Marathwada on a suicide spree, again

Marathwada on a suicide spree, again

 After last year's drought, it is the hailstorm in February this year which led to large scale crop destruction. 73 farmers have committed suicide since then even as the numbers keep growing

World Bank rejects loan for Himachal hydro project

The Bank dropped the loan request for the Luhri hydropower project on the Sutlej river in upper Shimla, follwing a social and environmental impact assessment of the dam and its 38-km long tunnel by USAID

Kerala tribals boycott polls over Athirappilly dam

About 340 people from the Kadar tribe, living inside the forest zone of Chalakudy, refused to cast their vote to register their protest against the 163 mega watt dam project that will submerge their entire village

Implement 'Sujalam Sufalam' completely by 2015: Gujarat HC

The High Court has ordered the state govt to implement the scheme of water supply to North Gujarat's canals in full capacity of 2,000 cusecs before 2015 monsoon

Parched and dejected: villages in Ahmednagar

Water scarcity in this Maharashtra district force people clamour for even a pot of water from the tanker that comes only once in five days, making them lose hope in the elected government

Meet Ramakrishnappa, Bangalore's water harvester

Ramakrishnappa from Devanahalli began rainwater harvesting in 2001 when his borewell went dry and he couldn't continue farming. Since then, he has been building rainwater harvesting systems for people in and around his village

Pollution in Cuttack rivers of no concern to politicians

The two rivers Kathajodi and Mahanadi, considered the lifeline for Cuttack are dying from pollution even as the city reels under severe drinking water shortage and locals agitate against diversion of river water to industries

Facebook helps too

An online group comprising 1000 people from various fields like IT, construction sector and college students from Pune, formed at the time of the Maharashtra drought last year, has been able to provide drought relief in many villages

This is the news roundup of April 11, 2014.

 

 

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New Kerala, The New Indian Express, The Hindu, Mint, DNA, The Times of India, The Indian Express
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