Pay for extracting groundwater in Delhi

Pay for using groundwater in Delhi

To tackle the problem of declining water table in the capital, National Green Tribunal plans to fix meters and charge for extracting groundwater.

No more hydel scheme for Karnataka

Tamil Nadu CM urges Prime Minister to not allow clearance to any of Karnataka's project in the river until Cauvery management board is formed.  

Rs. 351 crore water conservation scheme

Government approves the scheme to create awareness on water use efficiency and management. The programme proposes to convince various stakeholders on judicious use of available resources. 

Maharashtra determined towards drip irrigation plan

The state government gets firm for Rs 1200 crore drip irrigation plan to curb the dependence on monsoon and irrigated water for sugarcane production. In next three years all sugar factories in state will have to shift to drip irrigation.

Concessions for SC & STs added in land acquisition bill

As per the bill, land acquisition in a scheduled area should be avoided as far as possible but wherever acquisition has to take place then it is necessary to take consent of local institutions of self-governance.

A challenge to solve India's irrigation woes

Greenpeace calls for a global challenge to develop a sustainable, innovative and economically viable solution for irrigation in rural india. 

Reclamation that lead to lake's shrinking

Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam, Kerala, reduced to almost half its size due to unauthorised reclamation in the name of developing National Waterway III.

Govt inactive towards oil leak in Chennai's borewell

National Green Tribunal slams union ministry for not initiating any remedial measures for oil leak from the pipelines of oil companies into North Chennai's groundwater.

This is roundup of important news for September 4, 2013



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News today - NGT plans to charge for extracting groundwater in Delhi, Tamil Nadu CM calls for no more hydel scheme for Karnataka in Cauvery river, govt approves Rs 351 scheme to create awareness on water conservation.