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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.
Their models stress on behavioural change and morethan government subsidy to install toilets.
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.
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.
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.
A critical resource like water must be managed holistically across different uses, with coordination across government departments, and with community participation.