Water levels in 91 major reservoirs alarmingly low

Water levels in major reservoirs of the country are alarmingly low, weekly data released by Central Water Commission (CWC) shows. CWC, a technical organisation under the aegis of Ministry of Water

Source: Water levels in 91 major reservoirs alarmingly low

Odisha govt. cautioned on violation of authority of gram sabha under FRA

The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has cautioned the Odisha government not to erode the authority of the gram sabha while implementing the massive forest regeneration programme – ‘Ama Jungle Yojna’

Source: Odisha govt. cautioned on violation of authority of gram sabha under FRA

Beed’s Inhuman Water Scramble: 2 Buckets For 4 Days

In the scorching summer of drought-hit Marathwada, it’s a fight just for two buckets of water. At the Khuntefal village in Maharashtra’s Beed district, about 2000 people rely solely on water tankers that come once in four days. The water they receive is dirty and frothy, but they have no other choice.

Source: Beed’s Inhuman Water Scramble: 2 Buckets For 4 Days

Supreme Court Must Safeguard Tribal Rights Over Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha

If the apex court decides in favour of the Odisha Mining Corporation, it will set a bad precedent, and may intensify state and corporate efforts to acquire tribal land for mining and other purposes.

Source: Supreme Court Must Safeguard Tribal Rights Over Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha