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22 April 2011

Protests against the Jaitapur nuclear plant sees exodus of workers from plant's construction site
Power cuts in sections of Allahabad force residents to go without potable water for three days: More than 800 families affected
Making sanitation as popular as cricket at the SACOSAN 2011 - Article from Infochange
MoEF, Orissa Government and Sterlite given one month to file replies by Supreme Court in the case of mining in Niyamgiri Hills in Orissa
Thermal power plants planned on Orissa-Andhra Pradesh border will adversely affect the area's rich biodiversity say environmentalists

21 April 2011

Villagers in Maharashtra village of Nandgaon oppose thermal power plant: Fear loss of irrigation water
Death of Bangalore's lakes spell doom for fisheries
Residents in parts of Chennai getting polluted water in taps: Worms and smell make water unpotable
Amendments to Maharashtra water bill has industry worried: Lack of water can put plans of over 78 corporates who are planning industries that require water into jeopardy
First case of Cholera in three years in Bangalore: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike works to prevent outbreak of disease
New areas included in Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) jurisdiction have water with high nitrate content: Over use of ground water and lack of drainage system is the cause
Doctors say bacteria getting resistant to multi-drug treatment: Inappropriate use of antibiotics also leading to kidney damage etc in paediatric patients
Villagers in Bhatinda district of Punjab protest the setting up of a proposed liquor distillery: Area is already stricken by cancer and residents fear further pollution
New STP at Lucknow fails to reduce pollution load in Gomti: Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board finds dissolved oxygen still low in river
River Bhavani in Erode district of Tamil Nadu being polluted by textile processing units: More than 50 units set up on the banks of river in the past few months
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) launches a community-based natural resource management and mangrove conservation project in the Godavari river estuary, India

20 April 2011

Farmers stop public hearing on proposed thermal power plant in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra: Fear loss of water for irrigation
Gujarat Agriculture Department does not have record of pesticide companies distributing pesticide or the use of pesticides for state
Indian Forest Act likely to be amended: Amendment to make it mandatory to get consent from gram panchayat for registering violation of Act
Ratnagiri town under curfew after protestors opposed to Jaitapur nuclear power plant clash violently with police

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