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PANJIM: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Goa to comply with the rules on wetland conservation and management while prohibiting various activities including reclamation of wetlands.

Inadequate summer rain this year and increased offtake take a toll

Last week the Bombay High Court refused to grant any relief to Thermocol Fabricator and Decoration Association, to allow the sale of thermocol for decoration, during the forthcoming Ganesh Festival

Good news for the drought-stricken Western Cape came in the form of a dramatic increase in the province's dam levels.

PIL petition says survey, removal of encroachments not carried out in the last 10 years

Inadequate summer rain this year and increased offtake take a toll

NEW DELHI: With Delhi staring at an alarming situation to reach virtually zero groundwater level by 2020, the Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Centre and Delhi government for not taking steps

Dozens of water buffalo in Iraq's southeastern wetlands have died because of low water levels in the marshes, threatening the livelihoods of a community of marsh dwellers that has made the area its

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/07/2018 regarding over-exploitation of Delhi ground water. The report submitted by the Central Ground Water Board in May 2018 indicates that there is over-exploitation of ground water in large parts of Delhi and a major part of Delhi is over-exploited and falling in semi-critical category. In such areas, the water levels are showing persistent declining trend during the last two decades.

A simple, low-cost solar water purifier (SWP) for rural households, which does not require electricity or waste precious water has been developed. The SWP consists of four tubular solar water heaters attached to a manifold. Non-potable water is filled in the SWP after filtering with four-layered cotton cloth and heated in the stagnation mode by solar energy to make it potable. The cost of the SWP is around Rs 2500–3000 (~US$ 40–50) and is so simple that any small rural workshop can fabricate it. In large-scale production it is envisaged that the cost can come down to Rs 1500. 

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