India's largest pvt hydel project sold

India's largest pvt hydel project sold

In a deal involving Rs 10,500 crores, Jaypee sells two hydel projects in Himachal Pradesh to an Abu Dhabi firm. The 1000 mega watt Karcham Wangtoo one of them

Rajasthan complains against contaminated water in Satluj

The Indira Gandhi canal from the Satluj, that provides drinking water to 15 districts in Rajasthan, is polluted with industrial effluent. The State chief minister Vasundhara Raje asks her Punjab counterpart to act against polluting industries

Who owns these lakes?

No agency is ready to take ownership and develop two waterbodies in Dwarka region of Delhi. These water bodies, if rejuvenated, could add upto two million gallons per day of water supply to the parched area

ADB loan to upgrade Kolkata's drinking water supply

Out of the Rs 4000 crores needed for the overhaul of the sewerage, drainage and water supply systems in the city, ADB will give Rs 2,500 crores

Waste water to green Jamshedpur roadsides

City water utility JUSCO, a Tata subsidiary, has come up with a pilot project to irrigate the green patches flanking roads with recycle drain water, rainwater as well as waste water discharged from company quarters

Canal ready, Bhakra's water to reach entire Haryana

Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said with the digging of the Hansi Butana canal complete, he will ensure that the water from the Bhakra dam reaches all parts of the state

NGO writes to LG for wetland authority

To preserve water bodies in Delhi, Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan, a non-profit in Delhi, has written to the State's Lieutinent General to set up a Wetland Authority as recommended by the Environment Ministry

National Inst of Ecology brings out book on envt flow in rivers

Edited by Dr.Brij Gopal, the book 'Environment flows: An introduction for Water Resources Managers,' talks about natural flow regime of rivers along with a case study on the Ganga

This is the news roundup of March 2, 2014.

Business Standard, Aquatic Ecosystems, The Times of India, The Telegraph, The Economic Times
News Daily: India's largest pvt hydel project sold; Rajasthan complains against contaminated water in Satluj; No Govt agency wants to take ownership of Delhi lakes