Hooghly District

The fishing community is the most vulnerable as its members come into direct contact with the river water and thus, suffer the maximum impact of pollution.

A large section of the population living in the Ganga river basin still depends on the river for daily use activities and livelihood. Hence, the cleaning of the Ganga river’s water and making it safe for use remains a major goal for policymakers. Towards this end, the Namami Gange Clean-up programme was launched with a budget of Rs 20,000 crore during the period 2015–2020. However, the National Green Tribunal stated in 2017 that “not a single drop of river Ganga has been cleaned so far.”

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50 more days of work under MGNREGA in drought-hit areas

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Global call to save food from GM crops and pesticides

Green activists from 400 cities across the world to march against genetically modified food crops and Monsanto on October 12. The protest to also call for concrete strategies for protecting freshwater ecosystems.

Industries restricted to cut trees in UP and MP

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The paper compares two alternative institutional arrangements in water sharing from West Bengal based on the impact they have on water buyers - in most cases small and marginal farmers

Informal groundwater-based pump irrigation services markets are an all-pervasive agrarian institution in South Asia, but have been criticised for bringing about less than equitable outcomes and causing groundwater over-exploitation. In view of these drawbacks of private water markets, many scholars have advocated "alternative institutional arrangements" in water sharing. The alternatives however, violate basic conditions of private water market transaction and are not appropriate. 

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