Mumbai District

Public money wasted in the name of Ganga revival: NGT
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 4 months ago

NGT blames Centre for wasting public money in the name of Ganga clean-up

Polythene bags and solid waste left behind the Ganga river in Allahabad. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
The search for a shelter
The sorry state of urban slums are testimony to poorly implemented policies for the rehabilitation of migrants. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 4 months ago

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.

Residents struggle for a pot of drinking water at Bhuri Tekri, Indore.
Ganga clean-up programme has failed: IIT consortium
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 6 months ago

Ganga clean-up fails, thanks to multiple authorities and no monitoring

Man searched for coins in polluted water of Ganga river at Allahabad (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Mumbai’s vanishing coasts
The implementation of the CRZ rules and prioritising the needs of fishing communities by involving them in the process is the right and holistic approach to end coastal deterioration. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 4 years 6 months ago

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.

The deteriorating coasts of Mumbai. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Monsoon 2016: Rains create havoc
News this week sabitakaushal posted 4 years 8 months ago

Rains cause havoc in Hyderabad while Mumbai lakes, dams overflow with water

Powai Lake, Mumbai. (Source: Wikipedia)
Water warriors at work
Citizens come forward to restore polluted lakes and rivers in their cities. They demand support and swift action from the government. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years 9 months ago

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.

Citizens of Udaipur get together to remove water hyacinth from the Pichhola lake.
Drinking water becomes a luxury for Maharashtrians
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 2 months ago

Maharashtra reeling under its worst water crisis

Queuing up for water (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
National Water Commission in place of CWC and CGWB
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 4 months ago

Government proposes to set up a National Water Commission

The Upper Lake, Bhopal (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Uttarakhand finally recognises the land rights of three villages displaced by Tehri dam
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 6 months ago

Three villages displaced by Tehri dam finally recognised as revenue villages

Tehri dam in the lean season (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Right to water and sanitation: Looking beyond legal and policy frameworks to sites of entitlement
While research, policy and practice debates routinely talk about the human right to sanitation and water, there is little grasp of how these are translated into local understandings of entitlement. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 5 years 7 months ago

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.

An illegal settlement (Source: Wikimedia Commons)