18 March 2011

Jharkhand to discourage industries demanding land and water: Tourism, food processing, education and hospitality that demand less water and land to be promoted
Jaipur Development Authority to ensure houses have rainwater harvesting: Owners of houses constructed in 300 sq metres of land or more will be fined or jailed if rainwater harvesting system absent
Farmers in Moga area of Punjab to be taught water conservation techniques by Nestle
Surat Municipal Corporation will charge industrial users of water Rs.22/- per litre: Industries complain
Pune district officials find Lavasa mined 7,78,86,600 cubic feet in two villages for its township
World Bank to provide additional 7.98 million dollars for the Uttarakhand Decentralised Watershed Development Project: Money to be used to help farmers start small agri-business
ADB signs deal with Governments of India and Rajasthan for upgradation of water supply, sewerage and sanitation, urban drainage: Projects come under Rajasthan Urban Sector Investment Development Programme (RUSDIP)

17 March 2011

Japan's nuclear disaster raises doubts over safety standards of Indian nuclear reactors
Pollution to be a key issue in Tirupur constituency during the Tamilnadu state elections: Associations created by polluting industries hit by High Court closure order to field candidates to highlight crisis
Power evacuation from Karcham Wangtoo Power Project in Himachal Pradesh will need 9,600 trees to be cut

16 March 2011

People want bijli, not bullet : Power projects are affecting livelihoods and health of local people
Adivasi's march into Mumbai seeking recognition of community rights over forest under Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of rights) Act 2006
Project to supply water to Mumbai stalled by Project Affected persons because of lack of proper compensation
Civil society demands greater transparency of Group of Ministers meetings on permitting mining in forests: Demand for public consultations made to ensure transparent and democratic decision making
High Court refuses to stay MoEF order against Nirma construction on wetland - Nirma to move Supreme Court seeking relief
Nuclear disaster in Fukushima strengthens opposition against Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) in Ratnagiri
Strike by Safai Karamcharis of Allahabad Municipal Corporation cause hygiene and sanitation problems
Jairam Ramesh acknowledges conflict of interest in regulating India's nuclear industry - Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NCPIL) and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) both under Department of Atomic Energy
Karnataka begins first Multi-village Water Supply Scheme: Scheme involves setting up vented dams on rivers and installation of pipes to supply water
Central Groundwater Board chalks out plan to help Mizoram out of water crisis: Plan includes rainwater harvesting