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Committee meets to reassess complete mining ban in Jharkhand district

India, March 19 -- Saranda, Chaibasa in Jharkhand had large reserves of iron ore, wrote Jharkhand's chief secretary A committee set up by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFC... Read More


Water-stressed in India: Experts unfazed over Bengaluru's dismal JSA ranking

India, March 19 -- Bengaluru's water woes and rapidly-depleting groundwater reserves led to it getting an abysmal 200thrank It is no surprise that Karnataka's capital Bengaluru - high on the list of ... Read More


Water-stressed in India: Officials claim Hapur water table has risen due to JSA

India, March 19 -- UP district was among 10 worst perfomersinwater conservation work One may think Uttar Pradesh's Hapur would have water aplenty as the Ganga flows through the district. But three of... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (March 19, 2020)

India, March 19 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Debris dumping in Chenab A report was filed by the... Read More


Mr Modi, you made the pandemic another event

India, March 19 -- Prime Minister's address to the nation is insensitive to situation, barring fleeting mentions of economic bailout Prime Minister Narendra Modi March 19, 2020 evening addressed the ... Read More


Ideas for a pro-poor and pro-women approach to COVID-19

India, March 19 -- How economic and gender inequalities play out in a public health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic;how local governments can respond with a pro-poor, pro-women approach On 11 Ma... Read More


Water-stressed in India: In Thanjavur, an outlier in need of conservation measures

India, March 19 -- The district ranked third in terms of water-conservation works under JalShakti Abhiyan In seven of the 14 blocks in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur, more than 1,826 water conservation struc... Read More


Coronavirus update: Suspect patient jumps to death in Delhi

India, March 19 -- Pak records death A 35-year-old man jumped to his death at New Delhi's Safdarjung hospital March 18, 2020. He was admitted there on suspecion of having contracted the novel coronav... Read More


COVID-19: A long economic quarantine

India, March 19 -- Forecast of high temperature, erratic rains and cyclone push India's poor into a point of no survival return The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has not brought out t... Read More


Coronavirus update: India count at 166

India, March 19 -- No new case in China yesterday India now has 166 people who have tested positive of the novel coronavirus (SARS-COV-2), the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said March 1... Read More