Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicWater conservation

Topic: water conservation

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.

SubscriberWrites: From SDGs to menstrual hygiene — water conservation remains the key

Gender mainstreaming in understanding water policy and issues is the need of the hour, says Zeba Zoariah Ahsan.

Not only oxygen, Delhi is struggling for water too. Covid is making it worse

Covid-19 has made Delhi’s recurring water issue infinitely worse. Appropriate measures & technological interventions can lessen the supply-demand gap.

After rural homes, govt now plans mega scheme to extend tap water facility to urban homes

Centre is likely to allocate Rs 2.64 lakh crore in the next budget for the scheme, which will be a joint venture between the central and state governments.

What’s Google got to do with India’s water shortage? Everything, says Jal Shakti ministry

Jal Shakti ministry's presentation on water conservation ends up focusing on the scheme's success in trending on Google Analytics and Twitter.

India not water deficit, severe neglect to blame for crisis, says Central Water Commission

India not water deficit, says Central Water Commission. 120-page report suggests lifestyle changes, rewards and punishments to help conserve water.

On Camera

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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