Weekly News and Policy Updates

Green nod granted to Centre’s ambitious Rs 72,000 crore project in Greater Nicobar Island
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 17 Nov, 2022 06:02 PM

MoEF grants green clearance to multi-development projects in Greater Nicobar Island

Havelock, Andaman Island. Photo for representation only (Source: Vikramjit Kakati from Pixabay)
India joins Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) at COP27
News this fortnight Posted on 17 Nov, 2022 01:34 PM

India joins the newly formed Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC)

Mangroves in Sunderbans (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
India's plastic ban fails to curb plastic pollution
News this fortnight Posted on 09 Oct, 2022 07:17 PM

Experts call India’s single use plastic ban weak, argue that it targets the most vulnerable

Plastic menace in Kufri, Himachal Pradesh (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
No construction allowed on reclaimed land near Mahanadi river: NGT
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 09 Oct, 2022 07:17 PM

Mahanadi riverfront development plan: NGT refuses allowing construction on reclaimed land

River Mahanadi in Chhattisgarh (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
UN's Human Development Report calls for a shift in direction
New this fortnight Posted on 15 Sep, 2022 02:17 PM

Global Human Development Index declines for two years in a row: UN Report

India ranks 132 in latest Human Development Report (Image source: IWP Flickr albums)
While floods occur, states fail to enforce floodplain zoning laws
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 15 Sep, 2022 12:26 AM

Floodplain zoning law: Only three states and one UT enacted the law to mitigate floods

Monsoon in Trivandrum. Photo for representation only (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
India creates history, sets up first floating water quality testing lab in the Indian Ocean
News this fortnight Posted on 26 Aug, 2022 09:46 AM

India launches a floating wet lab for water quality tests in the Indian Ocean

View of India Ocean at the southern tip of the country (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Disabled, elderly, and vulnerable will soon have easy access to piped water
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 25 Aug, 2022 02:40 PM

Centre releases draft guidelines of piped water supply for disabled, elderly and vulnerable groups

A child having disability. Photo for representation only. (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Andaman mega projects: CERD seeks government response on tribal concerns
News this fortnight Posted on 03 Aug, 2022 03:54 PM

CERD seeks government response on impacts of development projects in Andaman

Havelock, Andaman Island. Photo for representation only (Source: Vikramjit Kakati from Pixabay)
Jal Jeevan Mission implementation lags in 13 states: Centre
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 03 Aug, 2022 03:08 PM

Centre identifies 13 focus states lagging in implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission

A household water pipe (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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