SYL crisis: Punjab demands payment for water
Policy matters this week sabitakaushal posted 5 years ago

Three states will have to pay for water: Punjab House

Yamuna river (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Mumbai wetlands as parking area: FIR filed
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FIR against man who let vehicles be parked on Mumbai wetlands

Mumbai wetland (Source:Wikipedia)
NGT raps Delhi government over air pollution
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Environment minister calls Delhi pollution 'emergency situation'

Delhi shrouded in smog. (Source: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy/Flickr)
Sutlej Yamuna Link canal row intensifies
Policy matters this week sabitakaushal posted 5 years ago

SC sets aside Punjab's order quashing water-sharing agreement with Haryana

Satluj river, Punjab (Source: Harpreet Riat/Wikimedia Commons)
At home, in the wetland
Not just a site of global importance for migratory birds, Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary is home to diverse creatures that depend on it for food, shelter and livelihood. sabitakaushal posted 5 years ago

Long necked, rosy white birds with heavy pink bills stand etched across the horizon. These are the flamingos that fly miles from across Iran’s Caspian Sea and the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, to reach the inland waters of Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu.

Flamingoes fly miles to reach Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu.
Smoking is injurious for oceans
Not many smokers realise that their discarded cigarette butts are not just a litter problem. It is a huge toxic waste for the environment, especially the water bodies. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 1 month ago

Senthil takes a long puff of the cigarette before flicking it on the road nonchalantly. “I started smoking on the sly when I was in school,” he reminisces. “Sixty years later, I still do the same, only more smokes per day.”

Discarded cigarette butts on a beach. (Source:Wikimedia Commons)
New Supreme Court bench to hear Cauvery dispute
Policy matters this week sabitakaushal posted 5 years 1 month ago

Cauvery dispute: New Supreme Court bench constituted

Cauvery river (Source: India Water Portal)
River transport projects on development track
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Government starts river transport project with eight waterways

River transport project work in progress. (Source: India Water Portal)
J&K mulls mini dams for irrigation
News this week sabitakaushal posted 5 years 1 month ago

J&K govt to construct ‘mini dams’ for irrigation

The Indus river. (Source: Wikipedia)
Karnataka not to release water to TN
Policy matters this week sabitakaushal posted 5 years 1 month ago

No water to TN till a special state legislature session takes a call: Karnataka 

Cauvery river. (Source: India Water Portal)
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