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  • NGT pushes MoEF to issue notification to ban unnecessary use of RO purifiers The National Green Tribunal has reprimanded the Environment Ministry for delaying a notification to ban RO purifiers where total dissolved solids (TDS) in water are below 500 milligrams per litre. The NGT also warned the ...
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  • National rural sanitation strategy launched to sustain open defecation-free (ODF) status  The Jal Shakti Ministry has come up with a 10-year national rural sanitation strategy to sustain India’s 100 percent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status claimed by the Centre. The focus of the strategy is...
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  • NGT takes a stand on Deepor Beel During the hearing of a petition filed by Right to Information activist Rohit Choudhury on Deepor Beel, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has remarked that the earth is not for humans alone and that all creatures, including wildlife, have a right over it. The tribun...
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  • Industries to pay water conservation fee for extraction of groundwater  The Central Groundwater Authority (CGWA) has issued new guidelines for groundwater extraction to conserve groundwater. As per the new notification, a water conservation fee (WCF) would be levied on industries for...
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  • India has the highest number of people without access to toilets: Report According to a report by WaterAid, the number of people having no access to a toilet in India is around 732 million which include 355 million women and girls. Despite the ongoing Swachh Bharat Mission that was launched in...
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  • Alien fish spotted in Telangana waters after Krishna-Godavari interlinking Following the interlinking of the Krishna and the Godavari rivers, the devilfish or sucker catfish, which has so far been alien to Telangana waters, has made its way into the Musi river from the Krishna river. The fish ...
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  • India Water Week 2016 with the theme 'Water for All: Striving together' inaugurated in New Delhi  The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation inaugurated the 4th India Water Week 2016 on April 4, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The theme this year is 'Wat...
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  • Large-scale people participation in important schemes concludes Jal Manthan  The two day event with the theme ‘Integrated Approach for Sustainable Water Management’ was held in Delhi last week. During the event, the Water Ministry announced that all the 46 projects under Pradhan Mantri Kri...
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  • Groundwater levels are reducing all over the world: NASA analysis A recent analysis by NASA has revealed that global water scarcity is a far greater problem than previously thought, affecting two-thirds of the world's population. The study, which has assessed water scarcity on a monthly basis, spec...
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  • Aiming for an outcome-oriented programme, Government sets ambitious targets for MGNREGS The Rural Development Ministry is all set to add 1 million farm ponds and wells and another million vermi composting farms in the next two years under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Sche...
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  • MoEFCC can approve hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins: SCMuch to the relief of Uttarakhand Government, the Supreme Court has allowed the Environment Ministry to give a green nod to hydropower projects in the State. However, the ban on hydel projects in the Ala...
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  • Godavari, Krishna rivers interlinkedOn September 9, 2015, now a historic date for Andhra Pradesh, the Godavari water reached the Polavaram canal in the Krishna Delta region after flowing for 124 km. The Godavari water was released through the Tatipudi Lift Irrigation Project and will meet the Krishn...
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  • Charge fees, use funds to clean Yamuna: NGT The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Delhi's civic agency to charge residents an 'environmental compensation fee'. Every household in the city will now have to pay a minimum environment compensation of Rs. 100 for generating sewage and the f...
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  • Goa relieved, as tribunal restrains work on Maharashtra's Virdi dam Favouring Goa, the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal has ordered the Maharashtra Government not to go ahead with the construction of the Virdi dam. The Government has assured the tribunal that it will abide by the latter's directi...
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  • Karnataka sets up firm to mitigate mining impacts The Karnataka Government has set up a new firm called Karnataka Mining Environment Restoration Corporation (KMERC), that will carry out environment restoration work in the mine-ravaged districts of Ballari, Chitradurga and Tumakuru. The fi...
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  • Swachh Bharat seems a distant dream Government able to build only 24.79 lakh individual household toilets until now, against the implementation target of 1.25 crore such units in the current fiscal year. Construction of community toilets, crucial for the success of the Swachhta Mission, has fared t...
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  • Government to launch nationwide monitoring of toilet use, not construction From January 2015, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will launch a Nationwide Real Time Monitoring of use of toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission. The Monitoring System will mobilize people across the country ...
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  • Water hardly an agenda for politiciansTwo of the three main political parties in fray for the Parliamentary elections, the Congress and the BJP, have just paid lip service to water conservation, while the AAP is atleast talking about Gram Sabhas holding decision making powers for water projectsPiped...
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  • Himalayan glaciers could lose two-third mass by 2100The International Panel on Climate Change says this may hit India’s food security system andalso bring changes in the monsoon pattern. Famine, water shortage and regional conflicts are also expected in South Asia, especially IndiaWater in Ludhian...
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  • Abolish manual scavenging: SCThe Court said entering sewer lines without safety gears should be made a crime and that safai karamchari women should be provided support for dignified livelihoodSow short duration crops: GovtThe Union Agriculture Ministry has suggested farmers sow short and medium dura...
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National rural sanitation strategy launched to sustain open defecation-free (ODF) status 

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NGT takes a stand on Deepor Beel

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Industries to pay water conservation fee for extraction of groundwater 

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India has the highest number of people without access to toilets: Report

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Alien fish spotted in Telangana waters after Krishna-Godavari interlinking

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India Water Week 2016 with the theme 'Water for All: Striving together' inaugurated in New Delhi 

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Large-scale people participation in important schemes concludes Jal Manthan 

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Groundwater levels are reducing all over the world: NASA analysis

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Aiming for an outcome-oriented programme, Government sets ambitious targets for MGNREGS

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