News

06 May 2011

Residents of Bholakpur in Hyderabad continue to get yellow water: Contaminated water killed 14 people 2 years ago

05 May 2011

Water Resources & Water Supply Department complete maintenance of Narmada canals in major dams of Gujarat: 10,000 hand pumps installed in areas where local sources or Narmada water is unavailable
World Bank survey reports most districts in Karnataka have poor sanitation: This despite Rs. 100 crores sanctioned for each of the eight city corporations for their sanitation programmes
BWSSB pushes government departments in Bangalore to adopt RWH: Of the 2,523 government buildings, 2,449 buildings yet to implement RWH in BBMP limits
Kolkata, IT companies agree on the terms and conditions of Sector V Stakeholders' Association on paying water tax: Rate of Rs 10 per square feet of the built up area fixed excluding the green open space
Mula-Mutha River in Pune highly contaminated with sewage and industrial effluents: Fall in oxygen level led to mass death of fish
In Goa, national programme for monitoring and surveillance of water sources in rural areas through a community effort stalled: Village panchayats show indifference in using field test kits, as kits supplied seem to be defective
Plan panel to approach PM for a re-look at Renuka dam project in Himachal Pradesh: Felling of large number of trees led to project being rejected by MoEF: Implementation of project will mitigate Delhi's water woes
NCP, Congress divided over water policy in Maharashtra: Congress accuses NCP leader of diverting water meant for irrigation to industries
In October 2002, The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation made implementation of RWH mandatory: Majority of developers are flouting the mandatory norm of RWH blaming space constraints for the inability to adopt the technique
Rampant sand mining in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district leads to depletion of natural resources and groundwater table: 200-250 sand trucks reach Karnataka instead of the permitted 100-110
Public Health Engineering Organisation (PHEO) states, 120 million litres per day (MLD) gets wasted in Bhubaneswar: Areas with large populations still have no drinking water
Tests conducted on borewells by the Karnataka Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency in late 2010 reveal 24,948 of the 1,45,860 samples tested are contaminated with pH, total hardness, chloride, fluoride, nitrate, iron

04 May 2011

Vittalakunti Pushkarani, the step-well at Mulbagal, Kolar District is in deep crisis: Sewage from the town has led to contaminating its water
Cuttack High Court raps government for "callous attitude" towards providing drinking water facilities at anganwadi centres: 8050 of them have no access to drinking water facilities: Demands report by May 10 on measures taken by the state government
BWSSB trains plumbers to install RWH: Bangalore residents find no use for them: Only 44,000 households have rain water harvesting systems
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority to spend Rs 30 crore in pre-monsoon clean up of Mithi River: Will result in improving the river’s overall discharging capacity
Indian Council of Agricultural Research allays apprehension on Umiam lake water quality: Claims lake water in Shillong being pristine as ever
The Groundwater recharge project undertaken by State and CGWB in Lucknow is under scrutiny: Civic authorities to consult NEERI to avoid groundwater contamination

03 May 2011

"Save our soil" - Business Line interview with Bhaskar Save, one of the country's oldest practitioners of natural farming

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