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  • Prime Minister Modi pitches for a collective effort to overcome water crisis in the country Taking note of the looming water crisis in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made three requests to the nation during his Mann Ki Baat radio address this past Sunday. He urged all Indians to crea...
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  • NGT raps green ministry for failing to curb depletion of groundwater The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has pulled up the environment ministry for failing to furnish a report, sought by the tribunal earlier, on the actions taken to tackle groundwater depletion. In January, the tribunal had ordered t...
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  • Supreme Court pulls Centre over preservation of wetlands The Supreme Court has reprimanded the Centre over noncompliance with international conventions regarding preservation of wetland sites across the country. In its earlier order, the apex court has identified over two lakh wetlands and asked fo...
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  • Seven percent of rural India has no access to clean water: World Water Day report As per WaterAid’s new report--Wild Water: State of the World’s Water 2017--63.4 million people have no access to clean water in rural India. With 67 percent of India’s population living in rural areas, this mean...
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  • Maharashtra approves cost overrun in irrigation projects, set to complete Gosikhurd project The Maharashtra government has given its approval for the cost overrun of more than Rs 20,000 crore in 133 irrigation projects in the state. These projects, approved during the Congress-NCP regime were worth...
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  • Conflict between India and Pakistan over Indus Water Treaty continues Following prime minister Narendra Modi’s remark that the waters of Sutlej, Beas and Ravi rivers that rightfully belong to India will be stopped from going waste in Pakistan, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has ...
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  • No clearance to Ken-Betwa river link project till wildlife issues are addressed The Expert Panel of the Environment Ministry has decided not to take any call on the ambitious Ken-Betwa river link project until the crucial wildlife issues pertaining to the Panna Tiger Reserve are addressed. The...
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  • Panel finds Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) and private builders responsible for 11,000 acres of lake land encroachment According to the Lakebed Encroachment Committee, nearly 11,000 acres of lake area from 1545 lakes in both urban and rural districts of Bengaluru have been encroached. Of thi...
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  • Fear of floods looms over Kashmir again Heavy rainfall in Kashmir over the past few hours has led to the river Jhelum flowing above the danger mark, intermittent power cuts, landslides and water logging in different parts of the valley. Eight teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been ...
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  • 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 Envir...
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  • Most of the rivers and streams in urban India are dead. With a very few and rare exceptions, these once-beautiful water bodies have been encroached upon, sources dried up or converted into sewage drains all over the country.Water is being sourced or pumped from sites upstream of the city for its nee...
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Prime Minister Modi pitches for a collective effort to overcome water crisis in the country

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NGT raps green ministry for failing to curb depletion of groundwater

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Supreme Court pulls Centre over preservation of wetlands

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

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

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Conflict between India and Pakistan over Indus Water Treaty continues

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

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

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Fear of floods looms over Kashmir again

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Of all the positive elements and assets, the most important ally of our environment is the future generation.


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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