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Water contamination and pollution - A growing challenge for health and biodiversity
Contamination and pollution of water is on rise in India. Here is all the information you need to know on the causes and effects of water contamination and pollution. Posted on 17 Oct, 2021 02:03 AM

Where is water on earth located?

Water on earth exists in two forms, freshwater and salt water. Less than 3 percent of the water found on earth is freshwater, and the remaining 97 percent is salt water found in the oceans.

Poisoned waters of the Yamuna (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Ramsar sites in India
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has designated 49 wetlands in India to be protected from degradation. These FAQs answer all your queries regarding the Ramsar sites in India. Posted on 07 May, 2021 05:49 PM

What is Ramsar Convention and what is its mission?

Deepor Beel is a freshwater lake in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr links)
Soil erosion threatens agriculture in India
Soil erosion is major environmental problem in India. What is soil erosion and what are the factors affecting it? Read these FAQs to know more. Posted on 07 May, 2021 12:16 PM

How is soil formed?

Healthy soil for agricultural production (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Everything you want to know about drinking water
What is safe drinking water? What is the state of drinking water in India? Posted on 09 Jan, 2021 01:49 PM

Why is drinking water important?

Safe drinking water, avaluable resource (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Jal Jeevan Mission
All you need to know on Jal Jeevan Mission, a time-bound mission-mode programme that was launched in 2019 to provide water to all by 2024. Posted on 31 Mar, 2020 03:12 PM
On 15 August, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), a time-bound mission-mode programme, to enable all rural household to have functional household tap connection (FHTC) i.e. Har Ghar Nal Se Jal by 2024.
Women benefit the most, when potable water reaches straight to their homes (Image: Shree Padre via IWP Flickr photos)
Dumping waste effectively
Three environment-friendly ways of disposing of human waste have proven effective in various districts of Chhattisgarh. Posted on 16 Mar, 2019 03:51 PM

According to the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) website, access to toilets has improved in India and 28 out of 36 states and Union Territories are now open defecation free (ODF). While that’s good news, managing faecal sludge in ODF states in an eco-friendly way continues to be a big challenge. 

Evapotranspiration community toilet at Shankarnagar, Kumhari (Source: India Water Portal)
Time to enact groundwater bill
News this week Posted on 30 Jan, 2019 11:26 AM

Country's groundwater crisis showcases need to enact model groundwater bill

A well in Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
FAQ – Sediment management
A river is a body of flowing sediment as much as one of flowing water. Here’s all you want to know about sediment in action in rivers. Posted on 17 Jan, 2019 10:11 AM

What are sediments? Why do rivers carry sediment? Where does it all go? What happens to the sediment along the way? Have human actions modified the way a river works or carries sediment? How can sediments in rivers and reservoirs be managed? Here is all the information that you need to know about sediment and its management better.

A river becomes a checkerboard of water and silt. (Image: Ashok Boghani, CC BY-NC 2.0, Flickr Commons)
When water kills
What are waterborne diseases and why are they important? Here is all the information that you need to know waterborne diseases better. Posted on 09 Jan, 2019 03:54 PM

Waterborne diseases are diseases transmitted through

Waterborne diseases is a serious health problem in India. (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
How can small farmers' income be increased?
Here is a look at the challenges faced by small farmers in India and how they can be dealt with. Posted on 23 Nov, 2018 05:23 PM

As per the agricultural statistics of 2014, nearly 430 people depend on farming in India while 263 million people are either farmers or agricultural workers. Farmers are major contributors to the growth of Indian economy and their concerns impact policies in the country. 

Better strategy needed to increase small farmer's income. (Source: Yogesh Upadhyaya)