Swati Bansal

Poor sanitation brings down enrollment of girls in schools
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Girls toilet in a school
Compensate affected farmers: HC to Narmada Authority
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State of an irrigation canal at Khargone district
Global surface temperature breaks earlier records
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Severe heat hits all (Source: Deccan Chronicle)
Closure notice issued to Coca Cola's UP plant
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Coca Cola bottling plant (Source: S. Subramanium)
Centre approves raising Sardar Sarovar dam height
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Sardar Sarovar Dam (Shahakshay in Wikipedia)
IMD predicts less rainfall thanks to strong El Nino
News this week Swati Bansal posted 8 years 1 month ago
IMD predicts strong El Nino (Source: MSN Weather)
Water allocation to stay the same for Telangana and Andhra
News this week Swati Bansal posted 8 years 2 months ago
Telangana boundaries (Source: Aditya Madhav)
CSE tells new govt to reinvent strategy for river clean-up
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 8 years 2 months ago
Ganga at Gadmukteshwar
Himachal prone to Uttarakhand-like flash floods
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Glacier lake in HP (Source: Ankit Solanki)
Ganga rejuvenation priority for new Water Ministry
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 8 years 2 months ago
Ganga at Haridwar (Source: Barry Silver)
10% of Odisha coast prone to erosion
News this week: 10% Odisha coast highly prone to erosion, reveals study; Unseasonal rain destroys agriculture in Andhra; Centre plans to conduct socio-economic survey of forest villages. Swati Bansal posted 8 years 2 months ago
Coastal erosion (Source: GFGD)
UP Pollution Control Board issues notice to 956 units for polluting Ganga
Policy matters this week: NGT seeks to examine 956 units for causing pollution in Ganga; POSCO allowed to draw water from Mahanadi and Hansua rivers; SC favours TN in Mullaperiyar dam case. Swati Bansal posted 8 years 2 months ago
Ganga river in Varanasi, UP (Source: Wikipedia)
Small steps to win the big battle against water scarcity
Communities across India have created many initiatives to tackle water scarcity. While costing lesser than govt programmes, these measures have also created a bigger local impact. Swati Bansal posted 8 years 2 months ago
Every drop counts (Vinoth Chandar via Flickr)
80 countries agree to save oceans in UN-backed summit
News this week: 80 countries join hands to save the world's oceans; Panel blames hydel projects for 2013's devastating floods; Tumkur drought destroys more than 50% of coconut crop Swati Bansal posted 8 years 3 months ago
Oceans of the world (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
NGT prohibits commercial extraction of groundwater in Maharashtra
Policy matters this week: NGT restricts extraction of groundwater in Maharashtra; Centre OKs Polavaram Project Authority appointment; Delhi govt holds authorities accountable prior to the monsoon. Swati Bansal posted 8 years 3 months ago
Groundwater extraction (Source: Karuna Society)
Below normal' rainfall for India this monsoon: IMD
News this week: IMD predicts a below average monsoon this year; Himachal villagers reject govt's Assessment Report on Sutlej basin; Six years post-construction, Narmada canals breach every ten steps. Swati Bansal posted 8 years 3 months ago
Monsoon in India (Source: journeys@remember)
Himachal govt to restrict commercial activities on Rohtang
Policy matters this week: Commercial activities on Rohtang to be restricted; SC orders Centre to set up National Regulator by April 30; Warning to Pollution Control Boards over pollution in Ganga. Swati Bansal posted 8 years 3 months ago
Rohtang pass (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
More power, but no water security to MP and Gujarat
News this week: Upcoming elections pose risk to water security of MP and Gujarat; No action taken by MoEF against illegal Garudeshwar dam in Gujarat; Karur's farmers to exercise NOTA. Swati Bansal posted 8 years 3 months ago
Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat (Source: Wikimedia)
Goa-Karnataka dispute over Kalasa-Banduri project resolved
Policy matters this week: Tribunal resolves Goa-Karnataka dispute over water project; TN protests Karnataka's water scheme in Cauvery basin; Resolve Delhi-Haryana water dispute: HC to Centre. Swati Bansal posted 8 years 3 months ago
Mahadayi River in Goa (Source: Wikipedia)
Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India:UN
News this week: Groundwater depletion makes Gujarat a water-starved state, says UN; Surat units all set to use recycled water; SANDRP urges Maharashtra CM to withdraw irrigation projects. Swati Bansal posted 8 years 3 months ago
Water scarcity in Gujarat (Source: WebGovernments)
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