22 March 2011

Sewage treatment plant of 250 MLD capacity to help keep Hyderabad's Hussainsagar lake clean: Industrial waste flowing into lake to be treated at STP
Centre for Rural Studies and Development (CRSD) claims 40% of rural people do not have access to drinking water
MoEF asks Orissa government to take action against Jindal Steel and Power plant for starting construction without authorisation
Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board unable to provide adequate clean drinking water to residents of the city: Old water pipes one of the major reasons
Orissa government's focus on thermal power generation will skew water supply claims NGO - Domestic water supply will be hit
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) scientists develop water treatment technology using Ozone: Technology to be used to deal with coliform bacteria
CAG report's government's apathy on disaster reduction efforts: 3 years budgetary allocation remain unspent: Money to be spent on earthquake risk evaluation centre, development of seafront facility and desalination plant remains unspent

21 March 2011

Millennium Development Goals: India has a long way to go - Mainstream Weekly
No integrated strategy for agriculture and food security - Prof MS Swaminathan's views on the Union Budget 2011-12
Every drop counts - Look where the world stands as it celebrates Water Day on March 22 - Down to Earth poster
Himalayan climate change summit conducted on 13 March 2011 at New Delhi - Update from NECEER
Electronic card to provide information on safe sources of water to user: Project begun by Centre for Water Research Development and Management (CWRDM) in Kunnamangalam in Kerala
Karnataka government bans eucalyptus and acacia plantations on forest land: Such monocultures blamed for water table depletion
Centre Ground Water Board (CGWB) making plans for rainwater harvesting in Uttar Pradesh: Open grounds and play grounds in city to have harvesting structures to increase groundwater
Full reservoirs do not mean water in taps for Pune: Illegal connections and 20% wastage leaves city with insufficient water
Exporters in Karnataka selling iron ore from unlicensed dealers to be penalised: State exchequer to get back Rs. 600 crores by levying penalty on 57 lakh tonnes of ore bought from unregistered dealers
CPCB's report on Environmental Information Systems on GIS platform talks of strengthening the air/water quality monitoring network

20 March 2011

Bioremediation ensures clean water - Analog forestry and organic farming - A presentation from the South Asia Conference on "Outstanding Organic Agriculture Techniques", Bangalore organised by OFAI (2009)
Jairam Ramesh acknowledges current Environment Impact Analysis (EIA) is flawed: Recognises need for cumulative environmental impact analysis especially for coastal projects
Construction of dam that would displace 100 tribal families and submerge 365 hectares stopped by tribals