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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 ...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16 The Prime Minister's Office has ordered the Union Ministry of Finance to allocate more funds to Ministries concerned with infrastructure works viz. shipping, road and transport, telecom and power in the Union Budget 2015-16. T...
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  • Government to scrap river interlinking project, if it will pose threat to environment: Uma Bharti During the four day conference 'India Rivers Week' held in New Delhi last week, the Minister of Water Resources, Uma Bharti, has assured that the river interlinking project will not go on if there are ...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Gujarat's data on toilets and drinking water facilities in schools need investigation: CAG The data provided by the Gujarat Government on the availability of toilet facilities and drinking water at primary schools in rural areas is unreliable, claims the Comptroller and Auditor General of Indi...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Cyclone Nilofar makes its way towards Gujarat Nilofar, a severe cyclonic storm, is anticipated to hit Gujarat near Naliya in Kutch district, on the morning of October 31. The cyclonic storm is prevailing over the west central Arabian sea and is expected to hit land at a maximum speed of 125 km...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Raujibhai came to Dholavira with the excavation team of the Archeological Society of India when he was 19 years old. 25 years later, he's still there as a guide and like all guides, he brings to life the day to day lives of the people who lived here 4000 years ago through his couplets and ...
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • First 'India Rivers Week' to be held in Delhi from November 24-27 A consortium of NGOs including WWF India, INTACH, SANDRP, Toxics Link and PEACE Institute Charitable Trust, with additional support from Arghyam (Bengaluru), International Rivers (Mumbai office), and Peoples Science Institute (D...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Centre launches the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana The Prime Minister has launched the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), which aims to develop 2,379 villages across the nation into model villages in the next 5 years. These villages will undergo an integrated development in multiple areas like agr...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Dear India Water Portal, I am working as an engineer in the Gujarat government on a research project related to water. For this, I need data on the amount of water needed for drinking, domestic use and other purposes in the context of water poverty index and sustainable use index.  Thankyou
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  • Gujarat Government allocates Narmada water to Coca Cola plant at Sanand The Gujarat Government has allocated about 3 million litres per day (MLD) of water from the Narmada Canal to the Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCBPL) for its upcoming plant at Sanand. Along with this, the Government h...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • Dear India Water Portal, I would like to have information on the rain fall records of last 20 years for all talukas of Vadodara district Thankyou
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Forest clearance granted to the proposed Renuka Dam The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change has granted approval to the proposed Renuka dam project. The project, worth Rs 3,600 crore, requires 909 hectares of forest land in Himachal Prade...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Dear Sir, We would  like to have average rain fall data for Idar taluka of Sabarkantha district of Gujarat State. Could you please advise us on where we can get this data? Thanks
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Parliament passes the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill Parliament has approved the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill on laying down the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh. The Government has also assured the taking up of all adequate steps to reh...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 2 weeks agoread more
  • India receives only 85.8 mm of rain this JuneAccording to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), India has received only 85.8 mm of rainfall between June 1 and 28, making it the driest June since 1901. June 2014 has experienced 42% lesser rainfall from the average. The worst impacted state...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 4 weeks agoread more
  • Global surface temperature breaks past recordsAccording to Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the US National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA) May 2014 has been the warmest in recorded history. The global and land temperatures during the month have deviated by 0.76°C and are expected to worsen du...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 1 month agoread more
  • Apply new strategy for cleaning rivers: CSEOn World Environment Day, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released its environement agenda for the new government. The agenda calls for giving equal importance to every Indian river and not just the Ganga. It has also urged the government t...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 1 month agoread more
  • Water and agriculture are closely linked in our country where 60% our net sown area is rain-fed. Indian agriculture is undoubtedly dependent on the monsoon where good rains have meant enhanced agricultural production, and a weak or bad monsoon has lowered production thereby impacting the economy.How...
    sabitakaushalposted 6 years 2 months agoread more
  • No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern BangladeshAlarming w...
    ravleenposted 6 years 3 months agoread more
  • 'Below normal' rainfall for India this monsoon: IMDBased on the assessment of a global forum of weather experts, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has indicated a 33% and 35% possibility of rainfall being 90-96% and 96-104% of the long period average, respectively, during the upcoming monso...
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An NGO helps rag pickers earn the right value for their work, financial security and respect from the society they serve.

The world is developing and expanding at a great pace. Alongside a multitude of positive effects of this development, there are several, very evident negative outcomes as well. Littered roads and ineffective solid waste management are some of them, especially in developing nations like India.

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Bellandur lake catches fire again

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The partnership between the NGO SEWA and Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board is an important policy shift that signifies NGOs can be competent providers of public services.

Sari-clad women handling tools with alacrity while fixing water hand pumps is a common sight in the Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat.

Bayad and Dhansura subdistricts in Gujarat.

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Maharashtra farmers die from inhaling toxic pesticides

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Increase in human activities in the Western Ghats is threatening the biodiversity. A video tells us why investing in nature is the need of the hour.

The Western Ghats is one of the eight hotspots of biological diversity in the world and is spread across six states—Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The forests in the Western Ghats are the water towers of peninsular India. As many as 58 major rivers originate here, including the sacred Godavari, the Cauvery and the Krishna. 

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Assam bears huge agricultural loss from floods

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Indian scientists develop technology for harvesting water from dew.

We often notice dew drops on leaves, grass and some sloping surfaces in the morning hours. These dew drops can actually be a source of drinking water. 

A group of Indian scientists, working with experts from France, has developed technology for harvesting dew or atmospheric moisture for drinking water purposes and shown that it can be a cost-effective option in water-stressed regions like Kutch in Gujarat. 

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Mangroves in the country are under threat from rapid development. A video tells us how investing in nature can reverse this ecological crisis.

In our effort to make space for infrastructural developments, India's green cover is declining at an alarming rate. The overall mangrove cover in the country stands at 4,740 sq. km., which is 0.14 sq. km of India’s overall geographical area. 

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Maharashtra cabinet decides on drip irrigation for sugarcane cultivation 

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The Little Rann of Kutch is under threat. The video tells us how investing in nature can reverse this impending crisis.

How often does one get to experience a terrain that is as dramatically transformative as The Little Rann of Kutch? With changing seasons, it adorns itself with different landscapes, thus, completely shifting shape, its functions and appeal. 

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