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Odisha leads in the provision of quality drinking water on household tap connections
News this fortnight Posted on 04 Apr, 2024 08:55 AM

Odisha emerges as the only state to guarantee quality drinking water on household tap connections

Quality drinking water, a priority (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Navigating challenges in India's Green Credit Programme
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 01 Apr, 2024 07:07 PM

Green Credit Programme: Balancing innovation and environmental impact

(Image: Johannes Plenio/Stocksnap/CC0 1.0 DEED)
A Public Information System to map unplanned urbanisation in Bengaluru unveiled
News this fortnight Posted on 22 Mar, 2024 09:10 AM

Scientists from IISc unveil a Public Information System to map unplanned urbanisation in Bengaluru  

The growing concrete jungle in Indian cities (Image Source: Amita Bhaduri)
NGT orders response on Chennai’s Chitlapakkam lake encroachments
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 19 Mar, 2024 06:09 PM

NGT seeks accountability for Chitlapakkam lake encroachments

Chitlapakkam lake, Chennai (Image: Destination Infinity, Wikimedia Commons)
Traditional water mills to solve Arunachal's growing power crisis
Posted on 04 Mar, 2024 03:01 PM

Traditional water mills can be a promising solution to Arunachal's growing power crisis

A traditional watermill in Himachal Pradesh. Image for representation purposes only. (Image Source: India Water Portal)
NGT takes action against illegal sand mining in Muzaffarnagar
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 01 Mar, 2024 07:12 PM

NGT initiates measures to address unauthorised sand mining in Muzaffarnagar

Trucks looting sand from a river (Image: Arayilpdas, Wikimedia Commons)
India adds five more wetlands to its list of Ramsar sites
News this fortnight Posted on 19 Feb, 2024 12:05 PM

Five more wetlands added to India's list of Ramsar sites

India has added five more Ramsar sites to its list ahead of the World Wetlands Day on February 2, making the total count of wetlands classified under Ramsar convention to 80 from the existing 75 covering an area of 1.33 million hectares.

Pashan Lake in Pune (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Controversial Water Pollution Amendment Bill clears Rajya Sabha amidst concerns
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 15 Feb, 2024 10:14 PM

Rajya Sabha passes Amendment Bill decriminalising water pollution offenses: Industry impetus or environmental concerns?

The Amendment Bill may provide potential encouragement to river pollution (Image: Rawpixel)
Pastoralists demand land rights as Banni grasslands of Kutch readied for cheetah breeding
News this fortnight Posted on 05 Feb, 2024 03:31 PM

Maldharis demand land rights as government readies Banni grasslands of Kutch for cheetah breeding

Maldharis grazing buffaloes (Image Source: A. J. T. Johnsingh, WWF-India and NCF via Wikimedia Commons)
Ganga woes unveiled: NGT panel investigates polluted waters during Prayagraj's Magh Mela
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 30 Jan, 2024 08:51 PM

NGT forms committee to address polluted water discharge in Ganga River at Prayagraj

There are significant environmental compliance issues at Prayagraj (Image: Ninara, CC BY 2.0 DEED)
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