Railways shift officer who checked dirty water

Railways transfer officer who revealed water contamination

Alok Verma , the Northern Railways chief engineer who conducted the survey on water contamination at railway stations has been transferred out of Delhi. Out of 1000 water samples tested, many were found contaminated with coliform bacteria

Rs 975 crores to prepare DPRs

The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs has approved the scheme that will result in Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of irrigation, multipurpose, river-linking anf flood management projects to  establish the techno-economic viability projects

Tax rebate for Mumbai localities that go green

Housing societies and buildings that implement rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, segregation of organic and non-organic waste and vermi-composting will get a 5% property tax rebate

High fluoride level in Haryana's groundwater

The level of the chemical in the groundwater of industrial towns like Panipat is infact unfit for drinking without boiling, said Ram Gopal, a former scientist of the Defence Research and Development Organisation who is conducting research on Haryana's groundwater

River linking will recharge groundwater: officials

The recently inaugurated Narmada-Kshipra project in Madhya Pradesh will help replenish ground water in Malwa region that has reached alarming level besides providing irrigation to 17 lakh ha of agricultural land, say the officials of the Narmada Valley Development Authority

500 borewells to quench Madurai's thirst

The Authorities is digging borwells in the City's periphery at a cost of Rs 2.7 crores. Drought has reduced the level in Vaigai dam, the city's main source of water

NEERI to study sea water contamination in Mumbai

Mumbai generates 2,671.30 million litres sewage per day and about 45% of the untreated human waste is flushed into two creeks and the Arabian Sea, contaminating the marine environment

This is the news roundup of February 28, 2014.

Zee News, Press Information Bureau, Dainik Bhaskar, The Hindu, The New Indian Express, The Times of India
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