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Jal Shakti Abhiyan: What can make it more impactful

While the government has ambitious plans to solve the ongoing water crisis, there is a need to clearly spell out the scheme’s outcomes …

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Aquifer mapping programme critical to raise groundwater levels

The National Aquifer Mapping and Management Programme aims to cover more than 25 million square kilometres that have been delineated &…

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Perennial rivers turning seasonal a disturbing trend

We need to work on plans to restore our plain-fed rivers and all other aspects which affect river flows through robust institutions and …

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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 11, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

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Reservoir levels now at 79%

There’s 133.588 billion cubic metre of water in 113 reservoirs in the country

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Deserts not deserted, but full of floral, faunal activity

These unforgiving lands may appear lifeless only to the unacquainted, but they are a unique and living ecosystem

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Rains get reservoir levels to 73%

Overall storage still less than normal in seven states

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Reservoir levels rise after rains, but fail to cross normal storage mark in many states

At least 10 states still hold water below their normal storage levels

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Reservoir levels up 42%, but storage still below half mark

Live storage levels in 103 reservoirs increased to 76.845 BCM from 54.258 BCM in a week

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Environment ministry's 50-year plan to tackle water crisis

An expert committee has proposed to regulate the overuse of water in agriculture by registration of inventories for borewells across the …

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Rivers' dry run

Ten of the 15 monitored river basins registered a dip in their reservoir levels between May 2014 and 2019

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Chennai water crisis: A wake-up call for Indian cities

Cities being the powerhouse of our economy, much more is required to make them sustainable and livable

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