30 March 2011

Groundwater contaminated by hexavalent chromium in some parts of Bangalore: Chrome plating industries in the area blamed for the situation
Karnataka government releases Rs 31 crores to deal with summer water crisis in rural areas
Plea not to restart work on Maheshwar dam until proper rehabilitation of ousters completed: Only 10% of rehabilitation and resettlement completed till date
HC dismisses dyeing units' plea; imposes cost
Water levels of Yamuna perilously low in Allahabad: Pumping stations unable to draw water - Work along river bank is a cause for concern
Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) sends conditional closure to more units in industrial clusters of Sarigam, Vapi, Umargam and Gundlav: Industries dumping hazardous waste and flouting air and water pollution norms

29 March 2011

Increase in boundaries of Ahmedabad threatens water bodies: 1,000 water bodies present in Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) face a bleak future
Rajasthan High Court gives state government one month’s time to implement the water policy to protect groundwater resources
Industries in Chandrapur see water privatization as remedy to water crisis: Water for industry being sacrificed to provide drinking water in summer say industry association
Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to privatize management, maintenance and distribution of water in three areas of Delhi
Even as water scarcity hits Rourkela the city's water bodies are dying: Rapid urbanization and increasing number of borewells increasing the water woes
Ranchi Municipal Corporation dumps construction waste into city's water bodies: This violation of Municipal Solid Waste Act 2000 seen as a way to grab land even as city is hit by water crisis

28 March 2011

Harvesting rainwater to save Bangalore - Article from
Water meters reduce water wastage in my flat Bengaluru resident Kannan Venkitachalam in Citizen Matters
Nuclear Power Corporation releases tender for construction of laboratories in Jaitapur even though Maharashtra CM and Jairam Ramesh assure no clearance of nuclear power project until safeguards are in place
E-toilets developed in India being used in NOIDA: Toilet not only uses bio-enzymes to tackle waste but also reuses water
Sponge iron industries depleting groundwater resources in Orissa: One tonne of sponge iron production requires one cubic metre of water
Group of Ministers agree not to send Union Carbide (UCC) waste in Bhopal to Pithampur for disposal: New alternatives include DRDO facility near Nagpur that handles wastes more toxic than UCC waste
MoEF to bring notification preventing use of fertilisers along Yamuna: Move seen as another step to restore health of Yamuna
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) attempt to procure land for nuclear plant in Mandla runs into rough weather as tribals oppose move: These tribals have already been displaced once by the construction of Barghi dam