Kerala

  • No more clearance to activities affecting eco zones in the Western Ghats: NGT Taking note of the recent floods in Kerala, the National Green Tribunal has restrained the six states falling in the Western Ghats region from giving environmental clearance to activities which may adversely affect the ec...
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  • Mahadayi water dispute: Goa to get maximum share of water Bringing an end to the 50-year-old dispute between Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka over the Mahadayi's water, the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal has awarded the maximum share of water to Goa in its final verdict. Goa has been allowed to use...
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  • Kerala floods take 38 lives, severe loss reported On August 9, gates of Idukki Dam, an arch dam located across the Periyar river, were opened due to incessant rainfall in the region. The opening of the dam gates has caused heavy floods in the state claiming nearly 38 lives. At least 30,000 people s...
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  • India's water woes increase due to depleted and contaminated groundwater: Government Depleting groundwater levels coupled with extreme weather conditions are impacting the agriculture output and may also become a hindrance to the Centre's target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. As per the gov...
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  • SC refuses to lift ban on sand mining in Rajasthan  The Supreme Court has rejected the Rajasthan government's plea to lift the ban on sand mining in the state. The court has also ordered the environment ministry to explain why sand or bajri is required for construction activities and to submit...
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  • Following Ganga and Yamuna, Narmada river also gets living entity status The Madhya Pradesh cabinet has passed a resolution declaring Narmada river as a living entity in order to control pollution, illegal mining on the river banks and to save the river from depletion. The conservation programme fo...
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  • First water atlas of the Himalayas launched in ParisDuring the UN Climate Summit, an atlas of five of the ten major river basins in the Himalayas--Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Mekong and Salween--was released. The atlas uses maps and infographics to demonstrate changes in the climatic conditions in t...
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  • Panel suggests that the Govt not rush through with changes in green lawsTaking into consideration the views of over 50 organisations, individuals and experts from across the country, the Parlimentary Panel has asked the Government not to rush through the proposals of the high-level committee&nb...
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  • Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16 The Prime Minister's Office has ordered the Union Ministry of Finance to allocate more funds to Ministries concerned with infrastructure works viz. shipping, road and transport, telecom and power in the Union Budget 2015-16. T...
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  • Mullaperiyar dam is a masonry gravity dam across Periyar river in Kerala whose water is diverted to Vagai basin in Tamil Nadu. The dam break analysis, done using the DAMBRK model of U.S National Weather Service, shows that the dam is a threat to 35 lakh people in the downstream. Moreover, the dam is...
    shivajirao32posted 4 years 2 months agoread more
  • Global surface temperature breaks past recordsAccording to Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the US National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA) May 2014 has been the warmest in recorded history. The global and land temperatures during the month have deviated by 0.76°C and are expected to worsen du...
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  • Closure notice issued to Coca Cola's UP plantThe Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has cancelled the 'No Objection Certificate' of Coca Cola's bottling plant in Mehdiganj. The plant was unable to get Central Ground Water Authorities' (CGWA) clearance for extracting groundwater and had raised its...
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  • 956 units in UP gets notice for polluting Ganga The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued notice to 956 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) that were discharging effluents directly into the Ganga river. The National Green Tribunal has demanded an examination of all these 956 unit...
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  • Owing to the sustained public pressure for dam re-operation, Kerala government agreed to increase the off-peak generation at Poringalkuthu Left Bank Hydro Electric Project at Chalakudy river.
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  • Reliance gets tough on project affected peopleLocal administration joins hands with Reliance Power in suppressing protests by project affected community in proposed Sasan Ultra Mega Power project in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. Locals demand permanent jobs at the project.Keep Navi Mumbai out...
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  • Food bill turns into an actThe much awaited National Food Security Bill, 2013 receives the President's approval. The irrigation programme to continue in the XII planGovernment approves continuation of Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme worth Rs. 55200 crore in the XII plan alongwith two ...
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  • Countrywide ban on sand mining The National Green Tribunal bans mining or removal of sand from river banks without environment clearance from the state or central ministry and license from a competent authority. The order comes in the wake of suspension of an IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh who took...
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  • Fear of floods and landslips mounts in Idukki district, Kerala, as the reservoir is on the verge of spilling over
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  • Owing to growing tourism in catchment area of Karaphuza reservoir, Kerala, 45 multi-storeyed illegal resorts come up in the area posing a serious threat to the multipurpose reservoir
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  • TN wants water for Coimbatore from Siruvani dam while Kerala needs it for Chittur from Aliyar dam
    ravleenposted 5 years 5 months agoread more

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No more clearance to activities affecting eco zones in the Western Ghats: NGT

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Mahadayi water dispute: Goa to get maximum share of water

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Kerala floods take 38 lives, severe loss reported

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India's water woes increase due to depleted and contaminated groundwater: Government

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SC refuses to lift ban on sand mining in Rajasthan 

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Following Ganga and Yamuna, Narmada river also gets living entity status

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First water atlas of the Himalayas launched in Paris

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Panel suggests that the Govt not rush through with changes in green laws

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Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16

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Mullaperiyar dam is a masonry gravity dam across Periyar river in Kerala whose water is diverted to Vagai basin in Tamil Nadu. The dam break analysis, done using the DAMBRK model of U.S National Weather Service, shows that the dam is a threat to 35 lakh people in the downstream. Moreover, the dam is bound to collapse due to the deterioration of construction materials, frequent earthquakes in the area, emerging extreme floods owing to global warming and climate change impact and mechanical or human failure.

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