Potable water for Mumbai slums

Mumbai slums to get potable water 

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced the scheme to supply water to around 10 lakh residents of unauthorised slums.

Tamil Nadu village sets example in water conservation

Poongudi village in Tiruchi district renovated its tank three years ago which helps meet drinking and irrigation needs even as groundwater in surrounding areas is depleting. 

Lucknow water board severes by purity of supplied water 

The Board says the water supplied by it does not need purification whereas residents claim that the water is contaminated with sand particles, algae and sewage waste.

Swedish embassy in Delhi sets up rainwater harvesting system

The system will help harvest 10.5 million litres of rainwater annualy and save Rs 15-20,00,000 lakh of water cost per annum

Goa to document water diversion by Karnataka

The state government is fighting a case against Karnataka for construction of dams on Mandovi river despite a stay order. Appoints a former Central Water Commission member for technical report.

Pune administration questions Venky's, two others for river pollution

Venky’s, Ganga Paper Mills and Rama Krishi Rasayani were dumping untreated effluent in rivers. The action was part of a survey of all industries along the river by the District Planning and Environment Committee

Dwarka asks Kejriwal for water relief

The south west sub-city does not have authorised water supply. Kejriwal asks Delhi Jal Board if it can provide the service. 

NGT tells three coastal states to mount vigil on illegal sand mining

Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat told to alert coastal police stations and arrest those mining in the coastal zone regulation area.

Madurai plans restoration of water bodies

Initially, three water tanks and their feeder channels will be restored. Government funds for restoration still awaited

This is a roundup of news from February 4 and 5, 2014

The Hindu, The Times of India, Zee News, New Kerala, The Indian Express, DNA, Moneylife
News Daily: Maharashtra government to supply potable water to slums in Mumbai; Tamil Nadu village sets example in water conservation; Swedish embassy in Delhi sets up rainwater harvesting system