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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 18, 2019 A study from Gujarat finds that micro-irrigation combined with metered power led to a reduction in uncontrolled groundwater extraction by farmers.
Micro-irrigation and its impact on groundwater (Image Source: India Water Portal)
December 13, 2019 A study highlights the need to scale down the export of rice, maize, buffalo meat and other items to conserve groundwater in India.
A farmer uses a hosepipe to irrigate crops at her farm in Nilgiris mountains, Tamil Nadu (Image: Hamish John Appleby for IWMI, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Coal mining in Hasdeo forests gets a go ahead; protestors continue to resist
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 10 May, 2022 07:34 AM

Chhattisgarh government allows coal mining in Hasdeo forests

Work in progress in a coal mine in India (Image source: IWP Flickr Album). Image for representation only
18,691 water bodies out of 9.45 lakh encroached upon: Jal Shakti Ministry
News this fortnight Posted on 23 Mar, 2022 02:04 PM

Out of 9.45 lakh water bodies identified, 18,691 encroached upon, informs Jal Shakti Ministry

A Johad in Nanduwali Nadi region (Image source: Farhad Contractor via IWP Flickr Albums)
Jal Shakti Ministry receives an allocation of Rs 86,189 crore in budget 2022-23
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 16 Feb, 2022 07:48 AM

Budget 2022-23: Allocation to the Jal Shakti Ministry increased to Rs 86,189 crore, from Rs 69,052 crore the previous year

Women fill water from a public tap in Karnataka (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
NGT stricter with Delhi, Haryana on restoring Najafgarh Jheel
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 01 Feb, 2022 02:49 PM

Enforce Najafgarh jheel restoration plan: NGT to Delhi, Haryana governments

Aerial view of the Najafgarh drain. (Image: Sumita Roy Dutta, Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 4.0)
Government gives a boost to PMKSY, Renuka ji, and Lakhwar hydro projects
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 20 Dec, 2021 04:00 PM

Centre approves Rs 93,000 crore to PMKSY, Renuka ji and Lakhwar

Yamuna flows under (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Government to revoke the three contentious farm laws
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 24 Nov, 2021 02:51 PM

PM Modi announces the repeal of three farm laws

Three farm laws to be repealed (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos). Image for representation only
Haryana ranks third in providing tap water to all rural households
News this fortnight Posted on 19 Oct, 2021 06:16 PM

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 Posted on 06 Oct, 2021 11:10 PM

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)
Desilting their way to water sufficiency
Augmenting tank storage has good impact on the livelihood options of the poor and the marginalised. Posted on 03 Sep, 2021 04:21 PM

For over 1,200 livestock of Cheemanahalli, located in the Abludu Gram Panchayat of Sidlaghatta Block, Chikkaballapur District, the village’s cattle pond is the only source of drinking water.

The village pond after the rehabilitation (Image: FES)
Reviving traditional water harvesting structures
A CSO-led holistic tank rehabilitation initiative launched in 2017 to restore the Chandela and Bundela tanks to their ancient glory Posted on 24 Aug, 2021 11:10 PM

150 years ago, no government system anywhere in the world was responsible for water supply.

Kishanpura tank, Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh (Image: Strategy document BIWAL)
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