Committee for action against water contamination
Policy matters this week Posted on 15 Jan, 2019 10:20 AM

Devise time-bound plan to address water contamination: Parliamentary committee

People fight for their rights to clean and safe drinking water. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
India's first soil moisture map out
News this week Posted on 10 Oct, 2018 11:37 AM

India gets its first soil moisture map developed using hydrological model

Soil moisture plays an important role in agriculture. (Source: IWP Flickr photo)
Alaknanda leaves Uttarakhand villages high and dry
Dams have reduced the Alaknanda to a trickle and altered the socioeconomic fabric of the villages in its course. A living entity status may just save it from damnation. Posted on 27 Oct, 2017 08:17 PM

The river Alaknanda holds a special, sacred place for Indians. One of the two headstreams of the holiest river Ganga, Alaknanda originates from glaciers at the head of the Alaknanda valley in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district.

Rajni Devi carries water to her home. (Source: 101Reporters)
Uttarakhand finally recognises the land rights of three villages displaced by Tehri dam
Policy matters this week Posted on 01 Dec, 2015 08:44 PM

Three villages displaced by Tehri dam finally recognised as revenue villages

Tehri dam in the lean season (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
India submits its new climate plan to UNFCC
Policy matters this week Posted on 05 Oct, 2015 11:38 PM

India announces its new climate plan

Climate Change (Source: Sourabh Phadke on IWP Flickr Photo)
India ranked 12th in mismanaging plastic waste
News this week Posted on 17 Feb, 2015 08:28 PM

8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into world's oceans in 2010: Study

Two oceans meeting at Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
How will the Ramganga flow?
Since the 1970s, the Ramganga has been governed by dam releases. Now an ambitious project seeks to restore environmental flows in the river. Posted on 25 Nov, 2014 02:57 PM

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 repeat the warning using the  loudspeaker normally used to summon people to prayer.

Life along the Ramganga
The Ganga has its own website!
News this week Posted on 15 Sep, 2014 09:36 PM

Water Ministry launches a portal on the Ganga river

Ganga river at Kaudiyala
Sanitation and trees' are rural employment guarantee scheme's top priorities
Policy matters this week Posted on 30 Jul, 2014 10:40 AM

Centre allocates 50% MGNREGA funds to sanitation and green cover

Proper sanitation in India: A poster
Dam' safety and management!
A recent accident that killed 24 students in Himachal Pradesh has pointed fingers yet again to the much neglected area of dam safety. More than assigning blame, it's time we assigned responsibility. Posted on 24 Jun, 2014 09:10 PM

Twenty four students were washed away in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh earlier this month. The students, all from an engineering college in Hyderabad, were picknicking in the river on their way back from the tourist town of Manali. While cooling their heels in the knee deep water and clicking photographs, they missed the rising wall of water that engulfed them in minutes.

Dam induced terror (Source: Matu Jan Sangathan)