31 March 2011

Study conducted by Mines and Geology department of Karnataka government finds ground water in Bangalore to be contaminated: Of the 3000 samples analysed only 50% found fit for consumption
CAG indicts Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board for spending Rs. 75.21 crore on an unviable drinking water supply project: WRDO had stated that there was insufficient water in Markendaya River to supply water to target areas
Groundwater in 13 panchayats of Jaipur district over-exploited: Water table is decreasing by 3mm every year
Water supplied by Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) is not potable according to survey conducted by NGO: Of the 902 samples collected 663 samples were found to be unsafe
Dip in water levels in Netravati River in Dakshina Kannada even after good rains: Farmers and villagers fear less water for irrigation and in local ponds and tanks
Fish harvest from Chilika Lake to be 12,000 tonnes this year: Increase in fish yield linked to efforts to restore lake after massive degradation

30 March 2011

CAG finds that though Haryana installed taps in 22,649 Scheduled Caste families under the Indira Gandhi Drinking Water Scheme there was no water to supply to these homes
Groundwater contaminated by hexavalent chromium in some parts of Bangalore: Chrome plating industries in the area blamed for the situation
Karnataka government releases Rs 31 crores to deal with summer water crisis in rural areas
Plea not to restart work on Maheshwar dam until proper rehabilitation of ousters completed: Only 10% of rehabilitation and resettlement completed till date
HC dismisses dyeing units' plea; imposes cost
Water levels of Yamuna perilously low in Allahabad: Pumping stations unable to draw water - Work along river bank is a cause for concern
Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) sends conditional closure to more units in industrial clusters of Sarigam, Vapi, Umargam and Gundlav: Industries dumping hazardous waste and flouting air and water pollution norms

29 March 2011

Increase in boundaries of Ahmedabad threatens water bodies: 1,000 water bodies present in Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) face a bleak future
Rajasthan High Court gives state government one month’s time to implement the water policy to protect groundwater resources
Industries in Chandrapur see water privatization as remedy to water crisis: Water for industry being sacrificed to provide drinking water in summer say industry association
Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to privatize management, maintenance and distribution of water in three areas of Delhi
Even as water scarcity hits Rourkela the city's water bodies are dying: Rapid urbanization and increasing number of borewells increasing the water woes
Ranchi Municipal Corporation dumps construction waste into city's water bodies: This violation of Municipal Solid Waste Act 2000 seen as a way to grab land even as city is hit by water crisis

28 March 2011

Harvesting rainwater to save Bangalore - Article from