India experiences 30% of food wastage annually

30% of the food goes waste in India

The country experiences a post-harvest loss of Rs 2 lakh crore annually due to lack of food processing units and storage facilities, estimates the Associated Chamber of Commerce.

A step forward for land bill

Lok Sabha passes the amended land acquisition bill which returned back from Rajya Sabha for former's approval to the changes made in the legislation. 

No fresh sand mining permits for Uttarakhand

National Green Tribunal orders the state to not issue any fresh sand mining permits. Illegal mining activities continues in the state, despite the tribunal's earlier order to ban sand removal from river beds without environmental clearance. 

Manage what exist

Rejuvenating thousands of water bodies around Chennai can meet city's growing drinking water needs, reports the Madras Institute of Development Studies.

Sanitation remake for Kolkata's slum

Authorities plan to install permanent sanitary latrines in place of exisitng pit or well latrines. Wait for government to approve the proposal.

UP gives importance to water recycling

Owing to high exploitation of groundwater in the state, Uttar Pradesh Housing and Development Board to mandate installing sewage treatment plant and water recycling unit in all future housing projects on an area of 2 acre or above. 

Floods gone but danger still hovers Varanasi

There is a high risk of disease outbreak in the city due to heaps of garbage left behind by receding flood water.

Hope for Nag river's survival reignites

State government rejects Maharashtra Pollution Control Board's proposal on denotifying the river stretch from its origin in Lava village to Ambazari lake. The proposal if made, would have turned Nag river into a nullah as development projects would get an easier access to the denotified stretch. 

A single rupee charged to quench Karnataka's thirst

State government plans to install 1000 any time water machines in rural areas and town limits under its Neeru Bhagya scheme. People just need to spend Re 1 for receiving 10 litres of pure drinking water from these vending machines.

This is a roundup of important news for September 6, 2013.

Source: 
The Hindu, The Times of India, Outlook India, Hindustan Times, Business Standard, The Indian Express, NewKerala.com
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