NGO writes to Moily against river diversion project

NGO writes to Moily against river diversion project 

Claims that Yettinahole project in Karnataka have no environment clearance and will damage 100 hectare forest land in Western Ghats. 

Activists want UP wetlands to be declared Sarus Safari

Demand protection for 35-km stretch spanning five wetlands across Etawah and Mainpuri to save wetlands and the Uttar Pradesh state bird.

Maharashtra farmers to protest against water diversion to industries

Farmers from Kolhapur will gather in Mumbai to protest against abrupt cutting of water connections and diversion to industries, especially sugar mills.

Kerala Water Authority to produce packaged water soon

Five bottling plants, beginning with a Rs 10 crore project in Thiruvananthapuram, will be set up across the state followed by one in each municiplaity. 

Pune Corporation opens riverbed to construction

With the civic body proposing roads, playgrounds and sewage treatment plants, the three already polluted rivers of Pavani, Indrayani and Mula would receive a further blow

Hyderabad administration to sell treated water from Hussainsagar lake

Seven million litres of treated water from the lake would be sold for non-potable purposes through three filling points besides being used by two railway stations.

No water wars after state's division in Andhra

State's Irrigation Minister Sudarshan Reddy said allocation of waters to major and minor irrigation projects would be unchanged even after the division

Jail for those with illegal water connections in

Six cases booked and three people arrested in last two months for possessing illegal water connections. 

Water conservation to help irrigate fields in Bihar's  district

The Water Resources Department to initiate four projects worth Rs 7.59 crores, including desiltation of nullahs and construction of check dams.

Water a daily struggle for those living on Yamuna banks

High level of ammonia in Delhi stretch of the river and bad service by Delhi Jal Board's water tankers puts an additional financial burden on 500 families living on the banks. 

This is the news roundup of January 29-30, 2014

The Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The New Indian Express, SANDRP, DNA
News Daily: NGO writes to Moily against river diversion project; Activists want UP wetlands to be declared Sarus Safari; Maharashtra farmers to hold rally against water diversion