21 February 2011

Central Pollution Control Board okays in-situ bio-remediation technology seen as better option than earlier technologies to treat industrial pollutants: May be used on Ganga under Ganga Action Plan (GAP)
Pune Municipal Corporation plans to make Mula-Mutha river navigable: Plan opposed by activists and other government departments who argue that this can lead to flooding
Mahindra and Mahindra farming unit planning to foray into micro irrigation after acquiring EPC Industries Ltd: Market for micro irrigation systems growing at 40% annually

20 February 2011

E coli still found in drinking water supplied by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC): Water contamination has reduced as compared to last year
Survey determines that 40% of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh does not have proper sewerage system: Survey carried out as a part of the initial phase to prepare a City Sanitation Plan (CSP)
Lack of sanitation costs India dearly, says Water and Sanitation program of World Bank: India spent 0.02% of GDP on Total Sanitation last year, but economic cost due to lack of sanitation facility is equivalent to 6.4% of the nation's GDP
22 textile processing mills discharging effluents into Panchganga river in Maharashtra sent closure notices by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB)
Aurangabad lake threatened by garbage and encroachment gets second life: However, plan does not include rainwater harvesting to refill lake, water from borewell to be used instead
Chemistry Department of the Banaras Hindu University study has been able to characterise various types of membranes used in purification: Findings can improve water purification technology

19 February 2011

Highway to hell - Elevated beach expressways in Chennai could hurt fisherfolk and turtles - Tehelka
Ensuring water security in Asia - Observer Research Foundation
Destroying forests in one region can change climate in another, say experts: Coal mining in dense forests of Chattisgarh and Jharkhand can lead to climate impacts in Tamil Nadu
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation comes up with novel way to ensure supply of clean drinking water: Complaints of unhygenic sites will be photographed and FIR filed against erring officials
Solar water pumps will be installed to ensure regular water supply to remote tribal villages in Gondia district, Nagpur, Maharashtra : The project under National Rural Drinking Water Scheme will provide 200 such borewells with solar pumps
Dumping of waste and sewage pollutes Parvathy Puthanar river in Thiruvananthapurm, Kerala: Microbes, parasites found in its waters
Guwahati to get tapped safe drinking water: Project unveiled by Prime Minister is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency and will benefit 11.25 lakhs by 2025
Sprinkler and drip irrigation scheme gives farmers better yields in semi arid areas of Bundelkhand: New irrigation methods demonstrated and adopted, achieving better yields, under the Farmers Participation Action Research Programme (FPARP)

18 February 2011

A quiet green revolution on the hills of Vellore - The Weekend Leader
Quantitative modeling of groundwater in Satluj river basin of Rupnagar district of Punjab using remote sensing and GIS
The salt demon's legacy - What the human race stands to lose if Maharashtra's Lonar lake is not saved, from us - Tehelka