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16 May 2011

Coastal communities' - Special issue of Agenda - The quarterly magazine of Infochange - April 2010
Karnataka government sets up high level committee to clear encroachment and revive Arkavathy river: This will result in increase water inflow to Thippagondanahalli reservoir
Madhya Pradesh government’s water conservation campaign, will now have district wise budgets and targets: The campaign aims to construct new water structures and renovate old ones and to make ground level work more effective
The Supreme Court directs the Madhya Pradesh government to allot land to the oustees affected by acquisition of land for the Omkareshwar dam: This is in accordance with the provisions of the relief and rehabilitation policy

15 May 2011

Experts suggest mixing brackish water with fresh water to tide over Delhi's increasing need for drinking water
In Delhi, over half the 900 waterbodies encroached: Government to set up Waterbodies Authority to restore and maintain lakes and wetlands in the city

14 May 2011

JSWSM states Jharkhand government to hand over water testing laboratories to private parties: Reason maintenance of the water labs
Delay in modernisation of Bhadra canal near Lakkavalli of Shimoga district denies water to crops: 10,000 to 15,000 hectares of land downstream deprived of water

13 May 2011

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation near Pune to install generator for Nigdi water purification plant: To ensure supply of water is not affected during power failures
Karnataka government scheme to provide sufficient water to Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district: Aim of the project is the maximum utilisation of available water resources from 13 rivers in the coastal districts
The Kerala irrigation department earmarks Rs 25 lakh for the cleaning of the Muttar river in Kochi: Work planned to be completed in one month
Three water pipes on Millers Road, Bangalore damaged leading to 2 crore litres of drinking water wastage: BWSSB looses Rs 25 lakh
Research by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology shows Pune's rainfall closer to being acidic: Reason pollution of all types

12 May 2011

MoEF releases report on state-of-the-art Bioremediation: Approach to be an effective innovative technology for treatment of a wide variety of contaminants
A recent study by the Department of Mines and Geology states Bangalore’s rural and urban areas have high levels of nitrate, fluoride: Over 1,500 samples were tested
The Delhi government sets up a high-powered committee to reform the management and distribution of water: The committee to restructure Jal Board
Scientists at Indian Council for Agriculture Research explore possibility of using saline lands to grow high yield rice varieties in coastal Goa
BBMP to hand over maintenance of Bangalore’s parks and lakes to corporates, NGOs and developers: No sign yet of Rs. 1300 crore special grant promised by Karnataka Govt. in 2010-11 budget

11 May 2011

Kids look for gold in sewage: 'Gold dust scavengers' in Ukkadam, TN, sifting for tiny particles of gold in sewage - Article from The Times of India
Cities too need 'nirmal' push - Article on urban sanitation from d-sector.org

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