21 May 2011

Water efficient methods in Aurangabad revolutionise sugarcane growing - Article from IPS News
Climate change and agriculture - A case study from Uttar Pradesh in Ground Report India
Kerala Water Authority's drinking water scheme to be commissioned in 14 drought-hit villages of Kannur District: Scheme to supply 70 lpcd through street taps and house connections

20 May 2011

Vaastu prescriptions scuttle rainwater-harvesting drive in Bangalore: Recent survey by an NGO, which covered 800 households state 90% of the respondents chose not to go ahead with RWH
ATREE to launch participatory programme for mapping of natural resources in Vembanad Lake, Kerala: Maps from various areas are combined, converted to GIS and made into tools for future planning exercises
Changes in the seasons and temperature due to climate change results in reduction in the availability of fish in shallow waters in Thiruvananthapuram

19 May 2011

People s power blocks dam construction in North East India - Article from International Rivers
Negative impact of mining, factories on Adivasi villages in Rajasthan - Audio update from CGNetSwara
BDA to conduct survey on Hosakerehalli lake in Bangalore: Plan to evict encroachments around the lake and renovate water body
Eco warrior Balbir Singh Seechewal plugs Kala Sanghian drain in Punjab with sandbags to protect Sutlej river from pollutants
Bhyrasagara tank which is a main source of water for Gudibande Taluk of Chikballapur district dries up: The desiccation of the tank has had a disastrous effect on agriculture
Model lakes built under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme lay dry in Bundelkhand: Water levels fall by 20 feet: This has resulted in villagers migrating
Krishi Aranya Protsah Yojane of the Karnataka forest department to see plantation of one crore seedlings in this monsoon all over Karnataka: The objective of the scheme is to increase green cover in the non-forest areas of the state

18 May 2011

Kali Nadi in Uttar Pradesh is poisoned - It carries Meerut s industrial waste, sewage and carcasses - Article from Down to Earth
Maharashtra amends water law - Agriculture gets priority over industry - Article from Down to Earth
A new report published on the Mithi River in Mumbai has slammed the government and other agencies for ignoring governmental reports about reclaiming the Mithi
Large scale illegal mining reported in Mohali district, Punjab: State government’s inability to auction its quarries in the beds of various rivers and rivulets causing this situation
Southeast Bangalore's elite apartments charged for polluting the Bellandur lake: Karnataka State Pollution Control Board issues show cause notices to 10 apartments for flouting STP norms
Special Economic Zone rules supersede environmental laws, allowing construction of Rs. 3000 crore complex in Mulund on 150 acres of natural wetlands in Mumbai : Developers claim they have required permissions, activists say this will cause flash floods
Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust signs an MoU with BBMP to maintain Puttenahalli lake in Bangalore