Weekly News and Policy Updates

Mumbai lost 71 percent of wetlands in last four decades: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

Among 22 cities in India, Mumbai has lost the maximum number of wetlands: WISA

The pink guests of Sewri wetland, Maharashtra (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Jal Jeevan Mission receives Rs 11,500 crore allocation in Budget 2020-21
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

Government allocates Rs 11,500 crore to Jal Jeevan Mission for 2020-21

In the budget 2020-21, the Finance Ministry has allocated Rs 11,500 crore to the Jal Jeevan Mission for the year for 2020-21.

Women filling water from a tap (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Ramsar tag granted to ten more wetlands
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

10 more wetlands in the country are now Ramsar sites

A wetland in Punjab (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Monitoring guidelines for sand mining released
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

Guidelines to monitor illegal sand mining released

For the first time, the Environment Ministry has released Enforcement and Monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining 2020 to monitor and check illegal sand mining in the country.

Illegal sand mining continues in the country unabated (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Increased river traffic threatens Gangetic dolphins
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

Gangetic dolphins under threat thanks to increased river traffic

The Gangetic Dolphin (Source: Arati Kumar Rao)
Cauvery riverfront development plan gets an approval
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

Cauvery riverfront development plan gets a nod

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
Water-related crime doubles in India: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

Number of water-related crimes double in India: Report

Water-related crime doubles in India (Image Source: Sourabh Phadke)
Government notifies new wetland conservation rules
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

Environment Ministry notifies new wetland conservation rules

Deepor Beel, a wetland in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Godavari, Krishna rivers will not be linked
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana shelve plan to link Godavari and Krishna rivers

Prakasam Barrage across Krishna river (Source: Subhash Chandra via Wikipedia)
2019 was the seventh warmest year on record since 1901: IMD
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

2019 was the seventh warmest year on record in 118 years: IMD

2019 was the seventh warmest year on record in 118 years (Photo: IWP Flickr photos)
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