NGT bans mining earth in india

Mining of earth banned in India

National Green Tribunal bans digging of earth throughout India for making bricks and roads without obtaining environmental clearance.

Ahmedabad and Chennai to host India Water Expo

Aiming to bridge the knowledge gaps on water and wastewater management for user industries, the exclusive trade show will display the latest offering in water industry.

The world celebrates World Rivers Day

This year marks the 9th anniversary of World Rivers Day that focusses to conserve the rivers of the world. The activists celebrating the event in India highlighted the bad state of river Yamuna. 

STPs non-operational at eight hospitals in Delhi, including AIIMS

Following its inspection, National Green Tribunal finds absence of sewage treatment facilities in Delhi's hospitals including AIIMS, Safdarjung and Lady Hardinge.

Rajasthan to get world's largest solar project

The 4000 MW Sambhar ultra-mega green solar power project to come up in Rajasthan in two phases.

India joins hand with US to combat climate change

The two countries announce establishment of a joint working group to undergo enhanced action-oriented cooperation in tackling the climate change.

Rajasthan worst affected by polluted water

Union water resources ministry reports Rajasthan's rural areas most affected by contaminated drinking water followed by Assam and Bihar.

Almost all rivers in Karnataka polluted

Karnataka pollution control board finds water in 21 out of 23 rivers in the state not suitable for drinking without conventional treatment and disinfection. Only Nethravathi and Kumaradhara rivers found fit for consumption without conventional treatment.

TN to get a new wildlife sanctuary

State government issues notification to create the 12th wildlife sanctuary in Kodaikanal, Dindigul district.

Encroachments removed from Bangalore's lakes

Authorities clear encroachments from Kaggadasapura and Byrasandra lakes in Bangalore in a major demolition drive.

Bangalore celebrates the seed festival

The seed festival attended by farmers, students and researchers exhibited 600 varieties of paddy, 150 varieties of millet and eight varieties of pulse seeds.

Village-level committee formed to manage waste

The committee is formed to tackle the garbage menace in the tourist village of Arambol, Goa, that generates 1.5 tonnes of garbage per day.

This is the roundup of important news for September 29 & 30, 2013.

 

 

 

Source: 
The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Economic Times, The Times of India, Deccan Herald, India Water Expo
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