NGT slams MoEF on idol immersions

NGT slams MoEF on idol immersions

National Green Tribunal issues notice to environment ministry following a petition filed by an environmentalist demanding constitution of a high powered committee for monitoring idol immersions in the rivers and water bodies across the country.

Power producers ask for an unbiased assessment

Association of Power Producers writes to the government demanding reconstitution of panel and inclusion of domain experts for conducting the impact study of hydropower projects in Uttarakhand.

Gujarat govt allows construction of tidal dam 

Grants permission to build the tidal dam worth Rs. 22.46 crore at the confluence of Keveri and Ambika rivers in Navsari district in Gujarat. The project when completed will cater to the water requirement of 13 villages in the region.

Bangalore to soon have e-toilets

Mayor announces Bangalore civic body's plans to introduce electronic public toilets at 100 locations in the city.

Report calls for signing of Teesta River Agreement

By agreeing to the new Teesta river formula on sharing water between India and Bangladesh, the two nations will be providing hope to 250 million people in both the countries, says global think tank, Strategic Foresight Group.

Haryana villagers oppose Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor

Citing the existing pollution from Dharuhera industrial estate along Delhi-Jaipur Road, Haryana villagers protest its expansion for Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.

Activists fear water crisis due to proposed petrochem project

Concerned about a possible water crisis following the commencement of the proposed petrochem project between Visakhapatnam and Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, activists urge the state government to drop the plan.

Sikkim govt revives dying Himalayan springs and lakes

Covering 400 hectares of land in its Spring Shed Developement Scheme worth Rs. 250 lakh, Sikkim government is able to recharge 900 million litres of groundwater in the state over the last five years. 

Authorities shift attention to dilapidated water tanks in Lucknow

Mayor appoints committee to probe the reason for collapse of an overhead water tank in the city and identify the other worn-out and leaking water tanks.

Kerala govt sanctions Rs. 2 crore for Mazhapolima project

The project for implementation of participatory well recharging programme in Thrissur district, Kerala, receives funds of Rs. 2 crore from the state government. 

Bengaluru to have new water treatment plants

Due to the overload on the existing water treatment plants of Cauvery water supply scheme stage I & II, authorities plan to construct new plants worth Rs. 148 crore in Bengaluru.

The dream of full electrification comes true

Ashapani micro hydel project brings light to Anjaw district in Arunachal Pradesh. 

Hope arises for unapproved pre-2011 layouts

With the amendment for wetland conservation coming into being on January 1, 2011, there is a possibility for Tamil Nadu's wetlands, that were converted into layouts prior to 2011, getting state government's approval.

Good news for Odisha's slum dwellers

Under the Rajiv Awas Yojana, the state government has sanctioned Rs. 12 crore to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation for supplying water to slums through water stand posts or tubewells.

Half of Hyderabad devoid of drinking water pipelines

Almost 50% of the localities in the IT hub are forced to depend on water tankers and packaged water because of no access to drinking water supply.

This is the roundup of important news from November 9 - 11, 2013.

 

Source: 
Down to Earth, The Times of India, ANI News, The Hindu, DNA, Government of Kerala, Energy Next, The New Indian Express, News Track India
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