MP interlinks Narmada with Kshipra

MP interlinks Narmada with Kshipra

The 432 crore project includes lifting water from the Narmada with pumps upto a height of 350 metres from a distance of 50 km and bringing it to the origin of Kshipra river. Project targetted to benefit 3,000 villages and 70 towns of the Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh

Drinking water biggest invention of last century

The Institution of Chemical Engineers, an international body of engineers, ranked chemically produced potable water first on a global list of inventions followed by petrol and antibiotics. Sanitation was on number 8 in the top 10 inventions

Tamil Nadu complains of less water from Krishna river

The state government alleges Tamil Nadu is getting only 300-350 cusecs instead of the promised 500 cusecs as farmers in Andhra Pradesh are illegally tapping water. 

Poles erected to prevent river pollution in Jharkhand uprooted

Five of the 20 iron poles erected last year to prevent entry of vehicles to the Subernarekha river bank in East Singhbum district found missing this week. People have restarted washing trucks and SUVs on river bank releasing oil and lubricants in the water.

Greens to clean up Mir Alam lake in Hyderabad

Plants will be used to clean up the contaminated water besides diversion of sewage lines, removal of aquatic weeds and development of tourism infrastructure

Gurgaon to use construction waste for rainwater harvesting 

Environmentalists claim use of construction waste to construct pits in Aravali's will hamper the ongoing plantation drive in the hills and will only help the administration encroach upon the eco-sensitive zone 

Basmati in drought prone district of Tamil Nadu

A farmer in Ramanathapuram follows the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to grow organic Basmati.

Power plant in Jamshedpur plugs leakage in ash pond

Adhunik Power and Natural Resources Limited had got a rap from the state pollution control board as the ash from the plant that polluted Subernarekha river, the only water source for 23 villages.

Water supply hit in Delhi after crackdown on tanker mafia

Residents of Sangam Vihar, the biggest unmetered colony in Delhi, face water shortage as less tankers operate in the area after the crackdown. The state government had also seized illegal borewells in the area

This is the news roundup of February 6 and 7, 2014.

 

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CNN-IBN, The New Indian Express, India Water Review, The Telegraph, The Times of India, Zee News, Sustainability Outlook, The Hindustan Times
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