Weekly News and Policy Updates

Free septic tank cleaning in Delhi; CM attempts to reduce sewer deaths
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago

Delhi CM announces free sewage cleaning schemes for unauthorised colonies

Image credit: Sharada Prasad
NGT pushes to ban RO purifiers for water with TDS below 500 mg/l
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

NGT pushes MoEF to issue notification to ban unnecessary use of RO purifiers

A domestic RO water purifier
Cyclone Bulbul devastates West Bengal and Odisha
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

Cyclone Bulbul causes devastation in West Bengal and Odisha

A cyclonic storm that hit India in 2016. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
MoRD asks states to focus on water conservation and harvesting in MGNREGA to help achieve Jal Jeevan Mission targets
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

Focus on water conservation in MGNREGA: Rural Development ministry to states

Image source: The Indian Express
How Delhi's air pollution emergency links back to water
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

The link between water and Delhi's air pollution crisis

Delhi-NCR shrouded under toxic haze (Source: India Water Portal)
Drinking water availability should be a top priority, concrete action should be taken against water wastage: NGT
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

Drinking water availability should be a top priority: NGT

Queuing up for water (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Pune groundwater extraction doubles in last decade; Uranium found in Telengana groundwater; Lower Subansiri project gets a boost
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Study finds Pune's groundwater extraction doubles in 9 years

Subansiri river in Arunachal Pradesh (Source: Kakul Baruah via Wikimedia Commons)
Jal Jeevan Mission: States to bear half the cost, local bodies to decide water charges
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Under Jal Jeevan Mission, state to bear half the cost and local bodies to decide water charges

Women filling water from a tap (Source: IWP Flickr photos)