Brahamputra claims four villages in Assam

Brahamputra claims four Assam villages 

2500 people lost their homes due to erosion along the river while seveal others in Dhubri district are at risk.

Minister, mining and manufactured sand 

Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry calls for promotion of sand made by a metal to solve the crisis of construction industry and save ecology.

Delhi University students get better of chromium 

The team develops a polymer that can extract chromium from water. The harmful chemical  is mostly released in water by tanneries and can cause cancer, skin ailments, mental retardation and respiratory problems .

Cauvery basin farmers fear water shortage 

Drinking water needs and commitment to Tamil Nadu besides low reservoir level means water shortage in Karnataka basin for the second consecutive year.

Sewage to grow greens in Jamshedpur

Urban Infrastructure company JUSCO will recycle domestic sewage from a nullah and pump it back into a drip network for supply to houses.

Kerala pond turns into swimming pool with aquifers

Complete with tiled walls and steel railing, the pool in Thiruvanathapuram is not filled by treated water but gets continuous water from underground which then flows down to a canal.

It's pouring at Magh Mela in Allahabad

Thousands of devotees and pilgrims had to leave the grounds after rain in the Ganga basin flooded tents and washed away roads.

Ulsoor lake in Bangalore gets a facelift

Citizens' groups are building an open air gymnasium with plans to develop a children's park and an amphitheatre to change the landscape around the polluted lake.

This is a news roundup of January 21, 2014.

Source: 
The Assam Tribune, The Economic Times, The New Indian Express, The Times of India, Deccan Herald
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