24 May 2011

Waigaon village in Bhandara district, Maharashtra which battled fluoride for 64 years gets pure drinking water through the ZP rural water supply department
Concept of integrated water resources management is catching up among the large scale developers in Chennai: Developers seeking academic support for better water and waste management in their construction projects
The Planning Commission proposes to draft a new groundwater bill and a national water framework law: Emphasis on the need to regulate groundwater usage
A seven-km stretch in Varanasi, from Rajghat to Ramnagar, made as a tortoise sanctuary under the Ganga Action Plan in order to clean the Ganga

23 May 2011

Water management is need of the hour - Interview with Asha Verulkar - Article from DNA
For the first time in six decades, Mettur Dam, the lifeline of the Tamil Nadu agrarian belt, to be thrown open for irrigation much before the customary opening date of June 12: Dam to irrigate about six lakh hectares of land
Groundwater table goes down below pumping levels in various parts of Dindigul town in Tamil Nadu owing to slow death of decades-old tanks
Krishna-Eluru canal in Andhra Pradesh, a drinking water source for around 400 villages including Eluru city being neglected: The canal has become a victim of industrial pollution, urban pollution and encroachments
Recent study predicts major water crisis in Gurgaon in the next 10 years: Integrated urban water management system seen as a solution
Scholars of IISc, Bangalore to conduct environmental service enhancement assessments at the national level starting from June
Thane district collector to enhance rural employment by taking benefits of the Employment Guarantee Scheme: The scheme will improve both local ecology and economy
BBMP to launch extensive drive to promote rainwater harvesting: All private educational institutions in Bangalore to tap rain water to recharge groundwater table
Ulsoor lake in Bangalore to be sewage-free by next year: BWSSB to lay underground pipelines to free sewage water entering the lake

22 May 2011

163 tanks being restored under a government scheme Jala Samvardhana Yojane in 3 taluks of Shimoga district, Karnataka
700 years old Kalingarayan canal, main source of water for thousands of farmers in Erode, Tamil Nadu remains in a state of neglect
Climate change found to have some positive impact on Kutch with Arid Kutch getting wetter and crop cover and livestock on the rise: A recent study sponsored by the Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC) concludes
Drip irrigation model using wick and bottle developed - Article from Times of India

21 May 2011

Comprehensive ISRO study reveals that 75% of Himalayan glaciers retreating - Article from Economic Times
Fifth meeting of MoWR's Advisory Council on Artificial Recharge to Groundwater emphasizes importance of an integrated approach to groundwater management - PIB release
"And she wore iron" - A profile of Cheryl D'Souza, unlikely green warrior, who takes on south Goa's mining mafia - Article in the Outlook magazine