NGT orders states to designate nodal agencies for restoring water bodies
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Designate nodal agencies for restoration of water bodies: NGT to states

Gharisar lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Thousands ignored while Sardar Sarovar dam fills to capacity
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Sardar Sarovar dam fills up while ignoring thousands in submergence area

Sardar Sarovar Dam via Wikimedia Commons
Thermal power plants can now use more water
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 2 months ago

Norms relaxed to allow thermal power plants to use more water

An NTPC thermal plant (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Let the river flow
A video tells us why it is important to study the Ken river and its flow properly before implementing any project on it so the ecosystem and biodiversity are not harmed. makarandpurohit posted 3 years 4 months ago

One of the tributaries of the Yamuna, the Ken, is a major river of the Bundelkhand region of central India and flows through two states, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. River Ken regulates groundwater recharge and provides vegetation found on its banks.

Ken river gorge (Source: By Syed Zohaibullah,
Locals create hurdle for the Ken-Betwa river link
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 6 months ago

Panna locals stand against Ken-Betwa river link

A map of Ken-Betwa river link. (Source: Shannon via Wikipedia)
Public money wasted in the name of Ganga revival: NGT
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 11 months ago

NGT blames Centre for wasting public money in the name of Ganga clean-up

Polythene bags and solid waste left behind the Ganga river in Allahabad. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
They said it!
During a dismal year that spelt doom for the conservation of the country’s natural resources, some politicians made headlines with their bizarre ideas and statements. Here’s a roundup. Swati Bansal posted 3 years 11 months ago

The year 2016 was an abysmal year in terms of environmental policy and conservation in India.

Ken river that flows through Panna Tiger Reserve. (Source: K Gagan, Wikimedia Commons)
Acquired lands lay barren, SC questions states
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years ago

Why are lands acquired from farmers barren? SC asks states

Women farmers protest against land acquisition (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Ecologists challenge Bharti's remark on Ken-Betwa
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years ago

No final approval for Ken-Betwa river link as claimed by Centre

The Ken-Betwa river link shown on a map. (Source: Shannon via Wikipedia)
Open letter to Uma Bharti, Minister for Water Resources
What are the gaps in the recent gazette notification on river Ganga rejuvenation? Dr Brij Gopal, coordinator, Centre for Inland Waters in South Asia writes an open letter for public discussion. aartikelkar posted 4 years ago

Hon’ble Madam,

Chhatris on the banks of the Betwa river. (Source: Vadaykeviv Wikimedia Commons)