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Arsenic in drinking water can impact human health and is considered to be one of the prominent environmental causes of cancer mortality in the world

This paper published in the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment attempts to determine arsenic content in deep tube wells,

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In this paper, authors present the results of an informal evaluation of the economic impact of wells constructed through NREGA in Ranchi district, Jharkhand.

NREGA is widely criticized to be a program that creates 'empty' work for the sole purpose of employment, and does not extend itself to developing assets. This criticism is often made without supporting data, as there has been little research on asset creation through NREGA. The authors of this paper published in Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) present the results of an informal evaluation of the economic impact of wells constructed through NREGA in Ranchi district, Jharkhand.

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This report compares the experiences of farmers trying out new rice-growing technologies in five places where rice has not historically thrived

 

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The author of this paper argues that it is pertinent to look at the water problem from a river basin perspective to manage the water crisis of Bangalore city

This article published in the journal Current Science has been written in response to the earlier article published in Current Science that highlights the acute water scarcity that the city of Bangalore has been facing over the years and examines the current availability of resources and recommends protection and conservation of stormwater discharge and use of treated sewage

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This article highlights the acute water scarcity that Bangalore has been facing over the years and examines the availability of resources in terms of climatic conditions, rainfall and water resources

BangaloreThis article published in the journal Current Science highlights the acute water scarcity that the city of Bangalore has been facing over the years and examines the availability of resources in terms of climatic conditions, the available rainfall, the gradual depletion of water resources such a

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This article presents the case study on the negative effects of fluoride on the dental health of school going children

This article in the Indian Journal of Public Health is a case study on negative effects on fluoride on 12- 15 years old school going children. It sheds light on the prevalence and severity of dental caries and dental fluorosis among the children in several areas of Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh.

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This paper examines the methods and policies used before independence to tackle the problem of interstate river water disputes

This paper published in the journal Civil and Environmental Research examines the methods and policies used before independence to tackle the problem of interstate river water dispute. The paper highlights a need for quick movement to arbitration or adjudication in case of a conflict.

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This report sheds light on the gradual urban transition that India is going to go through and presents an analysis of the transition

This report published by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)  sheds light on the gradual urban transition that India is going to go through and presents an analysis of the transition by collating evidence from different sources, which can help in developing an understanding of the extent and the dynamics of this transition.

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This paper discusses the findings of a study that looked at accumulated toxic heavy metals in the sediments of Mithi river of Mumbai and their implications for health and environment

This paper published in the journal Advances in Analytical Chemistry discusses the findings of a study that aimed at quantification of accumulated toxic heavy metals in the sediments of Mithi river of Mumbai.The study was conducted at three different sampling locations along the flow of Mithi River for two years from 2009 to 2012. The different heavy metals studied were Al, As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Ni, Pb, Sr and Mn respectively.

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While about 70% of Indian electricity is carbon-based, a quarter of the nation’s consumption goes into extraction of groundwater for irrigation

This working paper published in Agence Française de Développement (AFD) informs that while about 70% of Indian electricity is carbon-based, a quarter of the nation’s consumption goes into agriculture, to extract groundwater for irrigation. Improving the energy efficiency of Indian agriculture is thus a critical issue for the world at large, from both a climate change and energy security perspective.

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