Sutlej

Locals reject social impact assessment report of Luhri II hydropower project
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 5 months ago

Locals say impact assessment report does not accurately represent the real impact of Luhri II hydropower project

Sutlej river in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh (Image source: Sanyam Bahga, Wikipedia)
100 wetlands identified for restoration in next five years
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

Government identifies 100 wetlands for restoration in next five years

Deepor Beel, a wetland in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Heavy rain and floods hit North India
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

Rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab

Following the southern states witnessing heavy rainfall and floods this monsoon, the northern parts of India are now also experiencing incessant rains.

Gori river in Uttarakhand in spate during 2013 floods (Source: Chicu Lokgariwar, India Water Portal)
TN to pay fine for failing to restore Chennai's waterways
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 2 months ago

NGT slaps a fine of Rs 100 crore on TN government for failing to restore Chennai's waterways

The Cooum as it flows through Chennai (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Himalayan State Regional Council constituted
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 5 months ago

Himalayan council constituted for sustainable development of the Himalayas

A view of the Himalayas. (Source: IWP Flickr photos--photo for representation purpose only)
Kerala, TN fight over Mullaperiyar dam water release
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 8 months ago

Kerala blames Tamil Nadu for massive floods in the state

The Mullaperiyar dam (Source: Jayeshj via Wikipedia Commons)
Power play in Kinnaur
Villagers are making informed decisions when it comes to government projects that affect ecology. Equipped with legal knowledge, they are challenging damaging hydropower projects. Manu Moudgil posted 3 years 11 months ago

Lippa is a small village in the Kinnaur region in Himachal Pradesh, close to Asrang wildlife sanctuary. On May 27, the village witnessed hectic activity as the gram sabha was to decide the fate of a hydroelectricity project to be constructed near the village. The project demands the water from the Kerang stream be diverted for power.

People believe that tunnels such as these cause irreversible damages to the environment.
Centre initiates moving water to concurrent list
Policy matter this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 3 months ago

Process to move water to concurrent list begins

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
A water worried year in a nutshell
From river disputes to the failure of the Ganga clean-up plan and the interlinking of rivers, water conflicts dominated most of 2016. Swati Bansal posted 4 years 4 months ago

The year 2016 was eventful, to say the least when it comes to the water scenario in the country. The year saw severe droughts affecting 33 crore people across 10 states.

The Cauvery river at Hogenakkal, Karnataka
Maharashra issues water advisory for Holi
News and policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 1 month ago

Reservoir levels dip, Maharashtra urges people to celebrate dry holi

Holi being celebrated (Source: Wikimedia Commons)