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Sushmita Sengupta
Sushmita Sengupta

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2014-10-31

While Delhi struggles to make rainwater harvesting compulsory even after 13 years of amending byelaws, Chennai shows the way

2014-10-15

India depends heavily on groundwater. But overextraction can cause the land to sink. A recent study found that signs of land subsidence are already evident in Kolkata. The Central Ground Water Board has signed anMoU with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing to study the impact of groundwater extraction on land subsidence in northern India. Sushmita Sengupta talks to Pradip Sikdar, a geologist involved in the Kolkata study, on the importance of the new project

2014-9-12

Close scrutiny of the plan submitted by National Mission for Clean Ganga shows why Supreme Court found it vague and rejected it

2014-9-10

Putting a stop to unmindful concretisation of lake beds and drainage channels can save cities from disastrous floods

2014-9-1

Corporate houses will have a major role in Swacchh Bharat Abhiyan which aims at achieving total sanitation by 2019

2014-7-31

The Ganga is getting political attention. What does it take to clean the river? Soma Basu and Sushmita Sengupta travel with photographer Vikas Choudhary from Kanpur to Varanasi, the river's most polluted stretch, to understand why the pollution is so persistent, while Sunita Narain suggests ways to clean it

2014-6-10

Researchers and activists call for urgent revival of Asia’s largest freshwater oxbow lake

2014-4-15

Reviving stormwater drains is the only way to protect cities from water-logging during monsoons

2014-2-5

Bio-products derived from these species could find uses in biotechnology sector and may help fishers find alternative source of living

2013-11-8

Apex court order to leading real estate developer to restore wetland reclaimed for township sets a precedent; order awaited in another case

2013-11-15

Railways has fitted more bio-toilets this year than the total number fitted in the last three years

2013-8-15

Sri Lanka’s Lunawa lake returns to its polluted state after a momentary sparkle

2013-7-15

Sri Lanka employs aquatic plants to clean up its heritage lake

2013-6-30

People protest Dabur’s beverage plant, say it will exhaust groundwater

2012-10-15

Increasing pollution, depleting water table make groundwater in Kathmandu unfit for drinking

2012-2-25

Restoring traditional water structures hold key to making the region water secure

2012-2-15

Colombo’s marshes cannot avert floods the way they used to. Construction is to be blamed

2011-11-2

But authorities cement tank beds and fail to restore water inlet channels

2011-5-15

Over half the 900 wetlands have been encroached upon

2011-1-31

Groundwater level is plunging in Dhaka. Experts call for making rainwater harvesting mandatory

2010-7-17

Conservation plan in the works for Kerala's biggest freshwater lake

2010-1-31

Scarcity teaches a village in Orissa how to manage its water supply
 

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