Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicNational water policy

Topic: National water policy

Shift focus from dams, what India needs is better water management: Top water conservationist

Mihir Shah, who headed high-level committee that drafted National Water Policy 2020, says impact of dam construction on river flows was under scrutiny, owing to concerns over river rejuvenation.

Overwhelming focus on wheat & rice aggravated India’s water crisis: Economist Mihir Shah

Mihir Shah, who headed the panel that drafted National Water Policy, says crop diversification, without endangering national food security, is important for resolving water crisis.

User fees, state-level regulators, fewer dams — what draft National Water Policy proposes

Panel headed by water policy expert Mihir Shah, tasked with updating 2012 National Water Policy, submitted recommendations to Jal Shakti ministry last month.

Kerala floods show how Modi’s got his spending priorities all wrong

Govt spend on water resources is five times lower than on farmers’ credit, crop insurance. Of this, only 3% is spent on flood management.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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