Acute water crisis of urban India

Water scarcity- urban India's biggest worry

22 out of 32 major cities in the country face acute shortage of water supply everday. Jamshedpur tops the list of water deficient cities while Nagpur is foremost in surplus supply.

Weak economy affects renewable energy targets

As against the target of adding 4325 MW of new capacity in the current financial year, India is able to add just 835 MW of new capacity from wind, solar and small hydro projects in the first quarter of FY 13-14. Once again the sector might miss the capacity addition targets.

Hopes high for big investors

PM backed cell to speed up the clearance process for over 250 stalled projects worth Rs 11 lakh crore.

Goa targets 1000 hectares for SRI rice cultivation

Following a bumper yield during last season through system of rice intensification, the state aims to use the method to cultivate paddy on an area of 1000 hectares this year.

Sea level rise threat to east Sunderbans

Owing to the danger posed by rising sea level in the key human and wildlife habitats in eastern Sunderbans, World Bank's recent study suggests de-populating parts of the area for widening the tidal channels by moving back the existing embankments. 

Govt out to combat floods in Odisha

State government plans to spend Rs 700 crore to increase the height and length of embankments of all major rivers in the state by 2015 keeping 2011 floods as the benchmark. 

NEERI works out the technology to treat industrial waste

After intensive research the institute has come up with Electro Oxidation Technology for treating highly polluted chemical industry effluents.

Bangalore's e-waste grows at a rapid speed 

The city faces a big challenge to handle its e-waste that is growing at a compounded rate of 20% per year.

Malda lost in floods

For the past two months the two gram panchayats in Ratua I block in West Bengal are surrounded by waist deep water due to swollen Ganga and Fulahar rivers. 

Peenya's cancerous groundwater

20 out of 72 borewells surveyed in India's largest industrial area, Peenya, recorded chromium levels 600 to 700 times the national permissible limit. Unorganised electroplating small units are the biggest culprit to this menace.

 This is a roundup of important news for September 9, 2013.

 

Source: 
The Hindu, The Times of India, Financial Chronicle, The New Indian Express, DNA, Economic Times, The Telegraph
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News today - 22 out of 32 Indian cities face a shortfall in water supply, India might miss the renewable energy targets in the current financial year owing to weak economy, big investors keep high hopes as PM backed cell accelerate clearance process for stalled projects.
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