Jal Satyagrahis still determined, despite govt's repression

MP govt enforces curfew to suppress Jalsatyagrah

State government issues arrest orders against the evacuees staging protest against raising water level in the Indira Sagar Dam and demanding compensation. 

Focus open defecation

UN urges all the countries to step up their efforts on sanitation, especially open defecation. To reduce the ratio of people devoid of proper sanitation facilities from 51% to 25% by 2015.

Govt to ease contruction in restricted zones

Haryana government's proposal to delete the restriction on construction activity in eco-sensitive zones in the National Capital Region is under the final stage of getting notified. The change to take a heavy toll on already threatened Aravalis and Yamuna riverbed.

Automatic water level recorders for Uttar Pradesh

World Bank sanctions Rs 85 crore to replace the manual monitoring of water table with an automatic one. The project to be undertaken throughout the state to combat the problem of depleting groundwater levels.

Drought hovers Chikkaballapur, Karnataka

Drought condition looms in the district for the fourth consecutive year. Farmers worst affected due to decline in production of water-intensive crops.

AP takes advantage of Odisha's silence

Despite collecting water taxes from its people, Andhra Pradesh government has failed to pay its pending tax to Odisha, for the last two decades.

Preferring commercial crops over paddy

Farmers drift away from cultivating water intensive crops in Yadgir district, Karnataka, owing to government ban due to insufficient water in Krishna command area. 

Karnataka's villages to soon have safe drinking water

State government plans to set up over 1000 water purification plants in the state. Finalises the comprehensive scheme for supplying clean drinking water to all villages.

This is a roundup of important news for September 2, 2013.

 

 

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The Times of India, The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Deccan Herald, The Guardian
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