Swati Bansal

Ganga's cure lies in people's will for a change
Healing the Ganga can start in your kitchen, says Bidisha Banerjee, whose new book explores the faith and the science that define the river, and what it will take to save it. Swati Bansal posted 1 hour 31 minutes ago
Ganga river at Bithoor (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
2020: Crammed in disasters, yet filled with hope
Last year was shrouded with a myriad of disasters but all was not bad. There were many success stories and great efforts in the water sector that maintained our hopes for a better tomorrow. Swati Bansal posted 1 week ago
All was not negative for 2020 in the water sector as many states and districts gained credit for themselves (Image Source: IWP Flickr Album)
Submit report on the need for clearance of National Waterway-1: NGT to MoEF
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 month ago
Motor-driven ferries at Varanasi (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Study using geo-tagged bottles unravels plastic pollution
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
Plastic pollution by a river (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
New packaged drinking water rules to apply from January 1, 2021
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
Filtration plants in a packaging water units (Image source: Tushar Trivedi)
Illegal sand mining led to 193 deaths in two years, says report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
Sand mining on the banks of Tapti (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
NGT orders states to designate nodal agencies for restoring water bodies
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
Gharisar lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
World Toilet Day 2020: Safe fecal disposal key to sustainable sanitation
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago
Fecal sludge management key to safe sanitation (Source: CS Sharada Prasad)
Let's talk sanitation! Kakkaman is here, this WTD2020
“If you don’t manage your shit, it will come back to your plate”. Have you ever wondered about this? In the absence of proper sanitation this could very well become the reality!
Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago
Launch of Kakkaman in Tamil Nadu
India now has 41 Ramsar sites, with two more wetlands added to the list
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago
Lonar Sarovar lake Maharastra (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
30 Indian cities to face rise in water risks by 2050
News this month Swati Bansal posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Indian cities set to face acute water shortage (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
CGWB gets stricter against misuse or wastage of groundwater
Policy matters this month Swati Bansal posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Misuse or wastage of groundwater to attract hefty fine (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
New groundwater guidelines prohibit industries and mining in over-exploited zones
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
Centre issues revised guidelines for groundwater use (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
No improvement in the water quality of the Ganga during lockdown: CPCB
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
Ganga river at Kachla, Uttar Pradesh. (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan a low impact, high expenditure scheme: CAG
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 months ago
Deepening work in progress under the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (Source: Ravindra Pomane)
Overexploitation of groundwater highest in Punjab: Government
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 months ago
Overexploitation of groundwater highest in Punjab (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
MNREGA helps a village in Bihar become flood proof
United action of locals, wisdom of the village head and MNREGA help to deal with waterlogging in a village in Bihar. Swati Bansal posted 4 months ago
MNREGA comes to the rescue of Harpur Bochha (Source: Umesh Kumar Ray)
Satyagrah by the river calls for action against erosion
River erosion, so intense, that the whole village is in danger. As the government’s help seems a distant dream, locals carry out Satyagrah to expose their plight to the authorities. Swati Bansal posted 4 months 1 week ago
Satyagrah by the river (Image source: Umesh K Ray)
All hopes lost for the flood-hit in Bihar
People in Bihar are struggling with the floods for a month now, while the government has turned a blind eye to their plight. Swati Bansal posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
Havoc of floods in Saharsa (Source: Umesh K Ray)