27 May 2011

Maharashtra government to revive critical and over-exploited aquifers across the state in the second phase of a rural water supply and sanitation improvement project: Project will involve citizens to check depleting ground water levels
Bihar government identifies eight mega river interlinking projects: Costing Rs.6,041 crore, project to address the long-term objective of controlling floods, fulfil irrigation needs and facilitate water availability for a power project
Karnataka government plans to supply drinking water to 68 villages in Dakshina Kannada district by constructing vented dams across Nethravathi river: In addition, it proposes supplying drinking water to 25 more villages in the district using surface water
Book Review : From the blurb - Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826-2000
BMC s failure to provide clean drinking water highlights the dire state of the city s water distribution system in Mumbai - Article from DNA
Division of labour - How biodiversity helps clean pollutants in water and soil - Article from Down To Earth
Instant quality check of rivers - Electronic sensors to monitor pollutants in Yamuna, Ganga - Article from Down To Earth
Road to perdition - A new road to the edge of what used to be called Secret Lake' spells the end one of the most beautiful sights in Hyderabad - Article from The Hindu
Mulund wetland an ecological time-bomb waiting to explode ? Article from MidDay
India's only fresh water lake Kolleru to maintain its original size: A seven member expert committee set up by National Wildlife Board has asked not to meddle with the contour level of the lake
Alarming fall in aquatic life in the ecologically fragile Vembanad lake in Kerala: Fourth annual fish count in the lake reveals this and a steadily deteriorating biodiversity of the region

26 May 2011

Bala Vikasa's initiative of getting safe drinking water brings cheers to villagers in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh - Article from The Times of India
Industries harvest rainwater - Rainwater harvesting structure built with the support from Siruthuli at a spinning mill near Gobichettipalayam in Coimbatore - Article from The Hindu
Pristine Shola grasslands in Chikkamagalur, Western Ghats being diverted for luxury resort construction - Article from Down To Earth
Bullets. Bodies. Land. Corporations - Villagers in Sompeta, Srikakulam resist takeover of wetland by Nagarjuna Construction Company for setting up thermal plant - Article from Tehelka
The great wetland robbery in Kakarapalli, Andhra Pradesh - Article from Down to Earth
India to add 'clean coal' and 'clean carbon initiatives' to the National Action Plan on Climate Change: Aim to reduce carbon emissions per megawatt of power generated in the country
Recent study by the KSSP states the Sasthamcotta Lake, state's largest freshwater lake is not in danger of extinction: Study reveals that the water level fell to an alarming rate in 2 years but the lake alternately shrinks and swells
Municipal corporation of Chandigarh to host water connection information online: This is in accordance with the recently notified Chandigarh water bylaws
Haryana government ordered closure of 639 industrial units in 2010-11: Violation of water and air pollution norms leads to this closure