Stop farming on Yamuna floodplains by 2020: NGT to DDA
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 3 months ago

NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Lake congestion worsened Kerala floods: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 4 months ago

Clean chit to dam management, CWC says congested Vembanad lake worsened floods in Kerala

Vembanad lake in Kerala (Source: ATREE via IWP Flickr photos)
Ministry eases green norms for coal mine expansion
Policy matters this week: MoEF eases green norms for expanding coal mines; government to undertake review of existing water-related laws; site visit becomes mandatory before forest land diversion. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 11 months ago

Green norms eased for expanding coal mines

An open cast mine (Source: Garavi Gujarat)
The forgotten and fading Mithi river of Mumbai: A comic strip depicting its state
The story of Mumbai’s haphazard, clustered growth and expansion that has taken place at the expense of river Mithi is illustrated in this comic strip by Dhwani Shah sabitakaushal posted 8 years 11 months ago

Mithi river_Comic strip

Why Mumbai must reclaim its Mithi – A study by Observer Research Foundation
This report deals with the study on the neglect and virtual turning of the river Mithi in Mumbai into a sewer. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 7 months ago

The river, along with its estuarine reach, provides the much-needed green lungs to the city in the form of mangroves. Neglect of this river was the main cause of the catastrophic floods in Mumbai on 26 July, 2005, which claimed nearly 1,000 lives. In what could be a monumental urban transformation initiative to be undertaken anywhere in India yet, ORF has proposed a grand vision for the reclamation of Mithi River. The study report and a documentary film ’Making the sewer a river again - Why Mumbai must reclaim its Mithi’ on the dreadful conditions of the river, was released in May, 2011 in Mumbai.

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