Uttar Pradesh

  • New Water Ministry, Clean Ganga Portal, Ganga Manthan: Goverment makes efforts towards rejuvenating the Ganga 2014 marked the formation of the new Water Ministry known now as the Ministry for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The aim of the new Ministry headed by Uma B...
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  • States get a free hand towards the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Centre has given a free hand to states and municipalities in implementation of Swachh Bharat scheme in urban area. Along with this, the Government has also set an investment target of Rs 42,512 crore from the p...
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  • Tamil Nadu Government fails to implement its long-term rehabililation plans post tsunami 2004 It has been 10 years since the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed nearly 11,000 people in India and affected 2,750,000 in the south-eastern coastline of the country. Centre has released Rs 700 crore towards ...
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  • Maharashtra drought this year is worse than 2012 drought Another 5,700 villages in Maharahstra are to be declared drought-affected which will take the total number of villages which lost more than 50 per cent crops to around 24,000 in the state. The number of drought-hit villages this year is ...
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  • Fisheries are an important sector providing employment to millions of people in India and contributing to the food security of the country. Marine, inland fisheries and aquaculture are the main components of the fisheries sector. Around 14.49 million people in India are engaged in fisheries- related...
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  • The people I was listening to challenged all my prejudices about government officials' tendencies to bury their heads in the sand. On the contrary, these officials had studied the science of climate change, had witnessed (and been moved by) its impacts on subsistence farmers and urban dwellers alike...
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  • Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16 The Prime Minister's Office has ordered the Union Ministry of Finance to allocate more funds to Ministries concerned with infrastructure works viz. shipping, road and transport, telecom and power in the Union Budget 2015-16. T...
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  • We sat on a charpoy in Agwaanpur and talked of flood warning systems for the Ramganga. Of all the places I had visited, Agwaanpur, probably due to its urban nature, was the only one which boasted a rudimentary system. The police would inform the Maulvi that a flood release was expected, and he would...
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  • TSR Subramanian Committee submits report on environmental laws to the Environment Ministry The TSR Subramanian Committee, that was appointed to review the environmental laws, has submitted its report to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The report has suggested the const...
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  • Kerala's Ashtamudi lake recognised for sustainable clam fishing Ashtamudi lake, the second largest estuarine system in Kerala and a livelihood support of 3000 fisherfolk who trade clams, has become India's first Marine Stewardship Council-certified fishery. When faced with crisis of reduced catch d...
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  • Government proposes new set of norms for hydel projects clearance The Environment Ministry has proposed a new set of norms for the environmental clearance of hydropower projects, in a bid to ensure that the clearance process do not affect the Ganga rejuvenation plan. The three conditions propo...
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  • Dear India Water Portal, I am compiling a report pertaining to the effects of urbanization on the water resources. I would appreciate if I could get latest data pertaining to pollutants in the rivers Satluj, Ravi, Beas, Ghaggar, Yamuna and pollution/current statistics of ground water resources in P...
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  • Effects of climate change have aggravated the vulnerability of agricultural systems in all the parts of the country but people have found their own solutions and methods to deal with it. These have come from age-old knowledge practices of local farmers and communities, who depend on natural resource...
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  • There is nothing special about Mahewa. It is a small ward in the town of Gorakhpur, far enough on the outskirts of the city, and it hasn't seem to have made up its mind on whether it is a city or a village. Part of it is in the form of 'bungalow colonies', part in the form of small farms. Small shar...
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  • Interlinking of Ken-Betwa rivers initiated The groundwork for the country's first interlinking project - the Ken-Betwa river link - has been initiated, following approval from the Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Governments. The project envisages building a dam on the Ken river along with a 221 km...
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  • Dibang hydel project gets Centre's nod The Centre has decided to construct the 3000 MW Dibang Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh without carying out any public consultation or impact study. On request from the new Government, the Expert Appraisal Committee has reconsidered the environmental...
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  • Gujarat Government allocates Narmada water to Coca Cola plant at Sanand The Gujarat Government has allocated about 3 million litres per day (MLD) of water from the Narmada Canal to the Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCBPL) for its upcoming plant at Sanand. Along with this, the Government h...
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  • J&K reels under the worst flood in 60 years Jammu & Kashmir experiences terrible floods as the Jhelum river crosses the danger level. The flood has claimed nearly 160 lives and affected thousands of people. South Kashmir district is the worst affected and more than 30% of Srinagar...
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  • Dear India Water Portal, Hello! My name is Morgane Roos and I am a Swiss student. I am working on and have to produce a geographic analysis for which I have chosen the subject of Varanasi and the Ganga. This is because I liked this city a lot during my journey in India. I have contacted you in the...
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  • Ken-Betwa river link to take away 10% of MP's Panna Tiger Reserve The proposed Ken-Betwa river interlinking project has been appraised for forest clearance as it involves the diversion of nearly 6,000 hectares of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. The Reserve is spread over 54,266 hect...
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Reviving traditional water bodies, and not environmentally-unsustainable mega projects which are expensive, is the most viable solution to deal with water scarcity in parched lands like Bundelkhand.

Although droughts are not new in India, we are seeing more of it of late. The paper Seeking viable solutions to water security in Bundelkhand published in the Economic and Political Weekly dated November 5, 2016 informs that people in South Asia have managed the vagaries of seasons for centuries through water-harvesting structures and by managing the available water efficiently through traditional water management practices that utilised water without wastage.

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Constitute a committee to monitor Ken-Betwa river link, suggests NTCA

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Three states will have to pay for water: Punjab House

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NABARD sanctions loan to NWDA for irrigation projects

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Jail term for selling packaged water above MRP: Government

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Water privatisation has a history of failure in India. Why are we still engaging private operators to manage our waters?

In August 2016, the Karnataka government gave Abu Dhabi-based businessman B.R. Shetty permission to privatise the iconic Jog Falls to make it a perennial waterfall and to develop it into a tourism hotspot. As per the newspaper report, Shetty is to invest Rs 450 crore towards the project and charge visitors a “minimal” fee. 

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Government starts river transport project with eight waterways

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No water to TN till a special state legislature session takes a call: Karnataka 

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Cauvery river dispute: Karnataka to share less water, SC raps the two states over protests

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The UP government is on a mission to replicate Osaka's riverfront in Lucknow. This spells doom for the families dependent on the Gomti for sustenance.

Raghunath Lakhpat is a terrified man. He can only watch warily as the land on either side of his modest home is being dug up by huge earthmovers. “We are stuck in the middle. Sooner or later, we will have to leave. But where will we go? What will we eat?” he asks helplessly.

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