A new law to protect Ganga

A new law Ganga

PMO asks the Environment Ministry to frame the law that will give authorities the power to monitor and regulate the dischare of wastewater, industrial effluents and management of municipal solid waste through the imposition of penalties and damages.

Eco-friendly development for 2,000 Maharashtra villages

Would include laying of a sewerage network, storm water drains, rainwater harvesting, use of renewable energy and conservation of water bodies and forests. 

Order on irrigation projects divides Andhra cabinet

Ministers allege that the new order provides compensations to private agencies and contractors; which will put an additional financial burden of Rs 20,000 crore on the state exchequer.

Rural drinking water scheme falls short of target

The National Rural Drinking Water Programme has covered only 45.6% of the targetted rural households in last 10 months. The scheme aims to provide 55 litre per capita per day to rural India during the ongoing 12th Five Year Plan.

Rs 400 cr for canal modernisation 

Karnataka government allocates Rs. 400 crore  for various projects in Mandya, Mysore and Chamarajanagar districts which fall in Cauvery basin.

Narmada water affects migratory birds in Nalsarovar

Seepage into Gujarat's only Ramsar site has led to drop in visits by migratory birds over the years due to disturbance of the fresh water ecology. The State forest department has ordered an impact study.

Assam to have 24*7 groundwater monitoring system

The automated telemetry-based monitoring system will help check overexploitation of groundwater for agriculture.

NGT notice to Maharashtra on 132 power plants in Vidarbha

The plants would require about one lakh acres of farm land and 36,00 million cubic metre water, enough to irrigate 5.5 lakh hectares

Ganga riverfront development in Patna

Estimated to cost Rs 263 crore, 6.6 km stretch of the river in Patna will have community-cum-eco centre, Ganga museum, audiovisual theatre, cafe, toilet complex and a crematorium building on various ghats.

Temple in the way of Hyderbad's water supply solution

India's biggest master balancing reservoir, which aims to supply 172 million gallons of water per day to the city, raises fear of damage to a historical temple and its water source. 

This is the news roundup of February 12 and 13, 2014.

These plants would require about a lakh acre farm land and 3,600 million cubic metre water, which otherwise can irrigate 5.5 lakh hectares.



These plants would require about a lakh acre farm land and 3,600 million cubic metre water, which otherwise can irrigate 5.5 lakh hectares.



These plants would require about a lakh acre farm land and 3,600 million cubic metre water, which otherwise can irrigate 5.5 lakh hectares.



These plants would require about a lakh acre farm land and 3,600 million cubic metre water, which otherwise can irrigate 5.5 lakh hectares.


These plants would require about a lakh acre farm land and 3,600 million cubic metre water, which otherwise can irrigate 5.5 lakh hectares.


Source: 
The Times of India, Down to Earth, India Water Review, The Hindu, Toxicswatch, The Telegraph, The Economic Times, Mint
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