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  • Small islands in southern Kerala lakes sinking The small islands--formed by the backwaters of Ashtamudi lake and Kallada river--in Kerala are sinking due to the rise in sea level and erosion. The saline water has started invading the localities, resulting in people migrating from these shrinking ti...
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  • Maharashtra government withdraws plea against ban on construction on wetlands   The Maharashtra government has withdrawn its petition seeking modifications in an earlier court order pertaining to banning of constructions in wetland areas. In the last court hearing, the state government wa...
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  • Anil Madhav Dave appointed as new environment minister Well-known environmentalist and river conservationist Anil Madhav Dave has replaced Prakash Javadekar as the new minister of state (independent charge) for environment, forest and climate change. A driving force behind the biennial Ri...
    swatiposted 2 weeks 18 hours agoread more
  • Karnataka and TN at cross roads over Mekedatu river project The Karnataka government is planning to construct a reservoir across the Cauvery river near Mekedatu, to tackle Bengaluru's water crisis. However, the plan has been opposed by the Tamil Nadu government that claims that the former did ...
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  • Hi The lake and their connecting Rajakaluve system is a unique eco system developed by the founder Kempegowda of the Bangalore city some 500 years ago. At one time the growing city had over 1000 lakes serving the purpose of harvesting the scant rainfall which was less than 90cm, and providing water...
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  • Monsoon delayed by a week, to reach Kerala by June 7: IMD Per the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) forecast, the monsoon is likely to arrive in Kerala by June 7, a week later than normal. This has further added to the anxieties of farmers, the industry and policymakers who are already stru...
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  • No construction around Bellandur-Agara lakes: NGT The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Bengaluru Civic Authorities to stop any further construction within 50 to 75 metres around any primary storm water drain in the city. Following the orders, environment nod to Mantri Techzone and Coremind, ...
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  • Submit complete list of wetlands: NGT to States The National Green Tribunal has ordered all the State Governments to submit a complete list of wetlands under their jurisdiction. The order has come following a petition that has been filed which claimed that large areas which are ecologically importa...
    swatiposted 2 months 4 weeks agoread more
  • Good southwest monsoon expected this year as El Nino declines Owing to the declining El Nino condition, the Government is expecting a good monsoon this year after two long years of deficient rainfall. The states have been directed to come up with plans to boost crop acreage and and produc...
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  • Maharashtra reeling under its worst water crisis With no live storage in many reservoirs in Maharashtra, the State is having a tough time in providing drinking water to its people. With intensifying drinking water scarcity, the number of tankers supplying drinking water to remote villages and hamle...
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  • India has had very little to celebrate on World Wetlands Day this year as it has lost its wetlands at an alarming rate of 38% in just a decade (1991-2001). Additionally, there continues to be a regulatory vacuum around wetlands, because of which they continue to be ungoverned and unprotect...
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  • Activists oppose Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival along the Yamuna flood plains The Art of Living Foundation is organising a 3 day festival from March 11-13, 2016 on the floodplains of the Yamuna river near Mayur Vihar. 3.5 million poeple are expected to gather together at the festival...
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  • CPCB finds Coca Cola plant in Hapur pumping toxic water into a pond The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has found that the Coca Cola plant in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, has been pumping out nearly 350 kilo litres of toxic wastewater a day into a pond, and that the effluent treatmen...
    swatiposted 6 months 2 hours agoread more
  • Panel finds Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) and private builders responsible for 11,000 acres of lake land encroachment According to the Lakebed Encroachment Committee, nearly 11,000 acres of lake area from 1545 lakes in both urban and rural districts of Bengaluru have been encroached. Of thi...
    swatiposted 6 months 1 week agoread more
  • World-wide campaign against impacts of water privatisation The Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees Union has launched a world-wide campaign against the much-hyped water privatisation. Boston-based Corporate Accountability International and France-based Public Services International will be helpi...
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  • Rachenahalli is one of the few living lakes in north Bangalore. It is connected to water bodies upstream and downstream, particularly Jakkur Lake on the north-east. Both these lakes have been rejuvenated at substantial costs by the Bangalore Development Authority over the last decade. A sewage ...
    Usha Dewaniposted 7 months 5 days agoread more
  • CAG report blames Uttarakhand Government for 2013 flash floodsPer the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, the Uttarakhand Government's unpreparedness and failure to learn from previous natural disaster aggravated the 2013 flash floods in the State. Before that, the State had witnessed two ...
    swatiposted 8 months 2 weeks agoread more
  • Lakes spewing foam and catching fire in Bangalore made big news for several weeks but this is just an indication of the times to come as we fill up water bodies with effluents or turn them into sewage dumps in most cities across India. India Water Portal talks to Leo F. Saldanha of Bangalore-based E...
    Manu Moudgilposted 9 months 3 days agoread more
  • Monsoon leaves the country with 39% area still parchedAround 39% of the country's area has received deficient to scanty rainfall this year. 18 out of 36 states and Union Territories have been affected including the top grain producing states like Punjab, Haryana, UP, MP and Bihar. In addition t...
    swatiposted 9 months 3 weeks agoread more
  • Social Impact Assessment alone not enough for Yettinahole, say activistsThe Karnataka Government has decided to conduct a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study for the Yettinahole project through the Revenue Department. However, activists have also been demanding an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA...
    swatiposted 9 months 4 weeks agoread more

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