Why did India send notice to Pakistan on Indus Water Treaty?

Why India give notice to Pakistan for changes in Indus Water Treaty?

India has issued a notice to Pakistan, adamant on not resolving the Kishanganga and Ratle hydropower project disputes in Jammu and Kashmir, stating the need to amend the Indus Water Treaty, of 1960. India give notice to Pakistan Media reports quoted sources as saying that India issued this notice on January 25 through commissioners appointed … Read more

Scraping Indus Water Treaty; a water bomb waiting to explode?

North India, including Kashmir might run out of freshwater by 2060

As the world faces the consequences of climate change and global warming, India is no different. The effects are visible across the country and the situation in the upper reaches is no different. The Himalayas are equally facing the brunt of the rising temperatures and a new study indicates that the glaciers that feed several … Read more

Know about rare diving duck ‘Mergellus Albellus’ spotted in Kashmir

Highly endangered Diving duck ‘Mergellus Albellus’ spotted in Kashmir

Generally rare and quite local, the little Smew diving duck, known scientifically as Mergellus Albellus, was spotted in the Bandipora district of North Kashmir Wular Lake of Jammu and Kashmir after 116 years. This species, which is found on both the European and American continents, is listed as highly threatened on the IUCN red list. … Read more

In J-K, internet censored 24 times in 2022, Says Surfshark Study

In J-K, internet censored 24 times in 2022, Says Surfshark Study

The internet was censored 24 times in Jammu and Kashmir in 2022, making it the leading region for internet blackouts globally, while an additional 10 cases were recorded in the rest of India, according to a report by virtual private network provider (VPN) Surfshark on Thursday. While Surfshark says the annual internet censorship overview shows … Read more

Sarbal a village in Kashmir buried in snow, How do people live here?

Sarbal a village in Kashmir buried in snow, How do people live here?

Even in the 21st century, the remote village of Sarbal in the Ganderbal district of central Kashmir lacks all basic facilities, and the locals face many difficulties in daily life. Kashmir’s Sarbal village remains cut off from the rest of the country for months during winters. Basic facilities such as schools, electricity, etc., have not … Read more

Kashmir: First time in 75 years, Anantnag village gets electricity

Kashmir: First time in 75 years, Anantnag village gets electricity

Under a centrally sponsored scheme, a remote village Tethan in Anantnag’s Dooru received electricity for the first time. The forested area with around 200-250 units has electricity under the centrally sponsored PM Development Package Programme, an official said. The locals said they would light candles and other traditional lighting systems. Aslam Khan, a local, said … Read more

Why are Himachal Pradesh Apple Farmers protesting?

Why are Himachal Pradesh Apple Farmers protesting?

Fruit growers in the mountainous state, reeling from a three-month drought, arid weather conditions, an unprecedented rise in the cost of packaging material and spiralling input costs, held simultaneous demonstrations at Theog and Rohru in the Shimla district. In Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP-led state government has set its sights on repeating the mission, disgruntled … Read more

Best of 2022 on Ground Report: Climate change and much more

Best of 2022 on GroundReport: Climate change and much more

They were nothing more than proof of the impact of this phenomenon induced by human activity and of the urgency to act before it is too late, experts and various United Nations agencies linked to the environment and development point out. 2022 was in charge of demonstrating to humanity how much it has damaged nature, … Read more

Rapid urbanization: Kashmir losing majority of its agricultural land

Organic Farming And Its Scope

Kashmir is losing its main agricultural land and wetlands due to rapid urbanization and faulty land use, according to the 2016 policy paper on land use in Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmir valley loses an average of 1375 hectares of arable land due to the rapid construction of commercial infrastructure, brickyards, residential neighbourhoods and commercial … Read more

Rising pollution in Kashmir: Urbanization, Shrinking of Green Spaces major reasons

Rising pollution in Kashmir: Urbanization, Shrinking of Green Spaces major reasons

The regional director for Kashmir, J&K Pollution Control Board, Rafi Ahmed Bhat, said on Wednesday that urbanization, reduction of green spaces and industries working in violation of established regulations are the main contributors to the growing pollution in the Valley. He was quick to add that in winter, pollution levels spike a bit. Rising pollution … Read more