Swati Bansal

Bird sanctuary Chilika designated 'Destination Flyways'
News this week: UN to develop strategies to protect migratory birds in Chilika, Odisha; Cochin estuary has highest in toxicity in the world; Jaipur farmers in conflict with bottling plant. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 7 months ago
Chilika bird sanctuary, Odisha (Source:Aditi Pany)
Power corridors for each river basin in Himachal
Policy matters this week: Expert team moots plan to develop power corridors for each basin; Maharashtra govt to make drip irrigation a must for cash crops; DJB to formulate policy to treat greywater. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 7 months ago
Hydropower transmission (Source: Wikipedia)
Ministry eases green norms for coal mine expansion
Policy matters this week: MoEF eases green norms for expanding coal mines; government to undertake review of existing water-related laws; site visit becomes mandatory before forest land diversion. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 8 months ago
An open cast mine (Source: Garavi Gujarat)
Channel Mandakini to its original course: GSI
News this week: GSI recommends channeling Mandakini river to its original course; Sohra experiences one of the driest year; HC orders close down of 12 units in Mundra SEZ, Gujarat. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 8 months ago
Uttarakhand floods (Source: The Hindu)
No 'paani' for the 'aam aadmi'?
The Delhi government has promised free water for those with piped, metered connections in the city, up to a certain level of usage. Is this new scheme sustainable and equitable? Swati Bansal posted 7 years 8 months ago
Water coming soon
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