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  • Once again, Indore tops in Swachh Survekshan Indore, Ambikapur and Mysuru have topped the fourth edition of Swachh Survekshan under the Swachh Bharat Mission. In the Swachh Survekshan 2019, 4,237 urban local bodies participated with Indore winning accolade for the cleanest city; Surat for...
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  • In a country as diverse as India where the mountain meets the ocean and deserts blend into forests, one hallmark of beauty that is often left out of the travel catalogues is the outstanding Loktak lake in Manipur.  Spread over 469 sq. km. in the northeastern state of Manipur, the Loktak wetlan...
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  • The key issue in the Manipur Assembly election is the ongoing economic blockade in the state, which, in turn, is attributed to the present government’s decision to bifurcate districts. The Centre claims to have brokered a peace deal between the Manipur government and the United Naga Council, a reb...
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  • India has the fifth largest coal reserves in the world [1]. The power sector is the largest consumer of coal, followed by iron, steel and cement segments in India [1] This paper, Coal mining in northeast India: an overview of environmental issues and treatment approaches, published in the Internatio...
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  • India set to become water scarce in 10 years time: Govt tells ParliamentCiting a recent study, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat, said that India's demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and become water scarce by the 2025. According to him, the ...
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  • The Loktak lake in Manipur is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India. It is famous for the phumdis, which are isolated collections of heterogenous masses of vegetation, soil, and organic matter at various stages of decomposition, floating over it [1]. It is referred to as the only floating l...
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  • Fisheries are an important sector providing employment to millions of people in India and contributing to the food security of the country. Marine, inland fisheries and aquaculture are the main components of the fisheries sector. Around 14.49 million people in India are engaged in fisheries- related...
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  • Finally, prediction of low monsoon from the horse's mouthThe Indian Meteorological Department, corroborating global assessment of the El Nino, has predicted “below normal” rainfall during monsoon this year with a rainfall of 95% of the long period average Low rainfall kills tea crop in TripuraAb...
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  • No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern BangladeshAlarming w...
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  • India will be the hotspot of water crisis by 2025: UNThe United Nation's report on the World Water Day talks about conflicts between India and its neighbouring countries over river water sharing.  Areas of conflict might include Ganga-Brahamputra basin and the Indus and Mekong river basins, say...
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  • India to get its first solar-powered toilet The waterless toilet converts human waste into charcoal that can be used as fertilizer in farming or as a fuel, say researchers at the University of Colorado who developed the toilet.Grams in Tripura not 'Nirmal'None of the 108 villages in Tripura declared...
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  • Manipur villagers spend Rs 400 per month on drinking water79% people living in villages of the four valley districts in Manipur use raw water from ponds, rivers and canals, says the Village Development Profile published by the Manipur State Panchayat ParishadPollution plagues holy wells of Rameshwar...
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  • HC directs shutting operations in Mundra Port and SEZThe Gujarat High Court has directed 12 industrial units in the Mundra Port and SEZ in Kutch district to stop operations unless the industrial complex gets environmental clearance.Tribal Ministry dilutes laws to clear Thoubal multi-purpose projectA...
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  • Centre issues guidelines to simplify green clearance processMoEF comes out with new guidelines on environmental clearance that will give more powers to states and help them quicken the decision making process.SC issues notice to MoEF and states for worsening critically polluted clustersPul...
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  • 150 river stretches in India cannot support aquatic lifeCPCB findings show 150 river stretches across the country highly polluted with discharge of untreated water.Bangladesh against Meghalaya's hydel projectsRaises concern over construction of 85 MW Mawphu and 84 MW Myntdu dams in Me...
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  • NGT stops construction of Mapithel damNational Green Tribunal halts Manipur's Mapithel Dam as it violates the Forest Rights Act. To go ahead with the project, state government may now need people's approval.India grants Rs 374 million to Nepal for flood mitigationGrant given to build embankments on ...
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  • The Northeast region of India is connected to the rest of the India via a narrow strip of land called the Silliguri Corridor or ‘Chicken’s Neck’. It consists of the seven sister states namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizorum, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and the Himalayan state ...
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  • Environment Ministry withdraws amendment to waste rulesAfter much opposition and a Karnataka High Court order, the Central Environment Ministry has decided to withdraw the draft amendments to the Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000. According to environmentalists, the new amendment discouraged seggreg...
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  • MoEF left with no choice but to withdrawMoEF withdraws the draft amendments to Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000, following the opposition from activists and Karnataka High Court order against the controversial amendments.Haryana demands more water from Punjab riversDespi...
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  • Gujarat government culls protest against weir on the Narmada riverTribal groups and environment activists planning a hunger strike against the proposed Garudeshwar weir on the Narmada river were put under house arrest on October 31, the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel....
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Once again, Indore tops in Swachh Survekshan

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Loktak lake is more than just a waterbody and treating it as a reservoir doesn't do justice to this natural wonder. A video tells you why.

In a country as diverse as India where the mountain meets the ocean and deserts blend into forests, one hallmark of beauty that is often left out of the travel catalogues is the outstanding Loktak lake in Manipur. 

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The land of gems will have a new government soon. We look at what leading political parties have to say about issues related to natural resources.

The key issue in the Manipur Assembly election is the ongoing economic blockade in the state, which, in turn, is attributed to the present government’s decision to bifurcate districts.

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This paper tries to understand the effect of coal mining in the northeast India and ways to control its impact on the environment

India has the fifth largest coal reserves in the world [1].

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India set to become water scarce in 10 years time: Govt tells Parliament

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Evidence shows that the Loktak lake in Manipur, famous for its floating heterogenous masses of vegetation, is getting more and more polluted.

The Loktak lake in Manipur is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India. It is famous for the phumdis, which are isolated collections of heterogenous masses of vegetation, soil, and organic matter at various stages of decomposition, floating over it [1]. It is referred to as the only floating lake in the world because of the phumdis [2]. The lake plays an important role in the economy of Manipur and is a source of water for hydropower generation, irrigation and drinking water supply.

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Age-old skills and techniques used by fisherfolk are under threat, and at the risk of being replaced by modern unsustainable technologies.

Fisheries are an important sector providing employment to millions of people in India and contributing to the food security of the country. Marine, inland fisheries and aquaculture are the main components of the fisheries sector. Around 14.49 million people in India are engaged in fisheries- related activities with about 75 percent of the fishers engaged in inland and about 25 percent in marine fisheries [1].

Poverty, marginalisation and the skills of traditional fisherfolk

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Finally, prediction of low monsoon from the horse's mouth

The Indian Meteorological Department, corroborating global assessment of the El Nino, has predicted “below normal” rainfall during monsoon this year with a rainfall of 95% of the long period average

No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern Bangladesh

Alarming water shortage in Manipur

India will be the hotspot of water crisis by 2025: UN

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