News

01 May 2011

Sharp drop in groundwater levels in Mehdiganj near Varanasi, since Coca-Cola started bottling operations: Community demands closure of plant
The Madhya Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project taken up by the State Government with funds from World Bank of Rs. 1919 crore is in full swing: 30 districts situated in catchment areas of five rivers, Sindh, Betwa, Cane and Tones to benefit

30 April 2011

BDA to withdraw the approval of the Pearl Paradise layout in Kempapura, Bangalore because of its alleged encroachments on agricultural lands and water bodies
The Uttar Pradesh government permits state’s Pollution Control Board for the closure of 5 of the 21 tanneries accused of polluting the Ganga
India still long way from disaster mitigation: Awareness and dissemination of knowledge should be created at younger age
Coral atlas of Gujarat released: Second document from Gujarat Ecology Commission to help in preparation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for the state
According to Indian Council of Medical Research millions of superbugs present in environment: The recent study by microbiology department of the Sassoon hospital found 20 people carrying the NDM-1 bacteria in Pune

29 April 2011

Responding to concerns by residents and activists against attempts by private parties to alter the course of the Adyar River in violation of CRZ rules, the Public Works Department assures of restoring the river
The Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India approves Rs. 19 crore plan for macro management of agriculture for Himachal Pradesh
Suburbs to fund Rs 800 crore water plan: Project to provide drinking water and sanitation to newer areas of Bangalore
A state government scheme to provide purified drinking water in an arsenic belt in Burdwan delayed over the last 9 months: Villagers continue to suffer from the effects of arsenic
Agro-Advisory Services of the Indian Meteorological Department helping farmers: Information about monthly and seasonal variation in weather conditions to minimise loss in agriculture provided
People encouraged to participate in the water conservation campaign: Jalabhishek Abhiyan planned to usher prosperity in villages of Bhopal

28 April 2011

'Politics of water' - Special issue of Agenda, the quarterly magazine of Infochange- October 2005
Enclosure of the commons' - Special issue of Agenda - The quarterly magazine of Infochange - March 2011
Chennai housing projects to install centralised Reverse Osmosis plants for pure water
Chikkalasandra lake in Bangalore, the only water body in the area used for irrigation, fishing and other purposes has now deteriorated into a land that houses slums and huge buildings
Power plant contaminates drinking water in Jaigad: All 6 open wells present alarming TDS count of 1440 mg/l against 500 mg/l
Non-installation of RWH by year end will lead to disconnect in water and sanitary connections: Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board issues a deadline to people to ensure that they value rainwater
World Bank Assistance provided to National Ganga River Basin Authority for abatement of pollution of River Ganga

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