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News Daily: 2500 lose homes due to erosion along Brahamputra; DU students get the better of chromium contamination; Cauvery basin farmers fear water shortage
News Daily: Cochin estuary high on insecticides; poo to power Bangalore; trucks carrying mined sand seized in Noida
News daily: Chemical fertilizers in water causing infant deaths; No toilets in 25% of Odisha's government schools; Anganwadis in Hubli without access to drinking water
News Daily: 17 metro stations in Delhi to collect rainwater; Meghalaya refuses to ban sand mining; water level goes up in Chennai's main reservoir
News Daily: Inter-district conflicts over water in Rayalaseema; CBI raids 21 places in DJB scam case; Less water in Satluj affects power production in Himachal Pradesh
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
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.
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.
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.
Water Aid presents a video that reflects the status of sanitation facilities in government schools.
A video on municipalities in Tamil Nadu which are addressing garbage disposal issue through City Sanitation Plan.
Neeru Rathod from Sayla, Gujarat, reports the problems faced by women due to lack of toilets.
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
Sunita Kasera from Rajasthan videographs the challenges faced by railway passengers at Hindaun station in Rajasthan due to non-availability of drinking water.
Anupama Sathy reports on the failure of Odisha's Rural Sanitation Programme at Jagatsinghpur village.
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.
Residents of surrounding apartment complexes got together to revive and maintain Ambalipura Lake in Bangalore using their own resources.
Delhi has been diverting Yamuna flood plains and strangulating the river with embankments. This will increase flood risks and affect groundwater recharge.
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.
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.