IPCC's fifth assessment report calls for urgent action

Urgent action needed to tackle climate change

Getting repetitive on climate change being human-induced, IPCC's fifth assessment report comes as no big surprise.

Women education and under five child mortality directly related

Completion of secondary education by Indian women to lower down the under-five child mortality rate by 61%, reports UNESCO

Govt releases India rural development report 2012-13

The report spotlights the importance of developing new strategies and providing basic services and opportunities to enhance farm livelihood in India.

MoEF saves Nayachar's mangroves

Environment ministry rejects the proposal to set up thermal power plant in the island, near Haldia, West Bengal, but gives green signal for ecotourism and existing fishery projects in the area.

Biodiversity wins over development

Impacting the decision on number of projects proposed in Sawantwadi-Dodamarg belt in Sindhudurg district, Bombay High court orders Maharashtra government to declare the belt as ecologically sensitive area.

Decision on Nirma's project postponed to October-end

National Green Tribunal holds back its decision on clearing Nirma's proposed cement plant in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, to October 28-29.

Northeast states urge NGT to allow manual sand mining

Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur ask National Green Tribunal to remove its ban on manual sand mining in these states.

ADB to aid Kolkata

To sanction Rs 3600 crore loan to the city for improving water and sanitation facilities in fast-growing peripheral areas of the metropolis.

Effort to bring tribals to social mainstream

Government releases Rs. 2904 crores and 71 Lakhs to 26 states in the country for creating safe drinking water and road facilties for scheduled tribes.

Controversies engulf Bellandur SEZ project

Karnataka’s Lake Development Authority orders project authorities to halt construction activities following its inspection that went against the development having adverse impact on Bellandur lake.

Gujarat is water surplus

Drinking water grid based on the Narmada canal makes Gujarat water surplus from a drought prone state, claims state government.

Indigenous cattle breed comes into govt's notice

State government is set to launch a project to conserve the decreasing number local breeds of cattle in Kerala. 

Kochi's mangroves bear the brunt of real estate groups

Experts accuse real estate groups for destroying two acres of mangroves in Kochi. Claims that over the past few decades, mangroves in the district are reduced to one-third of its original area.

This is the roundup of important news for September 27 & 28, 2013.

The Hindu, NASA Earth Observatory, NDTV, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau, Hindustan Times, New Kerala.com, Governance Now, Down to Earth, Citizen Matters
News today - IPCC's fifth assessment report reiterates climate change being human-induced, UNESCO finds direct linkage in women education and under five child mortality in India, enhancement of farm livelihood highlighted in India rural development report 2012-13.