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Ground Water India 2016: Plethora of petitions, but no effective action

The year has seen many news reports about national and global water bottling brands abstracting groundwater without valid licenses. In the wake of severe drought, thermal power plants have been criticized for aggravating the water crisis. Reports have suggested that…

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Wetlands Review 2016: Legal Interventions

Featured image showing  36 Wetlands in India requiring urgent attention as per a 2014 petition filed in apex court (Image Source: Live Mint)  In the third part of Wetlands Review 2016, SANDRP presents an account of major decisions taken by…

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DRP News Bulletin 30 Jan 2017 (After 31 years, SC transfers Ganga case to NGT without achieving clean river)

People walking on the bank of Ganga in Allahabad SC transfers PIL on cleaning Ganga to NGT In a major development, after monitoring Ganga cleaning work for last 31 years and without achieving any cleaner river,  the Supreme Court on…

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In the Pits: the Ganga River, dredged to death

Guest Blog by Nachiket Kelkar (rainmaker.nsk@gmail.com) When human beings fall into manholes or die in traffic accidents on a highway they are all over the news. We pity and fear such news, and feel sad for the deceased, just because the whole event is so…

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Unabated Riverbed Mining in Saharanpur, UP, Puts Delhi’s Water Supply under Threat

Delhi water supply from Yamuna River through Munak canal has been severely impacted by Jat quota stir as the violent mob has damaged the Munak canal. As a result thousands of Delhiites are facing great difficulty in securing potable water….

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हिंडन जगाने के लिए जानना जरूरी

Guest blog by Arun Tiwari (amethiarun@gmail.com)

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National Green Tribunal’s Fourth Foundation Day: Why such a pro hydro bias?

The National Green Tribunal, NGT marked its 4th Foundation Day on 18 October 2014, with an impressive fanfare. A full day function was organized at the Plenary hall of the capital’s iconic Vigyan Bhawan. NGT in this short span has…

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