Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply
Opencast iron ore mining reduces the groundwater table and causes surface water pollution. The village of Pissurlem in the mining-belt of north-east Goa used to be brimming with water; it is now entirely dependent on government tankers.
Farms Acts necessary for Green Revolution 2.0; transparency, income support, incentives and communication are key
India's Farm Acts are a much needed step to get us to Green Revolution 2.0, which in turn will ensure food security at an environmentally appropriate cost. But the laws need transparency, appropriate incentives, and good communication to happen right.
Tanks are silver bullet for India's water woes; why they're disappearing, leaving us more vulnerable to a warming climate
A warming climate, bringing fewer rain days and more intense rainfall events in its wake, makes the role played by tanks even more critical.
Researchers managed to see under the surface to assess chemical reactions that alter the quality of groundwater.
Marathwada Water Grid project is following the hybrid model, in which the company implementing the scheme will be investing 60 percent of the money. Experts say when the companies invest money, they expect returns, and no municipal corporation in Marathwada is in a position to pay more for water.
Mumbai and Delhi are India’s top two megacities in terms of the solid waste generated every day.
Studies on rising groundwater levels contradict on-ground field reports, farm surveys that report well failures.
India among most water-stressed countries despite plentiful rains; inefficient agriculture to blame, says study by global think tank
Inefficient agriculture, that uses up to 80 percent of all water resources in the country, is one of the primary reasons for India’s water stress, says a fellow with WRI India.
People in Paksitan are leaving their villages en masse as the Indus delta sinking means they cannot farm or fish and have no freshwater, thanks to sea level rise and dams upstream
Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce
Recurrent drought in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has turned the once all-providing summer months into a nightmare for Mawasi tribals, forcing the youth to migrate for livelihood while women walk at least 16 kilometres daily for water
Mission Paani: In parched Chennai, residents shell out fortune for water as crisis brings city to its knees
Rampant unplanned development, deficient monsoon last year coupled with inadequate urban planning has brought Chennai to its knees with the southern metropolis facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres
As water tables in Punjab fall, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers. Punjab is warned of turning into a desert state in 25 years. Paddy, biggest water guzzler, sees continued cultivation as agricultural reforms fail.
Chennai water crisis: Way ahead could encompass decentralised sewage treatment, solutions matching pain with gain
If by some miracle, the population shrank, our water bodies were restored, our economic model changed, and citizens voted for water management — the Chennai water crisis would vanish.
Economic Survey 2019 presents good overview, but should not be read as precursor to Sitharaman's maiden Budget
The Economic Survey also takes a view that the NPA issue is behind us and hence banks can now lend.
Chennai water crisis: How 'great' teamwork, muddy data enabled poor management and engineered a disaster
Chennai is overdrawing its ground water 1.85 times. The false sense of plenty is one possible reason why we have managed our water so poorly. But the second possible explanation for poor management is the lack of a good incentive mechanism — either for our politicians or our bureaucracy.
Groundwater overexploited in 16% of talukas, mandals, blocks, at 'critical' levels in 4% of wells examined
Groundwater overexploitation was highest in Punjab (76%) & Rajasthan (66%), followed by Delhi (56%) & Haryana (54%).
Government appoints 255 officers to take charge of water harvesting, conservation efforts in over 1,500 affected blocks
As many as 255 officers, including additional and joint secretaries, have been appointed as in-charge of water-stressed districts in the country to plan ways to conserve the natural resource.
India's metro cities will run out of groundwater in next 10 yrs, claims NITI Ayog report; 40% populace will have no access to drinking water by 2030
The recent report of NITI Ayog on groundwater level says 21 Indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad - will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people. It also says that 40 percent of India's population will have no access to drinking water by 2030.
Groundwater contamination was found to be 12 times higher in Indian villages practicing open defecation
After the open-defecation free campaign, the government will focus on solid and liquid waste management in villages.
The rainfall in the basins of southern peninsula & central India has been declared “deficient" & "large deficient".