26 April 2011

Fishermen in Imphal question the Manipur Loktak Lake (Protection) Act, 2006: Argue that it is a direct challenge to their rights and threaten to launch an agitation if the Act is not abolished
The State Organic Farming Mission, Karnataka organises a visit of 800 organic farmer couples from the state to Cuba to learn about that country's achievements in organic farming
Punjab unveils mining policy: The new policy proposes to bring sand under the Essential Commodities Act, which helps in setting a limit on quarrying

25 April 2011

Sunderbans’ stoic settlers bear witness to climate change: Vulnerable villagers, particularly from the South-western islands, narrate their first-hand experiences on encounters with the fury of nature
A community-government collaboration works wonders for Kaikondarahalli lake on Sarjapura Road, Bangalore: The once-defunct lake becomes a biodiversity hot spot
Dying lakes of Bangalore have a fresh ray of hope in the form of a Swedish research project carried out to save the dying Baltic Sea: Oxygenating the beds of the water bodies to circulate the required amount of oxygen to save aquatic life is proposed
Water dispute between Punjab and Haryana remains pending for nearly seven years in the Supreme Court
Villagers in the tribal village of Cauvrem in South Goa protest against illegal mining: 95 villagers placed under arrest for blocking traffic
The fisheries department in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh prepares a programme to produce 61 crore fish seeds in State
Step into a stepwell See the Adalaj Ni Vav in Gujarat - Article from The Better India
“I’ve not seen even a single, honest EIA” - Interview with Prof Madhav Gadgil, WGEEP in Media Voice magazine
Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Project shows that rejuvenating water bodies can provide employment
Dakshin Kannada district getting World Bank honour for sanitation raises eyebrows: Criteria for award include literature review, collection and analysis of secondary and primary data
Urbanisation and indiscriminate sinking of borewells leads to reduction in water quantity and deterioration in water quality of the Thippagondanahalli (TG Halli) reservoir in Bangalore, inspite of the heavy rains in the past few days
A majority of the buyers of the 30 lakh cases of packaged water being sold in a month in Karnataka are in Bangalore: Of these manufacturers, only 108 are BIS licensed units while as high as 950 continue to operate illegally
24-hour power supply to rural areas in Bhopal from 2013: Separate arrangements made for power supply to domestic consumption and farming activities

24 April 2011

The Himachal Pradesh government has launched a web portal to empower the farming community: AGRISNET, a comprehensive web portal, helps to converge and disseminate information related to agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and fisheries
Noida Jal Nigam plans to make Noida 'zero discharge' city by 2021: Proposes to install four new sewage treatment plants (STP) with upgraded technology
Delay in the preservation and beautification of Jhagrarpar Beel on the outskirts of Dhubri town leads to encroachment on the wetland
A survey finds that iron, fluoride and arsenic contamination in the groundwater poses a major threat to people’s health in Koliabor in the North East: The Koliabor PHE department plans to install eight new water supply schemes in response