Coimbatore

  • Decline in Dolphin population observed in India's only dolphin sanctuary As per the survey conducted by Vikramshila Biodiversity Research and Education Centre (VBREC) in partnership with researchers from Ashoka Trust for Research on Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bangalore and Wildlife Institute ...
    swatiposted 4 months 5 days agoread more
  • We had 100 Ft bore which went dry, we called borewell driller, they came, remove old motor and drilled additional 150 Ft, ( water was found at 220-240 ft) We installed new motor, new pipes, wire and rope. After starting motor, to our dismay, delivery was around 1/2 inch only. But driller had said we...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 1 year 4 months agoread more
  • Kakkoos, a compelling documentary film on manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu is all about showing the practice as it is without any filter. The pictures are shocking and watching them is easier said than done -- toilets teeming with shit, sanitary napkins lying scattered, people collecting faeces with ...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 1 year 6 months agoread more
  • Today's rural poor operate in highly risky and uncertain environments. Grappling with multiple stresses like eroding natural resources, poor assets and increasing climate variability, they are constantly adjusting their lives and livelihoods--changing a crop grown, digging another well, or migrating...
    Usha Dewaniposted 2 years 10 months agoread more
  • The water related themes of the Conference are- Integerated Water Resources management- Coastal Zone Management- Groundwater quality- Urban flooding and landslides- Ocean infrastructure development- Global warming and its impact on water resources- Wastewater treatment and pollution control technolo...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 4 years 5 months agoread more
  • Hello, My land is located at 1.5 km from PAP main canal. Three months ago we dug a borewell (850 feet deep). But the borewell failed. Now due to flow of water in the canal, we are getting water from the same borewell but low volume. I need help in identifying another source of water for ...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 4 years 10 months agoread more
  • HC upholds ban on plastic packaging for junk food in HPVacates stay on Himachal Pradesh government's order banning plastic packaging for 25 junk food items. Directs enforcement of the ban from January 26, 2014.MoEF gives conditional nod to Haryana's nuclear power projectGrants green clearance&n...
    swatiposted 4 years 10 months agoread more
  • New MoEF Minister delays final notification on Western Ghats Draft notification for declaring eco-sensitive area in the Western Ghats has been put on hold as the new Environment Minister wants to invite comments from CMs of the six states.Uttarakhand govt initiates allotment process o...
    swatiposted 4 years 10 months agoread more
  • Maharashtra govt plans for land reclamation from seaState government revives its past suggestion for large-scale restoration of land in Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. Recommends undertaking the study to assess the environmental and social impact of the reclamation project.UP govt releases Rs...
    swatiposted 4 years 11 months agoread more
  • Mandate green clearance for small hydel projects, demand expertsOwing to the severe impacts the small hydel projects have on communities and ecosystems, 47 experts and organisations across the country write to MoEF for including these projects under the purview of EIA Notification 2006.UP ...
    swatiposted 5 years 6 days agoread more
  • Environment activists unite against the 'Statue of Unity' The 182 metre high iron and bronze statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel proposed in Gujarat's Narmada district has not yet applied for environment clearance. Environment activists have written to the Ministry of Environment and Forests asking ...
    ravleenposted 5 years 1 week agoread more
  • UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystemsWith an aim to improve the health of deteriorating water resources globally, UNEP launches the International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems at the Budapest Water Summit.HC orders Delhi govt to protect city's water bodiesIn a b...
    swatiposted 5 years 1 week agoread more
  • For more information on Karunya University‏, please click here.For details on the training workshop, click here.The brochure may be downloaded from below.
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 2 weeks agoread more
  • Hi,I would like to get location specific details of areas where water is contaminated by organic matter. Also any possible information on how it is being addressed in these areas like use of UV filter or bio sand filter etc will be useful Thanks in AdvanceDinesh
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 5 years 1 month agoread more
  • Unrecognised slums get recognitionCensus of India develops the new method of identifying slums as unhygienic and compact dwellings of atleast 300 people lacking proper sanitation and drinking water facilities. With the new method, many unknown slums have added up to the category.The mega c...
    swatiposted 5 years 1 month agoread more
  • Hello,One salesman told us, if the input water has a TDS of lessthan 900 ppm, the softener does not work and hence we have to invest in a domestic RO plant only. The cost of RO is approximately 1.60 lakhs but the water softener costs only 35000/-. Kindly let me know if this is true Dhinakaranai...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 5 years 2 months agoread more
  • A grassroots entity ‘Food not Bombs' believes that food is a right and not a privilege to be squandered- Roundup of news from Climate Change Community Update Issue, August 1, 2013
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 3 months agoread more
  • Coimbatore Corporation gives its sanitary supervisors smart phones uploaded with software application that will enable them to check and enter data for availability of water, hygiene, power supply, bin and user friendly environment in public convenience facilities in the city
    swatiposted 5 years 4 months agoread more
  • A Coimbatore citizen uses spruce wood especially grown to make prefabricated wooden houses instead of cement or bricks to build an insulated house for herself
    ravleenposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • Residents of a locality in Coimbatore work together to turn its common plots into green breathing space
    ravleenposted 5 years 5 months agoread more

Pages

News this week

Decline in Dolphin population observed in India's only dolphin sanctuary

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

We had 100 Ft bore which went dry, we called borewell driller, they came, remove old motor and drilled additional 150 Ft, ( water was found at 220-240 ft) We installed new motor, new pipes, wire and rope. After starting motor, to our dismay, delivery was around 1/2 inch only. But driller had said we wil get 1 inch to 1.5 inch for sure. So he told us to remove the motor and check it. So we started to remove the motor ( it was kep at around 230-240 ft). After pulling out 50-55 ft, it got stuck. They tried to use chain block and pulley to remove it, but not successful .

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

A hard-hitting documentary film ‘Kakkoos’ looks at the politics behind the banned practice of manual scavenging and how the civil society connives to keep it alive.

Kakkoos, a compelling documentary film on manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu is all about showing the practice as it is without any filter. The pictures are shocking and watching them is easier said than done -- toilets teeming with shit, sanitary napkins lying scattered, people collecting faeces with their uncovered hands, cleaning hazardous medical waste, handling maggot-ridden corpses and much more.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

State sponsored policies and programmes must be sensitive to promote sustainable developmental activities in this already fragile social ecological system in Tamil Nadu.

Today's rural poor operate in highly risky and uncertain environments. Grappling with multiple stresses like eroding natural resources, poor assets and increasing climate variability, they are constantly adjusting their lives and livelihoods--changing a crop grown, digging another well, or migrating to a nearby town. To understand how livelihoods are changing in semi-arid India and what this implies for people's vulnerability to current and future impacts of climate change, we visited the semi-arid regions of the Moyar Bhavani river basin in Tamil Nadu.

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

The water related themes of the Conference are

- Integerated Water Resources management

- Coastal Zone Management

- Groundwater quality

- Urban flooding and landslides

- Ocean infrastructure development

- Global warming and its impact on water resources

- Wastewater treatment and pollution control technologies

For more information, please see the attached brochure

October 13, 2014 9:00AM - October 14, 2014 6:00PM
August 30, 2014 5:00PM

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Hello,

My land is located at 1.5 km from PAP main canal. Three months ago we dug a borewell (850 feet deep). But the borewell failed.

Now due to flow of water in the canal, we are getting water from the same borewell but low volume.

I need help in identifying another source of water for drilling a new borewell.

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

HC upholds ban on plastic packaging for junk food in HP

Vacates stay on Himachal Pradesh government's order banning plastic packaging for 25 junk food items. Directs enforcement of the ban from January 26, 2014.

MoEF gives conditional nod to Haryana's nuclear power project

New MoEF Minister delays final notification on Western Ghats 

Draft notification for declaring eco-sensitive area in the Western Ghats has been put on hold as the new Environment Minister wants to invite comments from CMs of the six states.

Uttarakhand govt initiates allotment process of small hydel projects

Maharashtra govt plans for land reclamation from sea

State government revives its past suggestion for large-scale restoration of land in Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. Recommends undertaking the study to assess the environmental and social impact of the reclamation project.

UP govt releases Rs. 10 crore for Ganga project

Mandate green clearance for small hydel projects, demand experts

Owing to the severe impacts the small hydel projects have on communities and ecosystems, 47 experts and organisations across the country write to MoEF for including these projects under the purview of EIA Notification 2006.

UP govt plans to recharge died rivulets 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Coimbatore