Post harvest management can save 1\10th of country's crop yield

Post harvest management can save one tenth of country's output

Educating farmers to adopt proper post harvest handeling can help save 25 million tonnes of foodgrains annually, evaluates a recent study.

Centre gears up for installation of Arunachal's HEP

To establish its lower riparian rights infront of China, the central government emphasise the need to give utmost priority to clearances of 25 hydropower projects proposed in Siang basin in Arunachal Pradesh.

India fails to tackle health problems

Owing to poor health infrastructure in the country, India lags 20 years behind in managing non-communicable diseases, shows a recent assessment carried out in Shimla and Udaipur.

India needs six more biosphere reserves

Experts emphasizes the need to promote biosphere reserves in the country not only for biodiversity and wildlife protection but also for tribal communities living around these areas.

Good news for Indian farmers struggling for loans

Banks to disburse Rs. 7.5 lakh crores as agricultural loan with cheap rate of interest in this fiscal year, announces union finance minister.

Gujarat opposes CAG opinion on malnutrition

State government claims decline of 39% of undernutrition in Gujarat from 2007 to 2012, countering CAG's report on 66% children being underweight in the state.

Risk to 8 lakh lives if high magnitude quake jolts Himalayas 

NDMA wants to take up an excercise for evaluation of possible impacts and disaster management needs in such a scenario

No action against poison expelled in the air

Maharashtra pollution control board moulds air pollution standards to allow super thermal power station in Chandrapur city to violate environment norms for more than a decade now.

Nagpur Railways save power worth Rs. 5 crore

The Nagpur Central Railway anticipates an annual saving of over Rs. 20 crore by reducing its power consumption. The energy conservation programme helped the railways to save energy worth Rs 5 crore in just three months.

Threat to the rare yellow mangrove at Vincent Island

Affecting the tidal activity on Vincent island on Ashtamudi Lake, the reclamation works are posing a threat to over 15 hectares of rich mangrove forests.

Finally hope comes to Ami river 

After 24 years of its commissioning,  Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority in Uttar Pradesh decides to set up its first common effluent treatment plant.

Get prepared to pay for both water and drainage use

Union ministry asks Ahmedabad municipal corporation to impose sewerage charges between 50-75% of the water meter charges while making an exception to BPL families.

Andhra CM gifts drinking water project to his home district 

Sanctions the piped drinking water project worth Rs. 5800 crore for his home district Chittoor.

A daily fine of Rs 5000 slapped on Noida's polluting units

National Green Tribunal orders a daily fine of Rs. 5000 each on three Noida-based industries for not upgrading their pollution control devices.

Diclofenac harmful to other birds too

The commonly used pain killer could be harmful to all the birds not just vultures, says experts.

This is the roundup of important news for October 6 & 7, 2013.

 

Source: 
The Indian Express, DNA, The Hindu, The New Indian Express, The Times of India, Down to Earth, The Economic Times, The Shillong Times
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