New groundwater guidelines prohibit industries and mining in over-exploited zones
Policy matters this week Posted on 08 Oct, 2020 08:45 AM

Revised guidelines for groundwater use notified

Centre issues revised guidelines for groundwater use (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Inform us about future hydel projects: Pakistan to India
News this week Posted on 23 Jan, 2017 08:50 PM

India should inform us about its future hydel projects: Pakistan

Chenab river (Source: Wikipedia commons)
Yettinahole project clearance hits a roadblock
Policy matters this week Posted on 31 Oct, 2016 10:46 PM

Forest clearance to Yettinahole project gets challenged

River Nethravathi (Source: Parineeta Dandekar via SANDRP)
J&K mulls mini dams for irrigation
News this week Posted on 03 Oct, 2016 02:22 PM

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

The Indus river. (Source: Wikipedia)
Ministries spar over hydel project
Policy matters this week Posted on 03 Jul, 2016 04:59 PM

Ministries reach no consensus over Uttarakhand hydel project 

Downstream of ManeribhaliII Barrage at Uttarkashi (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Art of Living pays NGT compensation
Policy matters this week Posted on 12 Jun, 2016 08:43 PM

Art of Living pays environment compensation

Front view of the giant stage at the World Culture Festival under construction in February, 2016 (Source: Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan)
Environment Ministry completes re-categorisation of industries based on Pollution Index
Policy matters this week Posted on 07 Mar, 2016 09:59 PM

New categorisation of industries

CSEB power plant in Korba (Source: IWP Flickr Photo)
Goa river waters contains high content of feacal coliform: Study
News this week Posted on 08 Jun, 2015 11:13 PM

Goa rivers water unfit for human consumption: GSPCB

River Sal in Goa (Source: Joel's Goa Pics via Flickr)
Don't have toilet, can't contest polls
Policy Matters this week: Bihar government makes toilet compulsory for contesting polls, Ganga Jal pitchers to collect religious waste and Rs 1,444 crore for rural water supply in Maharashtra. Posted on 24 Nov, 2013 10:43 PM

Don't have toilet, can't contest polls

Toilet mandatory to contest
Viability of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in India: Study of Chanju CDM project in Chamba district,Himachal Pradesh
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is introduced by US government as flexibility mechanisms under Kyoto Protocol and allows developed countries to meet their emission reduction commitments by promoting clean development in developing countries. As a policy mandate, it aims to design project-based mechanisms to reduce emissions. These reductions are produced and then subtracted against a hypothetical baseline of emissions which are predicted to occur in the absence of a particular CDM project. India as a signatory of this protocol have been registered 2313 projects up to August 2010, out of these, 64 projects are of hydro power generation and Chanju power project of 36 MW is one of the CDM project in India. Dr Mohinder Kumar Slariya in this article showcases the primary data research based view point, which he presented in the "International Scientific Conference" at Hohenheim University, Germany. Posted on 03 May, 2012 06:30 PM

The present paper is an attempt of the researcher to make a comparative analysis between the expected benefits received by the executing agency under CDM and the actual benefits people are expected to receive from Chanju-I Hydro Electric Project.