Metal plant contaminates groundwater in Kollam

Metal plant contaminates groundwater in Kollam

Groundwater has turned acidic and agricultural fields gone waste within 500 metres radius of Kerala Minerals and Metal Limited in Chittoor village, affecting 300 familes. Tankers supply water only once a week

Maha Irrigation Scam report ready

A Committee headed by water expert Madhav Chitale had been looking into the Rs 70,000 crore scam for the past six months. Report likely to create furore if the State Govt releases it before elections

Together, techies and farmers revive a river stretch

Techies from Bangalore and farmers from 278 villages joined hands to desilt riverbed and wells, restored dead tanks and planted saplings along the 54 kms stretch of the Kumudvathi river. Plan to rejuvenate the entire riverbed now

Latest project to clean the Yamuna suffers delay

Only 35% progress on the JNNURM project that envisages putting an interceptor on all the major drains falling into the Yamuna. The interceptor sewers will divert the polluted water and treat it before discharging it again into the river

Half of Thane's STPs unoperational

A survey by the Thane Municipal Corporation finds sewage treatment plant in major residential and commercial complexes are either not working or crossing the prescribed limits in treated sewage discharge. Violaters include malls and a hospital

Andhra town in grip of water crisis

People of Chittoor town, that recently got corporation status, have to shell out Rs 1000 per month to buy water for domestic needs. Civic officials admit that they are not able to meet even 30% of the requirement

Bottled water plant for tourists in Kolkata

The first Government owned plant in the New Town of Kolkata will supply packaged water on subsidized rates at tourist hotspots. The West Bengal Govt also contemplating selling 15% of water from about 20 treatment plants across the state to bottled water manufacturers

This is the news roundup of February 23, 2014.

The Times of India, NDTV, The Hindu
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