Weekly News and Policy Updates

Centre approves Atal Bhujal Yojana to improve groundwater management
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year ago

Centre approves Atal Bhujal Yojana, worth Rs 6,000 crore

An irrigation well at Randullabad, Maharashtra. (Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
India's composite score improves in SDG index with major success in water and sanitation
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year ago

Sustainable development goals index 2019-20: India's composite score improves

Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 as a part of the 2030 agenda. (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
Centre holds green signal to Kalasa-Banduri project
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year ago

Green signal to Kalasa-Banduri project held

The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Parliamentary committee expresses disappointment over slow pace of Namami Gange
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year ago

Panel expresses displeasure over slow pace of Namami Gange

The Ganga at Varanasi (Source: India Water Portal Flickr Photos)
Only one out of five river basins in the country resilient to climate change: Study
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year ago

Study finds, only one out of five river basins in the country can cope with climate change

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Locals reject social impact assessment report of Luhri II hydropower project
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago

Locals say impact assessment report does not accurately represent the real impact of Luhri II hydropower project

Sutlej river in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh (Image source: Sanyam Bahga, Wikipedia)
NGT orders 100 percent treatment of sewage entering rivers
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago

Ensure 100 percent treatment of sewage entering rivers: NGT to authorities

Polythene bags and solid waste left behind as water recedes in the Ganga river. (Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
CGWB signs MoU for participatory groundwater management
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago

MoU signed for groundwater management through community intervention

An irrigation well at Randullabad, Maharashtra (Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
40 percent of rural households in India lack access to drinking water
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago

NSS finds only 58.2 percent of rural households have drinking water facilities within premises

Women in Bametara district of Chattisgarh line up to collect water. Photo credit: Makarand Purohit for India Water Portal
Manual scavenging persists in India due to weak enforcement of laws
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago

Manual scavenging still prevails in India thanks to weak laws, says study

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