Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Newsletter : India Water Portal

Newsletter : India Water Portal

We have put together some of our latest articles for your read in this week's newsletter. Know all about the latest on the oil spill that is wreaking havoc on Chennai coast; the pathetic state of India's burgeoning urban slums that provide shelter to the migrants; the shrinking Delhi ridge from encroachment; the sorry state of poromboke lands in Chennai; and the latest on Tamil Nadu's drought situation. 

Chennai coast chokes on oil
Lack of preparedness by government authorities in dealing with the massive oil spill on the Chennai coast has transformed it into one of the worst crises on the coast.
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The search for a shelter
The sorry state of urban slums are testimony to poorly implemented policies for the rehabilitation of migrants.
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Capital punishment
While Delhi gasps for fresh air, its green lung, the Delhi ridge, is shrinking in space due to encroachment.
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No man's land
The state of the poromboke lands in Chennai signifies the deteriorating nature of its ecology. Saving them is important not just to preserve a tradition but also to safeguard growing urban spaces.

Beyond drought: Tamil Nadu's chain of misfortunes
Tamil Nadu continues to witness cycles of flood and drought annually. Mismanagement of traditional water management systems is one of the main reasons.
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Weekly roundups

News: Negligence behind the degradation of Uttarakhand wetlands: WWF; 40 percent cut in water supply for polluting river; Pakistan responsible for disputes in Indus Water Treaty: UNDP; Lohit dam study gets approved; TN unable to share its water with Kerala.
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Policy: Budget up by 11 and 19 percent for water and environment ministries respectively; Committee seeks report on Chennai oil spills; Centre approves Rs 1,350 crore to Andhra Pradesh under AMRUT; Rs 157 crore sanctioned to Haryana government for drinking water project; Green nod for expansion of Upper Krishna Irrigation Project.
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Sanitation news: Union government's open defecation free tag for Mumbai far from believable; Barmer launches unique scheme to promote toilet usage; Government school teachers asked to submit selfies with toilets; BBMP to penalise Bengaluru residents who fail to segregate garbage at source; Bihar government to reward officials responsible for making blocks and districts open defecation free in the state.


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