06 September 2011

Nagaland identified as one among the most water scarce states in India because of inefficient water management, inspite of being blessed with ample rainfall
Inspiring agricultural models - The stories of innovative rice farmers of Andhra Pradesh
Government to implement Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) with assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Dengue situation worsens in Kesinga and Junagarh towns in Kalahandi district in Orissa: Sanitation work yet to be taken up in the area regularly, uncleared drains become breeding grounds for mosquitoes
Government accords high priority to holistic and sustainable development of rainfed areas, which given a thrust in all the major schemes of Ministry of Agriculture
National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project to be implemented in all cyclone-prone states/union territories: Project to be implemented in three phases based on the vulnerability of the states and their readiness with investment proposals
Central Water Commission monitoring storage position of 81 reservoirs across the country: 36 of these known to have significant hydro-power benefits with installed capacities of more than 60MW each
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun in Uttarakhand to assess cumulative impacts of hydropower projects in Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Basins
Ukai dam authorities in Surat, Gujarat reduce discharge of water from the earlier 1.5 lakh cusecs to 60,000 cusecs following no rains in catchment area
Conservationists and scientists to meet in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh: This is to participate in the 'Ganga Sammelan' organised by Jal Biradari to protest against government's move on river conservation without disclosing its plan of action
Multi-crop farming a hit - Jai Maruthi Devaraj of Belur shares his success story
Appreciate soil-water-plant synch for evolving farmer-friendly technology

05 September 2011

Monsoon in surplus mode: Two percent more than normal rain this season
Flow of Brahmaputra over last four decades declining: This is attributed to water resources development in the Himalayan subregion
Water testing laboratory inaugurated at Kiphire in Nagaland: District looking forward to have improved facilities and better quality water
Sewage treatment plants run by the city Municipal Corporation in Ludhiana could face closure from Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) for discharging sewage water into the Buddha Nullah
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) along with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) monitoring water quality of rivers at 1085 locations covering 383 rivers: Samples of river water to test quality and levels of contamination taken
The issue of protection of the Sunderbans, the most endangered ecosystems in the world situated on the sensitive border between India and Bangladesh, expected to be addressed during the Indian Prime Minister's visit to Bangladesh
Strategic Foresight Group, a non government think tank, predicts depletion of renewable water in next 20 years in four countries in the Himalayan subregion
National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee in Uttarakhand carries out regional flood frequency analysis: Develops regional flood formulate for estimation of floods