Kanpur District

High proportion of antibacterial agents in Ganga: Study
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Ganga laden with high proportion of antibacterial agents: Study

Ganga river at Gadmukteshwar (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
NGT adamant on committees to manage biodiversity
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 7 months ago

NGT seeks report on constitution of Biodiversity Management Committees

A negelcted wetland in Punjab (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Challenges of being a ‘Prerak’
The job of a Swachh Bharat Mission Prerak is to ensure the mission is completed on time. They have many hurdles to cross before reaching the finishing line. Amita Bhaduri posted 3 years 4 months ago

Most of Etawah, a city on the banks of the Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh, has plenty of stories to share about their favourite leader Daddaji or Mulayam Singh Yadav, one of the former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh. The area bordering the ravines near Chambal, on the other hand, resounds with tales of dacoits like Phoolan Devi, Seema Parihar and Nirbhay Gujjar.

Divyanshu Seth and Aishwarya Mishra (second and third from left in the first row) during a menstrual hygiene management session. (Pic courtesy: Divyanshu Seth)
Wastewater from tanneries makes farm soil toxic
Wastewater from tannery industries that reach agricultural lands ruin soil health and pollute groundwater, a study finds out. arathi posted 4 years 6 months ago

The use of wastewater for irrigation in agricultural lands is a common practice across the globe. But a study by Indian researchers has found that it can also affect the quality of soil and groundwater, and consequently, human health. 

Effect of environmental policies on reducing water pollution
A study finds the actions undertaken in the 1987 ruling in Mehta vs Union of India resulted in reduced pollution levels and infant mortality. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 5 years 4 months ago

There is a severe crisis plaguing the rivers in India.

Sunset at Garmukteshwar on the river Ganga (Source: India Water Portal)
Government clears 170 eco-zones across the country
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 5 months ago

Centre gives nod to 170 eco- sensitive zones in the country

The Western Ghats
Bihar Government bans plastic packaged water bottles in all its departments
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 9 months ago

Bihar's government offices to soon become free of plastic bottles

Plastic water bottles (Source: Pixabay.com)
Maharashtra Government puts its rivers in danger
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 10 months ago

Mahashtra scraps state's River Regulation Zone policy

View of the river Mula in Pune, Maharashtra
Process of formation of Jajmau Area Water Partnership in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh – Problems and solutions
Industrial effluents and sewage water are being diverted to the river Ganga by the cities and towns through which it passes. Nestled on the banks of Ganga, Kanpur, a highly urbanized and industrial city is polluting it most. Apart from the Government of India’s recently constituted National Ganga River Basin Authority, civil societies and NGOs too are putting rigorous efforts to make Ganga pollution free. Though the city has several big and small industries, the leather industries located in Jajmau, the oldest part of the city add to the problem of pollution in the river to a large extent. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 years 10 months ago

Industrial effluents and sewage water are being diverted to the river Ganga by the cities and towns through which it passes. Nestled on the banks of Ganga, Kanpur, a highly urbanized and industrial city is polluting it most. Apart from the Government of India’s recently constituted National Ganga River Basin Authority, civil societies and NGOs too are putting rigorous efforts to make Ganga pollution free. Though the city has several big and small industries, the leather industries located in Jajmau, the oldest part of the city add to the problem of pollution in the river to a large extent.

Strengthen participatory urban governance to prevent pollution in Ganga at Kanpur and recognise the need to look for decentralized solutions
This article describes the proceedings of the one day Area Water Partnership Conference held on 22nd July, 2012 Amita Bhaduri posted 9 years 3 months ago

A one day Area Water Partnership Conference was held on 22nd July, 2012 by Shramik Bharti, Kanpur; Society for Action in Community Health (SACH) and Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD), New Delhi at Jajmau, Kanpur, an industrial city on the banks of the Ganga which also happens to be a major centre for leather tanneries, which let out