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After ugly spat at Nagarjuna dam, AP and Telagana agree to resolve water dispute

Police forces of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana got into an ugly brawl over water row between the two states. Scene at Nagarjuna Sagar dam area was quite shocking as two law enforcement forces collid

Clean Ganga and water management key to India’s growth

Reviving Ganga is an important priority for the country since 45 percent of the country’s population depends on the river for livelihood and well-being, said Sanwar Lal Jat, minister of state

Tough norms on emission and water consumption for thermal power plants likely

As India takes lead in world climate change policies, the ministry of environment, forests and climate change has drafted new emission and water consumption standards for thermal power plants.

Goa crime branch probe into bribery scam involving US firm

The Goa government has decided to review all projects in which services of US-based company Louis Berger were engaged even as the state crime branch has started the investigation into the bribery s

Maneka goes for virtual world on #100women initiatives

Union minister for women & child development Maneka Gandhi is taking to social media to interact with people on the issue of #100Women Initiative contest launched by her ministry.  This in

Morning briefing: Promises in poll manifesto not legally enforceable, says supreme court

Tall promises made by political parties in their election manifestos got legal sanction as the Supreme Court on Monday refused to tie parties down to their grandiose claims. Refusing to entertain a

Water crisis is the biggest killer in making, writes Murli Manohar Joshi

Water is essential for sustaining life and our ecosystem as a whole and India is by far the largest and fastest growing consumer of ground water in the world. In our country, ground water is a comm

This is how Puducherry treats wastewater

Puducherry has come up with an eco-friendly way of treating water in a fishing hamlet Chinna Kalapet. Based on a technology called SHEFROL (sheet flow root level) bioreactor, the wastewater treatme

Has anyone read the drought management guidelines?

A number of districts in the country, especially in Maharashtra, have been reeling under drought for several months. Though water is a state subject, there have been a number of guidelines released

How women in rural Odisha turned water-logging to their advantage

As a fourth of the country`s populace is hit-by drought, here is a lesson to be learnt from women in villages adjoining Puri district of Odisha. They have turned water logging in their fields to th

Hunger for coal before thirst for water

 Even as the country reels under severe drought, information secured by Greenpeace through RTI suggests that the government is willing to overlook the policy meant to protect pristine forests,

All’s not well as wells end

Of the many thought-provoking stories by literary legend Premchand, there is one about a landlord’s arrogance and water scarcity. It is titled ‘Thakur ka Kuan’ (the landlord&rsquo

302 polluted stretches along 275 rivers across India

There are 302 polluted river stretches along 275 rivers in the country. The pollution assessment is based on the bio-chemical oxygen demand (BOD) levels which are the key indicators of pollution, M

Cowering Chennai fears flood fury

It’s been seven months since swirling flood waters ravaged Chennai, and the painful 2015 memory is still afresh for Robertson. “It was the most horrific experience of my life. We are sc

Why pump life into Saraswati when other rivers are on deathbed?

The river Saraswati flowed steadily for over 2,000 years, before dying over 4,000 years back. The Haryana government is now intent on bringing it back to life, even as many other rivers across the

Peri-urban areas losing access to water due to urbanisation, says research

A new research supported by international development research centre (IDRC) has shown that peri-urban areas lose access to their water sources due to growing urbanisation. The research was

Experts stress on the need to scale up village water safety and security process

Scaling up village water safety and security (VWSS) can help improve access to quality drinking water and condition of household toilets. It can also help face floods and drought situations, NGO sa

Our relationship with water

The editors of Water: Growing Understanding, Emerging Perspectives faced a considerable challenge in selecting 29 articles that were published previously in the journal Economic and Politi

Understanding Cauvery water dispute

Life in Bengaluru came to a halt this week following the Cauvery water protest that led to the worst violence in ten years.  States of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have always been in conflict ove

Cauvery water dispute “because of greed”

India’s leading water expert and president of the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, S Janakarajan, wonders why Chennai, a city that receives 1,250 mm ra

Farmers in Cauvery delta region fear crop failure

The supreme court has asked Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu every day till further orders. However, farmers living near Cauvery delta region are worried as their li

In Ballia, how poisonous arsenic has ravaged the rivers

Arsenic took my brother’s life. He had developed a wound on his foot from where blood and pus used to ooze out all the time. Despite that, he fought for all of us and tried his best to bring

Water may be put in the concurrent list

Union minister Uma Bharti on Friday said that the centre is discussing the issue of bringing water into concurrent list with states. To place water in the concurrent list is a propos

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