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India Is Leaving Its Poor Farmers Behind

Sowing paddy in Tamil Nadu [image by Michael Foley]

Anurag Verma is a rich and curious farmer. His gently waving fields of wheat are ready to ripen, but he …

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Estimated One Crore Devotees Likely To Take Holy Dip In Sangam On Last Day Of Kumbh Mela

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The Sangam, which is the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, is all set to witness the …

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Kumbh Mela 2019 : 35 Lakh Devotees Take Dip In Ganga On Paush Purnima

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Braving intense chill, around 35 lakh devotees took a dip in the River Ganga on the occasion of Paush Purnima …

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Ganga Loses Its Steadfast Champion In GD Agarwal

Put into protective custody in a hospital in Rishikesh, Agarwal refused to break his fast until action on the Ganga was taken [image by: Tarun Bharat Sangh]

Eminent environmentalist GD Agarwal has given up his life for the Ganga. Frustrated with government inaction over reviving the lifeline …

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Why We Need A New Perspective On Rivers

A boy crossing a small channel containing sewage which drains into the Indus near Choglamsar in Leh [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

People have tended to see rivers merely as cubic metres of water to be dammed and diverted, but rivers need …

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Wastewater for India’s Coal Plants an Impractical Dream

Thermal power plants take water away from other uses such as in agriculture and homes/ Source: The Third Pole  The Indian …

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Transboundary Data Sharing Helps Bangladesh to Prepare for Floods

Houses have been flooded in Moulvibazar, Bangladesh, and people are relocating (Image by Serajul Islam) Bangladesh is better prepared to …

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No construction within 100m of Ganga between Haridwar and Unnao : NGT

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A 100-metre area on either side of Ganga between Haridwar and Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) will be a “no-construction, no-development zone”, …

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The Dilemma of Rights to Nature

As the central and provincial governments wash their hands off the idea of implementing the rights of rivers as legal …

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Water-based Transport: Perils and Possibilities

Practical and policy difficulties have led to the limited growth of inland waterway transport in India over the past decade, …

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