India gets its first wetland conservation centre
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 9 months 1 week ago

Country’s first wetland conservation centre set up on World Wetland Day

Deepor beel, Assam (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Lok Sabha passes inter-state river disputes bill
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 3 months ago

Lok Sabha passes Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019  

Cauvery river in Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Namami Gange: Only 10 out of 100 sewage projects done
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 6 months ago

Under Namami Gange mission, only 10 out of 100 new sewage projects completed

Polythene bags and solid waste left behind as water recedes in the Ganga river. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Making water available for all
Civil society activists champion alternatives to conventional water management solutions implemented by the government. Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years 7 months ago

India, the second largest population in the world, is facing a water crisis with over 600 million people facing acute water shortage, as per a report by Niti Aayog, the government think-tank. India’s water crisis is expected to worsen, threatening the country’s food security as over 80 percent of our water is used in agriculture.

The pollution rates of the river Hindon are alarming. Despite work by conservation groups, the efforts on the part of the government to fix the problem remain uncertain. (Image: Hindi Water Portal)
UN Environment Assembly adopts India's two resolutions
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 8 months ago

UN Environment Assembly adopts resolutions on single-use plastics, nitorgen management piloted by India

Recycling of single-use plastic is a global challenge. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Not enough rain, Bihar stares at drought
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 4 months ago

All districts but three in Bihar experience drought

Parched land during drought in India. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Can grey and green coexist on urban landscape?
As cities spread wide, grey infrastructure projects flout green norms to provide affordable housing for all. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years 2 months ago

Far in the distance, towards the edge of Noida and Greater Noida flows the Hindon river amidst clusters of modern highrise buildings. A few years ago, the landscape here was more countrified and quite distinct from the low rise neghbourhoods of Delhi dotted with its numerous parks and abundant institutional spaces. 

Building bye-laws mandate that builders adhere to environmental norms and install energy-saving mechanisms like solar installations, water harvesting and waste recycling methods.
Release 12,000 cusecs of water to TN: SC to Karnataka
Policy matter this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 2 months ago

Cauvery river dispute: Karnataka to share less water, SC raps the two states over protests

Cauvery river in Karnataka (Source: AmyNorth via Wikipedia)
NGT questions UP on potable water to villages
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 4 months ago

Provide potable water to villages: NGT asks UP government 

Polluted Hindon river (Source: Hindi Water Portal)
NITI Ayog allocates Rs 1000 crore for groundwater contaminated zones
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 10 months ago

Government to install community water purification plants in water toxic zones

A hand pump in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)