01 February 2011

Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) taken up by Kolar district, one of the most backward districts in Karnataka: the effort will include training of motivators who will undertake awareness campaigns
Two corporate giants, Velankani Renewable Energy Private Limited and TATA Power, fight over the ownership right of the three proposed mega power projects on the rivers in Sikkim in the Northeast
Proposed Vedanta coal mine in Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh opposed by villagers because of fears of displacement, loss of employment and land
POSCO steel project faces strong opposition in Orissa: The Mahanadi Bachao Andolan spearheads the movement against diversion of water from the Mahanadi river to the industries
Unsure of community reaction, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Karnataka, returns funds for the scheme aiming at treating waste water and reusing it for meeting the growing demand for water in the city
Government's conditional nod to the Posco project in Orissa shocks activists and environmental experts
Jairam Ramesh tells POSCO to protect turtles, part of the 60 additional conditions for POSCO okay includes earmarking 25% of project land as green area

31 January 2011

Harbouring trouble: The impact of ports on commons - Infochange
Inspirations : A brief profile of Chattar Singh's work on reviving traditional water harvesting systems in the Thar desert
A firm voice in the hills - Sachidanand Bharati's work on restoring the ecology of villages in the Himalayas - Civil Society
From naxal to pacifist - A profile of Joya Mitra and her work with children, ecology and water - Civil Society
Mahseer muddle - India's tiger fish caught in a controversy - Civil Society
Indiscriminate sand mining poses a threat to Sasthamcotta freshwater lake and Vellayani lake in Kerala, according to a study
MOEF nod to POSCO project decried by anti-displacement groups: a nation wide agitation planned
Precious water aiming to irrigate more than 6,000 acres of barren land wasted due to official apathy in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra: so far, only 700-1,000 acres of land irrigated
India to unveil emissions trading scheme on February 1: The first domestic emissions trading scheme will begin in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat

30 January 2011

Lack of electricity hampers government's efforts to provide clean drinking water to Arsenic hit villages in Burdwan

29 January 2011

Tamil Nadu High Court orders closure of all Tirupur bleaching and dying units and effluent treatment plants because of their indiscriminate discharge of trade effluents into the river Noyyal
Quality of groundwater improves in Chennai: Besides increase in level, total dissolved solids found to be reduced
Study indicates high incidence of gall bladder disease among people living near the Ganga and its tributaries: High levels of heavy metals in the water suspected to be the cause