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’

Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill 2021- Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Amendment Bill,2021. The MMDR Bill 2021 seeks to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. This bill is expected to be the watershed moment in the development of mines and minerals in India.  In this article,… Continue reading Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill 2021- Explained, Pointwise

116th meeting of the “Permanent Indus Commission(PIC)”

What is the News? India and Pakistan will hold the 116th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission(PIC) in New Delhi. They will discuss water sharing issues and address each other’s concerns with the Indus Water Treaty. About Permanent Indus Commission(PIC): The Permanent Indus Commission is a bilateral commission of officials from India and Pakistan. It… Continue reading 116th meeting of the “Permanent Indus Commission(PIC)”

PM launched Jal Shakti Abhiyan: ‘Catch the Rain’ campaign

What is the News? The Prime Minister has launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain campaign on World Water Day. About Catch the Rain Campaign: Catch the Rain is a Jan Andolan campaign. It aims to take water conservation at the grass-roots level through people’s participation. The campaign intends to accelerate water conservation across… Continue reading PM launched Jal Shakti Abhiyan: ‘Catch the Rain’ campaign