No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition

No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern Bangladesh

Alarming water shortage in Manipur

Raw water in the two main rivers of Imphal has gone down so low that water supply plants have been compelled to shut down. Climate change, deforestation and exploitation of river beds by illegal sand mining have dried up the Iril and Imphal rivers

Elusive water, broken canals

Narmada canals in three Talukas of Ahmedabad, built six years ago, have cracks at every ten steps. Water flowed in some of these canals only for a day to show on records that the project is complete

Railway line curse for Guwahati wetland

The railway line across Deepor Beel that supports livelihood of over 1,200 families in 12 villages, prevents elephants from coming near the lake. The fish catch in the wetland has come down after elephants who cleared the water body by feeding on its vegetation, stopped visiting

NGT warns of coercive orders on Ganga pollution

The National Green Tribunal has given a week's time to a sugar mill, a distillery and a dairy plant in Uttar Pradesh to work out modalities with the state pollution control board and the National Ganga River Basin Authority to prevent effluent discharge in the Ganga

Water pipelines close to a 'dream come true' for Baramati villages

In the constituency of Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar who threatened to snap water connections if people didn't vote for his cousin Supriya Sule, water pipelines have come after a wait of 18 years. This has raised hopes that water will follow soon

Hydropower agreement between India and Bhutan

The two countries have signed an agreement for four hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 2120 MW. The projects will supply electricity to India while Bhutan will earn the revenue

24*7 water supply for Lutyen's Delhi

Even as the capital grapples with water shortage, the central zone where politicians and bureaucrats live, will soon have water round the clock. Project involves revamp of water supply system at a cost of Rs 153 crores and will include measures to reduce water supply that is not paid for

Turtles die as marine fishing industry booms

Shrimp farming off the Tamil Nadu coast means mass scale death of turtles who get caught in the trawlers. Fishers in the state hardly use turtle excluder devices, mandatory in other states for fishing, which don't catch the turtles swimming in the sea

Nuapada residents walk miles for a drink

Despite several multi-crore government schemes for provision of safe drinking water in this Odisha district, villages have to rely on their wells with high fluoride content

Citizens' report on Bangalore lakes

City NGOs and citizens have brought out a survey report on encroachments on 43 lakes with information on the total area, encroachment, the municipal corporation’s action plan for the lakes, besides maps and satellite images

Going against the river's nature can be devastating

In an interview, Vikram Soni, professor of theoretical Physics at Jamia Millia Islamia University warns that interlinking rivers will be a recipe for disaster

This is the news roundup of April 22 and 23, 2014.

Source: 
The New Indian Express, Zee News, Assam Tribune, Deccan Herald, The Times of India, Asian Age, Business Standard, Truth of Gujarat
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