23 March 2011

Tamilnadu government's move to privatise water bodies for their maintenance make eco-activists see red
Coimbatore's water bodies being slowly destroyed: Dumping of sewage and construction waste seen as a major cause
India water resources hit by over consumption and aquifer destruction caused by hydel projects
Amount of forests to be submerged by Gundia hydel power project in Karnataka to be decreased by 50% on MoEF's directive
Water scarcity in rural areas of Palamu affects mid day meal scheme in schools
Madhya Pradesh increases land under irrigation by 60,000 hectares

22 March 2011

World Water Day' is here - Article by S Vishwanath in The Hindu
Borewells in Bangalore have sucked Bangalore's groundwater dry: The Karnataka Ground Water (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Bill 2011 will regulate use of groundwater from the 1.3 lakh borewells
Mamta manifesto for West Bengal promises aforestation, green revolution and industry: Linking rivers to ponds and lakes also to be taken up to improve irrigation
Lendi irrigation project to provide water for irrigation to Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra stalled because of land acquisition and compensation to project affected people
Sewage treatment plant of 250 MLD capacity to help keep Hyderabad's Hussainsagar lake clean: Industrial waste flowing into lake to be treated at STP
Centre for Rural Studies and Development (CRSD) claims 40% of rural people do not have access to drinking water
MoEF asks Orissa government to take action against Jindal Steel and Power plant for starting construction without authorisation
Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board unable to provide adequate clean drinking water to residents of the city: Old water pipes one of the major reasons
Orissa government's focus on thermal power generation will skew water supply claims NGO - Domestic water supply will be hit
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) scientists develop water treatment technology using Ozone: Technology to be used to deal with coliform bacteria
CAG report's government's apathy on disaster reduction efforts: 3 years budgetary allocation remain unspent: Money to be spent on earthquake risk evaluation centre, development of seafront facility and desalination plant remains unspent

21 March 2011

Millennium Development Goals: India has a long way to go - Mainstream Weekly
No integrated strategy for agriculture and food security - Prof MS Swaminathan's views on the Union Budget 2011-12
Every drop counts - Look where the world stands as it celebrates Water Day on March 22 - Down to Earth poster