Groundwater hits bottom near Coke's plant in Rajasthan

Groundwater hits bottom near Coca Cola's plant in Rajasthan

Farmers in Kaladera block of Jaipur claim that agriculture has become difficult due to rapid fall in ground water after the beverage giant entered the region in 2000.

Ammonia in Delhi's water rises yet again

Two water treatment plants in Delhi had to be shut down for the fourth time in a month due to excess ammonia in Yamuna's water thanks to discharge from upstream factories in Haryana.

Slum dwellers to pay up for water in Hyderabad

The Secundrabad Cantonment Board will charge water tariff at the rate of Rs 145 per connection from about 28,000 water connections in  slum areas.

Water-holding plastic degrading land

Clogs drains causing water logging which inturn affects soil quality and expansion of wasteland, said a study conducted by Guwahati-based NGO Environ.

Delhi Jal Board experiments with grey water recycling

Plans to supply treated water to residents for non-potable purposes with help from Japanese agency. New sewage treatment plants to be designed to ensure water reclaimation.

Himachal proposes power corridors to save forests

Hydel projects on same river basin would not be allowed separate transmission lines. Move came after 14,000 trees were cut to lay transmission lines for the recently commissioned Karcham Wangtoo project.

Rs 100 crore for water supply and drainage in Karnataka 

Five towns in Udupi and Dakshin Kannada districts will get underground drainage and drinking water supply with financial support from the Centre and the state.

Century-old agreement prevents tank revival 

A proposal to revive 29 tanks in Hoskote town of Karnataka stalled after Tamil Nadu raised objections citing 1892 agreement between the then Mysore and Madras governments.

Seven water tankers seized for disobeying rules in Kochi

The District Medical Office impounds lorries not following guidelines like water chlorination to check rising cases of water-borne diseases. 

This is the news roundup of January 23, 2014.

The Times of India, The Hindu, The Assam Tribune, The Pioneer, Deccan Herald, The Indian Express
News Daily: Coke's bottling plant blamed for groundwater decline in Rajasthan; Ammonia hits Delhi's water supply fourth time in a month; Slum dwellers to pay water bills in Hyderabad