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May 13, 2021 Serious questions about the dependability of waterways
Dredging in progress on National Waterway-1 (Image: IWAI)
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)
June 28, 2019 An analysis of the new Nal se Jal scheme, promising drinking water to every household in India by 2024.
Image for representational purposes only. Image credit: India Water Portal on Flickr
November 21, 2016 Policy matters this week
Yamuna river (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
September 25, 2016 Policy matters this week
Cauvery river, Karnataka. (Source: Ashwin Kumar via Wikimedia Commons)
March 19, 2016 Fishers livelihoods are being directly threatened by mechanised fishing methods and ecologically destructive fishing practices.
Traditional fishers livelihoods are directly threatened by mechanised fishing methods (Source: Vikas Sahayog Kendra, Palamau)
About time inland waterways feasibility is reassessed
Serious questions about the dependability of waterways Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months 4 weeks ago

In 2016, 106 rivers or river stretches were declared as national inland waterways, and the development of many of these new waterways along with the already existing ones was prioritized for large scale commercial navigation and shipping.

Dredging in progress on National Waterway-1 (Image: IWAI)
Submit report on the need for clearance of National Waterway-1: NGT to MoEF
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 8 months 2 weeks ago

NGT seeks report on the need for clearance of inland waterway projects in Ganga

Motor-driven ferries at Varanasi (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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)
Cauvery riverfront development plan gets an approval
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

Cauvery riverfront development plan gets a nod

Cauvery river at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr Photos via Claire Arni and Oriole Henri)
Holistic approach needed to clean the Ganga
A report by the India Rivers Forum highlights the need to focus further than the main stem of the Ganga river. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 9 months ago

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.

Distant snow clad mountains, the smaller hills and the Ganga river (Image: Srimoyee Banerjee, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Nal se Jal: hit or miss?
An analysis of the new Nal se Jal scheme, promising drinking water to every household in India by 2024. (not verified) posted 2 years 2 months ago

Water scarcity has a history … and that history is nothing less than the history of government. – Alatout, 2008.

Image for representational purposes only. Image credit: India Water Portal on Flickr
Green nod a must for inland waterways: Experts
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 8 months ago

Over 50 experts urge green ministry to make green clearance mandatory for inland waterways

Motor-driven ferries at Varanasi (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Industries to pay for groundwater extraction from June
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 8 months ago

Industries to pay water conservation fee for extraction of groundwater 

Groundwater to be payable from June. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
NOC must for groundwater use: Centre to infra projects
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 9 months ago

Centre mandates NOC for using groundwater for infra projects

NOC for using groundwater for infra projects becomes mandatory. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Will boats float on Yamuna?
Yamuna water taxi project could cut down the travel time and congestion on Delhi roads. But does the river have enough water for it? Amita Bhaduri posted 3 years 3 months ago

Here's some good news for the people of Delhi. If the Centre is to be believed, Delhi is going the Kochi way and Yamuna waters will keep the traffic burden off the road much like Kochi’s backwaters and rivers.

Yamuna in Delhi (Image: Wikimedia commons)
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