Bangalore water mafia goes innovative to evade law

Bangalore water mafia goes innovative to evade law

The water mafia, with the help of local political leaders, has taken to digging borewells in rented premises in localities closer to lakes. This started after the government started monitoring borewells in the city

Toxic veggies on Navi Mumbai's railway tracks

A Mumbai NGO has filed a PIL on the issue of vegetables grown on railway tracks that use sewage water or even industrial effluent for irrigation. Lab tests conducted in 2009 found the presence of heavy metals like zinc, arsenic and lead in these vegetables

Some good water news for Kollam

A natural sand bar has developed across an estuary in this Kerala district, as a result of which, water from the local Paravur lake stopped flowing into the sea, maintaining its level and also boosting the water level of two more lakes

Udupi villages pleasantly surprised as water rises in wells

Water level in the wells and ponds of Baidarbettu village in Karnataka, which normally go dry in December and fill up only after monsoon, has gone up in the last 10 days. Geologists have attributed this to fault zone readjustment in the layers of earth

NGT committee wants Yamuna riverbed projects scrapped

The plans to beautify the riverfront will jeopardize the river's health, says the Environment Ministry committee appointed on the orders of the National Green Tribunal. Declare the 52 km stretch of the river in UP and Delhi conservation zone, it recommends

Lukewarm response to water ATM in Delhi

Six months after they were installed in a resettlement colony in the Capital, kiosks supplying filtered water at the rate of Rs 3 for 20 litres have not yet  picked up in terms of buyers. Free water tankers from the Delhi Jal Board is partly the reason

Taming of a river

The Beas river that originates in Manali in Himachal Pradesh, is being trapped in dams to tap its 6000 mega watt of power generation potential. Only the last stretch of the river remains free but only for a few more days. A photo essay

El Nino might not impact agriculture so much

Agriculture's dependence on summer monsoon has reduced considerably over the years, with Kharif and Rabi crop contributing equally to overall food production, say economists

Combining Govt schemes to achieve the sanitation goal

The LEAF Society, an NGO in Tamil Nadu, targets to construct 8000 toilets in Namakkal district by sourcing money both from the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme

 This is the news roundup of April 26, 2014.

 

 

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