El Nino might affect 2014 monsoon

El Nino might affect 2014 monsoon

The weather phenomenon that disturbs cloud formation could bring down India's economic growth from the current 6% to 5.2% in the next financial year, says a study by the credit Rating Information Services of India Limited

Centre accepts Kerala's demands on Western Ghats

The State government demanded that agricultural land, plantations and habitations be kept out of the ecologically sensitive area identified by the high-level working group on Western Ghats

PIL against Yettinahole

The Karavali Jeevanadhi Nethravathi Rakshana Samiti, an NGO, has pleaded that the river diversion project in Dakshin Kannadda district is meant for irrigation and not drinking water supply as claimed by the Government

Chitale recommends action against bureaucrats

The head of the team investigating the Maharashtra irrigation scam has recommended action against officials for awarding additional works worth hundreds of crores to contractors in western Maharashtra without calling for fresh tenders

NGT order hits dying units in Pali

The Tribunal ordered suspension of work in textile dying and printing units operating without the consent of the Rajasthan Pollution Control Board. 80% of the 600 units affected

Afforestation will reduce Indore's water treatment cost

According to a Madhya Pradesh forest officer, who has prepared a plan named 'Kidney for Indore' plants on the banks of the Narmada river will purify water and restrict flow of pollutants like soil particles, nitrogen and phosphorous into river

23% water contaminated in Aurangabad

Reasons for contamination range from irregular chlorination by village gram panchayats, punctured pipelines and improper functioning of water treatment plants, said the recent drinking water quality monitoring report by the Health Department

Karnataka village shuns borewells

By digging 180 open wells in last four years, the Kashipatna Gram Panchayat is leading Dakshin Kannada district in open wells under the MNREGA to quench their thirst

Plastic waste kills dolphin off Gujarat coast

Thick plastic bags were found in the autopsy of the 20-year-old dolphin that died because of choking on the Sutrapada coast in Junagadh. Environmentalists site increasing pollution along the coast as the reason

Xylem treatment for pure water

A study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology has identified xylem tissues that transport water and dissolved nutrients from the roots to other parts of a plant as inexpensive water filters

This is the news roundup of March 5, 2014.

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The Times of India, Business Standard, The Hindu, Zee News
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