Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan a low impact, high expenditure scheme: CAG
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 2 months ago

Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan had a low impact in making Maharashtra drought free: CAG

Deepening work in progress under the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (Source: Ravindra Pomane)
Market linkage could ensure higher returns for farm produce
A study finds out gaps in the way farmer producer organisations are handling their operations and the available infrastructure. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 3 months ago

A recent national study on farmer producer’s organisations (FPOs) supported by Tata Trusts investigates gaps looming in business transactions between FPOs and market players and recommends interventions to bridge these.

Red chilli wholesale market at Karnataka (Image: Pxhere, CC0 Public Domain)
Bihar and northeast India reel under floods, Assam worst hit
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 4 months ago

Flood batters three northeast states, Assam worst affected

People take a boat to cross the flood-ravaged Brahmaputra (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water levels in major reservoirs maximum in last 13 years: CWC
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Water storage level 76 percent more than last year: CWC

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
A national action plan to ensure sustainable and responsible business on the anvil
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

Centre to finalise National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

An industrial area in Chhattisgarh (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Mahadayi river water dispute receives final award
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 8 months ago

Karnataka allowed to implement Kalasa-Banduri project

The Mandovi river disputed between Karnataka and Goa (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Monitoring guidelines for sand mining released
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 10 months ago

Guidelines to monitor illegal sand mining released

For the first time, the Environment Ministry has released Enforcement and Monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining 2020 to monitor and check illegal sand mining in the country.

Illegal sand mining continues in the country unabated (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Godavari, Krishna rivers will not be linked
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 10 months ago

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana shelve plan to link Godavari and Krishna rivers

Prakasam Barrage across Krishna river (Source: Subhash Chandra via Wikipedia)
Replacing rice will improve India’s climate resilience
A study calls for solutions that can benefit farmers and the environment and positively impact India's nutrition indicators. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 11 months ago

A new study finds that introducing coarse cereals such as millet and sorghum could improve India’s national food supply in many ways.

Rice field in Karnataka (Image: Guldem Ustun, Flickr Commons, CC BY 2.0)
NGT pushes to ban RO purifiers for water with TDS below 500 mg/l
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

NGT pushes MoEF to issue notification to ban unnecessary use of RO purifiers

A domestic RO water purifier
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