12 January 2011

Realty sinks in as over 100 lakes turn into dry beds in Bangalore, Karnataka
90,000 villagers of 200 villages in Jonai subdivision of Dhemaji in Assam anguished over apathy of the State Government towards the problems of flood and erosion, which are posing serious threat to the existence of the entire area.
Demand raised for protecting the Pulicat lake in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Evidence indicates that out of the total drains discharging waste into water bodies in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 21 'nullahs' are directly throwing waste into the Ganga, while the waste of the remaining 5 `nullahs' is getting mixed through river Pandu
Under Ganga Action Plan Phase I, facilities have been created in Kanpur to intercept, divert and treat 160 mld of sewage and 9 mld of tannery effluents in Kanpur.
Sand quarrying resumes in Cauvery river in Tamil Nadu
Rs 3,000 crores allotted for sewage plants in 19 Bihar towns under National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA).
For the first time since the launch of the "war for water" campaign following a directive from the Supreme Court, the Department of Science and Technology is all set to co-opt on-governmental organisations into it.
BBMP's standing committee cracks down on companies supplying drinking water without valid ISI certification in Bangalore, Karnataka
World Bank to help save Ganga dolphins under NGRBA
Rs 3,000 crore to be distributed between 19 Bihar towns for setting up sewage treatment plants: Money will be spent under the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)

11 January 2011

Villagers of Vaipaar seek check dam across the river Vaipaar in Tamil Nadu following rampant sand mining on the river bed
Government plans Fishermen Rights Act for coastal areas, following the Forests Rights Act for the rights of tribal and forest dwellers
Gujarat to implement the Rurban concept in 50 towns this year: waste water treatment and solid waste management projects to be launched in selected cities
Navelim villagers voice their determination to not to part with their agricultural lands for the proposed expansion of the sewage treatment plant in Goa.
Punj Lloyd bags contract for water treatment plant from Bihar government
Rainwater harvesting works wonders for Sukhna Lake: study conducted by a city-based NGO, Society for Promotion and Conservation of Environment (SPACE), finds a decline in the flow of silt into the lake
Melting glaciers to contribute 12cm to world sea-level increases by 2100
Slum-dwellers use garbage bins to store water and vegetables and not waste in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Even a water source can look beautiful - The Hindu