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20 Feb 2022 NEW DELHi
Launched in 2019, the Jal Jeevan Mission has provided new tap water connections to nine crore (90 million0 rural homes in the country despite COVID-19 and lockdown.
14 Feb 2022 DELHI
A new research report claims that between 2014 and 2016, the earth was sinking at the rate of 11 cm every year, which has increased by almost 50 per cent in the next two years to 17 cm per year. The situation in the area of Kapashera near the airport is most worrying among the vulnerable areas as the rate of submergence is very high here.
10 Feb 2022 NEW DELHI, India
A new report from India's Observer Research Foundation explores the mutual benefit derived from sharing water resources and developing hydropower assets.
4 Oct 2021 NEW DELHI
New varieties reduce water and pesticide requirements
7 Apr 2021 NEW DELHI, India
India maintains its position that construction activities on the Chenab River are treaty-compliant. Pakistan requests information share re planned projects.
8 Feb 2021 NEW DELHI, India
While Indian farmers protest against threats to their subsistence livelihoods from three new laws impacting the way produce is priced and sold, the existing state-controlled pricing system continues to be associated with strain on the nation's water resources.Continuing protests against changes to India’s farming laws, reported as the world’s largest peaceful civic process until violence erupted this week, are gaining traction in global media...
4 Feb 2021 DELHI, India
Any attempt by China to build a mega dam upstream of the Brahmaputra River would be an “encroachment on the entitled rights of lower riparian states like India and Bangladesh,” the government of India has said. A 20 January statement released by the Jal Shakti Ministry (India’s ministry for water) and widely reported in the Indian media following a meeting of the nation’s Central Water Commission added that such a move would “adversely affect the availability of water in the Brahmaputra basin during the lean season”...
18 Jan 2021 NEW DELHI
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said pollution-free water forms a basic right under the constitutional framework as it took suo moto cognisance of the issue of contamination of rivers by sewage effluents. A bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, said: "We deem it appropriate at this stage to start with the issue of contamination of river Yamuna...
8 Dec 2020 NEW DELHI, India
PowerChina has announced plans to construct up to 60 gigawatts (GW) of hydropower capacity on the Yarlung Tsangpo River (known in downstream India as the Brahmaputra River) in The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), prompting concern from downstream riparian countries.The plans for the project, described as being three times the capacity of the Three Gorges Dam, are viewed in China as a “historic opportunity” to increase China’s clean energy plan and to support the country’s water supply security...
7 Dec 2020 NEW DELHI
With climate change and reduced water availability affecting major parts of India, an efficient irrigation system is essential for the success of the agriculture sector in India, Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhwat said on Tuesday at a session on ''Role of water and Agrochemicals in envisioning a globally competitive, modern, sustainable & inclusive Indian Agriculture Industry''...
4 Dec 2020 NEW DELHI, India
New satellite images reveal construction of a Chinese village inside Bhutan alongside the Torsa River where a narrow strip of land in mountainous terrain between India and China has long been disputed territory.There are concerns for local rice paddy farmers becaause the last time tensions escalated this summer, local governments in Bhutan blocked canals, stopping water flow into rice paddies in India, where farmers protested by blocking a main border road...
4 Dec 2020 NEW DELHI, India
India has announced plans to build the Shahtoot Dam on Afghanistan’s Kabul River, which will help residents of Kabul but is likely to unsettle downstream Pakistan.Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s union minister for external affairs discussed the plans at a virtual conference held to pledge support of the international community for the reconstruction of Afghanistan...