Master plan to channelise Beas is underway

Master plan to channelize Beas is underway

Owing to the destruction the river causes to Manali town in Himachal Pradesh every monsoon, Central Water and Power Research Station proposes to channelise flow of Beas river and construct artificial lakes along its banks.

SC rejects the appeal for ban on PET 

Dismisses the appeal seeking ban on PET bottles and packaging as no study by an recognised institute confirms its hazards on environment or human health.

Rural Development Minister applauds Bihar toilet model

As a possible solution to tackle poor sanitation in rural India, the minister asks all the states to follow Bihar model of sanctioning housing scheme only if the house has a provision for toilet.

Tribals stand against Garudeshwar weir

70 tribal-dominated villages in Narmada district, Gujarat, demand immediate halt to construction of Garudeshwar weir, which began without taking any clearance.

UP govt gets strict this Diwali

The state pollution control board commits itself to strictly enforce Supreme Court ban on burning fire crackers between 10 pm to 6 am on the Diwali night. 

NGT slaps penalty on Bareilly civic body

Invokes polluter pays principle on Bareilly Municipal Corporation for unscientific and unlawful dumping of city's garbage. Asks the civic body to restore the dumping site.

Violation of CRZ norms along Vizhinjam coast, finds panel

The expert committee appointed by Kerala government finds most of the buildings constructed along Mulloor-Pulinkudi stretch of Thiruvananthapuram coast are in major violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone norms.

Odisha govt plans to train youth in disaster management 

To further enhance its potential to tackle disasters, the state government is all set to train 10,000 college students in disaster management. 

Authorities out to clean-up Mumbai's beaches

Plans to take up seven year cleaning programme worth Rs. 20 crore for city's six popular beaches.

Fighting to save Ulhas river

Residents demand action against Maharashtra Polltuion Control Board for failing to protect Ulhas river in Thane district from industries releasing untreated effluents in the river.

This is the roundup of important news for October 30, 2013.

 

Source: 
Down to Earth, The Indian Express, The Economic Times, The Telegraph, The Hindu, The Times of India, Business Standard
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