Weekly News and Policy Updates

Bihar and northeast India reel under floods, Assam worst hit
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago

Flood batters three northeast states, Assam worst affected

People take a boat to cross the flood-ravaged Brahmaputra (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Green court slams centre over groundwater withdrawal in dry areas
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago

NGT slams centre over groundwater extraction in dry areas

A well in Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Environmentalists voice concerns against the draft EIA notification 2020
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

Draft EIA notification 2020 attracts criticism from experts

Work in progress in coal mines in Jharsuguda (Image source: IWP Flickr album)
Flood batters Assam, over 16 lakh people hit
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

Flood situation in Assam continues to remain grim

Assam plaued by the annual flood menace (Image Source: Akash Basumatari)
UP tops in providing employment under MGNREGS
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

UP emerges as the top state in the country to give employment under MGNREGS

MGNREGS helps to reduce rural distress in times of Covid-19 (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
India to have more rains, floods and warm days in the coming century: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

India's first climate change assessment report warns of heavy rains, more floods and warmers days

Country is going to face more rains, floods and warm days in the coming century (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Railway stations to be categorised based on wastewater generation
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Railway stations to be classified based on wastewater generation

A wastewater treatment plant in Bengaluru (Image source: Vishwanath Srikantaiah)
Fire in Assam to have catastrophic effect on ecozones: Experts
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Fire breaks at an oil well in Assam damaging ecozones around the site

Migratory birds flock Maguri Beel, which is 500 m away from the incident site (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Centre approves JJM funds to Odisha and Chhattisgarh for this financial year
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Government approves Jal Jeevan Mission funds for Odisha and Chhattisgarh

Child drinks water from a tap (Image: Imal Hashemi/Taimani Films/World Bank, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra coast, causes intense rains in western districts
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Making a landfall in Raigad district, cyclone Nisarga wanes but causes heavy rains in western Maharashtra

In a cyclone in 2016, thousands of trees were uprooted (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
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