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  • Swachh Survekshan for urban India: Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore among the top Centre has announced the performance of cities under the Star Rating Protocol, which is part of the Swachh Survekshan for urban areas. Among the 1435 cities that applied, Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Surat, Mysore, Indore and Ambi...
    Swati Bansalposted 2 months 1 week agoread more
  • Additional Rs 40,000 crore allocated to MGNREGA In a bid to provide work to migrants returning from cities to villages, the Finance Ministry has provided an additional Rs 40,000 crore to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for 2020-21. With this, the scheme alloc...
    Swati Bansalposted 2 months 2 weeks agoread more
  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana shelve plan to link Godavari and Krishna rivers The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have shelved the project to inter-link Godavari and Krishna rivers that was expected to benefit drought-prone areas in the two states. The reason behind this is Andhra govern...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 months 3 weeks agoread more
  • NGT pushes MoEF to issue notification to ban unnecessary use of RO purifiers The National Green Tribunal has reprimanded the Environment Ministry for delaying a notification to ban RO purifiers where total dissolved solids (TDS) in water are below 500 milligrams per litre. The NGT also warned the ...
    Swati Bansalposted 8 months 3 weeks agoread more
  • National rural sanitation strategy launched to sustain open defecation-free (ODF) status  The Jal Shakti Ministry has come up with a 10-year national rural sanitation strategy to sustain India’s 100 percent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status claimed by the Centre. The focus of the strategy is...
    Swati Bansalposted 10 months 6 days agoread more
  • Alien fish spotted in Telangana waters after Krishna-Godavari interlinking Following the interlinking of the Krishna and the Godavari rivers, the devilfish or sucker catfish, which has so far been alien to Telangana waters, has made its way into the Musi river from the Krishna river. The fish ...
    Swati Bansalposted 2 years 9 months agoread more
  • Non-biodegradable waste clogs Yamuna river after festival immersions Despite strict orders from the National Green Tribunal in September, idol immersion continued in the Yamuna river across the capital after Durgashtami, choking the river once again with tonnes of toxic and non-biodegradable waste....
    Swati Bansalposted 2 years 10 months agoread more
  • A whopping $215 billion is lost to floods each year As per the World Resources Institute’s global flood analyzer, floods in South Asia will cost as much as $215 billion each year by 2030. This year, nearly 1200 people have lost their lives to floods in Bihar, Assam, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Dhaka, Kara...
    Swati Bansalposted 2 years 10 months agoread more
  • Encroachment of lakes and riverbeds caused Chennai floods: Panel According to the Parliamentary standing committee, the encroachment of lakes and riverbeds had caused the massive Chennai floods last year. The committee has ordered the Tamil Nadu government to check the real estate mafia involved in...
    Swati Bansalposted 3 years 11 months agoread more
  • India has largest number of stunted children in the world: Study According to the recent report by WaterAid, India has the largest number of stunted children in the world, thanks to poor sanitation and poor quality of water. The study further states that, with 48 million stunted children under...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 5 days agoread more
  • Provide potable water to villages: NGT asks UP government  The National Green Tribunal has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for failing to provide potable water to villages along the Hindon and Krishna rivers. The Tribunal has also constituted a committee and has directed authorities to as...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 1 week agoread more
  • Aiming for an outcome-oriented programme, Government sets ambitious targets for MGNREGS The Rural Development Ministry is all set to add 1 million farm ponds and wells and another million vermi composting farms in the next two years under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Sche...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 6 months agoread more
  • Government decides not to allow new construction on the GangaThe Government has decided not to allow new constructions on the Ganga or any of its tributaries in order to maintain the river’s minimum environmental flow and protect the ecology dependent on it. With this, the Expert Body report ...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 7 months agoread more
  • MoEFCC can approve hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins: SCMuch to the relief of Uttarakhand Government, the Supreme Court has allowed the Environment Ministry to give a green nod to hydropower projects in the State. However, the ban on hydel projects in the Ala...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 9 months agoread more
  • Cabinet approves the National Watershed Management Project, worth Rs.2,142 croreGovernment has given a go ahead to the National Watershed Management Project, also termed as Neeranchal, to ensure access to irrigation for every farm as well as efficient water use. The total cost of the project is Rs 2...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 9 months agoread more
  • Godavari, Krishna rivers interlinkedOn September 9, 2015, now a historic date for Andhra Pradesh, the Godavari water reached the Polavaram canal in the Krishna Delta region after flowing for 124 km. The Godavari water was released through the Tatipudi Lift Irrigation Project and will meet the Krishn...
    Swati Bansalposted 4 years 10 months agoread more
  • Krishna-Marathwada irrigation project worth Rs 4,845 crore gets Govt nodThe Environment Ministry has sanctioned funds of Rs 4,845 crore to the Krishna-Marathwada irrigation project that aims to irrigate nearly one lakh hectares of land in the Marathwada region. The project envisages two li...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 1 month agoread more
  • Construction of 109 Kuhl projects proposed in Himachal, still on papersThe Water Ministry in the regime of the UPA Government had approved the construction of 109 micro hydel projects or Kulhs, worth Rs. 348 crore. However, the projects have been shelved due to the Central Government not r...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 1 month agoread more
  • Government bends its own guideline, fast-tracks green nod to Arunachal hydel project After giving its green nod to the 1200-MW project on the Lohit river, the expert panel of the Ministry of Environment and Forests is all set to consider the 3097-MW hydel project in Dibang Valley and the 3097-MW Et...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • Centre presents an opposite picture in the Uttarakhand dam case With respect to the six specific hydroelectric projects on the upper Ganga basin in Uttarakhand, the Environment Ministry had informed the Supreme Court that experts have given a clean chit to the six dams and that the latter can also ...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 5 months agoread more

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Additional Rs 40,000 crore allocated to MGNREGA

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Andhra Pradesh and Telangana shelve plan to link Godavari and Krishna rivers

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NGT pushes MoEF to issue notification to ban unnecessary use of RO purifiers

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National rural sanitation strategy launched to sustain open defecation-free (ODF) status 

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Alien fish spotted in Telangana waters after Krishna-Godavari interlinking

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Non-biodegradable waste clogs Yamuna river after festival immersions

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A whopping $215 billion is lost to floods each year

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Encroachment of lakes and riverbeds caused Chennai floods: Panel

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India has largest number of stunted children in the world: Study

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