The IWMI has launched a report, titled ‘Wetlands and People.' The report emphasizes both the important role wetlands play in local communities livelihoods and the intensification of threats to wetlands.
This report of the Standing Committee on Water Resources deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations / observations contained in their Sixteenth Report (15th Lok Sabha) on 'Repair, Renovation and Restoration of Water Bodies' which was presented to Lok Sabha on 27 November 2012.
Conservation of the lakes can significantly enhance the much wanted and rapidly declining underground water availability in and around the growing city of Coimbatore. This was one of the major ecological functions of the lakes possibly conceived by the far-sighted Tamil kings in the past.
State-Wise Releases under Centrally Sponsored Schemes for Protection of Environment referred to in the reply to Parts (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No.29 regarding “Protection of Environment” by Shri Premchand (Guddu) due for answer on 05.08.2013.
State-wise list of wetlands covered under National Wetlands Conservation Programme referred to in reply to part (a) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No.4 to be answered on Monday, the 5th August, 2013 on ‘Conservation of Wetlands’.
Funds released so far under National Wetlands Conservation Programme referred to in reply to part (c) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No.4 to be answered on Monday, the 5th August, 2013 on ‘Conservation of Wetlands’ .