Rajya Sabha passes food security bill

Food security bill- on the verge of becoming a law

After Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha also passes National Food Security Bill, 2013. Only President's approval left to convert the bill into a law.

Flood takes 160 lives in Bihar

Ganga river wreaks havoc, affecting 5.4 million people and 20 districts in the state. 

MoEF fines the Adani group

Imposes penalty of Rs 200 crore on the company for violating environmental laws in its Mundra multi-purpose project in Gujarat.

Uttarakhand seeks hydel project clearance

The state government seeks clearance for 300 MW Lakhwar power project, despite Supreme Court directions to not grant any further clearance to hydroelectric project in the state.

Jaitapur nuclear project clears a major roadblock

Protesters agree to draw back their agitation over the 9900 MW nuclear power project in Maharashtra. Accept enhanced compensation of Rs 22.5 lakh/hectare by the state government. 

DVC's creative conservation measures

The Damodar valley corporation creates 16,000 small earthen and check dams in the  Damodar river's catchment area in a bid to harvest rainwater.

A come back for local cotton

Indian farmers go back to traditional varities of cotton replacing Bt cotton that got popular during the Green Revolution.

Yet another blow to MoEF

National Green tribunal pulls up ministry for delaying in finalisation of conservation reports of Western Ghats by Gadgil and Kasturirangan committees. 

Seli hydel project gets in trouble

Forest minister writes to union minister for environment and forest, opposing 400 MW Seli hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, for posing threat to 2 lakh trees in the eco-sensitive zone. 

Civic body turns riverbank into a dumping ground

Contractors working with Mangalore city corporation found dumping garbage at Gurupura river bank.

This is a roundup of important news for September 3, 2013.


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News today - National food security bill passed in Rajya Sabha, 160 people died and 5.4 million affected in Bihar flood, MoEF slaps a heavy fine on Adani group for violating green laws