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Deltas sinking, thanks to dams

Major Indian deltas like the Ganga-Brahmaputra and the Krishna-Godavari are sinking because of proliferation of large dams that starve deltas of sediment, groundwater mining that causes land compaction and artificial embankments that affect river courses

Water hardly an agenda for politicians

Two of the three main political parties in fray for the Parliamentary elections, the Congress and the BJP, have just paid lip service to water conservation, while the AAP is atleast talking about Gram Sabhas holding decision making powers for water projects

No toilets for 52% Delhi slum kids

Open defecation and lack of drinking water in the slums of Delhi leads to frequent instances of water-borne diseases, says a study conducted by the NGO Child Relief and You

Dams contribute to climate change: IPCC

Delhi prone to floods: IPCC

The Yamuna River floodplains need to be kept free as buffer zones to absorb the damage due to extreme weather events, says the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report also says Mumbai and Kolkata prone to coastal flooding

Power everywhere but no buyers

Thermal power plants India's biggest water guzzling industry

Most of the older generation thermal plants in India use open loop–wet cooling systems which accounts for 40-80 times more water use than the world average. These plants constitute 88% of the total industrial water demand in the country

India will be the hotspot of water crisis by 2025: UN

Policy matters this month: SC directs all states to abolish manual scavenging; MoEF reduces ESA in its new draft notification on Western Ghats; Maharashtra all set to clean its rivers.

Abolish manual scavenging: SC

The Supreme Court has ordered all states to abolish manual scavenging and undertake measures to rehabilitate manual scavengers. It has also directed the states to pay a compensation of Rs.10 lakh each to the family of manual scavengers who have died while entering sewers. They must also support women 'safai karamcharis' to get a dignified livelihood of their choice.

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India may become water scarce by 2020: Report

Businesses in the country are underestimating water-related risks as depletion and pollution threaten to deprive millions of safe drinking water and stifle economic growth, says a study report by the Carbon Disclosure Project

Himachalis want policies against dams

Spur in farmer suicides after untimely rain in Maharashtra

18 farmers end their lives in less than a month after unseasonal rain and hailstorm destroyed their crops. Social activists claim the figure could be anywhere above 80, more than the average for every two months

India to get its first solar-powered toilet

The waterless toilet converts human waste into charcoal that can be used as fertilizer in farming or as a fuel, say researchers at the University of Colorado who developed the toilet.

Grams in Tripura not 'Nirmal'

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