It’s sad to see a river being called ‘Gutter Ganga’. I’m on the banks of river Vishwamitri, a river which flows through the city of Vadodara in Gujarat. Originating from the Pavagadh hills, Vishwamitri is a small (135km) but an important river, like all natural water bodies. Some 30km downstream from Vadodara, I’m in Medhad, Virpur village where Vijay, a young boy is guiding me to the river bank. There are sign boards warning people about the possibility of crocodiles.
SANDRP & VEDITUM
Press Note : 19th April 2018
The Ken is considered to be one of India’s cleaner rivers. It is part of the Ganga basin and meets the Yamuna at Chilla Ghat in Banda District, Uttar Pradesh. To closely understand the Ken, this walk along the Ken was organised by SANDRP – South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People from Delhi and Veditum India Foundation from Kolkata. In the past, these organisations have also undertaken long
One of the biggest challenges that Mumbai has faced in recent times is the issue of water-logging after heavy rainfall. Following the deluge and standstill of 2005, there were a lot of plans and announcements made by the government, corporations and other institutions, but what has it converted into? We can all see the results today, as we face yet another breakdown. Let’s do a brief check of how things have progressed.
A flooded Mithi during the Mumbai Floods –