SC questions MoEF for allowing mining in Goa

MoEF gets in trouble for allowing mining in Goa

SC questions the ministry for granting  environment clearance to 162 iron ore mines near national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, despite the court's stay order on mining activities in the state. 

PIL filed against Kalpakkam nuclear power plant

Union and Tamil Nadu pollution control board accused of allowing operation of Madras Atomic Power Station at Kalpakkam without green clearance for three decades.

Drought strikes Bihar

Hits 33 out of 38 districts in the state. The state experienced 25% less rainfall this year than the annual average.

Europe sanctions EUR 40 million to India

European Investment Bank grants a long-term loan to India for supporting its renewable energy and energy efficiency projects by private companies.

Tamil Nadu govt bans mining of beach minerals

Suspends extraction of beach minerals in the state till the completion of investigation on irregularities in 71 large mineral quarries.

Landslide blocks Ramganga

Huge volume of debris from a landslide has blocked Ramganga river in Sanera and Jingaur villages, Uttarakhand, forming a lake. The villagers fear of a disaster due to lake burst if heavy rains continue.

Round the clock water supply for Guwahati

The city will receive 24X7 clean drinking water with adequate pressure after the new water supply project by Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority gets commissioned. 

Govt to end Vembanad's pollution worries

Sanctions Rs.60 lakh for setting up mobile sewage treatment plant in the lake, to check the pollution caused by houseboats.

Madurai raises its water table

Authorities divert the irrigation water from Vaigai dam to major tanks in and around the city to increase the groundwater table of areas facing cute water shortage.

Chennai reports 1767 case of diarrhoea

This year around 1767 cases of ADD reported in the city so far. Authorities gear up to carry out remedial measures.

No mineral bearing land for Jindal's coal-to-liquid plant

Odisha government makes it clear that no land- bearing mineral and falling under the command area of irrigation project- to be allotted for the proposed coal-to-liquid plant by Jindal Synfuels Ltd.

World's first mangrove zoo to come up in West Bengal

Mimicking the ecosystem of Sunderbans, the mangrove zoo will be developed in Jharkhali in South 24-Parganas district.

BBMP's awareness efforts bear fruits

Fewer immersion of Ganesha idols in Bangalore's major lakes observed this year, showing people responding well to BBMP's efforts.

Krishi Mela begins on September 21

Water conservation, watershed management, irrigation management and reclaiming saline land will be the focus of four day long mega annual event of University of Agricultural Sciences-Dharwad, Karnataka.

This is the round up of important news for September 17 & 18, 2013.

 

 

Source: 
Energy Next, The Northeast Today, Down to Earth, Business Standard, The Times of India, The Hindu, Zee News, The New Indian Express, The Economic Times
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