Droughts and Floods
A committee has been constituted to draft a new National Water Policy (NWP) and make key changes in the water governance structure and regulatory framework. It is chaired by Mihir Shah, who is a former Planning Commission member and a water expert. The committee is expected to produce a report within six months.
2019 was the seventh warmest year on record in 118 years: IMD
Centre approves Atal Bhujal Yojana, worth Rs 6,000 crore
Droughts are becoming common in India
This compendium by Mihir Kumar Maitra is a valuable resource for all practitioners engaged in watershed management activities in the field.
Green signal to Kalasa-Banduri project held
Panel expresses displeasure over slow pace of Namami Gange
Ensure 100 percent treatment of sewage entering rivers: NGT to authorities
A new study finds that introducing coarse cereals such as millet and sorghum could improve India’s national food supply in many ways.
The National Mission for Cleaning Ganga was set up in 2014 and the Namami Gange programme was launched the year after, with a budget outlay of Rs. 20,000 crore. The implementation of the flagship programme was followed by the framing of a draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill, 2019 to be introduced in the winter session of Parliament.