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    Gujarat High Court orders 12 industries in the Mundra port to shut down

    News Daily: HC directs shutting of 12 industries in the Mudra port and SEZ; rules diluted for the clearance of Thoubal multi-purpose project in Manipur; 500 water laws to be reviewed

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    Source: The Economic Times, The New Indian Express, Daily Bhaskar,, DNA, The Hindu Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Two hydel projects in price of one

    Investigations by SANDRP reveals two small hydel projects in Karnataka have sought separate registrations even though they will be sharing the dam, intake canal and tail race canal. This will help avail double subsidies and avoid environmental scrutiny.

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    Source: SANDRP Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Mined without order, Goa revisited

    This report by Centre for Environment Education highlights several gaps in environmental impact assessment reports of 79 mines and suggests specific steps to be taken by Union Environment Ministry to set things right.

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    Source: Centre for Environment Education Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Living bridges of clouded nation, a documentary

    In one of the wettest places on earth the tangled roots of trees are persuaded to create a network of bridges that will survive any deluge and connect the valleys of Meghalaya.

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    Source: BBC Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Schools score low on sanitation, a video

    Water Aid presents a video that reflects the status of sanitation facilities in government schools.

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    Source: Water Aid Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Towards cleaner cities with a plan

    A video on municipalities in Tamil Nadu which are addressing garbage disposal issue through City Sanitation Plan.

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    Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Total (failue of) Sanitation Campaign: A video from Gujarat

    Neeru Rathod from Sayla, Gujarat, reports the problems faced by women due to lack of toilets.

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    Source: VideoVolunteers Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Himachal dam bursts during very first trial

    News Daily: Dam bursts near Manali; Central Government makes site visit compulsory for diversion of land; 3600 unauthorized buildings on the banks of Arkavathy in Bangalore

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    Source: Zee News, The Times of India, The Economic Times, The New Indian Express, DNA, The Hindu, Down to Earth, Tehelka, The North-East Today Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Thirsty on arrival

    Sunita Kasera from Rajasthan videographs the challenges faced by railway passengers at Hindaun station in Rajasthan due to non-availability of drinking water.

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    Source: VideoVolunteers Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Missing toilets of Odisha: A video

    Anupama Sathy reports on the failure of Odisha's Rural Sanitation Programme at Jagatsinghpur village.

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    Source: VideoVolunteers Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Impacts of failed municipal services on the lives of people: A video

    Alka Mate reports about lack of proper drainage and sanitation facilities in settlement of people from Garudi community in Nagpur and the diseases contracted by them due to this mess.

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    Source: VideoVolunteers Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    A lake and its saviours

    Residents of surrounding apartment complexes got together to revive and maintain Ambalipura Lake in Bangalore using their own resources.

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    Source: News TV9 Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Is Delhi another Uttarakhand in making?

    Delhi has been diverting Yamuna flood plains and strangulating the river with embankments. This will increase flood risks and affect groundwater recharge.

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    Source: Civil Society Online Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Urban water and sanitation in India: A Multi-stakeholder dialogue for systemic solutions

    The dialogue focussed on five themes: challenges in water utility management, roles of the private sector and civil society, role of water regulators, improving water data and metrics, and prospects for capacity building. The report summarises the challenges in these thematic areas and outlines broad recommendations based on the dialogue.

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    Source: Council on Energy, Environment and Water Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Water diversion: The possible next scam in the country

    Blatent diversion of water to meet the needs of thermal power plants in western Chattisgarh shows high irregularities as large as the ones in coal allocation itself.

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    Source: India Together Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Sikkim, Haryana and Jharkhand show the way to open defecation free villages

    Their models stress on behavioural change and morethan government subsidy to install toilets.

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    Source: Down to Earth Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Deep water, high tide

    Punjab suffers from twin problems of declining groundwater in some areas and waterlogging in others. This paper terms the aquifer mapping and management programme under the Twelfth Five-Year Plan as a good opportunity.

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    Source: Economic and Political Weekly Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Ministry releases draft guidelines on rural Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM)

    The guideline by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation raises issues and challenges that need to be addressed by the state in formulating its own policy and provides suggestions on how to do this.

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    Source: Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    Case studies on groundwater recharge by Central Ground Water Board

    The report throws light on the recharge techniques practiced traditionally in different regions of the country and shares some of the success stories of the Board in implementing cost effective groundwater recharge techniques.

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    Source: Central Ground Water Board Posted on 19th Jan 2014

    India Rural Development Report 2012/13 stresses on management of water as a community resource

    A critical resource like water must be managed holistically across different uses, with coordination across government departments, and with community participation.

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    Source: IDFC Foundation Posted on 19th Jan 2014