Kerala stands against govt's decision on Western Ghats

Kerala stands against govt's decision on Western Ghats

Criticising the government for ignoring Gadgil report, Kerala government appoints new panel to study Kasturirangan Committee report on conservation of Western Ghats. 

NGT orders environment restoration of Puri 

Considering the alarmingly high pollution level aroung Sri Jagannath Temple at Puri town in Odisha, National Green Tribunal directs authorites to take proper actions for restoring the environment in the city and prevent further degradation.

The wait is not over for Bhakra dam outsees

It's been 50 years to the commissioning of Bhakra Dam, but its outsees are still struggling for compensation for their submerged lands.

Kudankulam nuclear plant becomes a reality

The controversial project at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, finally generates 160 MW of power that was connected to the southern grid.

Brick kilns in Punjab might resume work

Nearly 25% of brick kilns, which had stopped functioning following the ban on sand mining, have applied for green clearance to restart production.

Karnataka to adopt a grassroots approach

In a bid to optimise the use of water, Karnataka Water Resource Department proposes to involve water users' co-operative societies for managing water supply in the state.

Mumbai mangroves likely to get reserved forest status

The state forest department plans to change the status of 12,000 hectares of mangroves in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane from 'protected forest' to reserved forest.

Nagpur takes up 24X7 water supply scheme haphazardly

Authorities undertake 24X7 water project in areas with abundant supply of water while ignoring the localities that face water crisis throughout the year.

Drought conditions looms in 291 mandals in Andhra

Despite a good rainfall in the state, 291 mandals are identified as drought-prone in Andhra Pradesh.

A relief operation for birds

A Delhi-based wildlife NGO rescues more than 300 birds, mainly Asian open bill storks, from the cyclone-hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

This is the roundup of important news for October 23, 2013.

Source: 
The New Indian Express, The Times of India, Deccan Herald, Outlook India, DNA, Down to Earth
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