Kerala

Water crisis affects power generation
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 9 months ago

Acute water shortage impacts thermal power generation

An NTPC thermal plant (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
India faces severe water crisis
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 10 months ago

Storage levels dip in country's major reservoirs: Government

A reservoir in Coorg, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Bellandur lake engulfed in smoke
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 10 months ago

Yet again, Bengaluru’s lake on fire

Bellandur lake on fire. (Source: NDTV)
Wetlands in Uttarakhand degraded: WWF
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 11 months ago

Negligence behind the degradation of Uttarakhand wetlands: WWF

Renuka lake in Uttarakhand. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Inform us about future hydel projects: Pakistan to India
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 11 months ago

India should inform us about its future hydel projects: Pakistan

Chenab river (Source: Wikipedia commons)
TN suffers the worst north-east monsoon in 140 years
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 11 months ago

Tamil Nadu declares drought

TN farmers in the midst of a crisis. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
State of rivers goes south
Rivers turn muck in many stretches in south India calling for action before they dry up completely. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years ago

At a time when the government’s attention is steered towards the concerns of the northern rivers like the Ganga and the Yamuna, it is seldom that the polluted rivers of the south India come up for discussion.

Water-borne litter in Salem, Tamil Nadu. (Source: Parvathisri, Wikimedia Commons)
Worst drought in 115 years hits Kerala
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years ago

Kerala hit by worst drought in 115 years

Parched land during drought in India. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Identifying WASH barriers
Policies that address the WASH need to acknowledge the presence of a glass curtain that curtails access to its appropriate gender and age-related services. aartikelkar posted 4 years ago

As night falls, women in Chempakaraman beach on the Pulluvila coastal belt in Thiruvananthapuram step out of their safe abode and leave for the open fields. The barking of stray dogs send a chill down their spine but still, these women brave the odds and venture into the darkness as it is an urgency.

A coastal village with poor sanitation facilities in South India (Source: India Water Portal)
Mining of rare earth minerals poisons land and water
Potential threats of environmental deterioration continue to be ignored in Kollam partly due to the difficulty in regulating an industry that produces resources of high strategic importance. aartikelkar posted 4 years 1 month ago

Mining and processing of heavy and rare earth minerals can produce a tremendously negative impact on the land and environment in the area, the magnitude and intensity of which depends on the kind of chemicals and processes used, the efforts taken in the management of waste as well as on environmental fragility of the location.

Sand mining and environmental pollution (Source: Wikimedia Commons)