Water availability has a tremendous impact on water resources development and socioeconomic sustainability, particularly in arid and semiarid areas. A thorough assessment of water availability and demand is essential in preparing any water resources development and management plan.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on construction of micro water dams, 21/07/2014.

The implementation of Rs 225.30 crore Swan River Integrated Watershed Management Project (SRIWMP) has been rated “very good” by an independent evaluation panel of experts from the Central Soil and

Budget 2014-15: Speech of Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, 10/07/2014.


Forests (and landscapes with trees) are such an important part of a number of different Sustainable Development Goals that we recommend working towards a transformative ‘forest module’. The module improves on the more limited current focus on sustainable forest management, deforestation and reforestation targets.

For the first time, the roughly 104 sq km Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) at Borivali will have a watershed management plan, set to improve the park’s water-retaining capacity.

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar says the government is working on a plan to `stop and reverse' the serious threat With India’s food security under threat, with nearly 81 million hectares fac

After an innovative idea of storing water at subsurface level through rainwater harvesting proved successful in 10 blocks of six districts, the State Government, on Saturday, decided to replicate t

Drought conditions and management strategies in India - Country Report prepared for the Regional Workshop for Asia-Pacific as part of the UN-Water Initiative on “Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies” organized from 6-9th May 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Concerned over the declining water table in Punjab, the Central Government has decided to expand the scope of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme to the entire state.