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  • MoU signed for groundwater management through community intervention The Central Groundwater Board (CGWB), Department of Water Resources, Western Sydney University, Australia and others have signed an MoU for the project MARVI (Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Villag...
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  • Manual scavenging still prevails in India thanks to weak laws, says study According to a recent study titled, 'Health, Safety and Dignity of Sanitation Workers An Initial Assessment', manual scavenging, despite being banned through a legislation in 2013, continues in India due to weak legal pr...
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  • Cyclone Bulbul causes devastation in West Bengal and Odisha Hitting the coast of India and Bangladesh on November 9th, the deadly Cyclone Bulbul has claimed twenty lives, displaced two million people and destroyed houses in West Bengal and Bangladesh. The storm brought torrential rains and strong w...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Good news for Sambhar Salt Lake The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Rajasthan government to cancel the allotments of salt pans in Sambhar salt lake that fall within the wetland. Along with this, the state wetland authority has also been directed to review the allotments made so far and subm...
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  • Environmentalists wary of Modi's green agenda Environmentalists have raised concerns about the new BJP government and have said that they should learn from the previous government's failures. There are concerns about Narendra Modi's vocal support for river interlinking and hydropower dams...
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  •  After Phailin, Helen devastates Andhra coast Two back to back cyclones have destroyed the standing crop in Andhra Pradesh. Cyclone Helen, which hit the Machilipatnam coast in Krishna district on November 18, killed seven people and destroyed paddy worth Rs 5000 crore. As per initial estim...
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  • UNICEF's digital media campaign against open defecationUNICEF launches a three-month long campaign 'Take Poo to the Loo' to raise awareness against defecation in open among the youth.Govt addresses Andhra's river water sharing issuesTo avoid conflicts between the two states, government&nbs...
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  • Mining of earth banned in IndiaNational Green Tribunal bans digging of earth throughout India for making bricks and roads without obtaining environmental clearance.Ahmedabad and Chennai to host India Water ExpoAiming to bridge the knowledge gaps on water and wastewater management for user ...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 10 months agoread more
  • Sambar in Rajasthan, Asia's largest inland salt water lake, is victim to illegal salt production that poses threat to its ecology
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MoU signed for groundwater management through community intervention

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

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Cyclone Bulbul causes devastation in West Bengal and Odisha

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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.

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. The place is a key wintering area for thousands of pink flamingos and other migratory birds from northern Asia and Siberia. Surrounded by the Aravalli on all sides, the lake straddles Nagaur, Sikar, Ajmer and Jaipur districts of Rajasthan.

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Good news for Sambhar Salt Lake

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Environmentalists wary of Modi's green agenda

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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.

 After Phailin, Helen devastates Andhra coast 

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UNICEF's digital media campaign against open defecation

UNICEF launches a three-month long campaign 'Take Poo to the Loo' to raise awareness against defecation in open among the youth.

Govt addresses Andhra's river water sharing issues

Mining of earth banned in India

National Green Tribunal bans digging of earth throughout India for making bricks and roads without obtaining environmental clearance.

Ahmedabad and Chennai to host India Water Expo

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