NITI Aayog will provide Rs 1,000 crore to save a large population in various states where people are forced to consume groundwater that contains excess of health-crippling arsenic and fluoride.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to support 19 provinces across the country which have been affected by drought and salinity intrusion with VND284.5 billion (US$12.7 million) in aid.

Indian National Agricultural Research System (NARS), including various ICAR Institute of State Agricultural Universities, has been making concerted efforts over the past several decades for developing improved genotypes in different crops with enhance tolerance to various abiotic stresses to cope with weather aberrations.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on contamination of drinking water, 03/08/2015. Rajasthan is the worst State affected with 22,254 water quality affected habitations which are yet to be provided safe drinking water as on 1/4/2015.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on contaminated drinking water, 23/07/2015. As on 1/4/2015, States have reported 66,761 rural habitation with water quality contaminations like arsenic, fluoride, iron, salinity and nitrate. State-wise details of water quality affected habitations which are yet to be provided with safe drinking water is at Annex-I. Under the centrally sponsored National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), 67% of the funds released to States can be utilized for coverage and tackling water quality problems.

The official figures of water supply seem at variance from the ground reality raising doubts about the utilisation of grants to strengthen the delivery system in the district.

Oxfam’s Grow campaign policy coordinator, Riza Bernabe, has said ASEAN can help small-scale farmers and fisherfolk in Southeast Asian countries to become resilient to climate change by reproducing

Ensuring freshwater flow from the upstream is an urgent necessity mitigate increasing salinity in the South-west coastal region and save Sundarbans, speakers at a discussion held in the capital sai

This World Bank paper investigates the impact of drinking water salinity on infant mortality in coastal Bangladesh.

Increasing heat content of the global ocean dominates the energy imbalance in the climate system. Here we show that ocean heat gain over the 0–2,000 m layer continued at a rate of 0.4–0.6 W m−2 during 2006–2013. The depth dependence and spatial structure of temperature changes are described on the basis of the Argo Program's2 accurate and spatially homogeneous data set, through comparison of three Argo-only analyses.