Bombay HC orders ban on wetland reclamation

Bombay HC orders ban on wetland reclamation

The Court ordered the ban in the whole of Maharashtra in response to a petition filed by NGO Vanshakti for saving wetlands and for setting up wetlands authority to monitor violations. The Court also directed the authorities to submit an 'action-taken report' against the violations

Thermal power project in UP to use irrigation water

The 1320 MWpower project in the State's Mirzapur district will withdraw water from the Ganga river via the Upper Khajuri Reservoir. The water fulfills the irrigation needs of nearby villages and the drinking water need of the Banaras Hindu University

Delhi locality does not want to vote over no water supply

Residents of Dwarka, which does not get any water supply from the Delhi Jal Board, feel they have been ditched by every political party on the issue of water supply

After Groundwater Authority, now a Directorate in Bangalore

The Karnataka Government plans to set up another Directorate with dedicated officers to look into the registration of borewells and rig owners after the Groundwater Authority set up two years ago failed to monitor groundwater extraction

No water in two main Krishna river reservoirs

Farmers in the delta region of the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh are a worried lot as no water is available in the Srisailam reservoir while very little is available in the Nagarjunasagar, the two main reservoirs on which they depend for irrigation

Madras HC  orders inquiry into pollution by edible oil factory

Effluent from a Madurai based Vanaspathi oil factory has been polluting the Koriyaru river and villages in Trichy. HC asks the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to check

The law only makes them illegal

With no dignified alternative employment, the 'Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation bill, 2012,' has just made manual scavenging illegal rather than abolish it, says the book 'Unseen' by Bhasha Singh on the lives of manual scavengers

Bangaloreans aspire to recycle, harvest water

On World Water Day, residents talk about the need for rainwater harvesting structures in house plans and reusing the water from kitchen sink.

This is the news roundup of March 20, 2014.








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News Daily: Bombay HC orders ban on wetland reclamation; Thermal power project in UP to use irrigation water; Angry over no water supply, Delhi locality does not want to vote