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The draft notification is alleged to dilute the process and standards for environmental clearances for industries.

Economic development and creation of jobs have been India’s most critical challenges, and continue to be an overriding priority for the government. India’s rise in the World Bank’s global ranking on the ease of doing business is complemented with a successive downturn in its position on the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) from 2014 to 2019. According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2020, India is the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change.

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There is an urgent need to prioritise uninterrupted river flow over unpolluted flow in the Namami Gange programme.

India’s Himalayan rivers have been a cradle of civilisational development and a centre for faith and culture for ages. Ganga being a fertile basin has been a significant contributor to our agricultural economy as well as our river-based agrarian development. It cannot be visualised simply as a single river flowing through the northern states, but as a complex system of tributaries, main river and geological balances in alluvial geography.

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Indore once again tops the Swachh Survekshan 2020 in the cleanest city category

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Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban: Next phase to focus on water treatment and toilet waste disposal

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About Arghyam

September 7, 2020 12:00AM

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About Arghyam 

September 7, 2020 12:00AM

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Center for Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD) at Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi and the Department of Energy and Environment at the TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), New Delhi, with India
August 18, 2020 4:30PM
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Marginalized communities across the country are facing the brunt of climate change which is not only questioning their survival but is also affecting their livelihood.

September 19, 2020 9:00AM - September 20, 2020 6:00PM
August 22, 2020 11:45PM

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The Consortium for DEWATS™ Dissemination (CDD) Society is organising an "Online Training on DEWATS" to impart the knowledge and skills required for planning, designing, implementing, and managing DEWATS™ (Decentralised Wastewater Treatment System). The intended participants are Engineers, Urban planners, Architects, WASH Practitioners, and Infrastructure professionals. 

Date: 14 to 25 September 2020

September 14, 2020 9:00AM - September 25, 2020 6:00PM
August 20, 2020 11:45PM

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NGT bans granting general permissions for groundwater extraction to commercial entities

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