04 April 2011

Nuclear power plants being constructed on the Indian coast is an invitation to disaster says former AERB Chairman A. Gopalakrishnan
Independent report punctures Gujarat government's claim of increasing water table: Data from observation wells and farmer surveys indicate water table falling by 9 ft per year
Sawargaon villagers affected by submergence because of Gosikhurd dam on Vainganga River to be relocated to Pagora village after clearance by Forest Department
Delhi Jal Boards directions for houses to install water meters fall into problems because of shortage of water meters
Lift irrigation schemes in Andhra Pradesh require 9,000 MW of power per year: State pays Rs 3,000 crore per year in addition to the free power subsidy given by the state
4000 Endosulfan victims identified by Kerala government Health Department

03 April 2011

Parts of Hyderabad still without sanitation: Toilets built without water connection for residents of Mohammadnagar slum forcing people to defecate in the open
12,000 Pune residents have installed rainwater harvesting systems in their houses: Pune Municipality offer of giving rebate on property tax to those with rainwater harvesting seen as catalyst
Fresh proposal for Renuka dam to be sent to MoEF: Concerns of MoEF about the cutting of 1.77 lakh trees for dam is being taken into consideration in new proposal

02 April 2011

Pulicat lake conservation to protect migratory birds, takes away jobs from fishermen and farmers living on its shores: Blame is also put on security for Space Centre near Pulicat lake
Anna Nagar constituency of Chennai wants remedy to water logging woes from electoral candidates
Water and water management to be key electoral issue in Dibrugarh constituency
Indore and surrounding areas declared water scarce regions for next three months: Water table has declined and around 355 hand pumps were found dead
Hindu ascetics march to Delhi to save Yamuna: Demand release of fresh water into the river to save it
Farmers take out rally from Allahabad to Delhi to highlight river pollution: CPCB says that 70% of pollution in river is because of human excrement
Northern Karnataka reels under water scarcity: Even districts like Bagalkot with rivers flowing through it struggle for water
Orissa NGO Mahanadi Banchao Andolan demands industries stop consuming ground water as it is being used for drinking and irrigation: Petition made to government to amend all MoU's with industries
Illegal sand mining finds new way to carry on business: Miners use pipes to suck sand from river bed
Central Karnataka groundwater contaminated by fluoride: 80 of the 107 villages in Jagalur taluk in Karnataka has high fluoride content

01 April 2011

Bangalore's water table is fast depleting: Increase in population, commercialisation and urbanisation causes for 135% to 130% exploitation