Weekly News and Policy Updates

Water levels in reservoirs of north, central India plummet - Rainfall deficit to blame
News this fortnight Posted on 24 Aug, 2021 11:59 AM

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 Posted on 24 Aug, 2021 12:04 AM

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 Posted on 11 Aug, 2021 12:13 PM

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 Posted on 10 Aug, 2021 07:04 AM

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 Posted on 28 Jul, 2021 07:48 AM

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 Posted on 27 Jul, 2021 05:56 PM

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

A river stretch in Uttarakhand (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to equip farmers with weather insights
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 13 Jul, 2021 11:10 AM

Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to make weather insights handy for farmers

Agricultural activities in semi-arid region of Tamil Nadu (Source: IWP Flickr Photos))
This year's India Smart Cities Awards goes to UP, Surat, Indore, Chandigarh!
News this fortnight Posted on 13 Jul, 2021 11:03 AM

UP, Surat, Indore, Chandigarh become winners of India Smart Cities Awards Contest 2020

Varanasi, a city in Uttar Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Delhi Govt gets stricter in tackling Yamuna river pollution
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 22 Jun, 2021 04:16 PM

Yamuna pollution: Delhi Govt bans soaps and detergents not meeting latest BIS standards

Yamuna flows under (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
It is June, and 49 of 130 major reservoirs are brimming with water!
News this fortnight Posted on 22 Jun, 2021 04:15 PM

Even before the monsoon sets in, collective stock in 130 major reservoirs 27 percent of total capacity

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
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