Swati Bansal

Illegal sand mining led to 193 deaths in two years, says report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 15 hours 10 minutes 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 15 hours 30 minutes 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 1 week 6 days 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 1 week 6 days 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 1 week 6 days 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 3 weeks 2 days 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 3 weeks 2 days ago
Misuse or wastage of groundwater to attract hefty fine (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Embankments in Bihar: The inapt and futile defence against floods
Embankments in Bihar have failed miserably against flood protection. Take a look on these frequently asked questions (FAQs) on why they failed and what are the possible solutions to floods in Bihar? Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
An embankment in Madhubani after a week of repairing (Source: Santosh Yadav via IWP Flickr albums)
New groundwater guidelines prohibit industries and mining in over-exploited zones
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 month 3 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 1 month 3 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 2 months 1 week 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 2 months 1 week 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 2 months 1 week 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 2 months 2 weeks 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 2 months 3 weeks ago
Havoc of floods in Saharsa (Source: Umesh K Ray)
Government to get strict against wastage of groundwater
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
A resident in Delhi with her extracted groundwater (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Nashik civic body frees Godavari using riverfront development funds
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
Godavari river (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Swollen rivers engulf houses and erode banks wreaking havoc in Bihar
Swollen rivers engulf houses and erode banks in Bihar while the government turns a blind eye to this annual misery. Swati Bansal posted 2 months 4 weeks ago
Erosion due to floods in Ganga river (Source: Umesh Kumar Ray)
Swachh Survekshan 2020: Indore tops in cleanest city category
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 months 1 week ago
Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore. (Source: India Water Portal)
Next phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to focus on water treatment
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 months 1 week ago
Next phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to focus on water treatment (Image source: India Water Portal)