World Toilet Day 2020: Safe fecal disposal key to sustainable sanitation
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year ago

UN emphasises the need for safe faecal disposal this WTD2020

Fecal sludge management key to safe sanitation (Source: CS Sharada Prasad)
CGWB signs MoU for participatory groundwater management
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

MoU signed for groundwater management through community intervention

An irrigation well at Randullabad, Maharashtra (Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Manual scavenging persists in India due to weak enforcement of laws
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

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

Cyclone Bulbul devastates West Bengal and Odisha
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

Cyclone Bulbul causes devastation in West Bengal and Odisha

A cyclonic storm that hit India in 2016. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Is it worth the salt?
Unregulated salt production near Sambhar lake is not just causing health problems among salt workers, it is also depleting groundwater and ruining the ecosystem of the wetland. Amita Bhaduri posted 3 years 11 months ago

The fields are silvery white with raw salt crusts in the vicinity of Nawa, a small town on the northwestern banks of Sambhar lake, India’s largest inland lake. Nawa lies about 90 kilometres east of Jaipur. Also an extensive saline wetland and a Ramsar site, the blinding white salt flats stretch as far as one can see.

Ramachander Singh, a salt worker who has been raking salt for decades now at this salt pan or kyari dotting the lake bed of Sambhar, Rajasthan.
NGT cancels illegal salt pans in Sambhar Lake
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 11 months ago

Good news for Sambhar Salt Lake

Sambhar Lake, India's largest salt lake. (Source: IWP's Flickr photos)
Environmentalists wary of Modi's green agenda
News this week ravleen posted 7 years 6 months ago

Environmentalists wary of Modi's green agenda

Launch of Narmada-Kshipra interlink (The Hindu)
After Phailin, Cyclone Helen hits Andhra Pradesh coast
News this week: Cyclone Helen devastates Andhra coast, built up area in the capital replaces green spaces and packaged water unit to come up near Sambhar lake. ravleen posted 8 years ago

 After Phailin, Helen devastates Andhra coast 

Cyclone Helen hit Andhra coast Source: Wikimedia