Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Single Tribunal for Inter-State River Water sharing disputes

The Supreme Court vide its orders dated the 16th February, 2018 and the 18th May, 2018 has delivered final judgement in the Civil Appeals No. 2453 of 2007, 2454 of 2007, 2456 of 2007 filed by States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the award of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) on the allocation of water to them, and the award of CWDT has now merged with the judgement of the Supreme Court dated the 16th February, 2018. The Central Government is satisfied that no further reference to the Tribunal in the matter would be necessary. Therefore CWDT has been dissolved vide Notification No. S.O. 3465(E) dated 16th July, 2018. read more

Global Innovation Index, GII- 2018 launched in India

NITI Aayog to join hands with CII to develop a Roadmap for Top 10 Rank in GII

India ranked number one on ICT service exports

Posted On: 09 AUG 2018 5:52PM by PIB Delhi

Government and industry must synergise their efforts to promote R&D and innovation in the country. This was stated by Shri. Ratan P Watal, Principal Adviser, NITI Aayog & Member Secretary of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister at the India launch of Global Innovation Index 2018 in New Delhi on Wednesday 8th August 2018. read more

International Day of the world’s Indigenous peoples

August 9th of every year is declared as International day of the world’s Indigenous peoples to preserve the rights of Indigenous people. It was pronounced in December 1994 by the General Assembly of the United Nations as the representation of the first working day of UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. It is a day to celebrate their diversity and recognize their contribution in protecting the environment and natural habitat. read more

Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve Becomes 11th Biosphere Reserve from India to be Included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves

The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India that has been included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).  The decision to include Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in WNBR was taken at the 30th Session of International Coordinating Council (ICC) of Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO held at Palembang, Indonesia, from July 23-27, 2018.   India has 18 Biosphere Reserves and with the inclusion of Khangchendzonga, the number of internationally designated WNBR has become 11, with 7 Biosphere Reserves being domestic Biosphere Reserves. read more