Tribunal favours Karnataka on Almatti dam's height

Tribunal favours Karnataka on Almatti dam's height

Winning the legal battle against Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka allowed to raise the height of Almatti reservoir across Krishna river to 524 metres.

Master Blaster to bat for sanitation

Sachin Tendulkar is all set to support UNICEF in promoting hygiene and sanitation in South Asia.

Bihar objects to new guidelines for irrigation scheme

Central government's modified provision for the Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme attracts Bihar's opposition as the fresh guidelines require the state to bear 50% cost of the irrigation projects.

Kerala village cultivates pokkali rice after 25 years

Struggling through a long battle, people in Kerala's Ezhupunna village is able to grow the indigenous, saline and flood-resistant rice variety after 25 years.

MoEF will oppose damage to TN's farmlands

Any damage occuring to the agricultural lands in Tamil Nadu due to Kochi-Mangalore gas pipeline to be opposed by MoEF, says environment minister.

Manali, Vellore, Cuddalore are critically polluted

The Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index places Manali, Vellore, Cuddalore, three of the major industrial clusters in Tamil Nadu, in the 'critically polluted' category

Telangana protests delaying Krishna water to Chennai

Chennai water crisis doubles with the repair of Krishna canal in Andhra Pradesh making a little progress due to Telangana protests taking place in the state.

A 20% rise in Mumbai's water leakage

According to the hydraulic department, Mumbai has experienced a 20% increase in water pipeline leakage in the past five years. 

HP receives Rs. 217 crore funds from Centre

To augment the water supply schemes for the eight towns in state, Central government grants Rs. 217 crore to Himachal Pradesh.

HC orders MoEF to inspect sand mining sites in Varanasi

Taking note of the litigation alleging sand mining leading to huge ecological damage to Dhab area in Varanasi, Allahabad High Court directs environment ministry to send its team for inspection.

Unauthorised cables choke Bengaluru's drain

Around 1,700 km of optical fibre cable ducts are fixed illegaly in Bengaluru's drains leading to blockage of the drains and flooding during rain, reports Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.

Aquaculture being promoted in Mandya district, Karnataka

Making use of lands having higher alkaline content and low productivity, Mandya district in Karnataka, begins to make a mark in aquaculture.

Conference on Water Resources Management held in Andhra

The national meet focuses on impact of climate change on water resources and improvement of groundwater in different rock types.

Farmers stage protest to restore Sengulam tank in TN

In a day-long fast, farmers urge authorities to initiate proper action for restoration of number of lakes and Sengulam tank in Tiruchy district in Tamil Nadu.

Illegal sand mining continues on Tapi riverbed in Surat

Sand mafias continue undeterred by raids, physically assault officials taking action against the illegal mining business.

This is the roundup of important news for November 29 & 30, 2013

Source: 
The Hindu, The Times of India, The Northeast Today, Zee News, Down to Earth, Deccan Chronicle, The New Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Indian Express
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News daily - Karnataka wins the legal battle against Andhra and allowed to raise Almatti dam height to 524 metres, Master Blaster all set to promote hygiene and sanitation in South Asia, Bihar opposes Central govt's modified provisions for the irrigation scheme.
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