Kerala

Wages delayed to MGNREGA workers in 19 states
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 2 months ago

States freeze payments to MGNREGA workers

Labourers build check dams under MGNREGA. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
NCR water bodies disappearing due to urbanisation: Study
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 2 months ago

Study says 40 percent of NCR's water bodies lost to urbanisation in 42 years

Barapullah drain in Delhi (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Huge dam proposed in Arunachal
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 2 months ago

Niti Aayog proposes 300-metre high dam in Arunachal Pradesh

A river in East Siang (Source: Wikimedia)
Delhi's groundwater overexploited: NGT
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 3 months ago

NGT concerned about overexploited status of Delhi's groundwater

A shallow groundwater site. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Pancheshwar dam public hearing continues
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 4 months ago

Public hearing for Pancheshwar dam continues while ignoring people's concern

We don't want dams, dams destroy mountains,' reads a slogan painted on a wall in Uttarakhand (Image Source: GJ Lingaraj)
Asia is at high risk of flooding: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 6 months ago

Asia has the highest number of people exposed to flooding: Report

A woman wades through a flooded road. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
The good clams of Ashtamudi
Thanks to the timely intervention of fishermen who adopted sustainable fishing practices, the clam population in the Ashtamudi was saved from total depletion. makarandpurohit posted 3 years 6 months ago

Spanning an area of 61 sq km, the Ashtamudi lake is considered the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. While the lake on the outside radiates with natural beauty, there is a notable treasure nesting deep within its waters--the short-neck clams.

(Source:Ken Hammond, Wikimedia)
Maharashtra farmers get farm loan waiver
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 7 months ago

Maharashtra government announces farm loan waiver to genuine farmers

A farmer on his field. (Source: India Water Portal)
Water scarcity amidst plenty
Despite having many water sources nearby, Chavadiyur hamlet in the Attappadi region is facing a drought-like situation, thanks to institutional failure. Anonymous (not verified) posted 3 years 8 months ago

In a tribal settlement called Chavadiyur in the Attappadi region in Kerala, the summer has begun. It is already facing severe water shortage. The scarcity of water in the region has been exacerbated by the significant decrease in rainfall during both the southwest and the northeast monsoons.

Source of water for the community. (Photo by V.JAYASREE)
No clean water for millions in rural India'
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 9 months ago

Seven percent of rural India has no access to clean water: World Water Day report

Water scarcity in rural India. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)