22 September 2011

Around 950 water pipelines in Delhi identified as passing through drains: Water samples checked for chlorination of water reveals around 10 per cent of water samples reported without chlorination, this means people are receiving potentially contaminated w
Haryana Government has decided to launch Swachhata Utsav campaign from October 2 to November 4: This is to promote rural sanitation and build environment for its sustainability
Exisiting 39,000 tanks in Tamil Nadu needs to be improved to augment their water holding capacity and avert floods: This was discussed by experts on water management in Dhan Foundation's Madurai Symposium
River Ganga threatened by pollution: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) set up 39 water quality monitoring stations on the main river and 102 stations on its various tributaries since 2008-0
National Commission for Safai Karamcharis to investigate sewer death over past 10 years in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu
Patna High Court (HC) issues directive to Union government to set tribunal to decide sharing of Sone water
According National Comminson for Scavengers welfare, men are forced into sewage pit: This is despite court orders against the practice

21 September 2011

Isotope hydrology techniques for solving water issure takes firm roots in India moving beyond confines of the national atomic energy research labs: Model project taken up in the mountainous region of Gaucher area, in Uttarakhand
Water levels in four reservoris rise in Tamil Nadu: This is following good rains in the state and regular supply from river Krishna
Water supply hit in earth-quake hit regions of Gangtok: This is following seven pipeline being completely washed out
Strict adherence to forest right laws, consent of gram sabhas and case by case approach for clearnce of mining in forest area: This is to protect fragile environmental areas and the tribal population
Sankey tank in Bangalore in Karnataka bears brunt of idol immersion following Ganesh visarjan: According to member of solid waste management round table water in immerson pond has turned jet black and stink emanating all around the water body
Kerala government to submit detailed project report (DPR) on proposed new dam at Mullaperiyar to Supreme court appointed Empowered Committee: State to also submit recommendations on how to drain water in the existing dam
Unbridled construction activities in the vicinity of the Nandi Hills near Bangalore in Karnataka: This endangers the fragile ecosytem of the hill station
Earthquake in Sikkim cause massive damage to structures at two of the five hydro-power project in upper reaches of Teesta river: 16 workers lose their lives and several other injured
Former member State Planning Board, West Bengal feels presence of multiple dams on river Teesta and its tributaries can induce or accelearte earthquake: The role of these dams in recent earthquake in Sikkim yet to be studied
Karnataka government along with Infosys to build eco-toilets in Gulbarga district: This is part of the government's efffort to provide decent sanitation in rural areas
Efforts are on to provide access to drinking water in 187 government schools in Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka
The central government notifies the Bandipur national park and tiger reserve as a eco-sensitive zone vide sub-section 2 of Section 2 of EPA, 1986

20 September 2011

New frog species discovered in Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary at Sessa in Arunachal Pradesh: The frog has been named Bompu after locality where it was discovered