UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystems

UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystems

With an aim to improve the health of deteriorating water resources globally, UNEP launches the International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems at the Budapest Water Summit.

HC orders Delhi govt to protect city's water bodies

In a bid to help preserve the environment, Delhi High Court directs the state government to ensure that no water body, johads, lakes and water tanks are encroached or allotted to private persons

No disturbance to birds by bursting crackers

To maintain a tranquil atmosphere for the migratory birds that visit the area, residents staying on the banks of Nanjarayan Tank in Tamil Nadu decide to refrain from bursting crackers during Diwali for the second consecutive year.

NGT denies interim relief to hotels near Beas

Owing to the damage caused to Beas river by the 34 hotels in Kullu and Manali, Himachal Pradesh, Nationl Green Tribunal refuses the interim plea to allow running their business.

Kerala to soon have hi-tech green villages

Through its Rs. 42 crore project, the state government plans to popularise hi-tech methods of precision farming in 14 villages selected across Kerala. The scheme also includes setting up of rooftop solar panels, rainwater harvesting structures and waste management units.

Mining banned in part of the Thol wildlife sanctuary

Declaring a part of the Thol wildlife sanctuary as eco-sensitive zone, Gujarat government bans mining, commercial and industrial activities in the area.

Hyderabad civic bodies to provide incentives to residents with STPs

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation plans to make residents installing and maintaining sewage treatment plants within their premises eligible for cess rebate upto 50%.

Illegal rock blasting threatens the fragile ecology of Ameenpur Lake

The fragile ecology of Ameenpur Lake in Hyderabad faces the threat from illegal stone quarrying, say environmentalists.

STP for Kerala's houseboats to be inaugurated on Nov 8

Pollution of Vembanad Lake in Kerala to be reduced with the opening of the first sewage treatment plant for houseboats in Kuttanadu.

Coimbatore civic body to optimise the functioning of borewells 

Coimbatore Corporation plans to initiate efforts for efficient functioning of borewell in the city and ensure no payment for maintenance to contractors for disused borewells.

Linganamakki proposal might reduce the dam's power generation

With the state government's proposal to draw water from the Shravati river for drought-prone districts, the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited fears a 40% reduction in its power generation by the plant at the dam.

This is the roundup of important news from November 3 - 5, 2013.

One World South Asia, Deccan Herald, The Times of India, The Hindu, Zee News, The New Indian Express
News daily - UNEP launches the international guidelines to save deteriorating water resources, Delhi HC directs the state govt to ensure that no water body encroached or allotted to private persons, residents staying on the banks of Nanjarayan Tank, TN, say no to crackers during Diwali to maintain a tranquil atmosphere for birds.