Green laws violated in Statue of Unity project

Sardar Patel's statue project violates green laws

Activists allege that the statue project near Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat is being carried out without any environmental clearance. Ask MoEF to halt the project.

Andhra denies water to Karnataka

Owing to a high demand of water in the Anantpur district in Andhra Pradesh, the state unable to spare any water for Karnataka.

Nagaland becomes a safe abode for Amur falcons

A joint initiative by locals, forest department and NGOs helped in not a single migratory Amur falcon being poached this year in their roosting site in Doyang Reservoir. 

Mangroves bear the brunt of oil leak

Mangroves spread over several kilometers along Mumbai coast are destroyed by the continuous oil leakage from a pipeline owned by the Mumbai Port Trust.

Meghalaya govt plans to build over 6500 fish ponds

With an aim to become self-dependent on fish raising and generate livelihood options in the state, Meghalaya government plans to construct over 6500 fish ponds under its Aqua Culture Mission.

Upper lake faces severe pollution

With 26 nullahs flowing into the Upper Lake in Bhopal, the lake has become the dumping ground for 1.06 lakh litres of sewage and waste water generated every day.

Upper Bhadra project is unscientific, say experts

The Rs. 5,985 crore project to supply drinking water to Chitradurga, Tumkur and Kolar districts in Karnataka, will lead to a reduction in groundwater table in Ajjampura, from where the deep cut channels of the project will pass through.

TN govt to build water sources for the wild

With an aim to reduce man-animal conflict, Tamil Nadu government plans to construct 100 check dams and thousands of water trenches in forests across 10 districts in the state, a project worth Rs. 47.5 crore.

Hygiene remains a dream for Sambalpur district

Not a single toilet installed in rural areas of Sambalpur district, Odisha, under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan that was launched in October last year.

An online sand distribution system for Malapurram

To streamline the distribution of sand from rivers in Malapuram district in Kerala, authorities introduce e-sand system as a viable solution to end illegal sand mining.

Karnataka govt gets strict against manual scavenging

With the highest number of cases of manual scavenging reported from Bangalore, the state government decide to strictly enforce ban on the inhuman practice.

Delhiites choke in winter smog

With dropping temperature and slow wind speed, the capital is enveloped in a thick blanket of smog produced by daily pollution coupled with Diwali aftermath. 

Scientists find way to reduce farm salinity

A five year research carried out in 258 villages of Mandya and Shimoga districts, Karnataka, asserts creating a pond on the affected farm and rearing fishes in it can help reduce salinity of the land over the period of time.

Toxic from the shut plant to spread downwards

Civic authorities fear groundwater contamination from the untreated waste dumped outside the shut Bandhwari plant in the outskirts of Gurgaon. 

Maharashtra villagers walk for hours to fetch drinking water

Over 500 tribal families drink unhygienic water from Morbe dam streams as no arrangment to supply water is made for these villagers in Raigad district.

This is the roundup of important news from November 6 to 8, 2013.

 

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The Northeast Today, Down to Earth, The New Indian Express, The Hindu, The Times of India, Deccan Herald
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