NGT blames Centre for wasting public money in the name of Ganga clean-up
In the last few decades, India has seen an increasing number of people migrating from rural areas to urban cities in search of work and better living. These migrants often get employed in the informal sector as construction workers, vendors, domestic servants, etc. They also live in informal settlements, generally known as slums.
Ganga clean-up fails, thanks to multiple authorities and no monitoring
The coastal regions of India are becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate changes, developmental activities and urbanisation. Sustaining the livelihoods of ﬁshing communities and preserving the health of coastal ecosystem and biodiversity are important challenges that India faces.
Rains cause havoc in Hyderabad while Mumbai lakes, dams overflow with water
The pitiful state of some of the water bodies in the country, coupled with the sheer apathy of the government, have forced some well-meaning citizens to come out of their comfort zones and make a difference. Some of these efforts, like the Puttenahalli lake in Bengaluru that is now overflowing with clean water, have been successful, while others are ongoing.
Maharashtra reeling under its worst water crisis
Government proposes to set up a National Water Commission
Three villages displaced by Tehri dam finally recognised as revenue villages
Increasing concerns over the consequences of inadequate urban sanitation and water with regard to poverty, health, livelihoods, and education have spurred global declarations on the human right to sanitation and water. However, the social and spatial heterogeneity of urban poverty is often missing in global policy debates.