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Jharkhand launches scheme to revive rural economy
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

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. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 year 8 months ago

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 Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

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 Swati Bansal posted 1 year 9 months ago

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 Swati Bansal posted 1 year 9 months ago

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 Swati Bansal posted 1 year 11 months ago

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 Swati Bansal posted 1 year 11 months ago

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 Swati Bansal posted 2 years 3 months ago

India could witness near-normal monsoon this season: IMD

Normal monsoon is good news for India's economy. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Sunderbans tagged under Ramsar Convention
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 5 months ago

Indian Sunderbans gets recognition under Ramsar Convention on Wetlands 

Mangroves of the Sunderbans (Source: Nature Environment & Wildlife Society - NEWS)
Gujarat drought: Centre aid sought
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 7 months ago

Gujarat seeks financial aid of Rs 1,725 crore from the Centre for drought relief works 

Gujarat seeks aid for drought relief. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)