Friday, 11 August 2017

About 11 Himalayan States

About Himalayan States

Special assistance for the development of Himalayan states
          The eleven Himalayan States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim have been given Special category status for the purpose plan assistance from the Central Government. This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Chargefor Planning, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

           The Minister said the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) growth rate of the States depends on several factors including rate of savings and investments in the States, growth in productivity, business climate, human development, state of infrastructure and State Government efforts through transfer of resources by way of various schemes.
      He said that Planning Commission had constituted a committee to study development in Hill States arising from management of forest land with special focus on creation of infrastructure, livelihood and human development. The scope of the study was confined to eleven Himalayan States viz. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. The Committee has submitted its report on 11th November, 2013 to the Planning Commission making certain recommendations pertaining to purpose issues of environmental clearances and fiscal compensation to these States. The report of the committee was discussed in Internal Planning Committee (IPC) meeting held on 12-02-2014. In the said meeting IPC broadly endorsed the recommendations of the Committee. The report required wider consultation with the Ministries/ Departments and concerning State Governments. Therefore the report was circulated to State Governments and Ministries.

SOURCE:  

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Planning Commission

DATE: 19-December-2014

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India's National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)

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LOK SABHA: New Union Ministry for the Development of Himalayan States

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Link to National Disaster Management Authority
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link to India meteorological department

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

New Debate on National Water Policy

A gathering crisis : The Hindu  

 A new regulatory regime for groundwater, that provides for equitable use, is urgently needed

The water crisis India faces is of such a magnitude that urgent measures are necessary to address it. Yet, while the crisis is often discussed, law and policy measures to address it remain insufficient. This is partly due to the fact that the primary source of domestic water and irrigation is groundwater but the media and policymakers still and often focus on surface water. This needs to change as water tables have been falling rapidly in many parts of the country, indicating that use generally exceeds replenishment.

LINK: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/a-gathering-crisis/article19447809.ece

OTHER PLATFORMS :  




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Insights into Issues: Mihir Shah Committee Analysis
  Insights into Issues: Mihir Shah Committee Analysis  A high-powered committee led by Mihir Shah submitted its report recently to PMO. The report was titled “A 21st Century Institutional Architecture for India’s Water Reforms: Restructuring the CWC and CGWB”. About CWC & CGWB:The CWC was established in 1945, is in charge of surface water and creating storage structures such as dams and...
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(6) PRS:

Government of India Water Policy:
GOVERNMENT
  • Review of National Water Policy
  • Agenda Note of the National Water Resources Council meeting held on 28th December, 2012:  English    (pdf 94.1 kb) Hindi (pdf 201 kb)





Magazine
ECONOMIC AND POLITICS
Vol. 51, Issue No. 52, 24 Dec, 2016

NGO's Views ON water :

  • VIKALP SANGAM:

What we should know about National Water Commission


  • CSE

Government of M.P., WATER RESOURCES Department, State water Policy 2013

Regional workshop on ‘Water Resources Conservation: Village Ponds and Lakes’




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GREEN FEATURES -POST RELATED TO WATER CRISIS

LINKS ARE  HERE:


GREEN FEATURES POST 27 MARCH 2017 






Water In Ancient India : IIT-M

भारत में पानी और कृषि संकट -श्री पी. साईनाथ

PROF. ARUN KUMAR PANI BABA

WATER CONSERVATION : Shri Anupam Mishra & Shri Rajendra singh

GREEN FEATURES (APRIL: 15-30 FORTNIGHTLY) - WATER SPECIAL ISSUE

Drought Special Issue MAY 2016: 1-15 fortnightly

INDIA WATER PORTAL

Global Water Ethics & Indian environmental Philosophy

INDIA WRIS wiki (Water Resource Information System)

CPCB E -TRACK ON NMAMI GANGA

देश के 91 प्रमुख जलाशयों के जलस्तर में दो प्रतिशत की कमी आई

Vidharbha- Marathawada

THE HINDU :
he Hindu explored the multi-faceted crisis of water scarcity that gripped India in the summer of 2016, through a daily series titled ‘Last Drop’. The series sought to give our readers a comprehensive understanding of six critical themes underpinning the scarcity question.
For each theme the series outlined the contours of the crisis at a national level; it also supplied grassroots context, telling compelling stories from villages across the country, to illustrate the hard realities that millions of water-starved rural poor live with daily.
Last Drop: a six-part series on water scarcity  1

Sold down the river : THE HINDU

Dry days: a seven part series on water scarcity in South India :
Greenfeatures

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