World Toilet Day 2020: Safe fecal disposal key to sustainable sanitation
News this week Posted on 19 Nov, 2020 11:57 AM

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 Posted on 27 Nov, 2019 12:06 PM

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 Posted on 18 Nov, 2019 08:01 PM

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

Cyclone Bulbul devastates West Bengal and Odisha
News this week Posted on 13 Nov, 2019 10:45 AM

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. Posted on 12 Dec, 2017 12:22 PM

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 Posted on 13 Dec, 2016 07:19 AM

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 Posted on 20 May, 2014 10:47 PM

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. Posted on 24 Nov, 2013 02:42 PM

 After Phailin, Helen devastates Andhra coast 

Cyclone Helen hit Andhra coast Source: Wikimedia