Madhav Gadgil claims Goa mining firms filed false EIAs

'Goa mining companies submitted false EIAs'

According to renowned ecologist Madhav Gadgil, Environment Impact Assessment reports of all companies hid information about existing water bodies in their mining lease areas.

Delhi scores worse than Beijing on air pollution

Particulate matter pollution in the Capital peaked above 500 in January on many days without causing a stir even as warnings were issued and highways closed in Beijing when it touched this figure

Award winning farmer against concretisation of canals

N. Parameswaran from Erode, awarded for highest yield in Tamil Nadu, said concretisation prevents groundwater replenishment and seepage of water into the fields from bunds

NGT issues notice to dam company in Uttarakhand

Petition filed by resident group in the state's Shrinagar town accuses dam officials of not opening gates until an artificial pond developed  during the floods in June last year resulting in massive deluge.

Telegu-Ganga project to irrigate 60,000 acres in Andhra 

About Rs 6,000 crores have been sanctioned for the project in Kadapa district that will get water from Srisailam reservoir in Kurnool

Activists ask UP govt to revive order on water bodies in big projects

The 2001 order makes it mandatory for infrastructure projects of more than 20 acres to reserve 5% of their total area for development of water bodies.

This is the news roundup of January 26 and 27, 2014

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Zee News, The Economic Times, The Hindu, Toxicswatch
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