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December 29, 2020 Water resources in most Indian cities are overworked and overused, and not adequately replenished.
Cities in India are marked by unequal distribution of water, lack of access, outdated infrastructure and minimal enforcement of rainwater harvesting and other means of supply. (Image: Anish Roy, Pixabay)
November 8, 2020 The National Hydrology Project has created a national platform for water data and is working to enhance the technical capacities of agencies dealing with water resources management.
Breakthrough cloud computing facilities and remote sensing applications have helped showthe filling pattern of a water body (tank or reservoir) through freely available satellite imagery at an interval of five days.  (Image: Maithan dam, Wikimedia Commons)
December 26, 2019 Policy matters this week
The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
December 4, 2019 To adapt well & build resilience, climate change strategies need to factor in efforts towards water security, writes Vanita Suneja, Regional Advocacy Manager (South Asia), WaterAid.
Image credit: WaterAid/Prashanth Vishwanathan
November 18, 2019 Bangalore's water utility is understaffed, under financed and unable to service the city's water needs.
Image credit: Citizen Matters
Govt comes up with regulations for RO manufacturers
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 week 1 day ago

Environment ministry notifies regulations for RO manufacturers

A domestic RO water purifier (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Haryana ranks third in providing tap water to all rural households
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 week 1 day ago

Haryana comes third in providing tap water to rural households under Jal Jeevan Mission

Women filling water from a tap (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Jal Jeevan Mission App and Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh launched
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 3 weeks ago

PM Modi launches the Jal Jeevan Mission app and Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh 

An overhead tank in Tamil Nadu that supplies water to a village (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Harvesting and using rainwater, a must in Bengaluru
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month ago

State government makes harvesting and using of rainwater a must in Bengaluru

Rainwater harvesting installed in a house (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Northeastern states witness highest rates of desertification
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Desertification is accelerating in several northeastern Indian states

Loss of green cover is increasing in the country (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
India leads Asian countries in enacting the Plastics Pact
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

In launching its Plastics Pact, India becomes the first Asian country to do so

Different types of plastic waste (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Government notifies ban on single-use plastics from July 2022
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

No more single-use plastics from July 1, 2022

Plastic menace in Kufri, Himachal Pradesh (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to equip farmers with weather insights
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to make weather insights handy for farmers

Agricultural activities in semi-arid region of Tamil Nadu (Source: IWP Flickr Photos))
Dealing with droughts
There are many reasons why we see more droughts in India these days. Here is all the information that you need to know droughts better. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 4 months ago

Droughts are one of the most feared natural calamities in India impacting food production, the economy as well as the morale of millions of farmers in a cou

India will see more droughts in the future. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Centre releases funds to states under Jal Jeevan Mission
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 5 months ago

Jal Jeevan Mission: Centre releases funds to states and asks states/UTs to digitise water supply infrastructure in rural India

A roadside tap in a village (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
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