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Latest Articles in Environment

Dealing With Water Woes

NITI Aayog’s Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) Report 2018 has raised an alarm about zero groundwater levels by 2020 for 21 major cities.

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Asian Water Crisis & Good Practices

Unplanned development – rapid growth in urban sprawl, unwieldy urban migration and densification, has led to unwarranted groundwater extraction.

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India Ranks 13 On National Water Stress Rankings Across Globe

While the Middle East and North African countries are the most water-stressed areas, World Bank informs that the region has the highest expected economic losses on account of climate-related water scarcity which is estimated to be at 6-14 per cent of GDP by 2050.

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National Clean Air Program: Key Features, Challenges

The Government of India launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to curtail air pollution in January 2019.

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Bangalore Has Lowest Access To Piped Water Amongst 15 Global South cities: Study

According to ‘Unaffordable and Undrinkable: Rethinking Urban Water Access in the Global South' report, out of 15 cities, India’s Bangalore is the second city which has the lowest access to piped water after Karachi from Pakistan.

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India Is Not Quite In Deep Waters Yet

Depleting groundwater will lead to a yawning gap in demand and availability of fresh water by 2030. Is India’s profligate society on a self-destructive mode?

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SpiceJet Posts Quarterly Profit As Jet Downfall Drives Demand

Standalone net profit, excluding earnings of non-core units, was Rs 2.62 billion in the three months to June-end, compared to a loss of Rs 380.6 million a year earlier.

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Not A Drop To Drink Anymore

By 2030, India’s water demand is projected to be twice the available supply, implying severe water scarcity for a majority of the population and an eventual six per cent loss in the country’s GDP.

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Everybody Has To Come On Board: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Jal Shakti Minister, Government of India

The newly created Jal Shakti Ministry reflects the ‘mission mode’ the Narendra Modi government has adopted to preserve and conserve water bodies and mandate efficient use of the dwindling resource. A very optimistic Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat tells BW Businessworld’s Sheena Sachdeva that conserving water should become a people’s movement

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Should we Commoditise Water?

We should be investing heavily in water too starting with upgrading our water infrastructure and introducing newer technologies to irrigation.

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Rs. 700 Crore Loss Due To Cyclone Fani

While addressing the audience during a session titled 'Building disaster-resilient infrastructure for the nation against climate change impacts', Kishore informed that the telecom sector was worst affected. While talking on disaster-resilient infrastructures in the country, he said that airports are another such infrastructure that is badly affected.

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India Receives 42 Per Cent More Rains Than Average This Week: IMD

India received 42 per cent more rainfall than the 50-year average in the week to July 31, data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) showed.

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Air Quality Index Reaches 65: A Wave Of Clean Breath For Delhiites

Delhi, mentioned among the foremost polluted cities within the world, is presently enjoying few of its cleanest-air days due to the monsoon rains.

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Indian industry Can Lead The Way In Water Conservation

Policies that propagate and incentivise investment in water conservation need to be created.

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India To Get Above-Average Monsoon Rains In Next Two Weeks: IMD Official

India has received 17 per cent less rain than average since the monsoon season began on June 1.

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