MoEF withdraws proposed amendments on soil waste management

MoEF left with no choice but to withdraw

MoEF withdraws the draft amendments to Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000, following the opposition from activists and Karnataka High Court order against the controversial amendments.

Haryana demands more water from Punjab rivers

Despite being a non-riparian state, Haryana is seeking about 10,000 cusecs of water from the Second Ravi-Beas Link Project .

Even small wetlands essential to bird conservation, says study

Study carried out in six districts of south western Uttar Pradesh suggests that wetlands of various sizes necessary for sustaining diverse bird species.

Rainfall raises water table in Nashik division

Owing to good rainfall, Nashik division experiences a rise in groundwater levels by 0.64 metre this year as against a drop of 1.26 metre last year.

UP lags in providing safe water and proper sanitation to its people

World Bank report highlights the poor availability of water and sanitation facilities in rural areas of 26 districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

NEERI organises international workshop on water

Focussing on household water treatment and safe storage and water safety plan, NEERI holds an international workshop at Nagpur, scheduled between November 14 and 16.

No construction work at Thoubal hydel project, directs NGT

National Green Tribunal orders Manipur government to put a halt to construction work of Thoubal Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project till November 20, as the project is proceeding in violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act.

This is the roundup of important news for November 14, 2013.

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Down to Earth, The Times of India, The Hindu, Epao.net, Sikhsiyasat
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