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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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Inland Waterways: A Threat To Aquatic Life, Communities Dependent On Rivers?

Are Inland Waterways worth the benefits in the form of trade, tourism, etc. or are they more harm to the aquatic life, environment, and people than good?

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Water Pollution: Most Searched Keyword For Two Consecutive Years

Water pollution as a keyword has been searched 2,46,000 times in January 2018 and January 2019, though, became the top searched keyword in two consecutive years.

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Should We Commoditise Water?

Commoditization of water could very well be a sensitive (and borderline irrational) topic and definitely not a topic we think about today but the burning question especially for highly populated countries like India remains ‘what can be done to make water conservation more effective?’

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India To Receive Below-Average Monsoon Rains In Next Two Weeks

"Weather model is showing a deficiency in rainfall over central and western India in the next two weeks", said an official with the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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Urban Heat Islands: How Can The Government Handle The Current Climate Change Scenario Of The Country?

Focus on rainwater harvesting, storm-water management is essential, says Dr. Mahreen Matto, Water Management Programme Manager at Centre for Science and Environment

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A Herculean Challenge

The acute shortage of water and the crisis thereof is a complex web of issues and challenges that has attracted a clutch of start-ups. Water management solutions firms are fighting a mammoth battle to save and re-use this precious commodity called water.

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Budget 2019: To Mitigate Environmental Issues - Govt Should Have Proper Fund Allocation

The upcoming budget is eagerly looked upon by all concerned for the environment. There is huge pressure on the Finance Ministry for the proper allocation of funds.

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