01 October 2011

The Mahaweli Ganga flows unpolluted through the Sri Lankan town of Kandy: ndian cities can learn a lesson or two from Kandy's excellent water management practice, says water expert S. Vishwanath
Rajasthan readies draft policy to save its community land: State Government has already issued a series of orders to facilitate the process of demarcation of the lands within the purview of the Gram Panchayats under common use
Mountain waters - A study on water management in Hindu Kush Himalayas
AP farmers go on 'crop holiday' - The state's rice bowl is left empty
India’s taste takes off with organic food
Kollam students cultivate basmati rice in pots
Raising paddy yield, the unconventional way: A farmer's attempt in Tiruvannamalai, TN
MoEF comes up with a stocktaking in the run up to Rio+20 in its document "Sustainable development in India"
The EIA of the proposed 45 MW Tirap hydroelectric project discusses the negative impacts due its construction and operation
The draft outline for the approach paper for the twelfth five year plan (2012-2017) for Kerala follows a new approach where specific packages of inputs will be designed for each of the five agro-ecological zones
The Karnataka watershed management project - II (Sujala III) comes up with socio-economic study report and environment assessment study report
Rajasthan State Action Plan on Climate Change envisioned in concurrence with the guiding principles of the Rajasthan Environment Policy

30 September 2011

As many as 500 water tankers to stop plying in Hyderabad from October 1: HMWS&SB Water Tanker Owners’ joint action committee claims the management allegedly failed to meet their demands
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh recommends solar power-based dual-pump mini water supply schemes to provide piped water, especially in Naxal- affected districts
Water from Poondi reservoir being transferred to the Cholavaram reservoir to stock resources: Steady rainfall sustains Chennai's water storage
India and Bangladesh to exchange Teesta river data before the next Joint River Commission meeting on the Teesta water-sharing deal
Release II of the Regional Plan for Goa (2021) reveals that 117 mining leases are working as on December 2010 as against 90 operational leases stated by the Forest and Mines Department
India-ICIMOD day celebration discusses the stress caused by increased pressure of population, exploitation of natural resources and other related challenges on the Himalayas
Indian Ocean considered as the world's most dangerous place for five of eleven most threatened species of turtles: Accidental catches of sea turtles, and direct harvest of turtles or their eggs major threats

29 September 2011

World Health Organization describes groundwater arsenic crisis in West Bengal as "largest mass poisoning in history": The contaminated water is from deep tube wells dug in the 1970s to provide safe alternative to surface water infected with microbial path