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February 12, 2021 The havoc points to the faultlines in the developmental planning of ecologically sensitive areas.
The glacial burst in Chamoli is nature’s way of telling the state not to play havoc with the local ecology. (Image: Down to Earth)
December 26, 2019 Policy matters this week
The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
December 6, 2019 A report by the India Rivers Forum highlights the need to focus further than the main stem of the Ganga river.
Distant snow clad mountains, the smaller hills and the Ganga river (Image: Srimoyee Banerjee, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
November 27, 2019 Policy matters this week
An irrigation well at Randullabad, Maharashtra (Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
NGT orders states to designate nodal agencies for restoring water bodies
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

Designate nodal agencies for restoration of water bodies: NGT to states

Gharisar lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
India now has 41 Ramsar sites, with two more wetlands added to the list
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 9 months 4 weeks ago

Two more wetlands added to Ramsar sites

Lonar Sarovar lake Maharastra (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan a low impact, high expenditure scheme: CAG
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 11 months 3 weeks ago

Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan had a low impact in making Maharashtra drought free: CAG

Deepening work in progress under the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (Source: Ravindra Pomane)
Environmentalists voice concerns against the draft EIA notification 2020
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

Draft EIA notification 2020 attracts criticism from experts

Work in progress in coal mines in Jharsuguda (Image source: IWP Flickr album)
UP tops in providing employment under MGNREGS
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

UP emerges as the top state in the country to give employment under MGNREGS

MGNREGS helps to reduce rural distress in times of Covid-19 (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Dams spell doom for freshwater fish
A global study finds that freshwater fish suffer more due to fragmentation and loss of connectivity of rivers due to building of dams. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 year 2 months ago

Dams threaten freshwater biodiversity

Dams can threaten biodiversity (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Railway stations to be categorised based on wastewater generation
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Railway stations to be classified based on wastewater generation

A wastewater treatment plant in Bengaluru (Image source: Vishwanath Srikantaiah)
Northeast fights Covid-19
While Northeast appears to be better off than the rest of India in the number of Covid cases, how are migrants from the North East coping? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 year 3 months ago

While Covid-19 has left many countries including India in the line of fire, the situation in India is now getting particularly alarming with the number of people infected by Covid-19 rising at a rapid pace.

Ration distribution to the migrants (Image Source: Sunbird Trust)
5-star rating for garbage free-cities to Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Swachh Survekshan for urban India: Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore among the top

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore. (Source: India Water Portal)
MGNREGA gets additional Rs. 40,000 crore funds
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Additional Rs 40,000 crore allocated to MGNREGA

Rural employment scheme gets Rs 40,000 crore boost (Image source: IWP Flickr photos))
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