Policies that address the WASH need to acknowledge the presence of a glass curtain that curtails access to its appropriate gender and age-related services.

As night falls, women in Chempakaraman beach on the Pulluvila coastal belt in Thiruvananthapuram step out of their safe abode and leave for the open fields. The barking of stray dogs send a chill down their spine but still, these women brave the odds and venture into the darkness as it is an urgency. Yes, they are out to answer the call of nature and they know very well the dangers that lurk in the darkness.





Piped water only for 40% of the middle class

Only 15% of the middle class, households with an annual income above Rs. 88,800, get about three hours of water supply says the latest data from National Council for Applied Economic Research

Low rainfall in Western Ghats means less water for cities

Himalayan glaciers could lose two-third mass by 2100

Brahamputra claims four Assam villages 

2500 people lost their homes due to erosion along the river while seveal others in Dhubri district are at risk.

Minister, mining and manufactured sand 

MGNREGS to help build toilets in villages

Rural sanitation works included under the list of jobs that can be done under MGNREGS in collaboration with Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.

Madras HC restrains NGT from suo motu actions

Indian oceans nations under severe threat of marine pollution

Spread of algal blooms and marine pollution costs $100 million a year to Indian Ocean countries, says study.

MoEF to amend the Forest Conservation Act

Master plan to channelize Beas is underway

Owing to the destruction the river causes to Manali town in Himachal Pradesh every monsoon, Central Water and Power Research Station proposes to channelise flow of Beas river and construct artificial lakes along its banks.

SC rejects the appeal for ban on PET 


We have dug a new borewell around 4 months ago in Trivandrum. The well water here when teested shows normal. But the borewell water smells muddy and rust. The test report are as follows:




110 nations sign the treaty that bans mercury

UN adopts Minamata Convention that sets to phase out production and use of mercury by 2020. 

World Bank praises MNREGA

Tribal's houses taken to feed the nation's economy

For residents of Tamnar block of Raigarh, the public hearing to aquire land for mining coal by Jindal Steel and Power Plant was just a formality, as MoEF is under huge pressure to clear the project.

India accused of violating Indus water treaty


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