Government undertakes 3D mapping of aquifers in all villages
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 2 months ago

Government to 3D map aquifers in all villages

Groundwater drops to alarming levels. Illustration credit: KN Balraj. Source: India Water Portal on Flickr
Ensure adequate water to Delhi: HC to Haryana
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 4 months ago

HC orders Haryana government to supply adequate water to Delhi and monitor Yamuna through live Google maps

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
SC orders forced eviction of tribals, forest dwellers
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 7 months ago

Forced eviction ordered for more than one million tribals and forest-dwellers

Tribal women in Chhattisgarh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Only 31 pc big projects done under AIBP
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 7 months ago

In a decade, only a quarter of centrally funded major to medium irrigation schemes completed: Report

Irrigation canal from the Bhima dam. (Source: Nvvchar on Wikipedia)
Mangar Bani: NCR's green patch calls for help
With the threat of urbanisation looming large, the sacred grove of Mangar Bani begs for attention. Amita Bhaduri posted 3 years 6 months ago

According to the local legend, Mangar Bani, a green patch between Faridabad and Gurgaon, was home to a Baba (a holy man), Gudariya Das Maharaj around 500 years ago. Popular among the local Gujjar herdsmen, the dominant community of the area, the Baba asked them to treat this forest as a sacred grove, the forested abode of a local deity.

Mangar Bani, with its trees, plants, birds and animals, is an ecological hotspot but it is finding it hard to keep builders and land grabbers at bay. (Image: Pradip Krishen, Facebook)
India slips to 177th position in green rankings this year
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 8 months ago

India among bottom performers in global Environmental Performance Index 

A power plant in Korba. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
SBM update: Many districts to be open defecation free
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 10 months ago

More than 50 percent districts yet to be declared open defecation free

An open defecation free zone in Salem (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Najafgarh seeks attention
There is an urgent need to restore Najafgarh basin if the recurrent flooding and water shortage in Delhi and Gurugram have to be avoided in the future. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years ago

Here’s some news for nature lovers. A dirty drain in Delhi could well be on its way to becoming a bird sanctuary. The Najafgarh drain or nallah that flows through the northwest part of Gurugram is becoming a new habitat for the strikingly tall Greater flamingos, a rosy-white pink billed migratory bird as it passes through southwest Delhi.  

Aerial view of the Najafgarh drain. (Image: Sumita Roy Dutta, Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 4.0)
Telangana, Maharashtra sign pact for Godavari projects
Policy matter this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 1 month ago

Telangana, Maharashtra sign pact for irrigation projects across Godavari

A dam in Maharashtra (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Monsoon 2015: Nearly half of Indian districts reeling under drought
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years ago

Monsoon leaves the country with 39% area still parched

Drought affected area in Karnataka (Source: Pushkarv via Wikipedia)