Maharashtra village reclaims submerged forest

Maharashtra village reclaim rights on submerged forest

Korku tribals in Amravathi district lost their agricultural and forest land to a dam in 2005-06; reclaim fishing and management rights over part of the reservoir under Forest Rights Act

'Rajasthan getting only 1% of its share in Yamuna water'

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje writes to the Centre complaining that Rajasthan is not getting the 9% allocation of Yamuna water wheras Haryana is utilising 69% of the water against its actual allocation of 48%. . 

Uttarakhand wants power to clear dam projects upto 25MW

As of now, the state can clear projects only upto 2 MW. It has sought power to allow additional 50 hydro projects and removal of eco-sensitive zones in the region.

37 hydel projects alloted in fragile Lahaul and Spiti 

Projects with a combined generation capacity of about 2300 mega watt are under different stages of execution in the Chenab basin which is the least exploited of the five rivers basins in Himachal Pradesh.  

26 million solar engines to pump water

Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy wants to replace groundwater pumps powered by diesel or grid power connections.

Rs 334 crore irrigation projects in Karnataka

All projects, including Yettinahalle-II, will be implemented in Cauveri basin.

Stop pumping groundwater into lakes: NGO

Delhi-based Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan asks the government to stop putting groundwater for beautification of water bodies in the city and instead promote rainwater harvesting.

Watershed project in Odisha's Sundergarh district

Project on in 15 tribal dominated blocks includes contour bunding, farm ponds, percolation tanks, and adoption of other water harvesting measures like storing surplus water and enhancing soil moisture with ground water recharge.

Hyderabad techies turn lake saviours

Form groups with residents that acts as whistleblower in case of lake encroachment; also pool money to clean up, fence and beautify lakes

This is the news roundup of February 10 and 11, 2014

Source: 
Down to Earth, The Times of India, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, One World South Asia, Business Standard, Himvani, Energy Next
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