Effect of environmental policies on reducing water pollution
A study finds the actions undertaken in the 1987 ruling in Mehta vs Union of India resulted in reduced pollution levels and infant mortality. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 5 years 5 months ago

There is a severe crisis plaguing the rivers in India.

Sunset at Garmukteshwar on the river Ganga (Source: India Water Portal)
Can Budget 2016-17 breathe life into the public health system?
Budget asks include the upping of health spending, passing new health policies and involving civil society among other things. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 11 months ago

Per a report by the Planning Commission, India’s burden of water borne diseases remains grossly underestimated. The improvements in access to drinking water has not been matched by a proportionate decline in deaths and illnesses from waterborne diseases.

Measuring for malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh (Source: Russell Watkins, Wikimedia Commons)
Alarm bells ring for Delhi’s groundwater
The city's old wells and baodis are running dry, and the Yamuna is getting more polluted by the day. Where is Delhi's water going to come from when groundwater levels are also dropping? Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 11 months ago

Delhi, home to 16.75 million people, is in the grip of a major water crisis. Statistics by the Delhi Jal Board for the year 2011 suggest that the water deficit stands at about 250 million gallons per day with the supply being 830 million gallons per day.

Residents say they are forced to flout the groundwater extraction norms with illegal groundwater pumps in Narela in North-west Delhi due to insufficient and poor quality of water supplied.
Study of performance of indigenous paddy varieties under System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and conventional growing practices
This report published by the National Consortium of SRI presents the findings of a study that compares the performance of indigenous paddy varieties under the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and conventional growing practices chandrasekharnemani posted 8 years 9 months ago

This study of performance of indigenous varieties of rice under conventional and SRI practices was commissioned by National Consortiumof SRI (NCS) to assess and document the experiences of various organizations and farmers in regard to the on-site yield performances of IPVs under the SRI.

Rainfall data sources for Karnataka
Reliable, fine grained rainfall data sources for Karnataka Rama Mani posted 12 years 7 months ago

India water portal has a meteorological data application that has climate parameters on a .5 by .5 latitude/longitude grid throughout the country, for a 100 years. The data is derived from a research data set from the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research in the UK.

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