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Fisher folk of the East Kolkata Wetlands use sewage from the city’s lakes to rear fish. Watch an interview of the person who popularized this system that the locals invented years ago.

They take your pain and give you what you need. They will absorb the excess showers that our cities can’t handle and replenish water underground when our taps run dry. Often underestimated, these shallow water bodies are also home to countless life forms and serve as winter destinations for distant migratory birds. Blame me for being philosophical but I equate wetlands to mothers.

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Studies show a link between open defecation and stunted development, but merely building toilets may not be the answer.

Children in India are shorter when compared to those in sub-Saharan Africa even though Indians have higher income levels.

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Floods are a way of life in this region. Over the years, people and ecosystems have developed methods to deal with this including raised hand pumps and houses on stilts among others.

I began my latest journey in the land of the red river and the blue hills, Assam from Dibrugarh. The first time I saw the Brahmaputra at Guwahati many years ago, I was fascinated on looking at the mighty stream of water in its full glory after the monsoons. The monsoons are the region’s life blood and the dense forests found there paint the Brahmaputra valley with a thousand shades of green.

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China's water diversion plans causes worry to India

Concerned about the fate of proposed hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh, India expresses its doubts over China's ambitious scheme to divert Brahmaputra's water. 

Govt declares first marine eco-sensitive zone

Water scarcity- urban India's biggest worry

22 out of 32 major cities in the country face acute shortage of water supply everday. Jamshedpur tops the list of water deficient cities while Nagpur is foremost in surplus supply.

Weak economy affects renewable energy targets

Govt reconstitutes panel on hydel projects

Bringing an end to manual scavenging

Lok Sabha passes the bill to ban the dirty practice. The legislation aims to remove dry latrines and manual scavenging and to provide alternate employement to those involved in the practice.

Undue support given to industries

News this week: 200-crore penalty on Mundra port, Parliament passes Land Acquisition Bill and dengue spreads in Mumbai.

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200-crore penalty for Adani's Mundra port

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