Tata Chemicals awarded for using water efficiently

Tata Chemicals awarded for using water efficiently

The Mithapur plant in Gujarat wins FICCI award for revamping the entire technology to recycle and reuse water and removing the dependence on groundwater.

Govt looks for broader application of innovative turbine

Government appoints committee to assess wider usage of Mangal Turbine- an eco-friendly and cost-effective turbine that can lift water from small streams without using fuel.

NGT refers Delhi govt's groundwater report as 'vague'

Not happy with the report prepared by the expert panel on illegal use of groundwater in Delhi, National Green Tribunal calls the committee to appear before itself in the next hearing.

NHPC out to convince people for Subansari hydel project

To avoid further delay in resuming the 2000 MW Lower Subansari hydro electric project in Arunachal Pradesh, NHPC make efforts to reach out to anti-dam protestors.

Chopper sets off to find groundwater

National Geophysical Research Institute begins its airborne magnetic survey to locate groundwater sources beneath the sand dunes in Ramgarh, Rajasthan.

No new construction around Kedarnath shrine, recommend experts

Along with the recommendation to ban new construction around the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand, the experts also suggest to leave the boulders and debris which were brought down by floodwater, untouched.

MoEF admits violation of green laws in Karnataka grassland's case

In its response to National Green Tribunal, environment ministry states that the Amrit Mahal Kaval grasslands in Karnataka are potential habitat of endangered Great Indian Bustard and diversion of the grasslands to non-forestry use is in violation to the environment laws.

MoEF asked to prepare new draft rules for solid waste management

Karnataka High Court orders environment ministry to consider the objections filed against the proposed amendments to Municipal Solid Waste Rules of 2000. The proposed amendments not only ignore waste segregation at source but also promotes incineration technologies for burning unsegregated garbage.

NGT bans blasting on Mithi riverbed

Orders authorities to carry out blasting on the Mithi riverbed in Mumbai only when an environment impact assessment report is prepared.

Kozhikode experiences sharp dip in water table

Rs 44.19 crore proposal to build check dams is yet to be implemented while severe drought-like conditions looms in Kozhikode district in Kerala.

Holy smoke contributes to melting of Himalayan glaciers

Emissions from religious activities and rituals are highly responsible for global warming, reveals recent study.

Heavy rains lead to Rs. 200 crore loss in Vizag district

The week-long heavy downpour in Vizag district, Andhra Pradesh, has caused damage to properties, panchayat roads, minor irrigation, crops loss in about 30,000 hectare, drains and drinking water sources worth Rs 200 crore.

Karnataka govt plans to use its irrigation water efficiently

Karnataka government plans to extend the SCADA model that monitors outflow of water from reservoirs, to five more canal irrigation projects in the state.

Funds wasted to project delay

Thane civic body will have to bear the loss of Rs.700 crore due to flawed planning and delay in completion of 11 water and infrastructure projects under JNNURM, evaluate experts.

Kolhapur municipal authority takes steps to curb pollution in Panchganga

Takes up short-term measures by constructing porous rock bunds on the major nullahs in the city for primary treatment of sewage.

This is the roundup of important news from October 31 to November 2, 2013.

 

Source: 
The Hindu, The Times of India, Down to Earth, Business Standard, Deccan Herald, Zee News, The Economic Times, New Kerala
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