Rural job scheme to help clean up villages

MGNREGS to help build toilets in villages

Rural sanitation works included under the list of jobs that can be done under MGNREGS in collaboration with Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.

Madras HC restrains NGT from suo motu actions

Order came on a PIL filed against south zone of the tribunal which was taking cognisance of environmental matters.

Delhi Jal Board officials in troubled waters

State government suspends three officials of the board for taking bribe and transfers 800 others to improve the wate delivery service.

Money won't get them coal

Supreme Court says that firms which made investments in coal blocks without receiving environment clearance won't get immunity against cancellation.

Hyderabad to get automatic water meters

Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board initiates installation of ultrasonic water meters in the city to bring transparency in readings for high consumption water connections.

NGT pulls up NHPC for neglecting aquatic life in Arunachal project

Issues notices to several other authorities for neglecting downstream impact of the Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Power Project on river dolphin and other species in Arunachal Pradesh.

Lakes losing ground in Hyderabad

Save Our Urban Lakes accuses municipal authorities for allowing change of land use at 10 locations in last six years.

Nuclear plant to guzzle down canal water in Haryana

Acitivists claim that allocating 320 cusecs of Bhakra's water to the nuclear plant is illegal as it will deprive around 99,000 acres of its irrigation facility.

Rs 766 crore to micro irrigate 24,000 hectare in Karnataka  

Will help cultivate 24,000 hectare in Bagalkot district under stage-II of the Ramthal lift irrigation scheme.

It's pack up time for 252 water packaging factories in TN

National Green Tribunal orders the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to close down the units operating in areas with 'over exploited' groundwater.

Kerala man gets fish in drying pond

Justin Raj of Thiruvananthapuram receives fresh water fish farmer award for cleaning up a city's pond that was drying up due to dumping of waste.

This is the roundup of important news for January 7 & 8, 2014.

Source: 
The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, Deccan Herald, The Tribune, IBN Live, Down to Earth, Zee News, The New Indian Express
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