India creates history, sets up first floating water quality testing lab in the Indian Ocean
News this fortnight Posted on 26 Aug, 2022 09:46 AM

India launches a floating wet lab for water quality tests in the Indian Ocean

View of India Ocean at the southern tip of the country (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water contamination grips the country: Centre
News this fortnight Posted on 08 Dec, 2021 10:53 AM

Country’s water contaminated with lead, arsenic, fluoride: Centre

Water contamination continues to remain contaminated (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Jharkhand launches scheme to revive rural economy
Policy matters this week Posted on 13 May, 2020 02:32 PM

Jharkhand government launches three schemes to revive rural economy under the MGNREGA

Jharkhand launches scheme to revive rural economy. Image for representation only. (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Shoddy impact assessments, mining and ruin in Goa
A study finds that weak environmental assessment reporting on the adverse impacts of mining has spelled doom for Goa’s environment. Posted on 22 Nov, 2019 03:40 PM

Development and its impact on the environment has long been a contentious issue in India, where lack of adequate monitoring and control mechanisms have led to severe degradation of land, water and forest resources. Mining activities in Goa have not only poisoned its land and water, but also affected livelihoods by negatively impacting agriculture, fisheries and forests.

A mining site in India (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
MoRD asks states to focus on water conservation and harvesting in MGNREGA to help achieve Jal Jeevan Mission targets
Policy matters this week Posted on 05 Nov, 2019 12:08 PM

Focus on water conservation in MGNREGA: Rural Development ministry to states

Image source: The Indian Express
Pune groundwater extraction doubles in last decade; Uranium found in Telengana groundwater; Lower Subansiri project gets a boost
News this week Posted on 16 Oct, 2019 02:13 PM

Study finds Pune's groundwater extraction doubles in 9 years

Subansiri river in Arunachal Pradesh (Source: Kakul Baruah via Wikimedia Commons)
Goa fights to protect its khazans; Coonoor cleans its river; Punjab gov scrambles to clean Kali Bein River before Gurupurab
News this week Posted on 10 Oct, 2019 11:36 AM

Goa government, farmers against MoEF for proposing re-designation of the state’s low lying lands

Aerial view of a Khazan in the Zuari river, Goa.
Heavy rain and floods hit North India
News this week Posted on 22 Aug, 2019 12:00 PM

Rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab

Following the southern states witnessing heavy rainfall and floods this monsoon, the northern parts of India are now also experiencing incessant rains.

Gori river in Uttarakhand in spate during 2013 floods (Source: Chicu Lokgariwar, India Water Portal)
Lok Sabha passes inter-state river disputes bill
Policy matters this week Posted on 06 Aug, 2019 02:45 PM

Lok Sabha passes Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019  

Cauvery river in Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
IMD predicts near-normal monsoon this year
News this week Posted on 17 Apr, 2019 12:53 PM

India could witness near-normal monsoon this season: IMD

Normal monsoon is good news for India's economy. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)