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Monthly Archives: March 2016


Fish Sanctuaries in Western Ghats of Maharashtra

Above: Near the fish Sanctuary at Tekpowale, Pune Photo: Sarosh Ali Introduction . In India, there has been a rich tradition of communities trying to conserve a part of their ecosystem as a microcosm for the rest. The Western Ghats…

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Sugar Industry Lifts (read steals) drinking water released for Maharashtra’s Drought-hit places

Above: Dry Pravara River Bed, with sugarcane on one side and frantic well drilling in the riverbed on the other (Photo: Parineeta Dandekar) Large parts of Maharashtra are facing possibly the worst droughts in the past 100 years, the third drought…

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DRP News Bulletin 28 March 2016(Is India facing its worst-ever water crisis?)

Is India facing its worst-ever water crisis? On 11 March first time in 30 years history power generation at Farakka power plant in West Bengal was suspended for 10 days due to non-availability of water in Ganges. Nobody is sure why…

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Dams, Rivers & People Magazine issues of Sept 2015 – March 2016

Above: Cover page of Feb-March 2016 issue of DRP Magazine The latest issues of our magazine “Dams, Rivers & People” are now available online at following links:

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Bihar Floods of 1987-I

Above: Cover photo and map from NIDM report on Bihar floods of 2007 GUEST BLOG BY Dr. Dinesh Kumar Mishra (dkmishra108@gmail.com)  Background Bihar faced the worst floods if its history in 1987[1], the records of which are yet to be…

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DRP News Bulletin 21 March 2016 (‘Towards Noyyal’ A people’s initiative to restore a river’s glory)

Tamil Nadu A people’s initiative to restore a river’s glory The Noyyal River Restoration Federation will launch ‘Noyyalai Nokki’ (Towards Noyyal), a people’s initiative to restore the Noyyal river system on 26 March. Social activist Anna Hazare will launch the…

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Maharashtra Economic Survey 2015-16

Promise of credible Irrigation Data remains unfulfilled yet again Economic Survey Report of Maharashtra state for the year 2015-16 is out. For the Agriculture and allied activities sector, its findings are sad though not shocking. The sector has clocked negative growth rate…

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NWDA & EIA lies on Ken Betwa River Link nailed by IGF (WL): Will EAC take action against them now?

The official minutes of the 37th meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Board of Wild Life (NBWL) held on Feb 26, 2016, about the Ken Betwa Link Project (KBLP) Phase I have exposed the lies of project developer…

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Smart Urban Water options: Recycle waste water

Recycling and reuse of wastewater is an important aspect of water management providing a way to increase available water while also preventing pollution of water bodies by sewage. An estimated 62,000 million litres per day (MLD) sewage is generated in…

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Smart Urban Water options: Harvest rainwater, Protect water bodies

Municipal water supply systems in India are struggling to meet the demands of the burgeoning population in cities. Rapid urbanisation is increasing the freshwater demand for different purposes. Ground water being used to meet water shortages has fallen to dangerously…

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