Mumbai's burgeoning water needs leave nearby villages parched; city's wasted and free supply more than Nagpur's daily need
The preferential treatment for cities over rural areas is not just limited to Mumbai. It is a common practice across Maharashtra. A November 2015 report had exposed the stark rural-urban divide, revealing the cities in the state get 400 percent more drinking water than villages even though 55 percent of Maharashtra is rural.
Storsudret receives alot of rainwater but the challenge is to collect and store it to last the summer.
Water has been made more or less invisible in our cities; we tend to take it for granted: Jane Withers
In a conversation with Firstpost, Jane Withers spoke of her relationship with water, the importance of using design to find holistic solutions to environmental problems and of the indigenous systems civilisations of the past used to harness the power of water.
Mission Paani launch event today: News18's awareness campaign could be key in preventing a nationwide water crisis
Mission Paani is the biggest national effort to make water conservation a community-driven movement.
Halfway through monsoon, 72 of 100 major reservoirs in India record below-normal water storage; Gujarat, Maharashtra worst-hit
The scenario is particularly worrying in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The basin storage in Tapi, Sabarmati, and rivers of the Kutch and Godavari are "highly deficient", the data revealed.
Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha to review Jal Shakti Abhiyan as droughts, monsoon wreak havoc across country
Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha will review Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched by the government in 1,592 blocks in 257 districts across the country on 2 August, 2019.
The Meghalaya Cabinet has approved a draft water policy to address water usage and issues of conservation and protection of water sources in the state.
Mission Paani: Delhi govt's Yamuna water conservation project appears feasible, but needs nod of NGT, farmers
Plans are afoot to conserve water in the 22-kilometre Yamuna floodplain stretch — starting from Palla, where the river enters Delhi, to the other end in Wazirabad — to tide over the looming water crisis.
AAP, BJP joining hands for Okhla plant a welcome step, but political enmity may continue to hamper policy work in Delhi
Recently Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal jointly laid foundation for a sewage water treatment plant in Delhi, showing once again what a Centre-state harmony can do for Delhi
Mission Paani: Women in drought-hit Vellore come together to recharge wells in a bid to raise groundwater level
Vellore had experienced an exponential rise in groundwater levels during 2017 monsoons, and residents are hoping that a similar good fortune would bring them smiles in October when rains lash the parched district.
Piyush Goyal says railways to get cracking on harvesting rainwater at stations, hails Network18's Mission Paani initiative
Union minister Piyush Goyal, in a recent interview with CNN-News18, said the Indian Railways would "get cracking" on rainwater harvesting at stations.
Mission Paani: Centuries-old water conservation practices in Nagaland ensure sufficient supply for daily use, agriculture
While water retention is a very difficult task in hilly regions, the northeast experiences extreme flooding in the monsoons and water scarcity during many of the non-rainy months.
'Mann Ki Baat' 2.0: Devoid of rival bashing, Narendra Modi connects with grassroots, praises non-BJP states for steps to conserve water
In the first episode of 'Mann Ki Baat' 2.0, he picked up the threads he had left before the nation got consumed in the General Election.
'Mann ki Baat' address: Narendra Modi urges people to conserve every drop as water crisis looms large over India
During Mann ki Baat, Narendra Modi also commented on his trip to the Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand right before the counting day, and said that his secluded time in the cave allowed him to compensate for the emptiness caused by not being able to address the nation.
Day not far when potable water will be rationed resource, warns Jal Shakti Ministry; predicts 'Day Zero'-like situation for 17 states
'Day Zero' literally means a situation when the government is forced to shut off the taps and strictly ration water for public and industrial use
RS discusses water issue amid Tamil Nadu crisis; Centre promises clean drinking water for every household by 2024
The Rajya Sabha held a short-duration discussion on water crisis in the country, during which members suggested a slew of steps like river interlinking, district-specific blueprint for water conservation and speedy approval for rainwater harvesting projects.
'Can't forget dark days': Addressing Lok Sabha on 44th anniversary of Emergency, PM takes Congress to task
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the fact that Tuesday was the anniversary of the Emergency to remind Congress of its political misadventures
Narendra Modi castigates Congress over Emergency and Shah Bano case in Lok Sabha, praises voters for electing 'stable govt'
Modi said the NDA was given a chance to rule in 2014 as the people thought it was a way of escaping from the UPA regime.
District Magistrate's push for revival of wells, ponds brings hope in Banda; 471 gram panchayats join movement
Banda DM Heera Lal's ‘Kuan-Talab Jivao Abhiyaan’ initiative to revive the natural and man-made water bodies has started a movement in the district with 471 gram panchayats taking matters into own hands to recharge groundwater in their areas
Goa environmentalists cheer Pramod Sawant's proposal for rain harvesting, raising ground water level
t the NITI Ayog's meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, Sawant said his government would take steps to ensure proper rainwater harvesting to overcome scarcity in the state. Karnataka and Goa, the riparian states of Mahadayi, have been locked in a bitter battle over the sharing of water of the river. Environmentalist Sachin Tendulkar said that the focus should be on rainwater recharge in higher reaches and foothills of the state through micro watershed-based approach.