Meerut District

Pond water reuse from a circular economy perspective
Ponds became a storehouse of metal toxicity in the accumulated sludge: Study Posted on 24 May, 2022 08:06 PM

Ponds are increasingly getting polluted mainly due to the discharge of wastewater from residential areas, sewage outlets, solid waste dump sites, livestock rearing sites (e.g., dairy, poultry), and fertilizers and pesticides from farmers’ fields.

Wastewater generated from households in the catchment area of a pond contaminates its waters (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Join the Environment Club's Jal Chaupal at Arnawali Village, Meerut
Posted on 02 Apr, 2021 07:09 PM

About the Paani Ki Baat Campaign: The situation of the constantly falling groundwater levels is worrisome, if it is to be raised, aware

Stubble burning banned, farmers stumped
While banning stubble burning is a positive step towards reducing air pollution in the Delhi-NCR sector, the farmers need support from the government to adopt measures to enable smooth crop rotation. Posted on 07 Jan, 2018 06:20 PM

Amar Singh sits in his huge courtyard at the centre of his home in the village of Atraula in Meerut. Lying in the far west part of Uttar Pradesh, this is a flourishing sugarcane belt. An important agricultural region, its demographic, economic and cultural patterns are similar to that of nearby Haryana and Rajasthan.

A large amount of crop residues are available in western UP and most of these are burnt in the field (Image: Ed Dunens, Flickr Commons)
Playing the soil health card
Is the soil health card scheme introduced to improve the economic condition of the farmers by bettering the health of the soil effective? Posted on 01 Aug, 2017 11:49 AM

Decades of skating over environmental concerns have clearly cost us dear. The folly of pursuing better crop yields using chemical fertilisers in an indiscriminate manner has been surfacing lately. “Decades of agricultural abuse using fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides have taken its toll on us.

The electrical conductivity of a diluted soil sample is being tested as a measure of soil salinity. (Image:CSIRO, Wikimedia Commons; CC Attribution 3.0 Unported)
Stringent punishment for polluting Ganga
Policy matters this week Posted on 13 Jun, 2017 09:49 AM

Strict punishments proposed for polluting Ganga river

Ganga river at Kachla, Uttar Pradesh. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Clean Kali: All eyes now on government
The water of East Kali is heavily polluted. It would hopefully change with the NGT taking notice of it. Posted on 03 Jun, 2017 07:58 AM

Rampura, situated in Bulandshahr district in western Uttar Pradesh, is one of the 1,200 villages on the banks of the 300-km long East Kali, a tributary of the Ganges. The river is named after goddess Kali who, according to the Hindu mythology, is fierce and fights evil by ingesting it.

The polluted Kali river. (Image source: Neer Foundation)
"The Earth has enough to fulfill your needs, but not your greed"
Face painting, poster making and debating, among other events, were held at Gargi Girls School in Meerut to mark and celebrate Earth Day 2014. Posted on 02 May, 2014 11:31 PM

Young Eco-Club members of Gargi Girls School, Meerut celebrated Earth Day on April 22, 2014 with two-days of festivities.

Gagri Girls School celebrates Earth Day
The water-energy nexus
Meerut celebrated World Water Day with speakers talking about the connection between the two topics. Posted on 31 Mar, 2014 10:20 PM

The theme of this year’s World Water Day was “energy-water nexus”. It was almost as if the topic was chosen keeping Western Uttar Pradesh in mind because the conflict between water and energy users in agriculture and industry has heightened here in the recent past.

Rise of tubewells in western UP (Source: DTE)
The missing water bodies of Western Uttar Pradesh
Over 3000 water bodies which once existed in Meerut district alone are now in a pitiable state. Will returning to a community-based water management system help revive these? Posted on 01 Sep, 2013 11:54 AM

Traditional water bodies such as bawdis and talabs have long since been an integral part of rural life in India providing water, fish and sometimes even just a venue for people to chit chat. The flat plains in Western Uttar Pradesh, where the Ganga and Yamuna rivers meet, is no exception.

Suraj kund at Meerut; Source:
Book review - ‘Conserving resources in the Himalayas’
The Himalayas, rich in natural resources is now under stress due to overuse. These 21 essays contain information about conservation efforts made in the region, especially Uttarakand. Posted on 09 Jun, 2013 07:29 AM

Uttarakhand is blessed with an immense amount of natural resources such as forests, wildlife and water, but if you are looking for some research-based information that quantifies, classifies and organizes this information, there isn’t much out there.

A man tries to beat out a wildfire in pine forest