Weekly News and Policy Updates

Goa fights to protect its khazans; Coonoor cleans its river; Punjab gov scrambles to clean Kali Bein River before Gurupurab
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Goa government, farmers against MoEF for proposing re-designation of the state’s low lying lands

Aerial view of a Khazan in the Zuari river, Goa.
Centre all set to sustain country's ODF status
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

National rural sanitation strategy launched to sustain open defecation-free (ODF) status 

A toilet constructed under Swachh Bharat Mission (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Monsoon withdrawal delayed; more extreme weather events the new trend
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Monsoon’s withdrawal likely to begin around October 10: IMD

Image used for representational purposes only. Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr
Water levels in major reservoirs rise to 85 percent of overall capacity: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Reservoir levels increase to 85 percent of overall capacity this year

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Manual scavenging is inhumane: SC
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Supreme Court question authorities on why manual scavenging still prevails

Despite the ban, manual scavenging continues. (Image courtesy: The Hindu)
Stop farming on Yamuna floodplains by 2020: NGT to DDA
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020

Yamuna river in Delhi (Source: Sudhanshu Malhotra via IWP Flickr Photos)
Telangana government, tribals oppose uranium mining in Nallamala forests
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Telangana government, tribals stand against proposed uranium mining in Nallamala forests

A view of the Nallamala Forests (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
100 wetlands identified for restoration in next five years
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Government identifies 100 wetlands for restoration in next five years

Deepor Beel, a wetland in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Thousands ignored while Sardar Sarovar dam fills to capacity
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Sardar Sarovar dam fills up while ignoring thousands in submergence area

Sardar Sarovar Dam via Wikimedia Commons
India to restore 5 million hectares of degraded land by 2030
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Ahead of UNCCD COP14 in Delhi this week, India pledges to restore 5 million hectares of degraded land by 2030

India urgently needs to address increasing desertification. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)