Social sector for higher spending on health, education, rural India
At a pre-budget consultation with MoS finance Anurag Thakur, representatives stressed on improving efficiency in delivery of health services, improving learning outcomes at primary level while making secondary and higher level education affordable and introducing reforms related to pension and social protections for the weaker sections.
Pre-budget meeting with Nirmala Sitharaman: Experts suggest steps to tackle roadblocks in sanitation, hygiene programmes
During the 9th Pre-B...
75 litres of water goes in making your jeans
While it takes 75 litres to make one pair of jeans, Arvind can get it done in 15 litres using fo...
It takes 75 litres of water to make your jeans. Can it be brought down to zero?
Textile is one of the largest water consuming industries, next only to power and steel. Manufacturing clothes is water intensive, but technological innovations can make it possible to manufacture your favourite pair of denim without a drop of water.
Why Modi's water policy is a timely intervention
If the Jal Jeevan Mission succeeds, water will be the Modi administration’s true revolution.
Karjat Jamkhed sees a pitched battle between BJP's Shinde & NCP's Rohit Pawar
The contest between BJP's Ram Shinde who is a minister and NCP's Rohit Pawar promises to be one of the marquee battles of the upcoming assembly elections. Rohit has taken up the issue of water scarcity and lack of employment opportunities.
Falling groundwater levels driving farmers in Punjab to move away from paddy
To produce a kilogramme of rice, 2,500-5,500 litres of water is needed, as per the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
State cabinet approves Rs 4,802 crore water grid for Beed
The government cleared the Rs 4,802-crore water grid project for Beed in Marathwada under the hybrid annuity model.
Can a single tribunal resolve water disputes between states?
With growing water scarcity, fights over rivers will only get uglier between states.
Plan to revive over three million springs in 10 hill states on the cards
A comprehensive policy is in the pipeline to revive and rejuvenate large number of springs in the Himalayan region to make them perennial.
India, Israel explore new areas of cooperation to boost financial ties
The two nations have entered into several partnerships recently, but those are mostly in security and technology.
How water scarcity put paid to good morning squads’ efforts
Determined foot soldiers used a mix of social pressure, health education and coercion to get the recalcitrant in line. But lack of water remains a deterrent.
View: How urban primacy assumed importance in Sitharaman's Budget speech
Water for every household by 2024, as promised by the FM in her Budget, is attainable only if water is conserved, reused and priced appropriately.
Gajendra Shekhawat to launch Jal Shakti Abhiyan today
The scheme aims to make water conservation and promotion of irrigation efficiency a mass movement.
Chennai: Want free water? Buy a kilo of idli batter
While the government is trying its best to provide water, members of the public should come up with their own measures to help mitigate the crisis, Parthasarathy said.
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