285 die due to water contamination in Karnataka

285 people die due to drinking water contamination in Karnataka

Data by the Central Health Ministry between 2010 and 2013 shows five major water-borne diseases were responsible. Maximum number of deaths, 113, in the year 2012

Delhi Chief Minister to look into Rs 10,000 crore Delhi Jal Board scam

Projects under scanner include privatisation of water treatment and supply, water metres and maintenance of treatment plants without tendering

Despite HC order, Maharashtra govt legalises slum on wetland

The 49 acre Dahisar wetland in Mumbai is twice the size of the famous Shivaji Park or Oval Maidan.

Activists in Mangalore against river diversion project

Say with diversion of the Netravati and Yettinahole rivers, environment minister Veerappa Moily would be deceiving the people of Dakshin Kannada, his home turf.

Minister promises drought-free Maharashtra in five years

Agriculture Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil says state government has earmarked Rs 25,000 crores for irrigation. Calls for diversion of water from Konkan to step up irrigation in central Maharashtra.

Power company to dump fly ash in Nagpur's river

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited is illegally constructing a bund to dispose off fly ash in the no-construction zone of Kalhan river, a major drinking water resource for Nagpur. Pollution control board takes note.

Andhra appeals to SC against approval to raise Almatti dam's height

Challenges the order of Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal's award that allowed Karnataka to raise the dam's height in North Karnataka.

Work begins on National Waterway-4

Union Minister of Shipping G K Vasan launches the Rs 123 crore project on south Buckingham canal in Tamil Nadu. Total length of the waterway will be 1078 kms

This is a news roundup of January 24, 2014.

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The Asian Age, The Times of India, Daiji World, The Hindu, Press Information Bureau
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