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  • Bombay HC demands release of water from private dams Priortising the drinking water needs, the Bombay High Court has given strict orders to the Maharashtra Government to consider releasing water from privately-operated dams and wells to water-scarce areas in the state. The order has brought in...
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  • UP, Maharshtra and Karnataka seeks more funds from Centre to tackle drought Post the rejection of Centre's offer of a water train to Bundelkhand, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has sought the central assistance of Rs. 11,000 crore. Going the UP way, Maharashtra, which is battling drought in 28,00...
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  • India and Germany join hands to rejuvenate the Ganga The Water Resources Ministry and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) have signed an implementation agreement to rejuvenate the Ganga under the Namami Gange Programme. The Indian Government will use the vast experiences of the German Govern...
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  • Activists stand against three proposed projects near Konkan coastline Recently, the Maharashtra Government has announced three projects--a port which will also include a thermal power plant among other industries, the 9,900-MW Jaitapur nuclear power plant and one of the biggest oil refineries in th...
    swatiposted 3 years 4 months agoread more
  • World-wide campaign against impacts of water privatisation The Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees Union has launched a world-wide campaign against the much-hyped water privatisation. Boston-based Corporate Accountability International and France-based Public Services International will be helpi...
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  • Course Objectives:At the completion of the training programme, the participants would be able toExplain the basic concept of project and project cycleDescribe key aspects of Monitoring and EvaluationDevelop Monitoring and Evaluation frameworksDescribe the principles and concepts in inclusive monitor...
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  • Government announces launch of Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan YojanaThe Centre has announced a new scheme to safeguard health, environment and economic conditions of tribals living in mining areas. The aim of the Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana is to minimise or mitigate the a...
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  • No approval of dams until e-flow report is out: Water Ministry to CWCThe Ministry of Water Resources has ordered the Central Water Commission (CWC) not to grant any approval or to design any dam project until the report to determine the quantum of environmental flows is out. The decision will impact...
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  • About the conferenceThe deliberations for the Roundtable have been designed to enumerate, appraise and understand the challenges of engaging with the issues of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The deliberations shall focus upon catalysing innovations for successful and sustainable impacts of WA...
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  • Since 1999, Bihar has borne the brunt of four droughts. Rainfall scarcity has affected farmers, depleted groundwater levels significantly, and led to an increase in the number of poor people in the state. What measures has the government taken to mitigate the impact? Are the relief programmes offere...
    sabitakaushalposted 3 years 11 months agoread more
  • Krishna-Marathwada irrigation project worth Rs 4,845 crore gets Govt nodThe Environment Ministry has sanctioned funds of Rs 4,845 crore to the Krishna-Marathwada irrigation project that aims to irrigate nearly one lakh hectares of land in the Marathwada region. The project envisages two li...
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  • Green nod to Arunachal's Dibang project The Environment Ministry has given green clearance to the 2,880 MW Dibang project in Lower Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh. The clearance is valid for 10 years from the date of commissioning and 5 years post this, the Ministry has ordered an impa...
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  • Should the next Union Budget go all-in on climate change? Should clean energy, state incentives, mitigation and adaptation all emerge as priorities? How will the administration deal with extreme weather events that become more common with climate change? Is it not fiscally wise to invest in climate ...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 4 years 4 months agoread more
  • The report title 'Turn down the heat: Climate extremes, regional impacts and the case for resilience' published by the World Bank, highlights the risks posed by climate change and its impact on agricultural productivity, water resources and coastal ecosystems in the three critical regions of th...
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  • Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16 The Prime Minister's Office has ordered the Union Ministry of Finance to allocate more funds to Ministries concerned with infrastructure works viz. shipping, road and transport, telecom and power in the Union Budget 2015-16. T...
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  • NGT turns down clearance to Cuddalore thermal plant because of threat to mangroves The National Green Tribunal has turned down green clearance to the 3600 MW thermal power plant in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district. The decision was taken due to the plant's impact on the marine life and the Pichava...
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  • NGT takes notice of waste dumping in Assam's Deepor Beel The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Assam Government to submit a status report of the Deepor Beel, which is a large natural wetland and a Ramsar site. In its order, the NGT has also asked the State Government to present a detailed rep...
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  • First 'India Rivers Week' to be held in Delhi from November 24-27 A consortium of NGOs including WWF India, INTACH, SANDRP, Toxics Link and PEACE Institute Charitable Trust, with additional support from Arghyam (Bengaluru), International Rivers (Mumbai office), and Peoples Science Institute (D...
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  • Centre launches the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana The Prime Minister has launched the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), which aims to develop 2,379 villages across the nation into model villages in the next 5 years. These villages will undergo an integrated development in multiple areas like agr...
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  • Gujarat Government allocates Narmada water to Coca Cola plant at Sanand The Gujarat Government has allocated about 3 million litres per day (MLD) of water from the Narmada Canal to the Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCBPL) for its upcoming plant at Sanand. Along with this, the Government h...
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Hydro energy is a leading source of power in India. With severe water crisis looming large, isn't it time for us to look at renewable energy options?

Despite the severe water management crisis India is going through, hydro energy continues to be the second leading source of power, next only to thermal-based energy in the country. Hydropower generates over 16 percent of India’s electricity.

But how sustainable is hydropower? Is it clean, green and renewable, as many experts say? Will moving away from hydropower reduce our carbon footprint in the years to come?

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Provide potable water to villages: NGT asks UP government 

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Power firms’ loss due to water shortage is Rs 2400 crore this year: Greenpeace

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Art of Living pays environment compensation

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