Cabinet Committee clears three hydel projects in North-East

Cabinet committee clears three hydel projects in North-East

The Power Ministry had sent project reports of Tawang and Tato in Arunachal and Teesta in Sikkim for approval of the Cabinet Committee on Investment last year.

No canals for Narmada water leaves farmers at sea

80% minor canals are yet to be built resulting in drainage of excess water from Sardar Sarovar dam to the sea, alleges Gujarat Congress leader Manish Doshi.

25% sharks and rays at risk of extinction

The global assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature has put the two fish species in the red list as they increasingly get entagled in fish gear.

Kerala to petition NGT for relaxed sand mining norms

Chief Minister Oomen Chandy says strict regulations for extraction of sand and rocks from rivers and hills will collapse the construction sector.

Scientist rubbishes nuclear theory on dwindling fish

Former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission M R Srinivasan says fish catch on Tamil Nadu coast has gone down due to poaching by foreign trawlers and not due to pollution from Koodankulam nuclear plant.

Chilika lake bags UN's tourism hotspot title

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has designated the salt water lake in Odisha one of its eight 'Destination Flyways' and will help develop future strategies for protection of migratory birds through creation of innovative tourism and livelihood products. 

Mechanised fishing boats kill sea turtles along Andhra coast

Turtles nest on the Nellore beach to lay eggs and come on the sea surface to breathe, that is when they are caught in fishing nets and die.

Madurai farmers adopt mulch farming to tackle drought

By covering root soil with plastic, farmers preserve soil moisture and reduce the need for irrigation by 1/10th of the water used in conventional method.

Untested water goes out as purifed in Andhra

Over 300 tankers supply water at a price in Anatapur even as lab study says it is not fit for consumption.

This is a news roundup of january 22, 2014.

 

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Deccan Chronicle, The Indian Express, The Economic Times, One World South Asia, The Hindu, The New Indian Express
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