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Drinking Water for the Last Person

Following the release of the new guidelines of the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), the Jharkhand government has committed to provide all villages with sustained access to potable drinking water.

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The water business

Water has become a new pet subject for Indian industry. Not because it is concerned with the depleting water resources or its own contributions to growing pollution. Because it sees a new and lucrative business opportunity. With support from the World Bank, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and other associations are competing with each other to establish their role in the water business.

Grains of Despair: Sand mining in India

In June 2011, Swami Nigamananda Saraswati died after a four month fast in protest of sand mining on the banks of Ganga.   His death is a warning. If reckless sand mining continues, the Ganga and the people whose lives and livelihoods are fueled by it will face serious consequences. (See Down To Earth article, A swami and sand mafia, http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/swami-and-sand-mafia)

The Groundwater Up Project

A film by Tarini Manchanda Vikaas ki kahani gaon-gaon se hai dur kyun? Nadi toh hai paas, yeh paani dur –dur kyun? Why is the story of development so far away from each village? Why is the river close by and the water so far?

The 6th World Water Forum, Marseille, France

Time for Solutions: 12-17 March, 2012 The 6th World Water Forum is scheduled to take place in Marseille, France between 12th and 17th March, 2012. The focal theme for this Forum is “Time for Solutions”. It aims to deliver a “Marseille Framework for Action” by the end of the week.