Status of Groundwater

Status of Groundwater The Dynamic Ground Water Resources of the country are being periodically assessed jointly by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and State Governments. As per the 2020 assessment, Annual Extractable Ground Water Resource and Annual Ground Water Extraction for all uses are […]

India’s Climate Imperative

India’s Climate Imperative The current issue The rise in number of climate related calamities such as heatwaves that scorched Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and New Delhi this year; torrential downpours in south India have again shifted the focus towards Climate Change from pandemic. The warning […]

Forest Conservation Rules

Forest Conservation Rules Context: The political parties have sparred earlier this week on the latest version of the Forest Conservation Rules. Congress spokesperson, Jairam Ramesh, alleged that the latest version of the rules, updated last month, allowed forest land to be diverted to industry without […]

Green Jobs

Green Jobs Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently addressed at a World Environment Day ceremony about India’s ongoing efforts to combat climate change. He also addressed India’s efforts to develop “green jobs” during his speech. What are Green Jobs? Green occupations are jobs that have […]

Widespread Heatwave

Widespread Heatwave Context: India is facing an unusually long series of heatwaves that began in the end of March and scorched north India for most of April. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said April was the hottest in northwest India in 122 years. It has […]

Drying Up of Rivers

Drying Up of Rivers   Context: • Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written reply in Lok Sabha stated that the per capita annual water availability in the country has progressively reduced due to increase in population, urbanization, improved lifestyle […]

Olive Ridley Turtles

Olive Ridley Turtles Context: • There has been a decline of the population of the Olive Ridley Turtles on India’s east coast especially in the Godavari mangrove region. Background: • This region also includes Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary which also nests the olive ridley turtles. • […]