Kerala

Sutlej Yamuna Link canal row intensifies
Policy matters this week sabitakaushal posted 4 years 2 months ago

SC sets aside Punjab's order quashing water-sharing agreement with Haryana

Satluj river, Punjab (Source: Harpreet Riat/Wikimedia Commons)
Kerala declares its districts drought-hit
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 2 months ago

All 14 districts in Kerala have been declared drought-hit

Parched land during drought in India. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
MGNREGA facing fund crunch
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 2 months ago

More fund over the budgetary allocation sought for MGNREGA

Labourers build check dams under MGNREGA. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Dealing with urban waste
While India continues to be besieged by waste, a new book on waste management looks at how a minimal waste society can be created. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years 3 months ago

When it comes to managing huge piles of waste, Indian metros have a monumental task in hand. As per 2011 figures, Delhi is the biggest waste generator with 6800 tonnes of waste being produced daily.

Pushpa leads the struggle against Bhalaswa landfill that contaminates Delhi's groundwater.
J&K mulls mini dams for irrigation
News this week sabitakaushal posted 4 years 3 months ago

J&K govt to construct ‘mini dams’ for irrigation

The Indus river. (Source: Wikipedia)
Telangana, Maharashtra sign pact for Godavari projects
Policy matter this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 4 months ago

Telangana, Maharashtra sign pact for irrigation projects across Godavari

A dam in Maharashtra (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Of lives bruised by water
The once pristine island of Munroe Thuruth in Kerala is sinking. As some villagers leave the island for greener pastures, the others wait for the government help to rehabilitate them. sabitakaushal posted 4 years 5 months ago

Sexagenarian Radha Madhavan's (name changed) voice carries a shade of gloom even as she rationalises her children's decision to leave their parental home for good. “My husband and I totally understand it. Do they not have a point when they say they do not wish to return to this wretched island, considering their own families’ safety?

One of the sinking houses of Munroe Island.
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu fight over Cauvery water sharing
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 6 months ago

Karnataka and TN at cross roads over Mekedatu river project

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
Rajya Sabha approves the National Waterways Bill 2015
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 10 months ago

Rajya Sabha gives a go ahead to the National Waterways Bill

Navigating rivers through simple boats (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
World Culture Festival poses threat to the Yamuna
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 10 months ago

Activists oppose Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival along the Yamuna flood plains

Yamuna river in New Delhi (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)