A new research study by Climate Central, a US-based non-profit research group has projected that 300 million people could face annual coastal flooding triggered by climate change by 2050.
Pune continues to face a water crisis every summer despite having sufficient water, thanks to its geographical location and plentiful natural water assets. While enough of its water needs are taken care of by water supply from the Khadakwasla dam, the use of groundwater to meet the needs of the population continues to increase.
Drinking water availability should be a top priority, concrete action should be taken against water wastage: NGTposted 1 year 8 months ago
Drinking water availability should be a top priority: NGT
Land-related conflicts in India are on the rise despite some of the most progressive legislations to protect people’s rights over land and forest.
Loktak, the largest freshwater lake in North East India is also known as the ‘floating lake’ for the numerous phumdis or masses of vegetation it supports. The phumdis float around on the lake’s surface due to decay from the bottom.
Last week saw protests of a different kind in Mumbai. Activists and citizens from all walks of life came together to protest the cutting of trees in Aarey Milk Colony, one of the few surviving green lungs of the fast growing and polluted city of Mumbai.
SC stops further cutting of trees at Aarey; Idol immersion in Ganges to attract fine of Rs. 50,000; Household appliances to be rated on water consumption efficiencyposted 1 year 8 months ago
SC comes to the rescue of Aarey trees in Mumbai
National rural sanitation strategy launched to sustain open defecation-free (ODF) status
India has witnessed extreme weather conditions this year. While parts of the north and south have battled drought like conditions this summer, the northeast and western coastal areas witnessed heavy rains and floods.