River diversion project launch put off

River diversion project launch put off

The Yettinahole project, which Union Environment Minister Veerappa Moily was to launch, has not received clearance from the environment and forest department yet. Timely letter by NGO SANDRP puts brakes on the launch plans

Patna to have biggest sewerage project of India

The 1,600 km network will help check pollution in Ganga as the wastewater will be collected and disposed after treatment. Will cost Rs 2,580 crore.

Rainwater harvesting to be revived in Delhi schools

Half of the 800 rainwater harvesting systems constructed at a cost of Rs 12 crore in government schools are not functioning.

Bangalore has no wetland

From 400 wetlands a decade ago, Bangalore has got only 93 live tanks now. The city does not have a single water body which matches the ideal definition of wetlands complete with swamps, marshes, grass and weeds 

Leaks in Chennai's main reservoir

Seepage happening for over a month from Red Hills, one of the three main sources of the city's water supply, due to damage to one of its weirs.

Who will take care of the lakes?

As many as 17 lakes developed in Ahmedabad eight years ago at a cost of Rs 40 crore lack maintenance as city's municipal corporation and urban development authority refuse to take responsibility.

Water hyacinth impacts hydel projects in Tamil Nadu

The weed covering the stretches of Bhavani and Cauvery rivers in Erode district slows down the velocity of water when it reaches the barrage and also gets stuck in turbines of hydropower plants.

This is a roundup of news from February 1-2, 2014


Daiji World, Deccan Herald, The Hindu, DNA, One India, The Telegraph, Green Clean Guide
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