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Combating water crisis needs people's participation: PM Modi
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 4 months ago

Prime Minister Modi pitches for a collective effort to overcome water crisis in the country

A rainwater harvesting set up in a school in Chickmangalur district (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Groundwater depletion: NGT raps green ministry on inaction
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 6 months ago

NGT raps green ministry for failing to curb depletion of groundwater

Groundwater depletion adds to water woes. (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
SC strict over wetland preservation
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 4 months ago

Supreme Court pulls Centre over preservation of wetlands

Deepor Beel in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
No clean water for millions in rural India'
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 8 months ago

Seven percent of rural India has no access to clean water: World Water Day report

Water scarcity in rural India. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Maharashtra gears up for irrigation projects
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 10 months ago

Maharashtra approves cost overrun in irrigation projects, set to complete Gosikhurd project

Irrigation canal from the Bhima dam, Maharashtra (Source: Nvvchar on Wikipedia)
Rift over Indus Water Treaty continues
Policy this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 11 months ago

Conflict between India and Pakistan over Indus Water Treaty continues

Indus river (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Ken-Betwa river link project hits a roadblock
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 9 months ago

No clearance to Ken-Betwa river link project till wildlife issues are addressed

Map showing Ken-Betwa river link (Source: Shannon via Wikipedia)
11,000 acres lake land encroached in Bengaluru
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 10 months ago

Panel finds Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) and private builders responsible for 11,000 acres of lake land encroachment

Rachenahalli Lake in Bengaluru (Source: Sumetee Pahwa Gajjar)
Kashmir under danger of floods
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 7 months ago

Fear of floods looms over Kashmir again

Landslide and a flooded river
River schools can make the future look bright - Parineeta Dandekar
Of all the positive elements and assets, the most important ally of our environment is the future generation. Chethan.S posted 10 years 8 months ago


Above - Children studying a map of the Chalakudy Basin. Photo - RRC.

Seeds of sustainability and sensitivity when sown at a young age, blossom into responsible individuals. And you need to be in touch with the land to sow those seeds. The Central and State Boards of Education in India have made Environmental Science a compulsory subject for schools and junior colleges (for all subjects). But Environmental Sciences is not to be studied in the classroom. In order to understand the erosion and deposition processes of a river, students need to visit a river bend in their city and in order to instil a lifelong aversion to plastic bags, a landfill and dumping grounds need to be seen.

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