Nashik District

Under Har Ghar Nal Se Jal, states to open water testing labs
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

DDWS orders states to open up water testing laboratories to the public

Residents of a village testing their water (Source: Arghyam)
40 percent of rural households in India lack access to drinking water
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

NSS finds only 58.2 percent of rural households have drinking water facilities within premises

Women in Bametara district of Chattisgarh line up to collect water. Photo credit: Makarand Purohit for India Water Portal
Kerala's lake islands sinking
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 4 months ago

Small islands in southern Kerala lakes sinking

A lake in Kerala (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Environment Ministry allowed to clear hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi basins
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 1 month ago

MoEFCC can approve hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins: SC

Bhagirathi river at its source, Gaumukh (Source: IWP Flickr Photo)
Swachh Bharat Mission: 80% behind target
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 10 months ago

Swachh Bharat seems a distant dream

Ecosan toilet built in a village
A road less travelled: The Waghad project
A group of farmers in Maharashtra overcame challenges posed by a community-based irrigation system, to manage their water and their livelihoods. How did they do it? sabitakaushal posted 7 years 2 months ago

Waghad Dam in Nashik, Maharashtra, constructed in 1984-85, irrigated less than 1% of its total irrigable command area, while farmers in the tail area did not receive any water. Bapu Upadhye of Samaj Parivartan Kendra organised the local farmers, mobilized them to come together and fight for their water quota.

Waghad Project:Community managed irrigation system
Abolish manual scavenging: SC
Policy matters this month: SC directs all states to abolish manual scavenging; MoEF reduces ESA in its new draft notification on Western Ghats; Maharashtra all set to clean its rivers. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 7 months ago

Abolish manual scavenging: SC

A manual scavenger in Chennai (Namathu Blogspot)
Coca Cola plant in UP lowers groundwater level
Policy matters this week: Coca Cola plant in Mehdiganj lowers groundwater level, Haryana plans water misuse bill and Punjab makes water recycling compulsory for water consuming industries. ravleen posted 7 years 11 months ago

Coca Cola plant in Mehdiganj lowers groundwater level

Mehdiganj protest (Source: AID Kolkata Newsletter)
Invitation for faculty recruitment, Maharashtra Environmental Engineering Training & Research Academy (MEETRA), Nashik
MEETRA, Nashik an autonomous body of Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Govt. of Maharashtra invites applications from eligible candidates sabitakaushal posted 8 years 3 months ago

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Maharashtra Environmental Engineering Training & Research Academy (MEETRA)

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Invitations are invited for applications from eligible candidates for the posts of 

Rare floral diversity in the Western Ghats forests
Many plants are in equal danger of becoming as extinct as some animals. Does anyone care? (not verified) posted 8 years 6 months ago

A fluttering butterfly or a dashing cheetah immediately bring vivid images to mind. Does the image of a plant stir us as much? Are we as fascinated watching a flower bloom? Probably not. Maybe that’s why there is such a large focus on endangered animals and birds and not so much on plant species that are dying out.

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