New Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022 announced
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 03 Mar, 2022 11:59 AM

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022: Centre notifies guidelines on EPR for plastic packaging

The Environment Ministry has notified comprehensive guidelines on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for plastic packaging.

A water warrior’s fight springs hope for springs!
Shailendra Patel, a passionate water warrior from Pune, is on a mission to save a live spring in the city. It is important that he is heard and action taken! Posted on 07 Feb, 2022 02:34 PM

Springs, symbols of life, freedom, spontaneity draw unique images in our minds – of a bubbling rush of water rolling boisterously, snaking over rocks, picking up pebbles and sand along its path full of jumping fish, occasional frogs, insects, algae – surrounded by green wild bushes and thick vegetation.

Increase in extreme flooding events in the Upper Ganga Basin post 1995
Upstream hydrological modifications altered the basin hydrology, says study Posted on 13 Jan, 2022 05:21 PM

Climate change and anthropogenic activities pose serious threats to river basin hydrology worldwide. The Ganga River is the lifeline for close to half a billion people in the northern Indian region. During the twentieth century, the hydrology of the basin has been significantly modified owing to increasing anthropogenic interventions and changing climatic conditions.

The available hydrological dataset at different gauging stations was used to perform the hydrological analysis