23 September 2010

Diarrhoea and cholera outbreaks are social disasters in Orissa, says the Asian Human Rights Commission
Season of fevers in Chennai keeps officials on guard
A master plan that uses Rain Water Harvesting identified, to tackle groundwater depletion in Gurgaon
Good rains have helped to lift the ground water level in Chennai
There are reports of presence of radon in the groundwater from different parts of India

21 September 2010

India's water nightmare
Book Review in The Hindu : Study on Harappan world

20 September 2010

Scenes of devastation and altitude sickness in Ladakh - Article from India Together
Right to Information (RTI) Act and Environment Impact Assessments (EIA) collide at National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) : Article from India Together
Food security atlas of rural Rajasthan released by IHD
Indus floods, 2010: Climate change responsible for this

16 September 2010

You may have thought, watching Hindi news channels on the weekend that Delhi had gone underwater. As it transpired the floods had inundated low-lying areas near the Yamuna and TV news offices

15 September 2010 at the World Water Week 2010
Atleast 35 mining leases, operated by various firms in Goa have been issued show-cause notices by the State Pollution Control Board for failing to produce permit-related documents from the forest department
Bangalore is witnessing an alarming depletion of wetland areas and vegetation cover. There is an increase of 1 to 1.5 degree in temperature due to intense urbanization. Here are some of the eco issues that could cripple Bangalore
Small-scale water solutions are a key to increasing agricultural productivity in the face of climate change, says water expert David Molden
Flood situation in at least nine districts has deteriorated due to a sharp rise of water level in the three major rivers and a tributary in 24 hours till 06:00 pm yesterday
If you thought that the relentless rains in north India will abate in the coming days, you may be wrong, because as per the India Meteorological Department latest projections, withdrawal of southwest monsoon from the country will now start from September
The withdrawal of the monsoon, which was already delayed by 15 days, is likely to be further delayed by at least a week, the India Meteorological Department said on Wednesday
Guidelines for evaluation of proposals/requests for ground water abstraction for drinking and domestic purposes in notified areas and industry/infrastructure project proposals in non-notified areas prepared by CGWB