CSIR-CMERI Mechanized Scavenging System- A Filip to the Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan

Source: This post is based on the article “CSIR-CMERI Mechanized Scavenging System” published in PIB on 1st September 2021. What is the News? CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute is developing a Mechanized Scavenging System. What is a Mechanized Scavenging System? A Mechanized Scavenging System is being developed with the aim to eliminate human contact with… Continue reading CSIR-CMERI Mechanized Scavenging System- A Filip to the Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan

Conserving groundwater: Role of women crucial in bringing about significant change

Source: This post is based on article “Conserving groundwater: Role of women crucial in bringing about significant change” published in Down to Earth on 31st August 2021. Relevance: Role of women to address the water crisis of India. Synopsis: Increased women participation in groundwater management will shift the intended objectives from technology to governance, demand… Continue reading Conserving groundwater: Role of women crucial in bringing about significant change

Mapping groundwater sources by CSIR will help to utilise groundwater for drinking purposes: Union Minister

Source: This post is based on the article “Mapping groundwater sources by CSIR” published in PIB on 30th August, 2021. What is the News? The Union Science and Technology Minister has said that the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is using the latest technology to map sources of groundwater in arid regions that will… Continue reading Mapping groundwater sources by CSIR will help to utilise groundwater for drinking purposes: Union Minister

NMCG hosts Session on ‘Integrated River Basin Management: Stakeholder Engagement’ on Day 2 of Stockholm World Water Week, 2021

Source: PIB About the news: The National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG) recently hosted a Meet & Mingle session on ‘Integrated River Basin Management(IRBM): Stakeholder Engagement on the Stockholm World Water Week 2021. About the World Water week: World Water Week is the leading annual global event for concretely addressing the planet’s major water issues. The… Continue reading NMCG hosts Session on ‘Integrated River Basin Management: Stakeholder Engagement’ on Day 2 of Stockholm World Water Week, 2021

Fate of Afghanistan’s karez system uncertain, but south India’s surangam thriving

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Traditional methods of water conservation in India. Synopsis: The karez system in Afghanistan, a legacy of its Persian cultural linkage, has suffered extensive damage in 43 years of war and stares at an uncertain future under the Taliban’s second regime. But hundreds of miles to the south, a similar system called… Continue reading Fate of Afghanistan’s karez system uncertain, but south India’s surangam thriving

Catch the rain, fix water crisis: How Odisha leads by example

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Fighting water crisis in India, Odisha model of rain water harvesting Synopsis: Urbanization poses a threat to our natural environment, it is leading to water scarcity, disasters, loss of biodiversity and more. However, sustainable urbanization can offer a solution for the emerging urban problems as reflected by Odisha model. Context… Continue reading Catch the rain, fix water crisis: How Odisha leads by example

India’s looming water crisis and urgent measures to address it

Source: Livemint Relevance: Measures needed to address India’s water crisis Synopsis: The groundwater table in India is falling at faster rate than ever, and thus we need radical changes in agricultural practices along with other measures to address the water crisis of India. Context India is facing a water crisis. Water tables in many states… Continue reading India’s looming water crisis and urgent measures to address it

Water crisis looms large in Himalayan regions, finds study

News: According to a survey, published in the journal Water Policy, eight towns in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region of Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan were nearly 20%-70% deficient in their water supply. Facts: Key takeaways: Major Challenges faced: changing water budgets, increasing demand for water and water scarcity. Reasons for water crisis: poor water… Continue reading Water crisis looms large in Himalayan regions, finds study

Gujarat facing massive water crisis

Gujarat is facing a massive water crisis. The scarcity is particularly acute in the Saurashtra region, Kutch, North Gujarat and parts of tribal pockets in central and South Gujarat. The available water in all the dams of these regions is negligible. However, Sardar Sarovar dam and the Narmada canal network has enough water to sustain… Continue reading Gujarat facing massive water crisis