Mandate green clearance for small hydel projects, demand experts

Mandate green clearance for small hydel projects, demand experts

Owing to the severe impacts the small hydel projects have on communities and ecosystems, 47 experts and organisations across the country write to MoEF for including these projects under the purview of EIA Notification 2006.

UP govt plans to recharge died rivulets 

After achieving success in reviving dried rivulets in Fatehpur district, the state government plans to recharge dried tributaries, streams and other water bodies across the state under MGNREGA.

World Bank to give US$236 million grant to TN and Puducherry

Around 150 coastal villages to be benefited with the agreement signed between India and World Bank for US$ 236 million for Tamil Nadu-Puducherry Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction Project.

Activists ask compensation for denotifying Zudpi jungle

Prior to denotifying 86,409 hectare of Zudpi jungle in Maharashtra, the activists demand from state government to notify equivalent non-forest land as forest.

TN govt challenges Karnataka's proposal to start new schemes on Cauvery

Worried over Karnataka government's plan to construct three reservoirs across Cauvery river for Mekedatu hydropower station, Tamil Nadu government has filed a fresh application in the Supreme Court seeking direction to Centre for setting up the Cauvery Management Board.

Bihar out to manage floods

To tackle floods in the state, Bihar Water Resources Department prepares a standard operative procedure. The state government is also planning to undertake maintenance of 1163 zamindari bundhs.

The aftermath turns to be a boon for Andhra

Andhra Pradesh experienced a significant rise in groundwater levels in many districts following the super cyclone.

HC orders Karnataka govt to supply potable water to Pavagada

Owing to the health issues being faced by the people in Pavagada, Karnataka High Court orders the state government to take immediate steps for supplying potable water to this fluoride affected taluk in Tumkur district.

Coimbatore Corporation out to recycle waste plastic bags

Workers in the Corporation collect dumped plastic bags from 20 wards to go to the processing unit where the bags are recycled to produce plastic cakes.

Survey reveals 48 CRZ violations in Prakasam and Nellore, Andhra

Groundwater in the region has become saline owing to the extensive aquaculture in Prakasam and Nellore. Officials failing to enforce restrictions have further aggravated the problem of Coastal Regulation Zone violation in the two districts.

Tribals demand Narmada water

More than 60 organisations in Gujarat came together to launch a 10 day yatra demanding their rights over natural resources and Narmada water.

Relief comes to Sangli's builders

Authorities have decided to auction 120 patches in Warna, Krishna and Yerala rivers in Sangli district, Maharashtra for sand mining in the coming days.

TN's packaged drinking water units go on a day-long hunger strike

901 units of packaged drinking water across the state protest against National Green Tribunal's direction to apply for consent to operate from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. 

Authorities unaware of the law passed 10 years ago

The three government bodies that have to provide certificate to applicants under Goa Ground Water Regulation Act, 2002 and Rules, 2003 are oblivious of their responsibilities.

This is the roundup of important news for November 12 & 13, 2013.

Source: 
Down to Earth, The Times of India, The Hindu, Press Information Bureau, DNA, Deccan Herald, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People, Deccan Chronicle
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