15 January 2011

Ground water levels rise in Chennai due to good rainfall over the last few years
Indian Meteorological Department crowns 2010 as warmest year since 1901
Mizoram launches new policy, shifts to permanent farming
Precision irrigation can help manage water resources - Two-day seminar on sustainable management of water resources organised by Banaras Hindu University
In Bhandup, Mumbai, people from the fishermen community have come under the aegis of a non-government organisation, Shree Ekvira Pratisthan (SEP) to save the mangroves from further destruction.

14 January 2011

Water conflict - Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal - Frontline
Sabarmati's sorrow? - Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project - Frontline
CRZ Notification 1991-2010: Anti-people? Anti-environment? Or anti-climax? - Infochange India
US-based Driptech company launches a new low-cost drip-irrigation system in Karnataka, which will benefit small and marginal farmers in the drought-prone districts
Delhi Jal Board (DJB) awards contracts for water meters, tankers to Larsen and Toubro.
An integrated approach to manage water: A two-day seminar on sustainable management of water resources, organised by the Institute of Agricultural Science, Banaras Hindu University

13 January 2011

High Court whip on the sewage treatment plant in Nagpur, Maharashtra, which has been discharging the city's sewage into the Nag river, also polluting the Gosikhurd reservoir.
Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge
A Rs 127.04 crore project has been approved by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to tackle drinking water problem in Haryana's Mahendragarh district.
Focus on integrated drinking water projects in the district panchayat 2011-12 draft budget proposal in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala
Regulating groundwater use or enforcing law to prevent farmers from sinking borewells in areas in Bangalore where water is not available even at a depth of 150 mts, identified as an important and difficult task
New policy and guidelines issued by the Central Groundwater Authority of India to restrict groundwater extraction in the entire district of Gurgaon.
Farmers from 30 villages in Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu exposed to effective water management methods combined with advanced farming techniques under a World Bank funded irrigation project

12 January 2011

Fishermen and environmentalists oppose the government proposal to relocate 1,356 slum tenements and evict more than 3,000 hutments in Srinivasapuram to create a 15-acre park near Adyar Creek in Tamil Nadu
Sand mining ban hits infrastructure projects in Mumbai, Maharashtra