India will be the hotspot of water crisis by 2025: UN

India will be the hotspot of water crisis by 2025: UN

The United Nation's report on the World Water Day talks about conflicts between India and its neighbouring countries over river water sharing.  Areas of conflict might include Ganga-Brahamputra basin and the Indus and Mekong river basins, says the report

Now, water ATM in Mumbai

Vandana Foundation, an NGO, has installed the water vending machine that will supply clean drinking water at the rate of Rs 1 per litre. The maximum capacity of the ATM is 1000 litres

Dam construction complete, lets have a public hearing

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board organises the public hearing for the Sonthi lift irrigation project in Gulbarga district in March even as the barrage construction is already complete

MP chief minister wants to privatise water supply

Riding high on the launch of the Narmada-Kshipra river interlinking project, Shivraj Singh Chauhan announced on the World Water Day that innovative models will be developed to attract private partners in water supply distribution and maintenance

No water in Manipur?

The artificial drying up of Imphal and Iril River has caused water scarcity in the State. Water treatment plants shut down as there is no raw water available while private tanker operators make hay with double the prices

Activist demands Vamsadhara river water sharing agreement

R V Rama Rao of the thinktank Forum for Action Research in Policy Analysis, has urged the Andhra government to resolve the 50-year-old dispute and construct a dam with two canals- one for Andhra and another for neighbouring Odisha

MoEF sitting on Nagpur river cleanup plan

The Rs 130 crore-plan to construct sewage treatment plants and toilets and beautify the riverfront  of the Nag river in the city has been pending clearance from the National River Conservation Directorate of the Environment Ministry for two years now

We will not give any water to Seemandhra: KCR

The Telangana Rashtriya Samiti president K Chandrasekhar Rao says the new state after Andhra's bifurcation will not give any drinking or irrigation water to Seemandhra as the other half has many illegal irrigation projects

Hydel projects not 'Green'

An analysis of hydel projects in the country by the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People bursts the bubble of dams producing clean energy

This is the news roundup of March 22 and 23. 2014.

 

 
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The Economic Times, SANDRP, The Hindu, Write2kill, The Times of India, E-Pao, CNN-IBN
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