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
Moonsoon yet to withdraw this season, to continue up to end of October: This is following change in weather pattern that is causing delayed departure and affecting entire weather cycle
Everesters from across Himachal Pradesh meet: This is to discuss impact of global warming on the Himalayas and setp to the ecology and environment of the mountain range
Nodia Jal Board in Uttar Pradesh commissions new underground reservoir at sector 63: This is will supply water exclusively for Bahlopur residents
Three-day workshop on storm water management in urban areas held from September 21 at Deltaic Regional Center of the National Institute of Hydrology in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh
Members of sand mining association in three costal districts of Karnataka threaten to launch against the government's Sand policy 2011: They are opposing the move to handover sand mining process to Public works Department (PWD)
A week long farmer's training programme on scientific soil and water conservation held at Manipur with special reference to Horticulture: This was organised by Inidan Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)–RC NEH region
Excessive growth of weeds like parthenium, eupatorim and lantana taking over native grass in wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Karnataka: This creates food scarcity in forests and increases man-elephant conflict