Green court slams centre over groundwater withdrawal in dry areas
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

NGT slams centre over groundwater extraction in dry areas

A well in Rajasthan (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra coast, causes intense rains in western districts
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 5 months ago

Making a landfall in Raigad district, cyclone Nisarga wanes but causes heavy rains in western Maharashtra

In a cyclone in 2016, thousands of trees were uprooted (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Lockdown to cause severe water stress in summers
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 7 months ago

Summer of 2020 could suffer from severe water stress due to lockdown

Women bringing water from distance sources in summers (Source: IWP Flickr photos))
Manual scavenging persists in India due to weak enforcement of laws
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

Manual scavenging still prevails in India thanks to weak laws, says study

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Jal Jeevan Mission: States to bear half the cost, local bodies to decide water charges
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 1 month ago

Under Jal Jeevan Mission, state to bear half the cost and local bodies to decide water charges

Women filling water from a tap (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water levels in major reservoirs rise to 85 percent of overall capacity: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 2 months ago

Reservoir levels increase to 85 percent of overall capacity this year

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Thousands ignored while Sardar Sarovar dam fills to capacity
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 2 months ago

Sardar Sarovar dam fills up while ignoring thousands in submergence area

Sardar Sarovar Dam via Wikimedia Commons
Heavy rain and floods hit North India
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 3 months ago

Rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab

Following the southern states witnessing heavy rainfall and floods this monsoon, the northern parts of India are now also experiencing incessant rains.

Gori river in Uttarakhand in spate during 2013 floods (Source: Chicu Lokgariwar, India Water Portal)
Government to spend Rs 3.5 trillion to provide potable water
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 3 months ago

Government to spend Rs 3.5 trillion under Jal Jeevan Mission: PM Modi

Women filling water from a tap (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Government launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan to tackle water crisis
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 5 months ago

Centre launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched to battle water crisis (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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