Mekedatu project: Many activists opposing it under Medha Patkar
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 week ago

Activists stand up against Mekedatu project under the noted activist Medha Patkar

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
Goa’s mangrove cover increases while Sunderbans’ shrank: ISFR 2021
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Goa’s mangrove cover increases while Sunderbans’ shrank, reports India State of the Forest Report (ISFR) 2021

Mangroves in Sunderbans (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
From 58 percent in 2004, groundwater extraction rises to 63 percent in 2017: CAG
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Groundwater extraction increased from 58 percent in 2004 to 63 percent in 2017: CAG

Country's groundwater scenario is in a grim state (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Process of obtaining green nod simplified to allow ease of doing business: Govt
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 3 weeks ago

Environment Ministry reports reduction in environmental clearance time from 150 to 90 days

Ease of doing business at the cost of environment (Source: IWP Flickr Photos) Photo for representation only.
Activists urge Chhattisgarh CM to rethink expansion of mining in Hasdeo Arand forest
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Reconsider decision to expand mining in Hasdeo Arand forest: Activists to Chhattisgarh CM

A devastated forest at a coal mining site. Photo for representation only (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Government gives a boost to PMKSY, Renuka ji, and Lakhwar hydro projects
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month ago

Centre approves Rs 93,000 crore to PMKSY, Renuka ji and Lakhwar

Yamuna flows under (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water contamination grips the country: Centre
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Country’s water contaminated with lead, arsenic, fluoride: Centre

Water contamination continues to remain contaminated (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill, 2019
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill after 34 years of drafting

Malampuzha dam in Kerala (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Government to revoke the three contentious farm laws
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

PM Modi announces the repeal of three farm laws

Three farm laws to be repealed (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos). Image for representation only
First digital flood inventory (IFI) in geospatial format created for India
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

India’s first digital flood inventory (IFI) in modern geospatial format created

First digital flood inventory (IFI) in geospatial format created (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos). Image for representation only
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