Rains hit 3200 villages in Andhra

Rains hit 3200 villages in Andhra

Heavy rains and floods in the state took 29 human and 555 cattle lives. Destroys 6,597 houses and crops in 5.64 lakh hectares.

Montreal Protocol meeting leaves no big impact

The meeting ends with nations agreeing to study hydrofluorocarbons further, but fails to take decision on setting up contact group for formally discussing the refrigerant gases.

NGT demands scrutiny of RWH systems in capital

National Green Tribunal directs authorities to inspect 18 organisations and institutions in Delhi for proper maintenance and correct installation of rainwater harvesting systems.

Kerala's Kottooly wetland to get buried

Kozhikode Corporation plans to fill Kottooly, one of the five notified wetlands in the Kerala, for developing a multi-crore sewage treatment plant.

Seven month ban on fishing in Ganjam, Odisha

To protect nesting of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Odisha government imposes a seven month ban on fishing in Dharma, Devi and Rusikulya rivers in Ganjam district.

Gujarat's ceramic industries to face shut down

Gujarat High Court orders State Pollution Control Board to take strong action against ceramic industrial units failing to switch over from coal base to LNG in Morbi and Wankaner.

CGR decides to reward green efforts

Council for Green Revolution decides to honour two activists who stood up for saving enviroment.

135 litre of water for every Mumbaikar

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation starts supply of 135 litres of water per head per day in the city. The scheme includes even those properties that do not have an occupation certificate.

Koradi thermal plant gears up to set an example

The new 660 MW unit of Koradi thermal plant in Maharashtra to become country's biggest unit to run on treated sewage water

Legality of asbestos plants comes into question

Patna High Court to probe the legality of environmental clearance given to asbestos based companies in violation of Supreme Court's directive.

NGT questions Ghaziabad on space for water seepage

Orders environment ministry and city authorities to show whether the latter have comprehensive guidelines for concretisation of landscapes in urban areas.

Gathering for green architecture ends

Aiming to make a shift towards developing energy efficient infrastructure, the three day Annual Green Congress of the CII Indian Green Business Council in Chennai concludes.

Development impacts conservation efforts in Adilabad

Encroaching forests and fragmenting wild habitats, the various construction activities happening in Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh, pose a severe threat to corridors of tiger migration, say conservationists.

 This is the roundup of important news for October 26 & 27, 2013.

The Hindu, DNA, Down to Earth, The Times of India, The New Indian Express
News today - The death toll reaches to 29 in Andhra rains, Montreal Protocol meeting ends without taking decision on setting up contact group for formally discussing the refrigerant gases, NGT demands inspection of 18 organisations and institutions in Delhi for RWH systems.