East Calcutta Wetlands, a significant part of which falls within Salt Lake and Rajarhat, needs to be assessed immediately to finalise its roadmap for survival, observed a panel of experts during a

The dramatic decline of Iran's Lake Urmia - once the second-largest hyper-saline lake in the world - has both direct human and climatic causes, according to new research.

However, PPP model for effective utilisation of rivers, lakes will be encouraged

The government today said there was no proposal for privatisation of water resources, but would encourage public-private partnership (PPP) mode for effective utilisation of the scarce natural resource. "Privatisation is not being done and it cannot be done," Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said in the Rajya Sabha during the Question Hour and added that a river cannot be given to a private party.

Salt Lake, Sector V, Dum Dum and New Town may get 120 million gallons of filtered water daily under a project planned by the state government.

Wed, 2014-12-03 (All day)