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  • The Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala, is organizing an International Conference “Rivers for Future” (RFF-2020). Rivers, the lifeline of people all over the world, are facing increasing threats in Anthropocene, which not only impacts the supp...
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  • Can I get names and contacts of agencies which conduct e-flows studies?
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  • We are from a society with 840 flats in 4 blocks of 21 floors each. Our builder and the STP person says that it is recommended to have a 50/50 or 60/40 ratio of sewage treated water and potable water before it is released to our domestic flush tanks. Is this ratio justified? We have seen earlier tha...
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  • Hi Sir, I want to reuse greywater for flushing tank at appartment with four floors and 16 flats. Want to use wastewater from bathroom, washing machine and kitchen for flushing in toilets. What steps to be taken. Please give me your valuable information and necessary suggestions.
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  • Centre approves Atal Bhujal Yojana, worth Rs 6,000 croreConsidering the acute groundwater shortage in the country, the Union Cabinet has approved the Atal Bhujal Yojana with a total outlay of Rs 6,000 crore to manage the critical resources of water through multiple activities. The scheme, that wi...
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  • Sustainable development goals index 2019-20: India's composite score improvesThe list of states that have topped in the sustainable development goals index 2019-20 are Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Also, the index revealed that Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim h...
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  • Dear Team, Recently I constructed my house and the construction work is almost at the end stage. I plan to dig a borewell in my house, however, there isn't any space for it. Moreover, I fear of cracks to develop because of the digging work which might impact my basement as well. I have a space of o...
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  • Droughts are becoming common in India India has a long history of droughts. There were 26 major droughts from 1870 to 2018, when the All India Summer Monsoon Rainfall (AISMR) was found to be lesser than the mean rainfall for the country. Even the most recent drought was disastrous for India, affect...
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  • A new study by the Centre for Science and Environment has exposed that levels of salt and fat in junk food is far higher than proposed thresholds in the country. The tests at the New Delhi based non-profit’s Environment Monitoring Laboratory indicate that food manufacturers sell packaged food and ...
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  • This compendium by Mihir Kumar Maitra is a valuable resource for all practitioners engaged in watershed management activities in the field. The first part of the book addresses the technical and engineering aspects useful in developing natural resources like land, surface water, groundwater, crops a...
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  • New Delhi, December 20 (India Science Wire): With rise in the population size the demand for food is also increasing and expected to increase up to 59 percent to 98 percent by 2050. Looking at this emerging demand hydroponics may be seen as a better technique of agriculture. Keeping this in mind Cou...
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  • India leads the world in pollution-linked deaths: StudyAccording to a report by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), India and China led in the number of deaths linked to pollution, with about 2.3 million and 1.8 million respectively, followed by Nigeria, Indonesia and Pakistan. ...
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  • Panel expresses displeasure over slow pace of Namami Gange In its latest report, the parliamentary committee has expressed its disappointment over the pace of flagship projects like Namami Gange programme and urged the Jal Shakti ministry to step up its performance on groundwater management, aquife...
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  • Study finds, only one out of five river basins in the country can cope with climate change According to a new study by the Indian Institute of Technology – Indore (IIT-I), only one out of five river basins in the country can withstand extreme weather events and eight out of 10 vegetation types in...
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  • The recent trade war between the United States and China was, among other things, about virtual water - the hidden water in products. Producing anything, whether it is soyabean or clothes, uses water, and has a water footprint. Even after production, shipping and trading also have a hidden water cos...
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  • Locals say impact assessment report does not accurately represent the real impact of Luhri II hydropower project Calling the Luhri II Hydropower Project a farce, residents of Nanj village in Karsog have rejected the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) report prepared as part of the rules preceding ...
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  • Ensure 100 percent treatment of sewage entering rivers: NGT to authorities Taking note of polluted rivers in the country, the National Green Tribunal has ordered local bodies and concerned departments to ensure 100 percent treatment of sewage entering rivers across the country, by March 31st 2020. ...
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  • A new study finds that introducing coarse cereals such as millet and sorghum could improve India’s national food supply in many ways. The study by the Data Science Institute at Columbia University found that India’s agricultural policies have largely focused on the single objective of maxim...
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  • Global warming has given rise to unprecedented extreme events such as cyclones, floods, heatwaves and droughts in India. Why are these threats increasing? Dr Aradhana Yaduvanshi, a hydro meteorologist at W-CReS (The WOTR Center for Resilience Studies) talks to India Water Portal about her study on ...
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  • The National Mission for Cleaning Ganga was set up in 2014 and the Namami Gange programme was launched the year after, with a budget outlay of Rs. 20,000 crore. The implementation of the flagship programme was followed by the framing of a draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Mana...
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10 more wetlands in the country are now Ramsar sites

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Guidelines to monitor illegal sand mining released

For the first time, the Environment Ministry has released Enforcement and Monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining 2020 to monitor and check illegal sand mining in the country.

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Now a days people are using hose pipes for borewell instead of rigid pvc or gi pipes of 20 ft each. Can I use hose pipes for a borewell of 70 feet where water is there for 36 feet. Currently it has 60 feet x 2 pvc pipes.

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I want to know whether Factories Act, 1948 and Boilers Act, 1923 applicable for operating Sewage Treatment Plants of 74 MLD and 56 MLD, respectively.

What are the legal compliance/ approvals needed other than Consent to Establish (CTE), Consent to Operate (CTO) from Pollution Control Board, PESO License for storing more than 5 tonners of chlorine at a time, fire approval, electricity permission etc?

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February 25, 2020 9:00AM - February 29, 2020 6:00PM
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Is it necessary to provide compartments in overhead water tank ? If so, why is it needed?

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Cauvery riverfront development plan gets a nod

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A recent book looks at solutions to the various obstacles that impede India’s various food sub-systems.

A recent book ‘Transforming Food Systems for a Rising India’ by the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) at Cornell University provides a detailed assessment of the major paradoxes of the Indian growth story. It is marked by the simultaneous existence of regional inequality, rural and urban food insecurity, intractable malnutrition problems and the growing incidence of overweight and obesity.

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Dear sir,

How can I recharge groundwater where after 14ft only rock is there and no soil is present. How will the water get recharged?

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Climate change can lead to large-scale economic knock-on effects, says a McKinsey Global Institute report.

A new McKinsey Global Institute report, ‘Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts’, suggests that many assumptions about the potential damage climate risk could cause need to be revisited.

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