Punjab

Towards food system transition
The report looks at what the transition could look like in ten specific foodscapes Posted on 16 Apr, 2022 06:50 PM

Marking its fifth year of formal presence in the country The Nature Conservancy (TNC) India held a special event in New Delhi in which Suresh Prabhu, Former Union Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, and Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, Niti Aayog were

Foodscapes for people and nature (Image: TNC)
World Bank to provide $250 million to ensure dam safety in India
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 10 Aug, 2021 07:04 AM

World Bank will provide $250 million for dam safety in India

Malampuzha dam in Kerala (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Crop diversification to address the water crisis in Punjab
While borewells and aggressive irrigation practices continue to suck Punjab dry, can crop diversification rescue the state from turning into a desert? Posted on 25 May, 2021 04:48 PM

Punjab, sucked dry

Unsustainable agricultural practices in Punjab (Image Source: IWP flickr photos)
Green panel clears Central Vista project
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 12 May, 2021 12:28 PM

Green panel clears Central Vista projects

Rajpath's Central Vista Avenue project (Image: Students of Master in Sustainable Architecture at Central University of Rajasthan, Counterview)
Overexploitation of groundwater highest in Punjab: Government
News this week Posted on 23 Sep, 2020 01:23 PM

Punjab no.1 in overexploitation of groundwater 

Overexploitation of groundwater highest in Punjab (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
India to have more rains, floods and warm days in the coming century: Report
News this week Posted on 25 Jun, 2020 07:28 AM

India's first climate change assessment report warns of heavy rains, more floods and warmers days

Country is going to face more rains, floods and warm days in the coming century (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Groundwater depletion in Punjab: Time for a major policy overhaul
The time for quick fixes is over; a comprehensive policy overhaul is urgently needed to impede the juggernaut of Punjab's groundwater depletion. Posted on 17 Jun, 2020 10:08 AM

Punjab, a small state in northwest India, derives its name from the Persian words panj (five) and ?b (water), meaning the "land of five rivers". Ironically, this state is now regularly in the news for its rapidly depleting groundwater levels.

Pumping groundwater with the energy generated from solar panels (Image: Prashanth Vishwanathan/IWMI; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Railway stations to be categorised based on wastewater generation
Policy matters this week Posted on 11 Jun, 2020 09:08 PM

Railway stations to be classified based on wastewater generation

A wastewater treatment plant in Bengaluru (Image source: Vishwanath Srikantaiah)
One in every two individuals will be living in water-stressed regions by 2050: Report
News this week Posted on 23 Mar, 2020 12:27 PM

World Water Development Report 2020: Tropical countries to be worst hit by water stress

Banks of the Ramganga river (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
A national action plan to ensure sustainable and responsible business on the anvil
Policy matters this week Posted on 23 Mar, 2020 12:19 PM

Centre to finalise National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

An industrial area in Chhattisgarh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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