Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti will launch a new national drinking water programme named ‘Swajal’ from Uttarakashi district in Uttarakhand on February 20.

A high-powered inter-ministerial committee constituted by the Water Resources Ministry has counseled caution while carrying out proposed desilting of the Ganga from Bhimgauda (Uttarakhand) to Fara

The Water Resources Ministry is on tenterhooks on account of its Central Water Commission’s fresh study pointing to a continuous decline in the water level in country’s 91 major reservoirs.

While the BJP government in Haryana has gone to town claiming discovery of the mythical Saraswati river, the Centre is hedging its bet on it, at least for now.

Haryana will be the first state where mapping of underground water will be completed. This would be done by May, said sources.

The Union Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned 42 projects for Jammu and Kashmir during 2012-15.

The Socio-Economic and Caste Census released by the Centre on Friday puts Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on a par, but ahead of other states and Union Territories in terms of percentage of

Rapid urbanisation in Gurgaon has cast a shadow on the agriculture sector. It adversely affected the rural life in a big way as it has eroded the agricultural base and ruptured traditional values.

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (PCB) is all set to take action against people who have carried out constructions on the Aravali hills in Gurgaon in violation of the environmental norms.

Also, the board today submitted an affidavit to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), which is located in the national capital, on the issue, as directed by it. Besides, it will take the cases to a local environment court.

The face-off between the government and farmers agitating for higher compensation for land acquired for a rail freight corridor entered the third day today. The farmers raised anti-government slogans.

They alleged that the government was following the Land Acquisition Act in fixing the compensation to them. The Railways had acquired 450 acres at 19 villages of this district for its Dadri-Mumbai freight corridor.