23 November 2010

Periyar river changes its course along a stretch at Muttar resulting in river bank erosion
Renuka Dam Project in Himachal: Revised proposal made to save forest cover
Decision of the state irrigation department to hold the rights for diversion of dam water for industrial or urban use critcised by city based groups in Pune, Maharashtra
Mineral water for 20 paise/litre villagers in Bomanhalli, Karnataka following the installation of a water purification plant
Heavy rain in Tamil Nadu & Kerala, flood alert issued

22 November 2010

India has topped the list of top ten nations that lacks sanitary facilities. In an initiative to bring awareness to the need for adequate sanitary facilities, the "big squat" was held worldwide to coincide with the 10th annual World Toilet Day
The steady decline in the ground water level across the state has prompted the government to launch a $300m World Bank-funded irrigation project that will include recharging of underground aquifers
Central ground water board (CGWB) will dig 52 new bore wells and install digital water level recorders in most of them to gather data for assessment of ground water resources in various parts of Goa
Construction of large dams on the Brahmaputra and its tributaries, being opposed by many quarters, is also facing criticism for posing a serious threat to river Dolphins which are almost on the verge of extinction
Around 100 villagers from Himachal Pradesh began a two-day protest in New Delhi Monday against the construction of a hydroelectric project in Sirmaur district that also aims at providing drinking water to Delhi
State-owned power equipment maker BHEL today said it would join hands with GE India Industrial Private Limited for manufacturing water treatment equipments
With its water reservoirs filled to capacity after a good monsoon, Punjab is producing almost twice as much hydro electricity this year as it did last year
Kerala, the gateway to India’s southwest monsoon, is all set to emerge as a major monsoon-monitoring hub of Asia, as ministry of science and technology plans to set up a Rs 20-crore Stratospher Troposphere (ST) radar in Kochi
BHEL in pact with GE India to introduce water treatment products news

21 November 2010

There are 700 million cellphone connections in the country but only half these numbers of Indians have access to private toilets. The UN figures show the poor focus this country has on the most important measure to prevent communicable diseases
Three basic necessities of life — tapped drinking water, electricity connection and sanitation — together are not available to 82% of rural Indian households, a government survey has revealed
There are 700 million cellphone connections in the country but only half this number of Indians have access to private toilets
In an alarming disclosure the state ground water department has revealed that it is Lucknow which is recording the maximum rate of ground water table decline in the state
Over 400 people of 72 families in Janardhana Halli, located near the backwaters of Hemavathy Reservoir in Somwarpet taluk in Madikery district, are facing severe health hazards, including life threatening malaria and other water borne diseases
Villagers of a lower Assam district have come together to protect the area from erosion in absence of the government’s action to solve the problem