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Articles by Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

On November 19, the world including India will be celebrating the World Toilet Day 2016, the theme of which is 'Toilets and Jobs'. It aims to increase awareness on how access to or lack of access to sanitation affects the livelihood of people,...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

INDUS WATERS TREATY

The recent media reports on leveraging the flexibility in The Indus Waters Treaty 1960 (IWT) to India's advantage and suspending the talks at the Permanent Indus Commission-level, seen in the background of Uri attack,...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

The last few weeks have witnessed violence and chaos in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the sharing of Cauvery river water in the wake of the Supreme Court's order this month directing Karnataka to release to Tamil Nadu 12,000 cusecs water per day...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

India is predicted to witness more than average yearly rainfall, thus breaking the last few drought cycles. But that does not mean we should forget to draw much needed lessons for managing drought likely to occur in the future.

It is worth...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

Every year across the world in the month of March, the World Water Day (WWD) is observed with an aim to focus attention on the importance of fresh water and advocating sustainable management of water resources. On March 22 this year, the global...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

The 'Water for Life Decade' 2005-2015, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2003, aimed to promote action-oriented activities and policies for long-term sustainable management of water resources, and to improve sanitation for meeting...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

Representational Image (Getty Image)The 2015 Paris Climate Conference commencing from November 30 will for the first time in over 20 years seek to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate with the aim of maintaining global...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

Even as the Met department's prediction of monsoon rain deficit in the country is affecting forecasts of country's economic buoyancy, the consequent danger of stress on groundwater resources posed by it is less highlighted. On an average, 61 per...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh raises a hope for a step forward in the resolution of the long-pending Teesta water-sharing issue with Bangladesh.

Since 1972 Bangladesh has wanted a 50 per cent share of Teesta river...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

It was after five decades of negotiations that the UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses came into force on 17 August 2014, marking an important milestone in international political and legal...

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