News

03 May 2011

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board to desilt sewer lines: Rs 50 lakhs to be spent on cleaning up 50,000 manholes: Will engage 500 people
Civil society members accuse government of rushing consultations over 12th Plan: Allege unrealistic deadlines and disregard for civil society recommendations
The Coimbatore corporation says no to urban shopping plazas alongside the city's ecologically sensitive lakes: Corporation preparing revised proposal to rejuvenate the lakes
Kochi-based firm launches intelligent water control system: Cacto which automatically controls the flow of water can save up to 700 litres of water per year in a house with 12 taps
Statistics released by the Water Resources Ministry say Indian dams had more water than usual in April 2011: The average water level of 81 of India's biggest dams is around 60% higher than that of last year and the 10-year average
Water-borne diseases rise in Bangalore: 293 cases of gastroenteritis reported from city hospitals in last month
Bihar government to introduce rationing system to solve drinking water woes: Every villager to be supplied with not more than 10 litres of water: Water to be supplied by tankers
Ban of sand mining in Mandya and Ramanagara districts delay Cauvery project in Bangalore: Supply has reduced drastically as there is 80 % sand shortage
Approaching Equity: Civil Society Inputs for the Approach Paper - 12th Five Year Plan: Concerns of the marginalised, neglected communities captured
Goa government seeks more time from MoEF to ban sand extraction under Costal Regulation Zone in the State

02 May 2011

Himachal Pradesh Forest Department to go ahead with map digitisation: Sub-watersheds in border areas not to be covered
Central Government adopts inclusive and participatory approach to XII Plan (2012 - 2017): Citizens and stakeholders invited to contribute
Neglect of water bodies leading to low water supply in Chennai
Technical error in computerised billing system delays metering of 3.11 lakh water connections in Mumbai city: BMC unable to recover past 3-4 months' water bills
The Doddanekkundi lake in Bangalore is choking with sewage from buildings in the vicinity: Public concern is mounting as high number of structures are coming up around the water body
Water-borne diseases strike Currey Road, Mumbai as residents get smelly, brown water: MMRDA says the Monorail construction in the area is not to blame despite the BMC spotting a leakage in a water supply line

01 May 2011

Mangalore launches "Save our beach" drive: Over 10,000 people clean 20 beaches in 43 km coastline
In Bangalore encroachment on stormwater drains and lack of commitment on the part of BBMP and BWSSB makes roads rivers: Residents battle to get home safely
Varthur Lake, one of Bangalore’s largest lakes is in need of renovation: The lake is under threat from sewage water and land sharks
Howrah, Kolkata's twin city is more like Kolkata's dirty backyard: Residents seek change from the decades of apathy and want to change for better

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