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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)
Providing safe drinking water, in difficult times!
How does Piramal Sarvajal plan to deal with the water crisis in the country? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 year 1 month ago

Piramal Sarvajal, seeded by the Piramal Foundation in 2008, is a mission driven social enterprise which designs and deploys innovative solutions for creating affordable access to safe drinking water in underserved areas.

Safe drinking water, in difficult times (Image Source: PIramal Sarvajal)
Out of the frying pan into the fire
The Covid pandemic has worsened the condition of migrant women farmers, who have been left with no food, water, shelter and means of subsistence while cities have come to a standstill. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 year 2 months ago

While the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc worldwide, India continues to be in the line of fire. While cases continue to rise, India also is experiencing a crisis of another kind, that of the lockdown affecting the livelihoods of a huge number of farm migrants working in cities.

Farm women, the worse sufferers of the Covid 19 pandemic (Image Source: Seema Kulkarni)
Under Har Ghar Nal Se Jal, states to open water testing labs
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

DDWS orders states to open up water testing laboratories to the public

Residents of a village testing their water (Source: Arghyam)
UP's Banda exemplifies water conservation efforts
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Limca Book of Records recognises UP's Banda for water conservation efforts

Local women and men engaged in digging trenches (Source: IWP Flickr photos). Pic for representation only
Cauvery riverfront development plan gets an approval
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Cauvery riverfront development plan gets a nod

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
Can ruin of quality forests be made up by plantations?
There is a gain in forest cover outside forest land as per the 'State of forest report 2019'. But, can reforestation replace natural forests and its essential ecosystem? Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 5 months ago

The recently released biennial State of India’s Forest Report 2019 (SFR) indicates an improvement in forest cover since 2017 but dense forests continue to turn into non-forests.

Chir pine trees felled by forest fires in Uttarakhand, 2016 (Image: Ramwik, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Water-related crime doubles in India: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 5 months ago

Number of water-related crimes double in India: Report

Water-related crime doubles in India (Image Source: Sourabh Phadke)
2019 was the seventh warmest year on record since 1901: IMD
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 5 months ago

2019 was the seventh warmest year on record in 118 years: IMD

2019 was the seventh warmest year on record in 118 years (Photo: IWP Flickr photos)
If she built a country: A film review
The film looks at corporate grab of forest and private lands in the Scheduled Areas of Chhattisgarh. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 5 months ago

Maheen Mirza’s film ‘Agar wo desh banati/ If she built a country’ looks at the widespread displacement on an unprecedented scale for mines and industries in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.

The documentary brings attention to how development interventions changed gender relations (Image courtesy: People's Film Collective)
Centre holds green signal to Kalasa-Banduri project
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 5 months ago

Green signal to Kalasa-Banduri project held

The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)