NITI Aayog isn't doing enough to make India more water-use efficient
December 2, 2019
| The Wire
NITI Aayog has published the second edition of the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) for creating a culture of data-based decision making and encouraging "competitive and cooperative federalism" in water governance. The index analysed the water data at state levels (25 states and two union territories).
Dawn of India's Era of Digital Water Systems: Experts Look Towards Artificial Intelligence to Address Scarcity
November 8, 2019 |
November 8, 2019
The ICDL 2019 conference, organised by TERI, brought together the who's who of the water sector under one roof to set the agenda of digital water, 'not as option, but as an imperative' in the country.
Tackling volatility in the supply of water
October 25, 2019
| The Telegraph
The linkages between the received wisdom about water availability and its use in agriculture have increasingly been under threat on account of climate change. We are already seeing greater volatility in water availability and supply as predicted by global climate change models, which predict increasing disruptions in hydrology. These changes would further stretch our ability to produce food for all. The crises are a result of political and public-policy emphasis on large scale public infrastructure for enhancing water supply for irrigation.
277 farmers join save water initiative
August 30, 2019 |
August 30, 2019
The 'Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao' campaign, launched by the Punjab government to check depletion of underground water by offering financial benefits to the farmers for every unit of power they save, has started yielding good results. A total subsidy of Rs 15.74 lakh for saving 3,93,645 units has been disbursed among the enrolled consumers of six pilot feeders so far, as per reports of TERI.
The right to water
August 21, 2019 |
August 21, 2019
TERI has recently published a piece titled 'India's rampant urban water issues and challenges', explaining how growth in urban population leads to additional water demand. "In 2001," the piece says, "urban population was 285 million and assuming water supply of 135 litres per capita per day, the domestic water demand is estimated at around 38,475 million litres per day.
Modi govt's promise of water for all faces monsoon challenge, infrastructural woes
August 1, 2019
| The Print
Finance Minister announced the government's aim to provide potable water to every rural household by 2024 in Budget 2019-20. This is a key step towards achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals on water, which seek to achieve by 2030 "universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all". What shows the Narendra Modi government's commitment is the integration of decision-making by merging water resources and drinking water ministries to form the new Jal Shakti Ministry.