India worries China's water diversion scheme

China's water diversion plans causes worry to India

Concerned about the fate of proposed hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh, India expresses its doubts over China's ambitious scheme to divert Brahmaputra's water. 

Govt declares first marine eco-sensitive zone

Industrial activity prohibited in 313 sq km area around Marine National Park in Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat, which is notified as an eco-sensitive zone.

Where have the Delhi's lakes gone

Due to enchroachment by real estate projects, Delhi seems to have lost as many as 21 lakes since 1997-98, finds natural heritage scientists.

NHPC lowers its spending targets

The hydropower producer reduces its capacity addition plan by 31% for the current five year plan. 

NABARD's wadi model brings respite to tribals

Improving agrarian livelihood of tribals in drought prone region of Budelkhand, Madhya Pradesh, the model emphasises on organic farming and conservation of soil and water to help rejuvenate the unproductive land.

Govt wakes up to backwater protection

Owing to the increasing pollution in Kerala's backwaters, the state government decides against issuing licences to new houseboats from next year.

Hopeless state of Coimbatore's dumping yards

Gaps in waste collection process responsible for heaps of unprocessed garbage. Rs 100 crore solid waste management programme does not bring any changes in city's condition.

Drought might hit Marthwada for the third time

Owing to below average rainfall, Marathwada might face the brunt of water scarcity for the third consecutive year. Six out of eight districts in the region received very less rainfall this year.

Garhwa thirsty, despite commissioning of drinking water scheme

Even though completed more than a year ago, the Rs 2 crore drinking water supply scheme has not started supplying safe drinking water to fluorosis hit Pratappur village in Jharkhand.

This is the roundup of important news for September 10, 2013

Source: 
Hindustan Times, Live Mint, New Kerala.com, The Times of India, The Hindu, Governance Now
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