“Sardar Sarovar Dam” provides irrigation water in summer for the first time in history

What is the News? Sardar Sarovar Dam usually has no water for irrigation during summers. However, for the first time in history, the dam has been filled with Narmada water.  About Sardar Sarovar Dam: Sardar Sarovar Narmada Dam is a terminal dam built on the Narmada river at Kevadia in Gujarat’s Narmada district. The dam… Continue reading “Sardar Sarovar Dam” provides irrigation water in summer for the first time in history

“Mekedatu Project” – A Panel to investigate charges of illegal construction

What is the News? The National Green Tribunal(NGT) has formed a committee to investigate the alleged violation of norms in the construction of the Mekedatu project across the Cauvery river. The NGT has also directed the panel to submit a report on or before July 5. About Mekedatu Project: Mekedatu project is a balancing reservoir… Continue reading “Mekedatu Project” – A Panel to investigate charges of illegal construction

High Mercury level Found in Rivers linked to Greenland’s Glacial Meltwaters

What is the News? According to a study published in Nature Geoscience, Greenland’s glacial meltwaters have unusually high levels of mercury. About the study: Researchers from the Florida State University have analyzed the meltwater rivers. These rivers receive substantial amounts of water from the Greenland ice sheet. The samples were filtered to remove any sediment… Continue reading High Mercury level Found in Rivers linked to Greenland’s Glacial Meltwaters

Impact of Groundwater Depletion on Cropping Intensity

Sypnosis: An International team conducted a study to understand the impact of Groundwater depletion on Cropping Intensity in India. About the study: The International team studied the impact of groundwater depletion on cropping intensity in India. It analysed India’s three main irrigation types of winter cropped areas: dug wells, tube wells, canals. It also analyzed… Continue reading Impact of Groundwater Depletion on Cropping Intensity

Concerns Associated to Ken-Betwa Link project

Synopsis –The Ken-Betwa link project raised serious concerns about the project’s benefits and the massive environmental impact it would have.  Introduction- On World Water Day (March 22nd), MP and UP signed a tripartite agreement with the Centre to introduce the Ken-Betwa link Project (KBLP). But the project will have a significant environmental impact, and its… Continue reading Concerns Associated to Ken-Betwa Link project

“Chilika Lake” was a part of the Bay of Bengal: Study

What is the News? According to a study by the National Institute of Oceanography(NIO), Chilika lake was once a part of the Bay of Bengal. About Chilika Lake: Chilika Lake is Asia’s largest brackish water lake located in the State of Odisha. A narrow spit separates it from the Bay of Bengal. Click Here to… Continue reading “Chilika Lake” was a part of the Bay of Bengal: Study

Water conservation is must for preventing another pandemic

Synopsis: NITI Aayog has expressed concerns over the poor water quality in India. This gives a conducive environment for the spread of another pandemic through the water. Thus, it requires an effective mechanism for water conservation. Background: NITI Aayog, Water Aid, and others have found that over 70% of India’s surface and groundwater is contaminated… Continue reading Water conservation is must for preventing another pandemic

Interlinking of Rivers Project in India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh signed an agreement to implement the first phase of the Interlinking of Rivers project. The tripartite agreement aims to implement the Ken-Betwa River Link Project (KBLP). It is a historical moment in the ambitious interlinking of rivers project in India. In… Continue reading Interlinking of Rivers Project in India – Explained, Pointwise

What is the “Ken-Betwa Link Project”?

What is the News? Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh signed a memorandum of agreement to implement the Ken Betwa Link Project(KBLP). About Ken-Betwa Link Project: Ken-Betwa Link Project is the first project under the National Perspective Plan for the interlinking of rivers. Under this project, water from the Ken River will be… Continue reading What is the “Ken-Betwa Link Project”?

Initiatives under ‘Namami Gange Programme’

What is the News? The Government of India is currently implementing several initiatives under the Namami Gange Programme to clean the polluted rivers of Ganga. Namami Gange Programme: Launched in: The Programme was launched in 2014. It is an Integrated Conservation Mission under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. Aim: To achieve effective abatement of pollution,… Continue reading Initiatives under ‘Namami Gange Programme’