International Issues


No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern Bangladesh

Alarming water shortage in Manipur

Policy matters this week: Commercial activities on Rohtang to be restricted; SC orders Centre to set up National Regulator by April 30; Warning to Pollution Control Boards over pollution in Ganga.

No more commercial activities on Rohtang pass after May 6: HP govt




NGOs urge World Bank not to promote water privatization

The Bank has been funding a lot of such projects in South Asia. Even as they face a lot of problems, they are being cited as models to be emulated elsewhere. Nagpur's Orange City Water is one such project plagued with corruption and service shutdowns

Fly ash laden water from power plant contaminates water in MP village

The water spilled into the village when mud wall of the fly ash dyke of Essar's Mahan thermal power plant in Singrauli district collapsed. In an earlier instance, the state pollution control board asked the plant to shut down when fly ash from the plant was found flowing in a nearby stream

Steep fall in water table worries Tamil Nadu

Ground water level has fallen sharply even in Coimbatore and Theni, the districts abutting the forested Western Ghats region. Across the state, water table has fallen by 0.5 metres to 2.3 metres in the last one year

Water level in Narmada dams hits record low

Brothers in water crisis: India and China

The countries will face a combined water shortfall of one trillion cubic metres by 2030, said former chairman of the Central Ground Water Board SC Dhiman.

Supreme plan for manual scavengers

JUSCO, India's largest water supply developer, has failed to provide water connections in many parts of India. Water must be treated as a non-commercial entity if there is to be equity in access.

Since water reforms were introduced in India in the 1990s, water privatisation has been propagated as a panacea to the sector's problems. Water privatisation is the process of transferring ownership of basic services or public property from the public sector, which is from the government, to




The Water and energy nexus

A report released by the United Nations in Tokyo this World Water Day says places where people do not have adequate access to water largely coincide with those where people have no electric power

NGT demands report on fluorosis in Maharashtra

PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'
India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972


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