Court fast tracks Damodar river's case

Court fast tracks Damodar river's case

Jharkhand high court to hear Damodar river's pollution case against Central Coalfields Limited and two private companies on a daily basis. The court might pass the order to close all the three companies causing acute pollution in the river.

Solar energy- a new hope of Uttarakhand

The state devises new policy to harness solar energy. As per the policy, ministry of new and renewable energy plans to give one time subsidy of 30% to the benchmark cost of installing solar power plants.

Pollution cloud at Rohtang, despite the ban

BRO's stone crusher, a cause of major pollution to Rohtang pass' pristine ecology, is kept out of government ban when all the illegal dhabas, snow scooters, all train and old private vehicles at the tourist destination are ordered to be removed. 

Lack of water limits the pipeline project

Bangalore's project to lay 2700 km of drinking water and 2000 km of sewage pipelines in 110 villages gets a halt due to non-availability of water. 

Field guide shows up the small forest

Forest department compiles the field book for Garhi Mandu forest, in north-east Delhi, in a bid to save the place from human intervention. More than 147 faunal species and 65 species of flora are mapped in this small green patch.

This is a roundup of important news of August 28, 2013.


Business Standard, The Times of India, Deccan Chronicle
News Today- Jharkhand high court to hear Damodar river's pollution case on a daily basis; Uttarakhand devises new solar policy; dense pollution cloud hovers at Rohtang, despite government ban.