PM: Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'

PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'
India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972

UP CM inaugurates controversial dam project in U'khand
The 330 Megawatt Shrinagar dam will supply only 12% power to the host state while the rest will go to Uttar Pradesh. The dam caused large-scale damage during last year's flash floods

Chitale committee tails Govt white paper
The committee set up to investigate irrigation scam in Maharashtra has agreed that irrigation potential in the state went up by 5.17% as against 0.1% as mentioned in the State's Economic Survey

Now, water purifiers at post offices
Post offices in Karnataka will now have handy water purifiers supplied by a firm in Chennai to filter water on the spot for drinking. The personal purifier is based on nano-technology and can filter water upto 600 fills

Biodigesters in Meghalaya
The state government is promoting the use of biodigesters that treat human waste without oxygen in a pilot project covering 10,000 toilets all over the state

No budget yet for free water scheme
The Delhi Government has not yet approved the subsidy amount of Rs 165 crores that would be needed to continue the AAP government's free drinking water scheme in the year 2014-2015

Mathematical model to understand Brahamputra
The water resources department of IIT Guwahati has developed the model to understand the behaviour of the river in the context of climate change

Pune eyes State funds to clean river
Despite spending Rs 186 crores and 12 sewage treatment plants operational, more than 364 million litres untreated sewage falls into theMula and Mutha rivers every day

Tripura to become open-defecation free in two years
The State's rural development minister said that they will use MNREGA funds to build individual household laterines. Presently, 80% households in the state have individual laterines

Ahmedabad moves to metered water supply
The city corporation has appointed a consultant to prepare a detailed project plan for implementation of a 24x7 metered water supply system at a cost of Rs 23.41 crores

This is the news roundup of March 4, 2014.

 

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Business Standard, Zee News, Asian Age, Assam Tribune, Pune Mirror, New Kerala, Shillong Times, The New Indian Express, The Times of India
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