News

02 September 2011

The proposed harbour at Sethusamudram in Tamil Nadu hits roadblock: Organisations against dredging Adam's bridge
Ranchi lake in Jharkhand becomes the new dumping ground for the city's garbage: It was in the list of 62 important lakes in the country since 2003
The Brahmapuri forest division and Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) officials say 'no' to proposed mining in Bander coal blocks near TATR in Chimur tehsil in Chandrapur district in Maharashtra
Central Water Commission (CWC) sets up station near the Indo-China border to monitor flow of Brahmaputra water: This is following China's bid to divert the river water
Pakistan fails to get stay from the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) against India's construction of the Kishanganga Hydroelectric Power Project (KHEP)
Heavy rains lash Kerala: Fishermen warned of strong onshore winds with speed occasionally reaching 45-55 kmph
Incessant rain continues to lash large parts of Orissa: Sea to remain rough with strong and gusty surface wind, fishermen advised not to venture out into the sea
Flooding from river Sutlej in Fazilka villages in Punjab renders many homeless and destroys standing crops: Locals battle onslaught of diseases
Mining stopped in 133 mines in Karnataka on account of environmental hazards
The agriculture of the future – Irradiated cow dung to be a safer and cheaper bio-fertiliser

01 September 2011

Himachal Pradesh cancels allotment of a hydro-power project to Indo-Norwegian company near Pooh: This is following the company's failure to fulfil the required conditions
11 industrial units owe Orissa government Rs 150 crore in water bills: This is following contradiction over quantum of allotment and actual lifting of water from the reservoirs
Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) of the UNDP to replicate project by Punjab state forest department to make water hyacinth an economic resource, for the river Yamuna
Ground water in Hyderbad city not fit of consumption: A study conducted by the Central Ground Water Board in Hyderabad found that the water failed in a number of crucial parameters
Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to address challenges posed by increased industrialisation in the State: Plan made to utilise new technologies to address problems of pollution and effluent treatment
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) sets protocols to be followed before immersing the Lord Ganesha idols in the lakes: The water to be treated before being let into the lakes
Jaundice spreading in the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala: According to health officials, the major reason for the spread of the epidemic is the use of contaminated drinking water
Water Resources Department (WRD) desilts and widens major portions of the North Buckingham Canal in Chennai: This is to reduce risk of flooding during the northeast monsoon in the city
Fish of foreign origin found to lead to the decline of native fish fauna in the rivers in Pune city, inform the experts from the city based Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER)
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources recommends the centre to bring water under the ambit of union or concurrent list under the constitition

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