Delhi metro stations to conserve rainwater

Delhi metro stations to conserve rainwater 

By March 2015, 17 metro stations will have rainwater harvesting system, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT had earlier ordered rainwater harvesting system at all metro stations.

Meghayaya favours livelihood over sand mining ban

The state government disobeys Supreme Court's order citing loss of livelihood if sand mining is banned despite its harmful impacts on rivers.

Chennai gets high on water

Water level has steadily gone up in the Poondi reservoir as more water is released from the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh.

Rs 3 crore for dancing fountains, waterfalls around Trichy dam

The Tamil Nadu Tourism Department will construct an artificial lake, dancing fountains and waterfalls near Mukkombu dam in Trichy.

MLA wants Tamil Nadu region to be declared drought hit

Less water release from the Mettur dam and low rainfall has destroyed the crop in Pudukottai region, claims CPI(M) MLA A Lazar.

Mundra port's extension may not be extended

The Central Environment Ministry might not extend the environmental clearance granted to Adani Power's Mundra SEZ and port in Gujarat after getting a rap from the Gujarat High Court for poor scrutiny.

Only 2% paddy procured in Bihar, thanks to drought

With 33 out of the 38 districts in the state declared drought hit due to poor monsoon last year, only 2% paddy has been procured in the last two months of the procurement season.

Maharashtra CM admits to 1 lakh litre of water wastage in Mumbai 

Prithviraj Chavan claims water was released during repair work of old and damaged pipelines.

Mob attacks water tankers in Delhi

Supporters of a local leader, who decides water supply points, attacked Delhi Jal Board's water tankers in Okhla area of the Capital.

Goa Pollution Board bets on casino ships

Submits affidavit at the National Green Tribunal claiming no pollution in Mandovi river from bilge ad oily water, a hazardous waste material released by casino ships, 

More water for 110 villages in Bangalore

The Congress District incharge has promised 10,000 million cubic feet of more water from the Cauvery for 110 villages in Bangalore in a run up the Lok Sabha elections.

This is a news roundup of January 17, 2014.

 

 

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The Hindu, The Times of India, The Financial Express, newKerala.com, The Assam Tribune
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