Nagpur District

From water carriers to water entrepreneurs
Women become active leaders in the iJal value chain Posted on 31 May, 2021 04:16 PM

Imagine having to travel 7 to 8 kilometers every day to fetch water from a village because t

iJal bridged the gender gap through economic empowerment and reduced the water collection drudgery for women (Image: Safe Water Network)
Guidelines to handle COVID-19 biomedical waste are out
Policy matters this week Posted on 08 Apr, 2020 01:10 PM

CPCB releases guidelines to handle COVID-19 biomedical waste

Biomedical waste. Image for representation only (Source: Vivien Rolfe via Flickr)
After 40 years, Hilsa migrates to Allahabad again
News this week Posted on 13 Feb, 2019 01:29 PM

Navigation lock at Farakka Barrage redesigned for Hilsa migration

Farakka Barrage by Sudip Burman via Google Maps, Feb 2012
Vidarbha farmer's date with success
Farmer Thangavel tastes success with date farming in the drought-prone region of Vidarbha. Posted on 30 Oct, 2018 10:12 AM

In a drought-prone region like Vidarbha in Maharashtra, mostly in the news for water scarcity and farmer suicide, it is not every day that you hear the success story of a farmer. That's why the story of Savi Thangavel, 69, a resident of Mohegaon village which is just 22 km from Nagpur, is special.

Thangavel date farm (Source: India Water Portal)
Delhi enveloped in smog again
News this week Posted on 14 Nov, 2017 12:56 PM

Yet again, North India shrouded in heavy smog

Delhi shrouded in smog. (Source: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy/Flickr)
The search for a shelter
The sorry state of urban slums are testimony to poorly implemented policies for the rehabilitation of migrants. Posted on 01 Feb, 2017 08:46 PM

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.
Rajasthan gets chilled water kiosk
News this week Posted on 31 Oct, 2016 10:09 PM

Country's first mobile chilled water kiosk in Rajasthan

Mobile water kiosk.
Water not for profit
Water privatisation has a history of failure in India. Why are we still engaging private operators to manage our waters? Posted on 16 Oct, 2016 08:58 PM

In August 2016, the Karnataka government gave Abu Dhabi-based businessman B.R. Shetty permission to privatise the iconic Jog Falls to make it a perennial waterfall and to develop it into a tourism hotspot.

NMC employees union and residents of Nagpur protest water privatisation.
NGT slams Railways for using groundwater illegally
Policy matters this week Posted on 05 Apr, 2016 09:47 AM

Railways using groundwater 'indiscriminately and illegally': NGT

Indian Railways (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
4 crore native tree species to be planted along the stretch of the Ganga
Policy matters this week Posted on 29 Mar, 2016 11:24 AM

Centre releases DPR on forestry intervention for Ganga river

Ganga river near Gadmukteshwar (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)