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  • A recent study on water filter use in Ahmedabad done by the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that household water filters were commonly used in households in Ahmedabad. However, the poor lacked access to good quality fi...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 4 years 8 months agoread more
  • CAG report blames Uttarakhand Government for 2013 flash floodsPer the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, the Uttarakhand Government's unpreparedness and failure to learn from previous natural disaster aggravated the 2013 flash floods in the State. Before that, the State had witnessed two ...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 8 months agoread more
  • Study shows half of Srinagar's water bodies have disappeared in the past centuryPer a study by Srinagar’s Directorate of Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing, more than 50% of water bodies in and around Srinagar have disappeared during the past century. The State Water Mission has attributed th...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 9 months agoread more
  • 76 million people lack access to safe drinking water in India thus increasing their risk to mortality from water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid, and cholera. The poor are much more likely to be affected by unsafe drinking water than those who are financially better off.The report titled '...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 4 years 9 months agoread more
  • 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...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 10 months agoread more
  • 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...
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 1 day agoread more
  • What do these two iconic figures -- Shivaji, the great Maratha leader and Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the ‘Iron Man of India’ -- have most in common? While one might think that it was their fight for the freedom of their motherland, albeit at different times, that is not all. Recently, these nationa...
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 6 days agoread more
  • Monsoons in the North affect people and wildlifeHeavy rains in the last week have water-logged Delhi, flooded Gujarat, caused landslides in Uttarakhand & cloud-bursts in Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh is on a high alert. Char Dham Yatra pilgrims have been stranded because of the landslides i...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 3 weeks agoread more
  • NGT cancels MoEF's go ahead to 10 irrigation projects The National Green Tribunal has cancelled the Office Memoranda issued by the Environment Ministry to 10 irrigation projects in Maharashtra and Karnataka. The Ministry had considered these project proposals for ToRs (Terms of Reference)/ envi...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 3 weeks agoread more
  • Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them. Investments to rural India increased from Rs 31,356 crore (2002-07) to Rs 89,150 crore (2007-12) but this ...
    makarandpurohitposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • Nepal earthquake toll exceeds 4300 Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years on April 25 (7.9 on Richter scale). The quake has affected Kathmadu and Pokhara the most along with northern and eastern parts of India that also felt severe tremors. The death toll currently is a...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • Vidarbha region in Maharashtra has continued to be in the news over the years because of its severe agrarian crisis with reports of severe droughts, loss of crops and increasing farmer suicides. Relief packages have done very little to solve these problems. The paper titled 'Generating agrarian dyn...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • Swachh Bharat Mission: Gujarat leads the implementation In its assessment for 2014-15, the Union Urban Development Ministry has reported that Gujarat has topped the list of states in implementing the Swachh Bharat Mission, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. While Gujarat lead in construction...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 4 months agoread more
  • Restore Ganga's original course: Patna HC High Court has ordered the Central and Bihar Governments to restore the Ganga's original course, which has shifted northward from Patna by about 2-3 km in the last two decades due to illegal sand mining. The Court has now ordered authorities to start d...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • 8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into world's oceans in 2010: Study A study published in the journal 'Science' has revealed that nearly eight million tonnes of plastic waste was dumped into the world's oceans in 2010. Plastic littering and mismanaged plastic waste systems are prime causes f...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • For many in Rapar taluka of Kutch, migration was a way of life due to the absence of rainfall; they went in search of greener pastures. But when the people realised their collective potential and how they could use it to resolve water scarcity in their villages, there was no stopping them ,and the c...
    Usha Dewaniposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • Mahashtra scraps state's River Regulation Zone policy The Mahashtra Government has decided to scrap the state's River Regulation Zone policy, which declared areas within two kilometres of high flood lines on either side of a river as 'no development zones'. As per the Government, the policy wa...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • 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...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • Urban water infrastructure has an important role to play in public health, and includes built networks that facilitate the flow and exchange of water over space. Although water infrastructure is known to influence human health, there is a considerable lack of information on how the flow of water get...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • Strong opposition to interlinking of Gujarat and Maharashtra rivers Maharashtra Government strongly opposes the proposed Par-Tapi-Narmada river-linking project, as it does not want to spare its surplus water to Gujarat. Besides the Government, Jalchintan Abhiyantriki Sanstha, an NGO working for wat...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 6 months agoread more

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i need to know all the points to be considered before the installation of a borewell for a family of 10 members.

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

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Most nations lack the political will to fight climate change: COP24

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Thousands of farmers march to Delhi against the looming agrarian crisis

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New coastal projects to ignore Olive Ridley turtles

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Cyclone causes rain in 18 states; floods, landslides reported in North India

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Additional funds of over Rs 1,300 crore allocated to dam safety project

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Kerala floods take 38 lives, severe loss reported

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NGT slams NMCG and DJB over pollution in Ganga and Yamuna rivers

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