Weekly News and Policy Updates

Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in West Bengal
News this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

Cyclone Amphan causes widespread destruction in West Bengal

A cyclonic storm that hit India in 2016 (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
5-star rating for garbage free-cities to Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

Swachh Survekshan for urban India: Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore among the top

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore. (Source: India Water Portal)
MGNREGA gets additional Rs. 40,000 crore funds
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months 3 weeks ago

Additional Rs 40,000 crore allocated to MGNREGA

Rural employment scheme gets Rs 40,000 crore boost (Image source: IWP Flickr photos))
Covid-19 could push 260 million Indians into poverty: Research
News this week Swati Bansal posted 10 months 3 weeks ago

Nearly 260 million Indian could be pushed to poverty due to Covid-19: Researchers

Covid-19 could push 260 million Indians into poverty (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water levels in major reservoirs maximum in last 13 years: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 11 months ago

Water storage level 76 percent more than last year: CWC

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Jharkhand launches scheme to revive rural economy
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 11 months ago

Jharkhand government launches three schemes to revive rural economy under the MGNREGA

Jharkhand launches scheme to revive rural economy. Image for representation only. (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Centre to ensure safe drinking water and scale up activities during monsoon, under JJM
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 11 months 1 week ago

Under JJM, Centre to ensure safe drinking water and scale up activities during monsoon

Labourers building check dams under MGNREGA. (Image Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
IMD revises the onset and withdrawal dates for monsoon
News this week Swati Bansal posted 11 months 1 week ago

IMD revises monsoon calendar for the country

Image used for representational purposes only (Image Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Health Ministry advises states to ensure adequate water supply in rural areas
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year ago

Centre advises states to ensure adequate water supply in rural areas during lockdown

Villagers collecting borewell water from a private farmland (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Lockdown to cause severe water stress in summers
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year ago

Summer of 2020 could suffer from severe water stress due to lockdown

Women bringing water from distance sources in summers (Source: IWP Flickr photos))