Global call for safe food on October 12

Global call to save food from GM crops and pesticides

Green activists from 400 cities across the world to march against genetically modified food crops and Monsanto on October 12. The protest to also call for concrete strategies for protecting freshwater ecosystems.

Industries restricted to cut trees in UP and MP

National Green Tribunal orders industries in Singrauli and Sonebhadra districts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, respectively, to not cut trees without consent of concerned authorities.

Welspun Energy's outstanding contribution in renewable power

Welspun Energy Ltd wins Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy 2013 for applying best practices in renewable energy sector.

Locals good at managing groundwater

Following the two participatory programmes on groundwater management in seven drought prone districts of Andhra Pradesh, FAO infers that local communities are better at maintaining health of aquifers.

20 agencies to eye sand mining in Kerala

State government deploys 20 agencies for mapping and sand auditing on 20 river systems in Kerala, to ensure sand mining being undertaken in sustainable manner.

NGT seeks govt's response on covering of drains

National Green Tribunal issues notices to several agencies of central and Delhi government for allowing covering of Kushak and Shahdara Link drains in the capital for development purposes.

Authorities bill the cost of restoring the wetland to encroachers

District administration finally take steps to restore Mullarbaer, a 500 acre wetland in Dankuni, West Bengal, drowned in tonnes of fly ash dumped by eight private firms. 

One year and UP govt unable to find alternative site for idol immersion

Allahabad high court rejects state government's application seeking more time to identify alternatve sites for immersion of idols. The court continues the ban on immersing idols in Ganga and Yamuna rivers.

Watershed programme, a saviour for drought hit Maharashtra villages

Integrated watershed management programme, costing the state Rs. 445 crore, helped parched villages in Sangli district solve their water crisis by harvesting rainwater and restoring existing water sources.

E.coli reaches to dangerous levels in Kochi's groundwater

A survey of well water in Kochi, Kerala, reveals high levels of E.coli in groundwater making it unfit for human consumption.

This is the roundup of important news for October 8, 2013.


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News today - 400 cities across the world to march against GM crops and Monsanto on October 12, NGT restricts industries in UP and MPfrom cutting trees without consent, Welspun Energy wins accolades for its outsanding contribution in renewable energy sector.