NGT stops construction of Manipur's Mapithel dam

NGT stops construction of Mapithel dam

National Green Tribunal halts Manipur's Mapithel Dam as it violates the Forest Rights Act. To go ahead with the project, state government may now need people's approval.

India grants Rs 374 million to Nepal for flood mitigation

Grant given to build embankments on the three border rivers, Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla, which will help mitigate floods in both the countries.

Centre pulls up states for failing to follow DPR norms under JNNURM

Ministry of Urban Development orders the states to follow the guidelines on detailed project reports (DPR) while seeking sanction for projects under JNNURM.

More than one-third of forest cover in Uttar Kannada lost to development

Mega development projects have resulted in a loss of 3,383 of forest cover in Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka in the last 37 years, which has further impacted mangroves and estuarine fisheries in the district, reveals study.

Kasturirangan report ignores ground realities, says Goa govt

Goa government doubts the validity of panel data on Western Ghats. Rebukes MoEF for imposing the report findings on state administration.

30 of 32 districts in TN register decline in water table

Except for Krishnagiri and Erode district, all the other districts in Tamil Nadu experienced a dip in groundwater levels due to erratic monsoon in the state.

Bamboo production bears the brunt of climate change

Northeast India experiences a drop in bamboo production due to changing rainfall pattern in the region.

Bengaluru makes use of water mist to fight fires

City authorities come up with the new, effective technology that uses mist to help fight fires in Bengaluru and hence saves huge amount of water.

Plan to restore Chennai's Chetpet Lake 

Tamil Nadu government is all set to begin Rs. 42 crore eco-restoration project of Chetpet Lake that has been affected by illegal sewer connections from residential neighborhoods.

Himachal's Kinnaur to set up a solid waste disposal plant

District administration to launch door-to-door garbage collection scheme and to have a solid waste management system to save fragile ecology of tribal region in Himachal Pradesh.

This is the roundup of important news for December 10, 2013.

The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle,, Down to Earth, The Economic Times, Zee News, The New Indian Express
News daily- NGT halts construction of Mapithel Dam as it does not have the forest clearance, India sanctions Rs. 374 million to Nepal for flood control, Centre orders states to follow DPR norms for projects under JNNURM.