Reconstituted panel on hydel projects attracts opposition

Govt reconstitutes panel on hydel projects

Expert Appraisal Committee for River Valley and Hydroelectric Projects reconstituted, headed by former secretary-ministry of coal. The committee has attracted opposition from water activists who allege that the panel lacks a multidisciplinary representation.

Eco-friendly options for disposable diapers and sanitary napkins

Re-usable modern cloth diapers, SheCup and reusable cloth sanitary napkin are the emerging solution to reduce the number of used disposables going to landfills.

Over 10 lakh hit by Assam-Arunachal flood 

Flood condition still prevails in the two states as the Brahmaputra river continues to flow above the danger mark.

Recognising sand mining river stretches

Goa government decides to carry out rapid environmental impact assessment of Tiracol, Chapora and Mandovi rivers in a bid to identify sand extraction zones in the rivers.

Chhattisgarh's organic mission

To encourage fertiliser-free farming, the state government launches the organic mission in Bastar, Bilaspur and Ambikapur. To provide infrastructure, certification and knowledge to farmers under the mission.

Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to tap solar power

State government approves the policy to install solar panels at rooftops of all government buildings within the twin cities.

Serious decline in vulture population in Moyar valley

Very few number of vultures sighted in Moyar region which was once a hub for these scavenging birds. Only four out of nine species of vultures seen in the valley, says recent study.

Odisha govt to return life to rural water projects

Initiate efforts to restore rural piped water supply projects that are non-functional owing to failure in supply of electricity.

Burst pipeline floods around 150 houses in Chennai

Water pipeline from Chembarambakkam lake to Porur got burst, wasting huge volume of precious drinking water.

This a roundup of important news for September 8, 2013

 

 

Source: 
The Hindu, The Times of India, Green Clean Guide, The Northeast Today, Government of India
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Water activists oppose the reconstituted committee for river valley and hydropower projects, eco-friendly substitutes emerge for disposable diapers and sanitary napkins, Assam-Arunachal flood affects over 10 people in 15 districts.
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