Biopiracy case against Mahyco and others to continue

Criminal proceedings against Mahyco and others to continue

Karnataka High Court permits biodiversity boards to go forward with the biopiracy case against Mahyco and others, charged for using traditional varieties to develop Bt brinjal without taking sanctions from concerned authorities.

Super cyclone affects lakhs of people

Phailin destroys houses of around 90 lakh people and paddy crops worth Rs 2,400 crore in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Authorities' evacuation efforts helped the two states escape widespread loss of life.

Hyderabad authorities mull over implementing transferrable development rights

To bring an end to illegal construction on lake beds and in water bodies with full tank level, authorities of various departments in Hyderbad decide to implement transferrable development rights for taking over private lands.

Hotels add to groundwater crisis in North Goa

Despite the entire state being declared as scheduled area under the Groundwater Regulation Act, 2002, hotels and restaurants in North Goa continue extracting groundwater to cater to the needs of increasing number of tourists, reports CAG.

MCG on a mission to regularise water connection

Targeting the commercial properties first, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon starts the process to regularise illegal water connections and install meters in all villages and several colonies within the district. The effort is also helping authorities to increase its revenue.

NTTPS claim on mercury levels needs verification

A former IICT scientist challenges the claim by authorities of Narla Tatarao Thermal Power Station in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh, on mercury contamination within the standard limits in groundwater and ash pond effluent samples.

Jaipur's water bodies to undergo an entomological survey

Authorities plan to conduct entomological survey at Taal Katora, Jal Mahal and Galta Kund, suspected to be the breeding grounds for dengue larvae.

Primary school in Gujarat's hamlet lacks basic amenities

The primary school in Dungarfalia, Gujarat, has LCD TV and computers as teaching aids but is devoid of drinking water and electricity, despite being just 22 km away from Kadana dam, one of the biggest drinking water source in the state.

Lamphelpat locals prohibit waste disposal at the dumping site

Residents of Lamphelpat in Manipur stand against the authorities disposing waste randomly at already overloaded dumping site in the city. Demand a new disposal site away from human habitation.

This is the roundup of important news for October 14, 2013.

 

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The Hindu, The Times of India, Down to Earth, E-Pao
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