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Rivers, lakes, ponds and streams – natural freshwater ecosystems are a precious resource, not only because freshwater is limited, but also because of the rich biodiversity they support and the valuable ecosystem services they provide.
While freshwater ecosystems in India are known to harbour rich biodiversity, their health is being increasingly challenged in recent years. And the East Kolkata Wetlands, one of the important Ramsar sites in India, and the largest wastewater fed aquaculture systems in the world that provide fish and support paddy and vegetable cultivation, are no exception.
A drinking water quality, testing, monitoring and surveillance framework was released by the Ministry of Jal Shakti in March 2021 as a part of the government’s flagship Nal se Jal scheme.
Yamuna pollution: Delhi Govt bans soaps and detergents not meeting latest BIS standards
Even before the monsoon sets in, collective stock in 130 major reservoirs 27 percent of total capacity
As per a Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Special Report on Drought 2021, released by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UND
Coral reefs are said to be one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth and harbour a wide range of animals and plant species.
Centre to allocate Rs 8,216.25 crore for four north-western states and UTs under Jal Jeevan Mission