India is all set to showcase its traditional water management techniques and the ability to implement mega water projects during the G20 environment and climate sustainability working group. The G20 summit is scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, next week. India, during its presidency of the G20, had asked member nations to share their best practices in the area of water management to enable knowledge exchange and cross-learning.… read-more
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In the 3rd National Water Awards-2020, Uttar Pradesh topped the ranking among the Indian states, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, said the Ministry of Jal Shakti, on January 7. Reportedly, the award encourages the stakeholders to conserve water under the government's vision of 'Jal Samridh Bharat'. However, UP's Muzaffarnagar was also awarded ''Best District'', followed by Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab.
The Rajya Sabha, on December 8, approved the "Dam Safety Bill." Tabled by Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the bill sought systematic surveillance, maintenance and operation, avoiding disasters. Changed to "Dam Safety, Amendment Bill 2021," the bill added a clause, which impose punishment to state or individuals, upon violation of the laws. The Bill is now yet to be assented by the President.
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The Union Ministry of Jal Shakti on March 27 approved Rs 465-crore performance incentives to seven states for successfully implementing the Jal Jeevan Mission. The states to avail the incentives are Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur. While Gujarat performed the best in implementation, five north-eastern states have entered the list for the first time. Announced on August 15, 2019, the scheme… read-more
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The Central Government has cleared eight new hydropower projects on the Indus river system in Ladakh. While the earlier projects in the region had a collective capacity of 113 MW, the new HEP projects will be capable of producing 144 MW of electricity. Moreover, three of the projects, amounting to 56 MW capacity, will be coming up in the Kargil area. However, the construction is yet to begin after getting the mandatory clearances.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times