Locals oppose power projects on Siang river in Arunachal

Locals oppose power projects on Siang river

Expecting a large-scale submergence of their cultivable land, indigenous people demand immediate cancellation of the three mega power projects proposed on Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh.

Install toilets at home to contest local body elections, announces Bihar CM

In a bid to curb open defecation, Bihar government is all set to bring amendments to the existing Bihar Panchayati Raj Act allowing only those having toilets at home to contest panchayat and urban local body elections, .

Maharashtra govt approves Rs. 1,444 crore rural water supply project

Jalswarajaya phase II project aiming to improve access of sustainable drinking water and sanitation services to rural communities receives green signal.

Karnataka's multi-crore plan to provide potale water 

State government prepares Rs. 25,868 crore scheme to provide potable drinking water to all 213 towns and cities in the Karnataka in the next eight years under the underground drainage system.

Mumbai's wetlands in danger

Proposal to build the Mumbai Trans Harbor Link has put coastal wetlands, home to thousands of flamingos, in danger. Experts insist on shifting the starting point of the bridge to prevent destruction.

A global drive to improve sanitation in schools

LIXIL Corporation join hands with UNICEF for a multi-year commitment project that aims to provide improved sanitation facilities and hygiene education to 20 lakh school children across the globe by 2018.

No water projects in Western Ghats, urge conservationists

Conservationists recommend MoEF to ban any new large-scale project obstructing the natural flow of water in Western Ghats.

Tehri residents worried about landslips, sinking land 

Houses on the periphery of Tehri Dam reservoir in Uttarakhand bear the brunt of landslips triggered by heavy monsoon rains and sinking land. Authorities remain indifferent to this continuous phenomenon.

Maharashtra govt rejects proposal to rejuvenate Gandhisagar Lake

Ordering the civic body to first complete the earlier works sanctioned for rejuvenation of Gandhisagar Lake in Nagpur, state government turns down the revised proposal for the lake's revival.

Kerala govt grants Rs. 1.56 crore to revive Edakkad rivulet

The rivulet was once a major biodiversity spot in Kozhikode, Kerala, but has now become a victim of garbage menace.

Varanasi's innovative plan to tackle religious waste

In a bid to keep the city and the ghats clean, authorities plan to place pitchers filled with Gangajal at 10 spots across Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, to collect religious waste.

Trouble brews for Cheyyur power project in TN

Owing to differing views on its ecological impact, the Rs. 24,200 crore coastal project at Cheyyur village in Tamil Nadu yet to get environmental clearance.

Kerala's first modern sewage treatment plant to start from November 27

The new sewage treatment plant at Muttathara in Thiruvananthapuram worth Rs. 240 crore will be capable of treating 107 million litres of waste per day using the activated sludge and extended aeration technology.

Chennai to set up its first bio-methanation plant

The Rs. 45 lakh plant will process two tonnes of garbage per day and release energy that can power about 80-100 LED streetlights for eight hours.

NGT orders authority to keep an eye on Adyar river in Chennai

In order to prevent dumping of waste in the river, National Green Tribunal directs local authority to keep a watch.

This is the roundup of important news for November 20 & 21, 2013.

Source: 
The Hindu, The Times of India, Down to Earth, DNA, The Wall Street Journal, New Kerala, India Water Review, The Indian Express, Deccan Herald
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News daily - Indigenous people demand immediate cancellation of the three mega power projects proposed on Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh, only those having toilets at home be allowed to contest panchayat and urban local body elections in Bihar, Jalswarajaya phase-II project receives Maharashtra govt's approval.
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