North and Central Sahyadris (Western Ghats)

Water levels in major reservoirs rise to 85 percent of overall capacity: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Reservoir levels increase to 85 percent of overall capacity this year

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Stop farming on Yamuna floodplains by 2020: NGT to DDA
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Pollution affects Ganga's riverbed sediment: Study
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 10 months ago

Not just surface water, pollution leads to deficit in dissolved oxygen in Ganga's riverbed sediment: Study

The Ganga river (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Time to enact groundwater bill
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 11 months ago

Country's groundwater crisis showcases need to enact model groundwater bill

A well in Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Committee for action against water contamination
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

Devise time-bound plan to address water contamination: Parliamentary committee

People fight for their rights to clean and safe drinking water. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
NMCG clears projects to curb Yamuna river pollution
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 1 month ago

Yamuna river pollution: NMCG approves projects worth Rs 1,573 crore

Children rummage through garbage near the Yamuna river. (Source: IWP Flickr Photo)
NGT asks states to save ecology of Western Ghats
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 4 months ago

No more clearance to activities affecting eco zones in the Western Ghats: NGT

Western Ghats as seen from Wagamon view point. (Source: Anand via Wikipedia Commons)
Western Ghats a source of moisture for monsoon
A new study points out that the evapotranspiration from the vegetation over the Western Ghats accounts for one-quarter of the rainfall over peninsular India. arathi posted 2 years 8 months ago

The mountain range that runs along the west coast of peninsular India from Tamil Nadu through Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa to Maharashtra is known as the Western Ghats and is very well known for its majestic beauty. It is also among the top eight biodiversity hotspots in the world.

Western Ghats provides moisture for rainfall. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Chennai faces acute water crisis
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 6 months ago

Chennai reels under acute crisis of drinking water

Buckingham canal in Chennai. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
2017 will have normal rains: IMD
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 8 months ago

Normal monsoon expected this year: IMD

Rainfall in India (Source: India Water Portal via Varun Duta Gupta)