Posco should leave Odisha, demand UN experts

UN experts call for Posco's steel plant to halt in Odisha

Considering the displacement and livelihood disruption of thousands of people, UN human rights experts demand suspension of Posco's steel project in Odisha.

High Court maintains validity of the Seed Act

The seed industry challenges decision of the Bombay High Court in Supreme Court after loosing out the case on seeking regulation in prices of Bt Cotton seeds. 

NGT fines MoEF for delaying reports on Western Ghats

National Green Tribunal penalises environment ministry with Rs 25,000 fine for failing to respond for or against the reports on the Western Ghats. 

NHPC to revive its hydel sector

NHPC decides to join hands with private players and invest Rs 20,000 crore in hydropower projects in the next five years.

Andhra's irrigation minister assures no water wars

Ascertains no problem to arise in sharing of water between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana following the divide,. The minister also promises a proportional distribution of water in different regions.

Karnataka govt forms committees for lake maintenance

The state government has created eight separate committees, one for Bangalore and one each for other seven city corporations, for maintenance and development of lakes in these regions.

Wait for a clean TN gets over next week

State government to reveal its new policy on solid waste management next week. Tamil Nadu is hopeful of bringing an end to its waste worries with the coming up of new and stricter policy.

MGNREGS creatively implemented in Kerala

A gram panchayat in Ernakulam district gave work worth Rs 47.51 lakhs  to unskilled workers in a span of two and a half months under the employment scheme. The total workforce comprised of 95% women making implementation of the scheme a role model for other local bodies.

Choose conservation over politics

Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development urges for a joint initiative to complete the proposed conservation project of Vellayani lake in Kerala, within the given time frame.

This is the roundup of important news for October 2, 2013.

Source: 
The Guardian, The Economic Times, Live Mint, The New Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Deccan Herald, The Hindu
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News today - UN human rights experts demand suspension of Posco's steel project in Odisha, seed industry challenges the decision of Bombay High Court on Maharashtra Seed Act in the Supreme Court, NGT fines MoEF for failing to respond for or against the reports on the Western Ghats.
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