Kamrup District

  • Guwahati, one of the fastest growing cities in India, is thousands of years old. Once known as Pragjyotishpura or the city of eastern light, Guwahati has many ancient stories attached to it. This beautiful city finds mention in epics such as Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas. Guwahati served as ...
    Usha Dewaniposted 2 years 7 months agoread more
  • Petition filed against green nod granted to Dibang hydel projectA petition has been filed in the National Green Tribunal against the environmental clearance granted to the 2880 MW Dibang hydro project in Arunachal Pradesh. Per the petition, the project would cause irreversible environmental damage&n...
    swatiposted 3 years 10 months agoread more
  • No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern BangladeshAlarming w...
    ravleenposted 5 years 2 weeks agoread more
  • Brothers in water crisis: India and ChinaThe countries will face a combined water shortfall of one trillion cubic metres by 2030, said former chairman of the Central Ground Water Board SC Dhiman.Supreme plan for manual scavengersThe SC has devised a rehabilitation scheme for manual scavengers that i...
    ravleenposted 5 years 1 month agoread more
  • The Water and energy nexusA report released by the United Nations in Tokyo this World Water Day says places where people do not have adequate access to water largely coincide with those where people have no electric powerNGT demands report on fluorosis in Maharashtra12 districts in the state are aff...
    ravleenposted 5 years 1 month agoread more
  • Hailstorm destroys crop in MaharashtraUnexpected rain and hailstorm severely impacts crops like wheat, grapes, papaya, cotton, onion and Jowar spread over 12 lakh hectares and kills thousands of livestock, animals and birds even as the State still does not have a plan for climate change.Govt yet to ...
    ravleenposted 5 years 2 months agoread more
  • PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972UP CM inaugurates controversial dam project in U'khandThe 330 Megawatt Shrinagar dam will supply only 12% power to the hos...
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  • Purpose: (i) Take stock of the conservation and management status of the wetlands of Assam in general(ii) Discuss the significance of good landscape connectivity of flood plain wetlands(iii) Share the framework and results of Aaranyak-IUCN study on the Deepar beel on wetland connectivity and mo...
    swatiposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • Groundwater hits bottom near Coca Cola's plant in RajasthanFarmers in Kaladera block of Jaipur claim that agriculture has become difficult due to rapid fall in ground water after the beverage giant entered the region in 2000.Ammonia in Delhi's water rises yet againTwo water treatment plants in Delhi...
    ravleenposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • Chemical fertilizers spelling death for infants: StudyDeath of babies less than one month old in rural areas may be due to exposure to chemical fertilizers that percolate into water, says a study published in the Journal of Development Economics.No toilets in 25% of Odisha's government schools50% sc...
    ravleenposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
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  • Unless the government provides training and assistance to these farmers to grow crops scientifically and also improves basic infrastructure in the area this shift alone will not help much.
    Prarthana Vishalposted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • Hello,I am a doctor and resident of Purbachalnagar, Chandmari, Guwahati. On 18th oct, a drilling was done on a government land for a government scheme to supply water to a 4km radial area by pulling out a proposed 1,20,000 litres/day water, but the persons involved haven't been transparent with the ...
    thakuria.digantaposted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • No environment clearance in eight critically polluted areas The Environment Ministry will not grant clearance to any more projects in eight critically polluted industrial areas of the country. In january 2010, the Ministry had imposed a ban on project clearance in 43 industrial clusters, which was ...
    ravleenposted 5 years 7 months agoread more
  • MoEF gets in trouble for allowing mining in GoaSC questions the ministry for granting  environment clearance to 162 iron ore mines near national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, despite the court's stay order on mining activities in the state. PIL filed against Kalpakkam nuclear power pl...
    swatiposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Posted byRunti Choudhury, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, AssamBackground Runti is with IIT Guwahati and is presently working on a UNICEF - IIT Guwahati supported Water Safety and Security Programme in the rural areas of Assam. As an integral part of this programme, they support a certain number of water qu...
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  • Not very far from Guwahati city but not too close either, perched on the gigantic Brahmaputra river, is the island of Umananda. It is the smallest inhabited river island in the world and is one with unusual stories beginning with even how it got its name.  Legend has it that Lord Shiva lived h...
    Usha Dewaniposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • The monsoon brings with it water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and dysentery, which cause suffering and death. Although this is a recurring theme annually, not enough measures are taken to prevent this. The state of Assam decided to take some action in May of this year. The Water Quality Ta...
    Usha Dewaniposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • Hi,I have been using bore water in my house.The iron content seems to be pretty high.The color of the water is also slightly muddy and smells awful. When we store the water in a bucket for a day, it turns black. We have been using a submersible pump.I need suggestions to address this issue.
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  • OrganisersForum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India (Forum) & AaranyakVenueConference Hall, NEDFi Convention Centre, "NEDFi House", G. S.Road, Dispur, Guwahati-781006, AssamAbout the lectureThe lecture to be delivered by Prof. Amita Baviskar, an Associate Professor of Sociology ...
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Most of the ponds in Guwahati are in a sorry state now. They need to be preserved, not just as heritage sites, but also as drinking water providers and collectors of surface runoff.

Guwahati, one of the fastest growing cities in India, is thousands of years old. Once known as Pragjyotishpura or the city of eastern light, Guwahati has many ancient stories attached to it. This beautiful city finds mention in epics such as Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas.

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Petition filed against green nod granted to Dibang hydel project

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No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern Bangladesh

Alarming water shortage in Manipur

Brothers in water crisis: India and China

The countries will face a combined water shortfall of one trillion cubic metres by 2030, said former chairman of the Central Ground Water Board SC Dhiman.

Supreme plan for manual scavengers

The Water and energy nexus

A report released by the United Nations in Tokyo this World Water Day says places where people do not have adequate access to water largely coincide with those where people have no electric power

NGT demands report on fluorosis in Maharashtra

Hailstorm destroys crop in Maharashtra

Unexpected rain and hailstorm severely impacts crops like wheat, grapes, papaya, cotton, onion and Jowar spread over 12 lakh hectares and kills thousands of livestock, animals and birds even as the State still does not have a plan for climate change.

PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'
India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972

Purpose: 

(i) Take stock of the conservation and management status of the wetlands of Assam in general

(ii) Discuss the significance of good landscape connectivity of flood plain wetlands

(iii) Share the framework and results of Aaranyak-IUCN study on the Deepar beel on wetland connectivity and modelling

(iv) Examine the governance regime for conservation and management of wetlands at state and national level and

February 2, 2014 9:30AM - February 2, 2014 4:30PM
January 31, 2014 9:00AM

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Groundwater hits bottom near Coca Cola's plant in Rajasthan

Farmers in Kaladera block of Jaipur claim that agriculture has become difficult due to rapid fall in ground water after the beverage giant entered the region in 2000.

Ammonia in Delhi's water rises yet again

Chemical fertilizers spelling death for infants: Study

Death of babies less than one month old in rural areas may be due to exposure to chemical fertilizers that percolate into water, says a study published in the Journal of Development Economics.

No toilets in 25% of Odisha's government schools

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