5-star rating for garbage free-cities to Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months 3 weeks ago

Swachh Survekshan for urban India: Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore among the top

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore. (Source: India Water Portal)
Manual scavenging persists in India due to weak enforcement of laws
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Manual scavenging still prevails in India thanks to weak laws, says study

IMD predicts near-normal monsoon this year
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

India could witness near-normal monsoon this season: IMD

Normal monsoon is good news for India's economy. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
MGNREGA failed to curb migration: Survey
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 3 months ago

Survey reveals MGNREGA failed to curb migration

Labourers build check dams under MGNREGA. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Now, Narmada is also a living entity
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 11 months ago

Following Ganga and Yamuna, Narmada river also gets living entity status

Narmada river (Source: Wikipedia commons)
Public money wasted in the name of Ganga revival: NGT
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 2 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)
Damn the dams, say the displaced
Many people have been displaced by major dam projects in the country. A bigger threat, however, lies in the ageing dams waiting to collapse. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 7 months ago

"If you are to suffer, you should suffer in the interest of the country.”

- Jawaharlal Nehru, speaking to villagers who were to be displaced by the Hirakud Dam in 1948.

The Hirakud dam
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu fight over Cauvery water sharing
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 9 months ago

Karnataka and TN at cross roads over Mekedatu river project

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
Simhastha leaves farmers fuming
The festival has hordes of Ujjain farmers broke and the mighty Kshipra river troubled. Swift government action is needed to set things right. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 10 months ago

Ramesh Mali, a farmer in his late thirties, looks at his farmland nervously. It has been 13 days since the Simhastha Maha Kumbh festival, 2016, concluded. The district administration had acquired his four bigha land (approximately 0.64 hectares) for the festival. The barricades and the concrete left on his land give us the idea that the land is not fit for farming this season.

Kshipra at Mangalnath Ghat, Ujjain
Eight ministries now responsible for Ganga clean up
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 2 months ago

Seven ministries other than the Water Ministry to help revive the Ganga

Ganga at Gadmukteshwar (Source: India Water Portal Flickr Photos)