News

18 September 2011

Forum for Power to the People demands review of Indus waters Treaty between India and Pakistan: This to address water scarcity in North-west region of the country
Around 600 volunteers in Kochi in Kerala take part in a drive to clean up Fort Kochi beach organised as part of international costal clean-up day: Every September volunteers from 152 countries gather at local beaches, river banks and lakes to show commitm
Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board decides to supply 5 million liters of water a day to Coimbatore Corporation: This is to check Pillor Phase II pipeline network
Government to discuss proposal to turn Ranipur Wildlife sancturay in Uttar Pradesh to a national park

17 September 2011

The proposed Kishanganga hydel power project threatens to uproot Dard Shin tribe of Gurez: The toll on local population due to the project is heavy, will hit people entirely dependent on agriculture and allied activities for their livelihood
Ramanthapur lake in Hyderabad a major groundwater recharge point for the area face threat of being filled up for commercial establishment: Residents oppose move
Rise in mosquito-borne and water-borne disease on rise in Rajkot in Gujarat: Muncipal corporation says surge in disease due to lack of sanitation drive
Rise in mosquito-borne and water-borne disease on rise in Rajkot in Gujarat: Muncipal corporation says surge in disease due to lack of sanitation drive
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) to launch civil disobidence movement: This is to protest against goverment's move to construct Subansiri hydro-electric project on Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border
Deputy Comissioners of Dehmaji in Assam and West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh to take steps for mitigation of havoc created in the district by rivers originating in the neighbouring state
Green houses are few and far between : Fresh water still being used copiously in toilets, gardens and to wash cars
Water as a limited resource: Excerpts from an interview with Rajendra Singh of Tarun Bharat Sangh
Central Water Commission (CWC) to evolve an effective mechanism for effective water management at Hirakud dam during heavy flow from Chhattisgarh: This is following recent floods in Orissa which was thought "man-made"
Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to lay sewage lines along periphery of 68 lakes in the newly added areas of the city: This is to prevent the sewage from flowing into them
Hubli-Ankola Railway project in Karnataka raises concerns as it would pass through the sensitive tiger reservoir area: According to team of experts from Indian Institute of Science (IISC)

16 September 2011

Isolated rainfall activity likely before favourable withdraawl of southwest monsoon towards the end of the week: Cumulative rainfall during this year’s monsoon has been 3% above Long Period Average (LPA)
Mahanadi river girth expanding in Orissa: A new and expansive course appears charted along the Cuttack city region as the river pushes inland to widen its flow zone
Landgrabbers encroaching river beds in Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh: Officals have a tough time evacuating them during the monsoons and floods
Water level at Bhakra dam, Chandigarh, crosses the danger mark: Touches 1,680.70 feet against its capacity of 1,680 feet
Rain Centre in Chennai promoting recycling of grey water using natural and economical methods, following its intensive campaign to popularise rainwater harvesting

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