Weekly News and Policy Updates

Four north-western states and UTs to achieve 'Har Ghar Jal' status by 2022
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 10 Jun, 2021 01:24 PM

Centre to allocate Rs 8,216.25 crore for four north-western states and UTs under Jal Jeevan Mission

A woman climbs up a water tank to fetch water due to lack of access to pipe water connection (Image Source: India Water Portal Flickr Album)
Kerala top performer in Niti Aayog's SDG India Index 2020-21
News this fortnight Posted on 10 Jun, 2021 01:19 PM

NITI Aayog releases SDG India Index 2020-21, Kerala top performing state while Mizoram is the top gainer

View of lush green Kerala (Image source: ATREE via India Water Portal Flickr Album)
Amidst Covid-19 second wave, two cyclones hit the Indian coasts
News this fortnight Posted on 27 May, 2021 09:26 PM

Cyclone Tauktae hit the west coast, while Yaas batters the east coast

Fallen lampost and trees lay sprawled across the road after a cyclone (Image Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Centre releases funds to states under Jal Jeevan Mission
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 27 May, 2021 06:59 AM

Jal Jeevan Mission: Centre releases funds to states and asks states/UTs to digitise water supply infrastructure in rural India

A roadside tap in a village (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Fifty million people in Indian cities lack access to safe drinking water
News this week Posted on 12 May, 2021 05:46 PM

Fifty million people in fifteen cities in India have no access to safe, affordable drinking water: UNICEF report

Green panel clears Central Vista project
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 12 May, 2021 12:28 PM

Green panel clears Central Vista projects

Rajpath's Central Vista Avenue project (Image: Students of Master in Sustainable Architecture at Central University of Rajasthan, Counterview)
Centre notifies fly ash utilisation draft rules
Policy matters this week Posted on 29 Apr, 2021 10:42 AM

Draft rules call for 100 percent utilisation of fly ash in three to five years

An NTPC thermal plant (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
World must unite to tackle climate change immediately: UN
News this week Posted on 29 Apr, 2021 10:15 AM

UN report reminds the world to tackle climate change immediately

Severe cyclone batters a town in India (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
States have no rights in granting forest clearance: Government
Policy matters this week Posted on 15 Apr, 2021 10:10 PM

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 Posted on 15 Apr, 2021 10:06 PM

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

Gomti river in Lucknow (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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