha dam in Kerala (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Ganga, a sink of microplastics
A study by Toxics Link reveals that Ganga is heavily polluted by microplastics, the highest concentration being at Varanasi. Posted on 25 Jul, 2021 01:28 PM

A new study by the Delhi-based environment NGO Toxics Link reveals the presence of microplastics in all samples collected from the river at Haridwar, Kanpur and Varanasi.

Cleaning efforts on the Ganga has so far focussed on focussed on creating sewage treatment capacities in the major urban centres along the river. (Image: Richard IJzermans, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Assessing waste in Ganga cities
A new report on a baseline assessment of waste in Haridwar and Rishikesh, two major Ganga cities in Uttarakhand tries to characterize solid and plastic waste Posted on 18 Jul, 2021 12:58 PM

International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iF

There is a need to develop a robust methodology for inventorizing waste (Image:  Prylarer, Pixabay)
Over two crore children in India experiencing extremely high water vulnerability: UNICEF
News this week Posted on 01 Apr, 2021 11:00 AM

UNICEF’s analysis reveals over two crore children in India facing extremely high water vulnerability

Girl fetching water from handpump (Source: Flickr photos via IWP)
Half of government schools and anganwadis devoid of tap water supply: Report
News this week Posted on 17 Mar, 2021 11:01 PM

Tap water supply to government schools and anganwadis in a grim state: Panel report

A Mini-Water Supply (MWS) serves the local school (Source: IWP Flickr album)