Thane District

Maharashtra to pay Rs 100 crore for river restoration
Policy matters this week Posted on 20 Nov, 2017 01:54 PM

SC orders Maharashtra government to pay Rs 100 crore for restoration of Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers

A filthy river in Maharashtra. (Source: IWP photos via Rohit Sharma and Arpita Bhagat)
UP Coca Cola plant in trouble again
News this week Posted on 26 Jan, 2016 02:03 PM

CPCB finds Coca Cola plant in Hapur pumping toxic water into a pond

Coca Cola bottling plant (Source: S. Subramanium via Hindu)
Srinagar's Dal Lake shrinks by 36% in the last 37 years
News this week Posted on 26 Oct, 2015 09:43 PM

Study shows half of Srinagar's water bodies have disappeared in the past century

Dal Lake in Srinagar (Source: McKay Savage via Wikipedia)
Integrated watershed management and public health
According to this study, implementing a watershed management programme in water scarce areas can lead to both improved water availability and health outcomes. Posted on 09 Jul, 2015 07:37 AM

Declining groundwater levels and increasing stress on water resources in rural areas in India is a major concern for development since the livelihoods of a majority of the rural population depends on agriculture and the availability of sustainable water resources. More productive use of rainwater is necessary to help mitigate the impact of water scarcity.

Velvety green mountains, catchment areas for the Khadakwasla dam near Pune
Govt approves Rs 4,845 crore for Krishna-Marathwada irrigation project
Policy matters this week Posted on 30 Jun, 2015 09:10 AM

Krishna-Marathwada irrigation project worth Rs 4,845 crore gets Govt nod

Krishna river near Vijayawada (Source: Bhanutpt)
It's cyclone Hudhud's turn to cause damage!
News this week Posted on 14 Oct, 2014 11:40 AM

Hudhud lands in Vizag at 195 kmph

Tropical cyclone of 2013 (Source: NASA WorldView)
MoEF accepts Kerala's recommendations on Western Ghats
Policy matters this week: MoEF approves Kerala's demands on Western Ghats; Committee finds Singrauli pollution a matter of serious concern; Panels set up to manage those displaced by Alamatti dam. Posted on 09 Mar, 2014 05:17 PM

MoEF accepts Kerala's recommendations on Western Ghats

A view of Western Ghats (Source: Wikipedia)
Painting Mumbai blue!
Drop Dead', a foundation started by Aabid Surti that offers free plumbing services to residents of Mumbai, saves water one drop at a time. Posted on 02 Feb, 2014 10:12 PM

Aabid Surti who lives in Mira Road, a Mumbai suburb, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Hindi Sahitya Sanstha by the Uttar Pradesh Government in 2007. He has multiple creative talents. He is a painter, cartoonist, author, playwright and water warrior.

Water warrior?!

Drop Dead Foundation Volunteers
Delhi groundwater unfit for consumption - High nitrate content worsens water quality
High content of nitrate in Delhi's groundwater, Kalu project being granted land clearance and the amendments in Food Bill are the highlights of this week's news Posted on 08 May, 2013 11:22 AM

High nitrate content in Delhi groundwater

Between the city and the salty sea - The wells of Bhuigaon, Thane, Greater Mumbai - Guest post by MS Gopal
Bhuigaon’s fields are watered by small rain- fed Bhowkal (large wells) maintained by women. Posted on 22 Apr, 2011 05:57 PM

 As the concrete jungle of Greater Mumbai reaches Bhuigaon and overuse of groundwater sucks in the sea water, the traditional wells are under threat.