JJM coverage low in rural households of several large states: Parliamentary panel
News this fortnight Posted on 06 Apr, 2022 03:38 PM

Several large states have low coverage of JJM in rural households: Panel expresses displeasure

Drinking water provision in rural school and hygiene (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to equip farmers with weather insights
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 13 Jul, 2021 11:10 AM

Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to make weather insights handy for farmers

Agricultural activities in semi-arid region of Tamil Nadu (Source: IWP Flickr Photos))
5-star rating for garbage free-cities to Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore
Policy matters this week Posted on 27 May, 2020 08:26 AM

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 Posted on 18 Nov, 2019 08:01 PM

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

IMD predicts near-normal monsoon this year
News this week Posted on 17 Apr, 2019 12:53 PM

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 Posted on 20 Dec, 2017 11:44 AM

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 Posted on 08 May, 2017 08:19 PM

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 Posted on 13 Feb, 2017 09:47 PM

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. Posted on 30 Aug, 2016 12:28 PM

"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 Posted on 18 Jun, 2016 10:04 AM

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)