11 May 2011

Mallanna of Bagalkot, Karnataka, saves farmers from the cruel sun - Article from Civil Society
Hebbal Lake in Bangalore once a source of drinking water is now unfit for consumption: Effluents and untreated sewage in the lake has led to the problem
Study by State Water Investigation Department of West Bengal reveals excessive iron in Kolkata`s water: 63 out of 141 wards found to have 10 times higher than the tolerance level of 0.3mg per liter
Krishna water in Andhra Pradesh found to be pollution-free: Pollution Control Board officials site absence of major industries and sewage water flowing into upper Krishna

10 May 2011

It is just not about structures - Sanitation in North Bihar
Where soft drink is easier to get than water - Bankura's Saltora village in West Bengal
The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation asks HRD ministry to include drinking water and sanitation in curriculum
BASF's "Water Education Programme" to raise awareness on water among 5000 students in 25 Mangalore schools as part of UN Habitats `Water for Asian Cities Programme: Students to be trained to analyze and monitor water quality
Goa bench of Mumbai High Court bans construction in the coastal belt: Reason being no adequate garbage treatment facility
Goa, miles of irrigation canals lie unused: Farmers agitate for water - Infrastructure not serving its intended purpose
Bhopal, India’s largest manufacturer of graphite electrodes shuts its one 30-megawatt (MW) unit due to water shortage
BWSSB states rampant encroachments around Tippagondanahalli reservoir responsible for poor inflow of water: Bangalore Development Authority identifies 57 encroachments, issues notices to clear illegal units by July 2011
Sewerage contamination in recently restored lower Ambalipura Lake in Bangalore: Residents write to BBMP complaining problem caused by old drains unable to take current sewage load
Gujarat, Nirma's cement plant faces relocation: Report by MoEF states plant set up in environmentally sensitive wetland

09 May 2011

Where are the beaches? - Surreal beach sight: Half-smashed houses with fronts wide open, and people still living - Article from Business Standard
Waste water treatment company, Greywater Technologies raises INR 9 crore from Nexus Venture Partners
Pre-monsoon preparation of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) identifies spots prone to flooding: 55 of the 308 spots identified as chronic flooding points
National Environmental Engineering Research Institute demands UP government to involve National Geophysical Research Institute in the scrutiny of groundwater recharge project: Execution of the project to be based on the reports submitted by them
Paddy cultivation in 45,000 acres affected in Kerala: Water resource department’s failure to repair Moolathara regulator-cum-bridge component of Parambikulam Aliyar Project to be blamed

08 May 2011

Madipakkam Lake in Chennai a source of fresh water is now a sewage pit: Long delay by the State Government in approving the UGD system cited in illegal discharge to the lake