Water for Mumbai a cost to ecology

Water for Mumbai a cost to ecology

All 12 dams planned to quench Mumbai's thirst fall in the ecologically sensitive region of Western Ghats. Will submerge more than 22,000 hectares.

We welcome tourists, not their plastice bottles

Lachen in Sikkim becomes the first village in India to ban bottled water. Imposes fine on violators.

Anganwadi toilets in Kerala cleanest in the country

At 59%, the state stands much above the all India average of 9.9% followed by Himachal Pradesh at 45%

Enough water for Hyderabad VIPs

Raj Bhawan and other government bunglows get more than 60,000 litres water every day even as nearby localities get water supply only on alternate days

More funds to clean the Yamuna

Union Urban Development Ministry has approved a second instalment of Rs 7128 lakhs to construct interceptor sewerage system on three major drains that enter the river in Delhi.

Arunachal dam awaits clearance even after six years of inauguration

PM Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of 3000 mega watt Dibang project in 2008 without forest and environmental clearance.

Two lakh hectares of forest land diverted in four years

According to environmentalist Sunita Narain, Centre has cleared over 8,000 projects which is double the clearances given in three decades.

Illegal debris dumping in Bangalore lake

Resident association had kept trucks carrying debris off the Somasundarapalya lake for 2-3 months but the dumping has started again. CM office promises action.

Camels less prone to fluorosis: Study

Conducted by an Udaipur College Scientist, the study could help find ways to protect other animals from the medical condition caused mostly by excess fluoride in groundwater

This is a news roundup of January 31, 2014

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Civil Society, India Spend, The Times of India, Press Information Bureau, SANDRP, Citizen Matters, Down to Earth
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