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Water Conservation

Biodiversity exhibition on wheels

The aim of the mobile exhibition is to create awareness about India's biodiversity, climate change and water and energy conservation Read also: Convention on Biological Diversity Photographs by: Meeta Ahlawat

Biodiversity exhibition on wheels

Students from a Haryana government school travelled all the way from Faridabad to view the exhibition Read also: Convention on Biological Diversity Photographs by: Meeta Ahlawat

Biodiversity exhibition on wheels

The mobile exhibition showcases biodiversity and climate change and will travel to 57 locations across India Read also: Convention on Biological Diversity Photographs by: Meeta Ahlawat

Biodiversity exhibition on wheels

The Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) train spent four sunny days at the Delhi cantt station Read also: Convention on Biological Diversity Photographs by: Meeta Ahlawat

An Act to commodify water

Posted on: 5 Dec, 2012
Meghalaya's draft water Act omits conservation and management from the sustainability point of view Meghalaya has joined the august band of states that have legislated on water resources. Its draft water Act has a lot on “management”, but nothing on protection or conservation even though the Act purports to be about water and not just its management. The notable difference is that the state's Act does not differentiate between ground, surface or rain water while nearly a dozen other states have Acts specifically to manage groundwater.

Bundelkhand's dalit women join hands to drought-proof their villages

Author(s): Shehfar
Issue Date: Oct 11, 2012
As in the previous years, farmers of the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh started facing acute water shortage this year, too, with the onset of summer. There were media reports of farmers stealing water to irrigate crops. With scant rains and little help from the government, most people in the region faced a bleak future. But people of three backward districts in the region—Jalaun, Hamirpur and Lalitpur—hope to ease their water woes. They have started work to secure their water resources.

Getting the bulletin right

Issue Date: Aug 24, 2012
In the PBS documentary, Monsoon, the poet S P Kurada notes, “The wild monsoon winds blow with abandon, swaying everything in their path.

Capturing the monsoons

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2012
Drops for the economy

Angioplasty of streams

Author(s): Ashwin Aghor
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2012

Subverting a basic human right

Author(s): Shiney Varghese
Issue Date: Apr 15, 2012
The new draft National Water Policy circulated by the Union Ministry of Water Resources to water experts suggests that the government is poised to withdraw from its responsibility of water service delivery, and that multinational corporations and financial institutions might have too big a say in water allocation and policy.
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