16 November 2010

Changing climatic conditions will have a mixed impact on Indian agriculture, while the country faces threat from rising sea-levels and temperatures, increased flooding and severe drought by 2030, said an Environment Ministry report
The Plan panel on Sunday said the government is likely to come out with a new water policy within 3-4 months to tackle scarcity of the natural resource, and may levy new charges on consumers for sewerage treatment
The state government has accepted the concept of WAT-SAN ( Water-Sanitation) proposed by Bahraich district magistrate Rigzin Samphel. WAT-SAN, a unique pyramid shaped handpump, can provide safe drinking water to those marooned during floods
Malaria threat looms large over North East

15 November 2010

How dams and irrigation canals killed Kerala s traditional kulams - An Infochange article
The government is planning to encourage lower usage of water by the urban population, by making them pay more for it
Heavy rains which lashed Davangere district on Sunday night brought disaster to the taluk as many villages in Mayakonda constituency were inundated when water overflew from two major tanks at Kodaganaur and Naraganahalli
A colony of nearly 100 mud houses at G.M. Nagar in the city was flooded because of heavy rain on Tuesday night, leaving cots, mattresses and utensils floating on knee-high water
The Cauvery continued to be in spate on Monday with the Mettur dam recording over 50,000 cubic feet per second (cusecs) inflow
With water level in almost all the major rivers and their tributaries in southern Orissa in spate, Ganjam district faced the threat of flash flood today
Recent heavy rains that battered parts of Karnataka have caused 20 per cent crop loss to the extent of Rs 500 crore, according to preliminary estimates, Minister for Agriculture Umesh Katti said today
The heavy rains that lashed on Thursday night wreaked havoc in several places of Hassan and Chamarajanagar districts
India to release climate change report on Tuesday
India proposes a new emission check system
Call for declaring soil as national resource: Soil Conservation Society of India
Four die as diarrhoea resurfaces in KBK (Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput) region
Boy dies, 40 ill after drinking polluted water in Mysore
People in Wayanad district in Kerala exposed to water contaminated with endosulphan
Water a more serious issue than energy crisis in India