Mirzapur District

A rapid study highlights the plight of homebound migrant workers of Mirzapur and Prayagraj districts of Uttar Pradesh after Lockdown 1.0

Raj Kumar, 32, a daily wager employed at a factory in Delhi had barely a thousand rupees in his wallet when he readied to rush back to his village in Halia block of Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. On a normal April afternoon, he took the highway that leads to his district hearing about the 21-day lockdown. It took him over a week, as he walked down all the way to his village fearing starvation amid the Covid-19 crisis. Kumar trudged hundreds of kilometres along deserted highways by foot along with a few of his acquaintances.

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No final approval for Ken-Betwa river link as claimed by Centre

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Bombay HC orders ban on wetland reclamation

The Court ordered the ban in the whole of Maharashtra in response to a petition filed by NGO Vanshakti for saving wetlands and for setting up wetlands authority to monitor violations. The Court also directed the authorities to submit an 'action-taken report' against the violations

Policy matters this month: SC directs all states to abolish manual scavenging; MoEF reduces ESA in its new draft notification on Western Ghats; Maharashtra all set to clean its rivers.

Abolish manual scavenging: SC

The Supreme Court has ordered all states to abolish manual scavenging and undertake measures to rehabilitate manual scavengers. It has also directed the states to pay a compensation of Rs.10 lakh each to the family of manual scavengers who have died while entering sewers. They must also support women 'safai karamcharis' to get a dignified livelihood of their choice.

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Policy Matters this week: Moily takes controversial decisions on the Western Ghats, UP declares eco-sensitive zone around sanctuaries and the UN appreciates Odisha's disaster management efforts.

New Environment Minister brings in new polices

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New MoEF Minister delays final notification on Western Ghats 

Draft notification for declaring eco-sensitive area in the Western Ghats has been put on hold as the new Environment Minister wants to invite comments from CMs of the six states.

Uttarakhand govt initiates allotment process of small hydel projects

Respected Sir,

I, Prashant Kumar Dev, want to request you to please provide me the complete meteorological data of Mirzapur, U.P from 1981 to 2010.

I am a final year B.Tech, water resource engg student and am doing my final semester project on Mirzapur water supply. Therefore I request you to please provide me the data. I would be very thankful to you for this help.

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The study shows that integrated remote sensing and GIS has proved to be an efficient tool in groundwater studies and can give more realistic picture of groundwater potentiality of an area

This paper uses an integrated approach of Remote Sensing, Geophysics and GIS to evaluate groundwater potentiality of Ojhala subwatershed in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh. It is the study of area under hard rock formations in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh which faces acute water scarcity problem both for irrigation as well as drinking purposes. Occurrences of groundwater in this type of area are confined in secondary permeable structures i.e. fractured and weathered horizons and in upper unconsolidated materials.

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The study aims to find suitable sites for groundwater exploration in Chandraprabha subwatershed in Uttar Pradesh using remote sensing, geoelectrical and GIS approach

This study on the GIS Development site attempts to select suitable locations for groundwater exploration in hard rock areas using an integrated approach of remote sensing, geoelectrical & GIS.

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