Anti-drought works unsatisfactory: Govt
Policy matters this week Posted on 29 May, 2019 11:04 AM

Nearly 790,000 anti-drought works under MGNREGA incomplete or abandoned

Labourers build check dams under MGNREGA. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
NGT forms Central Monitoring Committee for rivers
Policy matters this week Posted on 17 Apr, 2019 02:27 PM

Central Monitoring Committee formed to ensure pollution-free river stretches

Biodiversity monitoring is key to assess the efficacy of river cleaning programmes. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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's religious smart city plan gets rejected
Policy matters this week Posted on 22 Aug, 2017 09:55 PM

Committee rejects UP's plan for a religious hi-tech smart city 

Ganga at Garhmukteshwar (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
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)
Draft guidelines on water quality released
Policy matters this week Posted on 07 Dec, 2015 08:53 PM

Government comes up with new standards on water quality

The Krishna river, Wai, Maharashtra (Source: IWP Flickr Photo)
Ministry eases green norms for coal mine expansion
Policy matters this week: MoEF eases green norms for expanding coal mines; government to undertake review of existing water-related laws; site visit becomes mandatory before forest land diversion. Posted on 21 Jan, 2014 03:31 PM

Green norms eased for expanding coal mines

An open cast mine (Source: Garavi Gujarat)