Final notification on Western Ghats delayed

New MoEF Minister delays final notification on Western Ghats 

Draft notification for declaring eco-sensitive area in the Western Ghats has been put on hold as the new Environment Minister wants to invite comments from CMs of the six states.

Uttarakhand govt initiates allotment process of small hydel projects

All set to start the bidding process of alloting all those small hydel projects which have no legal, environmental and religious obstacles and where cumulative impact assessment of the rivers has been completed.

Public participation helps clean the 'big tank'

Residents join hands with authorities to desilt 320 acre of Coimbatore's Ukkadam Periyakula tank.

UP gets fresh panel for water resources management

To work as an autonomous body for proper management of water resources in the state.

Activists allege illegal felling of 267 trees in South Delhi

Apprise National Green Tribunal about PWD felling 267 trees in South Delhi's Vasant Kunj without seeking approval from the forest department.

Committee wants more time to complete probing irrigation scam

The special investigation team seeks two months extension to finish its investigation into multi-crore Maharashtra irrigation scam.

Plan to convert wetland into a parking lot attracts opposition

Tamil Nadu Green Movement opposes authority's proposal to convert the wetland near Ooty lake into a parking lot.

TN proposes drinking water scheme for villages near nuclear plant

The scheme, worth Rs. 68 crore, is aimed to benefit 13 villages surrounding the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Chennai.

UP approves eco-sensitive zones within protected areas

Proposes to set up eco-sensitive zones within 100 metres of Kaimur wildlife sanctuary in Mirzapur, Okhla bird sanctuary in Gautam Budh Nagar and Lakh Bahosi wildlife sanctuary in Kannauj.

Rising water level in Gujarat wetland affects number of migratory birds

Number of migratory birds decreases at the Vadhvana wetland in Gujarat due to flooding of the area with Narmada waters. Irrigation department turns a deaf ear to officials' request to reduce water flow to the ecology site.

Activists claim major violations of sand mining norms

Seek immediate ban on degradation of rivers in Tamil Nadu due to sand mining that continues in violation of HC norms.

Centre approves Himachal's water supply projects

Sanctions Rs. 139 crore for implementing four water supply projects in the state.

This is the roundup of important news for December 27 & 28, 2013.

Source: 
The Hindu, The Times of India,The Economic Times, The Indian Express, New Kerala, Business Standard, Deccan Chronicle
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