Rayalaseema gets tense over water

Rayalaseema gets tense over water

Poor allocation and diversion of water for upstream areas has created tension between districts in this Andhra Pradesh region.

CBI registers five FIRs in Delhi Jal Board scam case

Conducts raids in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad and files five FIRs in relation to costly procurement of machinery used in sewage treatment plants from a private firm.

NGT tells Maharashtra to submit plan for river revival

The National Green Tribunal has told the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to submit an action plan for the cleanup of Ulhas, Mithi and Waduli Patalganga rivers by February 12.

Less water in Satluj affects power production in Himachal

Freezing weather in the higher altitude has lowered the water level of Satluj thereby affecting power production in one of Himachal Pradesh's main hydel project.

Kochi to have first fish hospital in India

National Fisheries Development Board has given a one time grant of Rs 56 lakh to set up India's first aquatic animal health laboratory under the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies.

Chennai lake will host food court, playground

The 15 acre lake, which serves as a major water recharge zone for Chennai, will soon be developed into a tourist spot with facilities of angling and boating besides children's playground and an auditorium.

Waste from drainage pipes may hamper canal cleanup in Kerala

Around 70 drainage pipelines, including that from two hospitals, open up in Connolly canal of Kozhikode which the city's irrigation department is planning to clean up and make more navigable.

Power pollutes river in Jamshedpur

Farming and livestock in 23 villages affected by illegal dumping of fly ash from a thermal plant into a rivulet that merges with Subernerakha river

Kollam in Kerala gets contaminated water supply 

City residents complain of muddy tap water. Kerala Water Authority blames it on rusted pipelines.

Hyderabad lake floods houses 

Sunnam lake water spills over damaging people's houses in the nearby locality. Residents had earlier filed a complaint about encroachment on the lake.

This is a news roundup of January 16, 2014.

Deccan Chronicle, The Indian Express, newkerala.com, The Times of India, The Hindu, The Telegraph, CNN-IBN
News Daily: Inter-district conflicts over water in Rayalaseema; CBI raids 21 places in DJB scam case; Less water in Satluj affects power production in Himachal Pradesh