Weekly News and Policy Updates

Only a third of sewage generated per day in India treated, reports CPCB
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 5 hours 52 minutes ago

Only a third of sewage generated daily is treated in India, according to CPCB

A sewage treatment plant in Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Harvesting and using rainwater, a must in Bengaluru
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 6 hours 58 minutes ago

State government makes harvesting and using of rainwater a must in Bengaluru

Rainwater harvesting installed in a house (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Northeastern states witness highest rates of desertification
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 weeks ago

Desertification is accelerating in several northeastern Indian states

Loss of green cover is increasing in the country (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
India leads Asian countries in enacting the Plastics Pact
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

In launching its Plastics Pact, India becomes the first Asian country to do so

Different types of plastic waste (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water levels in reservoirs of north, central India plummet - Rainfall deficit to blame
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 4 weeks ago

Deficient rainfall results in low storage in reservoirs of north, central India

Chicklihole Reservior Coorg (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Government notifies ban on single-use plastics from July 2022
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 4 weeks 2 days ago

No more single-use plastics from July 1, 2022

Plastic menace in Kufri, Himachal Pradesh (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
India now has 46 Ramsar sites as four new wetlands add to the list
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month 1 week ago

Four more wetlands get the Ramsar tag

Wetlands are an essential component of our ecosystem (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
World Bank to provide $250 million to ensure dam safety in India
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month 1 week ago

World Bank will provide $250 million for dam safety in India

Malampuzha dam in Kerala (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Odisha's Puri becomes first city in the country to have safe water under Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban)
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Odisha’s Puri first city in the country to provide safe drinking water while

Functional tap water supply to end rural water woes (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
New projects for revival of six polluted stretches in Uttarakhand under Namami Gange
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

NMCG approves new projects for the revival of six polluted stretches in Uttarakhand

A river stretch in Uttarakhand (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
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