NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020
Telangana government, tribals stand against proposed uranium mining in Nallamala forests
Government identifies 100 wetlands for restoration in next five years
Sardar Sarovar dam fills up while ignoring thousands in submergence area
Centre to provide 43-55 litre/day water per person to rural households by 2024
Worldwide, the demand for energy has risen significantly and quickly, leading to serious impacts on environmental sustainability and hindering global efforts to mitigate climate change. Hydropower, a leading renewable option has the additional benefits of water storage for agriculture and other uses.
Floods are an annual phenomenon in Assam. They are as integral to the state as the Brahmaputra River is, and each monsoon, we are reminded that Assam exists (or is drowning). As I write this piece, Assam is slowly recovering from the first wave of flood this monsoon.
Straddling land and sea and swarming with life, mangroves are key to healthy coastal ecosystems. They are recognised for their role as storm barriers, protecting coastal areas from flooding and erosion by dissipating the energy of huge waves. They act as nurseries for fish, help filter river water of pollutants and trap excess sediment before it reaches the ocean.
Government rolls out plan to revive springs across the country