Weekly News and Policy Updates

States have no rights in granting forest clearance: Government
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 day 23 hours ago

Forest ministry solely in the hands of Centre: Environment Ministry

Forests help mainitain the ecological balance of Earth (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 day 23 hours ago

Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state, thanks to groundwater exploitation

Gomti river in Lucknow (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Over two crore children in India experiencing extremely high water vulnerability: UNICEF
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 weeks 2 days ago

UNICEF’s analysis reveals over two crore children in India facing extremely high water vulnerability

Girl fetching water from handpump (Source: Flickr photos via IWP)
Ken-Betwa riverlink gets a go ahead
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 weeks 2 days ago

Centre and states signs MoU to commence Ken-Betwa river link

Map showing Ken-Betwa river link (Source: Shannon)
Half of government schools and anganwadis devoid of tap water supply: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 weeks 2 days ago

Tap water supply to government schools and anganwadis in a grim state: Panel report

A Mini-Water Supply (MWS) serves the local school (Source: IWP Flickr album)
Testing of drinking water gets easy for users
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 month ago

Testing drinking water gets easy thanks to JJM and ICMR

Farmer taking water from a hand pump (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Telangana among states ensuring tap water supply to schools, anganwadis
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Telangana joins a group of states which have ensured tap water supply to schools, anganwadis

Tap water in a rural school (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Revival of Ganga wetlands gets government's attention
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Jal Shakti Ministry draws focus towards revival of Ganga wetlands

Receding Ganga river at Sangam (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
India gets its first wetland conservation centre
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

Country’s first wetland conservation centre set up on World Wetland Day

Deepor beel, Assam (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Disaster strikes Uttarakhand, yet again
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

Uttarakhand glacier disaster: Death toll rises to 58 as rescue operation continues

Flash Floods in Chamoli, Uttarakhand (Image Source: India.com)