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  • Supreme Court question authorities on why manual scavenging still prevails Taking note of four to five deaths every month due to manual scavenging, the Supreme Court came down heavily on the government for failing to provide protective gear to people engaged in manual scavenging and cleaning of sew...
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  • Hello, I need gridded data for rainfall and temperature for the North East India region to carry out my Masters thesis. Please help.
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  • Committee formed for the management of water resources in the Northeast Under the chairmanship of the vice chairman of Niti Aayog, the Centre has constituted a high-level committee for the proper management of water resources in the northeastern region. The committee has been set up for the re...
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  • Sitting in the glass-and-concrete State Convention Centre in the capital of the hilly state of Meghalaya, participants of a media workshop on climate change are feeling sweaty. The convention centre is not air conditioned nor does it have ceiling fans. For the comfort of guests, some pedestal fans a...
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  • Women in Salmora area of Majuli, the world’s largest riverine island and India’s first island district, practise their traditional form of pottery--the one that does not use a wheel but is hand beaten to shape and uses a viscid kind of clay. As the Brahmaputra eats away huge swathes of land year...
    Usha Dewaniposted 3 years 2 months agoread more
  • Maharashtra government withdraws plea against ban on construction on wetlands   The Maharashtra government has withdrawn its petition seeking modifications in an earlier court order pertaining to banning of constructions in wetland areas. In the last court hearing, the state government wa...
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  • Meghalaya boasts one of the rainiest places on the planet at Cherrapunjee, receiving over 11,000 mm of annual rainfall. Yet, despite all the rain, water availability remains a problem for many rural and urban communities across the State. Natural springs that have provided drinking water for generat...
    Usha Dewaniposted 4 years 6 months agoread more
  • Groundwater isn't understood very well, especially in hilly areas where springs seem to appear and vanish of their own accord. However, as science tells us, there's no effect without a cause, and understanding the reason why water flows where it does can ensure optimal use of this natural resource t...
    Manu Moudgilposted 4 years 9 months agoread more
  • Northeast India has been in turmoil over the last two decades or so because of unbridled hydropower development in the region. This article is an effort to understand the extent of hydropower development in the region, the multi-faceted and multi layered conflicts unleashed by this development and a...
    chicuposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Objectives: Explore ways to institutionalize a platform for sharing know-how on climate change-related policy, research, and practice in Northeast India;Create opportunities for networking and engagement with policymakers to support informed decision making; andShare information and knowledge a...
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  • Hydropower development in Bhutan has gained considerable ground as a sector capable of contributing to the development of the country. In 2012, Bhutan earned $177 million through energy export. However, these developmental activities are also prone to natural hazards like landslides since the region...
    Manu Moudgilposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • The compilation has around 4,000 stories and news reports on wildlife from the English media. This is edited by Pankaj Sekhsaria for Kalpavriksh.
    Prarthana Vishalposted 6 years 1 month agoread more
  • Post harvest management can save one tenth of country's outputEducating farmers to adopt proper post harvest handeling can help save 25 million tonnes of foodgrains annually, evaluates a recent study.Centre gears up for installation of Arunachal's HEPTo establish its lower riparian rights ...
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  • India and China's plan to build more than 400 dams on Himalayan rivers could prove disastrous for mountain's ecology
    swatiposted 6 years 3 months agoread more
  • Water, forests and agriculture will be in focus at the event to be organised by the Indian Mountain Initiative from 25 to 27 September
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  • Offered by The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)About the FellowshipICIMOD is introducing this seminal Fellowship programme that focuses on Northeast India which is not only extremely rich in biodiversity resources, but also lies in the frontline of climate chang...
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  • Floods are an annual event in the north-eastern state of Assam. The newspapers expect it at this time of year, every year. For the world, this is routine, something not even worth a front-page story like the Uttarakhand floods maybe because it does not involve pilgrims or religion. But even as we wa...
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  • Left, right, up, down...bump, bump, bump! That was me… being thrown about on all sides of the jeep that I was in. No, I wasn’t off-roading! I was on an investigative mission to Pinrow, a village in Nainital district, Uttarakhand from my home. I was investigating the impact of the state governmen...
    chicuposted 6 years 5 months agoread more
  • Meghalaya in general gets 12000+ mm of water through rainfall, nevertheless, scarcity of water is a common issue here. I've recently read many articles on water-less urinals which help in conserving the natural resource & keeps the environment clean at the same time too. Bio-blocks are another a...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Hello,I need the data on daily/monthly temperature of west Tripura for the period 1990-2002. for my project and thesis work.Please share this data in case you have access to it.
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Supreme Court question authorities on why manual scavenging still prevails

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I need gridded data for rainfall and temperature for the North East India region to carry out my Masters thesis. Please help.

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Committee formed for the management of water resources in the Northeast

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The temperature in India’s biodiversity hotspot is on the rise which will have widespread implications in the future.

Sitting in the glass-and-concrete State Convention Centre in the capital of the hilly state of Meghalaya, participants of a media workshop on climate change are feeling sweaty. The convention centre is not air conditioned nor does it have ceiling fans. For the comfort of guests, some pedestal fans are plugged in. 

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With much of Salmora lost to the insatiable Brahmaputra river, the potters of Majuli stand at a crossroad, uncertain how long they can continue their unique craft.

Women in Salmora area of Majuli, the world’s largest riverine island and India’s first island district, practise their traditional form of pottery--the one that does not use a wheel but is hand beaten to shape and uses a viscid kind of clay. As the Brahmaputra eats away huge swathes of land year after year, the clay that these potters use is being taken away by the river. 

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Maharashtra government withdraws plea against ban on construction on wetlands  

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6000 villages in Meghalaya depend on springs and spring-fed rivers for household water needs. Their drying up threatens water security and future growth. Now, there is some hope.

Meghalaya boasts one of the rainiest places on the planet at Cherrapunjee, receiving over 11,000 mm of annual rainfall. Yet, despite all the rain, water availability remains a problem for many rural and urban communities across the State. Natural springs that have provided drinking water for generations are in crisis. Declining flow and contamination of aquifers means less water for everyone just as demand for water is on the rise. Flow is decreasing due to ecological degradation and possibly a changing a climate.

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The science behind groundwater isn't well understood but how can this be changed so that people manage their water better?

Groundwater isn't understood very well, especially in hilly areas where springs seem to appear and vanish of their own accord. However, as science tells us, there's no effect without a cause, and understanding the reason why water flows where it does can ensure optimal use of this natural resource to support life and livelihood. 

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Hydropower development is creating various types of conflict in Northeast India. How can we contain the unrest due to this spate of dam construction?

Northeast India has been in turmoil over the last two decades or so because of unbridled hydropower development in the region. This article is an effort to understand the extent of hydropower development in the region, the multi-faceted and multi layered conflicts unleashed by this development and also explore ways of engaging with them. It is organised around three broad sections:

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