764 industries behind Ganga pollution

764 industries behind Ganga pollution

In a survey conducted between 2011 and 2013, the Central Pollution Control Board identified the polluting industries in five states on the main stem of the river and its tributaries

Ineffective chlorination behind railway stations' contaminated water

About seven lakh passengers at Delhi station exposed to bacteria laden water. Malpractice in awarding contracts for chlorination plant the reason behind bad water quality

Committee submits Maha irrigation scam report

The report, prepared by a team under water expert Madhav Chitale, is said to have put the onus on the irrigation department officials and not on political leaders. The Government has not yet made the report public 

Dying lakes of Delhi

Of the 611 water bodies in the Capital, 274 have dried up and 190 have been lost forever and cannot be revived, says a survey by the Delhi Parks and Gardens Society that works under the Delhi govt's Environment Department

Groundwater low at the confluence of three rivers

Groundwater in Allahabad is going down by 62 cm every year, revealed the latest report of the groundwater department. The number of handpumps in the district went up from 28,517 in 2001 to 2.23 lakh in 2011

Madurai residents unhappy with borewell plan

The administration's decision to dig borewells in villages on the city's periphery to solve drinking water crisis in the city has invited opposition from concerned villagers who fear depletion of groundwater in their region

Dam plans but no knowledge of water in the river

MoU for another 1850 MW hydel project on the Subansiri river in Arunachal Pradesh has been signed even as there is no site-specific scientific study or that about the water flow, a prerequisite for any dam

No water tax for lower, middle income group in U'khand

As a sop before the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, water tax exemption has been announced for these groups in rural areas besides urban poor. Middle-income group in urban areas will get 50% exemption

Panel to check pollution in Ulhas river

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has set up a five member committee to survey industries discharging untreated effluents in the Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers

This is the daily news roundup of March 1, 2014

 
grossly polluting industries in five states on the main stem of the river and its tributaries.


grossly polluting industries in five states on the main stem of the river and its tributaries.


Source: 
The Economic Times, The Times of India, Business Standard, India Today, SANDRP, Hindustan Times
Teaser: 
News Daily: 764 industries behind Ganga pollution; Ineffective chlorination behind railway stations' contaminated water; Committee submits Maha irrigation scam report
Languages: