Siang Basin dams' study inadequate: NGO

Siang Basin dams' study inadequate: NGO

South Asia Network for Dams, Rivers and People says the cumulative study conducted by the Central Water Commission does not mention social and cultural impacts of the 44 proposed projects on the river in Arunachal Pradesh

Thanks to high pollution, Agra's water supply may be suspended

Pollution level in the Yamuna has gone beyond treatment. Pollution due to effluent load from Okhla Barrage in Delhi

India has 3,40,000 manual scavengers

The situation, after more than 60 years of Independence, is a matter of shame, says National Human Rights Commission chairman K.G. Balakrishnan

India, Nepal hold meeting on flood control

The two Nations' committee on Inundation and flood management reviewed the embankment and flood protection work along the Bagmati, Kamala and Lalbakeya rivers that originate in Nepal but fall in the Ganga basin

IBM ties up Bangalore Water Board to monitor water meters

The IT giant has created a command centre to monitor water flow in 284 of 784 bulk flow meters in the city, amount of water transmitted and water supplied to individual parts of the distribution system

Kochi in the grip of water crisis. Already

The State Water Authority able to provide only 250 million litres per day (MLD) as against the demand of 390 MLD in summers. Private tanker owners cash in on the early crisis

Watershed scheme in 5 Karnataka districts

Koppal, Bijapur, Gadag, Kolar and Chickballapur districts to have watershed projects based on a Rajasthan model, said the State minister of minor irrigation Shivaraj S. Tangadagi

NGT questions UP govt on groundwater situation

The Tribunal directed the State Govt to use only permeable material in parks to avoid concretisation and ensure groundwater recharge. Groundwater in Ghaziabad from where the petition is filed, has gone down to 19 metres

Maha Wildlife Board approves unneeded irrigation projects

Farmers are against the two projects, Alewadi and Ar Kacheri near Melghat Tiger Reserve in Amravathi district as half of the land that needs to be acquired is already under irrigation. PIL against Ar Kacheri in Nagpur High Court

Trichy Panchayats get free water testing kits

Move a part of the drinking water safety week campaign

This is the News Roundup of February 20 and 21, 2014.

Alewadi and Ar-Kacheri near Melghat tiger reserve. They were strongly opposed by farmers on the grounds that over 50% of the land which the projects plan to acquire is already under irrigation. Aggrieved farmers from Sonala have already filed a PIL in Nagpur high court against Ar-Kacheri.


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