India gets green signal for Kishenganga hydel project

India allowed to construct Kishenganga hydel project

The International Court of Arbitration rejects Pakistan's contention and allows India to divert water from Kishenganga river for power generation.

Odisha's disaster management earns UN felicitation

UN appreciates the state's efforts terming Odisha as 'a global leader in disaster management and risk reduction'.

Activists irked at Veerappa Moily getting environment profile

Environmental activists across the country disappointed with the decision to appoint Veerappa Moily as new union minister of state for environment and forests despite his eco-hostile track record.

Statue of Unity project violates green laws, claim environmentalists

Around 50 environmentalists write to MoEF claiming that Statue of Unity project in Gujarat is going ahead without an environmental clearance.

Delhi's water bodies dying a slow death

Most of the baolis and lakes in the capital bear the brunt of encroachment, concretisation and sewage discharge into them, says report.

Bengaluru avoids drinking its harvested rainwater

Wary of the quality of rainwater, more than 90 per cent of city's buildings utilise harvested rainwater for recharging groundwater.

Madras HC issues notice to forest authorities for illegal tree felling on Meghamalai hills

Madras High Court orders notice to the Forest Department and the Meghamalai Wildlife Forest Division on illegal felling of trees being carried out on Meghamalai hills in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Tripura to get master plan on drinking water

The state government decides to prepare a master plan to ensure drinking water supply to all localities.

Chandigarh goes all out to ensure continuous water supply

The municipal corporation will be purchasing generator sets, worth Rs. 96 lakh, to supply water to residents during power cuts in the city.

Auragaband farmers turn to group farming

After being hit badly by the droughts, farmers in the district agreed to form groups for effective implementation of government schemes.

Odisha to frame fisheries policy

The state government plans to take World Bank's help for evolving a comprehensive fisheries policy

NGT maintains closure order on granite units along Arkavathy

National Green Tribunal upholds Karnataka State Pollution Control Board’s closure order on 16 granite units for violating environment norms along Arkavathy riverbanks in Bengaluru.

This is the roundup of important news for December 22 & 23, 2013.

The Hindu, The Times of India, Down to Earth, DNA, Orissa Diary, The New Indian Express
New daily- The International Court of Arbitration gives a go ahead for diversion of Kishenganga water, UN appreciates Odisha's efforts in handling cyclone Phailin, activists irked at appointment of Veerappa Moily as the new environment minister.