Swati Bansal

Next phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to focus on water treatment
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago
Next phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to focus on water treatment (Image source: India Water Portal)
With no food on their plate, people seek government help
Incessant rains and floods continue to batter Bihar killing people and livestock, while putting more lives at risk as people continue to wait for government help. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago
Flood water enters Chanchalia village. (Image source: Umesh Kumar Ray)
Groundwater extraction: NGT gets strict with commercial entities
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago
NGT gets strict with commercial entities (Source: IWP Flickr album)
Monsoon experiences a countrywide deficit of 10 percent in July
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago
July experiences rain deficit of 10 percent (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Bihar floods: 'Living on 2.5 Kg flattened rice’
Only 4,18,490 of the 56.53 lakh people have been evacuated from the floods so far, and people are forced to survive on meagre rations provided by the government. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago
Locals engaged in repair of broken embankment in Darbhanga (Source: Umesh Kumar Ray)
"Everything’s devastated, and no one is listening to us!"
Surrounded by flood waters, and taking shelter at rooftops with a limited supply of food and drinking water, people of Bihar wait for the floods to end. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago
Floodwater enters Satjoda village of Chapra (Source: Umesh Kumar Ray)
Floods in Bihar: Pregnant woman reaches hospital in a tube boat
Amid the rising floods and absence of government help, locals help a pregnant woman reach the hospital using a makeshift boat. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago
Pregnant woman goes to hospital in flood in a jugaad boat (Source: Umesh K Ray)
Affected by floods, locals resort to chowkis for safety
"People living inside the Kosi embankment get little or no government help that is why we have been doing this jugaad for years during the flood season". Swati Bansal posted 1 year 1 month ago
Children taking water from a submerged handpump (Image source: Prabhat Khabar)
Bihar and northeast India reel under floods, Assam worst hit
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
People take a boat to cross the flood-ravaged Brahmaputra (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Green court slams centre over groundwater withdrawal in dry areas
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
A well in Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Nearly three lakh people across eight districts affected by floods in Bihar
Floods in Bihar create havoc with 2.88 lakh people being affected. 9,845 people have been evacuated from the region and sent to relief camps. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
Life submerged within the embankment area (Source: India Water Portal Hindi)
Floods in Bihar: State submerged in flood waters
Locals take refuge on the embankments as flood waters enter the new areas in the state and government is yet to provide help. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
Village under threat from erosion in Kishanganj (Source: India Water Portal Hindi)
Kamla, Kosi and Bagmati rivers in rage, disrupt life
Incessant rains in Terai region of Bihar and Nepal causes floods in North Bihar as many rivers rise above the danger mark. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
Locals provide aid to people hit by floods in Bihar
Floods in Bihar: Government prepares to shift people to safer places
As flood situation hits the state, the government is working towards taking people to safer places and preparing itself for the rescue efforts. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
Children drinking milk at a flood relief centre in Bihar (Source: Bhartiya Jan Utthan Parishad)
Bringing springs to life: Ensuring water security for Baigas in Madhya Pradesh
To ensure year-round availability of drinking water for the Baigas, an initiative bring back springs to life in the region through community participation. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
Children wash hands at a stand post installed in a Primary school at Kapoti Village in Karanjiya, Dhindori, Madhya Pradesh, India (Source: WaterAid India)
Drone to help monitor embankments and save people trapped in floods
This year, along with working at the grass root level to deal with floods, the Bihar government is also focussing on the full use of state-of-the-art technologies. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
Completed flood protection in Naruar, Bihar (Image Source: Water Resources Department, Government of Bihar, Twitter handle)
Environmentalists voice concerns against the draft EIA notification 2020
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
Work in progress in coal mines in Jharsuguda (Image source: IWP Flickr album)
Flood batters Assam, over 16 lakh people hit
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
Assam plaued by the annual flood menace (Image Source: Akash Basumatari)
Floods in Bihar: Helping government fight embankment breach
As fear of flood looms over Bihar, the state government has launched the campaign #HelloWRD for people to reach out to them if they observe any embankment breach or crack in their area. Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago
Ways in which the government can be informed about the embankment breach in your area (Image source: Water Resources Department, Government of Bihar, Twitter handle)
UP tops in providing employment under MGNREGS
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago
MGNREGS helps to reduce rural distress in times of Covid-19 (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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