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Tata Chemicals awarded for using water efficiently

The Mithapur plant in Gujarat wins FICCI award for revamping the entire technology to recycle and reuse water and removing the dependence on groundwater.

Govt looks for broader application of innovative turbine

This photo essay illustrates how the historic river offers sustenance to the residents of the high Himalayas. Could 'development' end its age-old relationship with the people of Ladakh?

Flowing through Tibet, northern India and Pakistan, the Indus is the western-most major river of the Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra basin. This basin extends over most  of South Asia from the Himalayas to the Vindhyas, excluding Peninsular India, and carries the rain that falls in this region to the Indian Ocean. From its source to the sea, the Indus travels 3,180 kilometers, and drains 1,165,000 square kilometers. From Tibet, the river flows through Ladakh, where it meets its first major tributary- the Zanskar river.

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For further information on the organisation, The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), please click here.

For details on the proposal, click here.

The 'Concept Paper guidelines' may be downloaded from below.

December 15, 2013 12:00AM

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For more information on the organisers, ICIMOD, please click here.

Details of the conference may be viewed here.

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December 1, 2013 3:00PM - December 4, 2013 4:00PM
November 20, 2013 6:00PM

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Post harvest management can save one tenth of country's output

Educating farmers to adopt proper post harvest handeling can help save 25 million tonnes of foodgrains annually, evaluates a recent study.

Centre gears up for installation of Arunachal's HEP

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

The Lawrence School, Sanawar, couldn't meet its water requirements until it implemented a wastewater recycling program within its campus. It is now water-surplus.

If you visit Shimla during the summers, you will notice people being asked to use water judiciously. You will likely see tankers queue up around residential areas as the supply from the municipal corporation declines. Why would a hill station that is fed by mountain rivers and overlooked by glorious snow peaks face water scarcity?

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The Himalayan Day celebrated at Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute (CSWCRTI), Dehra Dun on 09 Sep, 2013, which begun with the welcoming of the staff members and guests of the Institute assembled. In his highlights, Dr PK Mishra, Director, CSWCRTI reassured that the institute strives for the sustainable management of Himalayas.

Once thought to be common property of the village, these traditional water-powered grinding mills are disappearing. Can reviving them restore a sense of community as well?

Gharats are water-powered grinding mills found in Himalayan villages. Though these are owned and managed by individuals, they are considered to be the common property of the entire village. Traditionally, the villagers contributed labour to the gharat owner at the time of its installation or during repairs in return for which their grains were ground for free for social and religious ceremonies.

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Court fast tracks Damodar river's case

Jharkhand high court to hear Damodar river's pollution case against Central Coalfields Limited and two private companies on a daily basis. The court might pass the order to close all the three companies causing acute pollution in the river.

Solar energy- a new hope of Uttarakhand

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