Category Archives: Water

The Aravalli policy lesson: Aravalli’s real problem may not be miners but a real estate boom

AVINASH CELESTINE IN THE ECONOMIC TIMES October this year will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Supreme Court banning mining in the Aravalli region in Haryana. It is an anniversary that will be greeted with decidedly mixed feelings among local villagers, but with fondness on the part of the many real estate speculators who have …

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Aravalli mining: SC reserves order

Indian Express , http://www.indianexpress.com/news/aravalli-mining-sc-reserves-order/440109/ New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict on whether a complete ban could be imposed on mining activities in the Aravalli-range areas falling within Faridabad and Gurgaon districts. But questioning the aftermath of a ban, the Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan asked, “What would be …

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Sin aqua non

http://www.economist.com/daily/news/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13349220 Dams are making a comeback IT WAS political theatre as usual. Two demonstrators from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called International Rivers disrupted the opening ceremony of the fifth World Water Forum, a week-long gathering in Istanbul of the great and good who work on matters watery which concludes on Sunday March 22nd. The demonstrators …

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Water as a human right

Editorial ,The Hindu http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/23/stories/2009032351020800.htm The passage of another World Water Day (March 22) is a painful reminder that the goal to make water a fundamental right under a global treaty remains elusive. In many countries, governments and international agencies are not expected to reduce by half the number of citizens without safe water access by …

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