07 October 2010

Sand mining ban in Maharashtra threatens mega projects
The Maharashtra State Government sets a panel on sand mining to frame a revised policy on sand extraction: No expert from the field or environmentalists included!
Goa church opposes illegal mining in the state

06 October 2010

Sewage disposal systems on the periphery - S.Vishwanath in The Hindu

02 October 2010

Centre, States review steps to curb illegal mining

01 October 2010

Ban on sand mining in Tamiraparani river
BBC News : Water map shows billions at risk of 'water insecurity'

30 September 2010

Floods continue to cause havoc in north India. In Punjab, several low lying areas in and around Ferozepur were submerged as the river Sutlez flooded its banks
Almost the entire north India, from Haryana to Bihar, is reeling under floods. All major rivers and canals are in spate, dams are full and water is being released from the reservoirs to ease the pressure
Heavy rain and floods continue to cause mayhem in the north of India. In Bihar, many villages have been submerged and houses collapsed in and around Patna
The flood situation in India has taken a turn for the worst with water levels rising steadily in the Agra region
Surpassing over four-decade-old record, the water in the river Ganga is currently flowing at 113.750 m at Shuklaganj, just a little below the danger mark of 114 m
Flood situation in Uttar Pradesh has worsened particularly in the western parts of the state where waters of overflowing Ramganga river submerged more than 2,000 villages in Moradabad, Rampur and Bijnore districts today
Flood situation in north India improved further on Sunday with rains staying away for the second day in succession and water level in major rivers coming down, except in Uttar Pradesh where six more people perished
The flood waters of the Yamuna river in Haryana, which was flowing at an alarming level for the past few days, started receding Friday, an official said
Zero rains in Uttaranchal hills on Sunday helped to stabilize the rising water levels of Gang Naher and Kosi rivers which have wreaked havoc in west UP, much to the relief of lakhs of people affected by flood
The water level in the swollen Yamuna will fall below the danger level by Monday morning, an official of the department of irrigation and flood control said Sunday
The withdrawal of monsoon from India is likely to start from September 28-29 from Rajasthan and adjoining areas
The South-West monsoon may have run the course over North-West India, a process delayed by more than two weeks
Several teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed for rescue and relief work in flood-affected areas of Uttarakhand