11 August 2010

Out of the three major main manmade reservoirs in Himachal on the rivers Beas and Sutluj, one has already crossed the brim
The Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) has reported that decline in ground water levels in an area is a cumulative effect of ground water withdrawal for all purposes including domestic, industrial as well as agricultural sectors
In its action plan on water security, the Planning Commission will likely recommend a cess on the use of groundwater. The quantum of cess will be state-specific and will depend on the volume of water used by farmers
Four of India’s biggest business houses are targeting the next great fortune at the bottom of the population pyramid, the demand for safe and affordable drinking water
The Government has identified sites in Lakshadweep for setting up of desalination plants by National Institute of Ocean Technology; The Government has identified a total of 9 locations in the islands of Lakshadweep, for setting of desalination plants
Ignoring increasing opposition to the MoU signing spree which puts additional pressure on rivers and land, the State High Level Clearance Authority (SHLCA) on Tuesday okayed 13 more industrial proposals entailing an investment of Rs. 1 lakh crore
Six persons including two children died, about 70,000 people were affected, and 4,411 houses and nearly 10,000 hectares of crops were fully damaged due to the recent floods that battered East Godavari district for the last few days, officials declared
The water crisis in the Industrial City is going from bad to worse. Kanpur requires 520 mld of water to meet its every day requirements. But it is facing a deficit of nearly 110 mld water
The emergency response units for water treatment, storage and distribution, developed in Pune will be utilised in Leh which is reeling under the after effects of the cloudburst that left 170 people dead
All discussions about urbanisation in India tend to focus on mega-cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. However, in states like Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, smaller urban centers are also seeing rapid growth
A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of Par-Tapi-Narmada & Damanganga-Pinjal links was signed among the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the Union Minister
For the first time, ministry drafts a plan for rabi, kharif handling. The agriculture ministry has prepared a crop plan for the current kharif and the coming rabi (winter) seasons keeping in mind all possible southwest monsoon scenarios

10 August 2010

The micro-water harvesting projects launched by the Nagaon soil conservation department in the past three years have saved the lives of thousands of villagers in Kothiatoli development block in the district
Terming the oil spill off the Mumbai coast as a "big disaster", Government on Tuesday said it will not shirk from its responsibility and make every effort to clean the polluted water as soon as possible
The decision on the proposal of Rs. 12.96 crore which was submitted to the government to undertake drinking water projects in the district will be taken within 10 to 15 days and all efforts will be made to get additional funds from the government
The future of clean water in India
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning to set up three desalination plants with a capacity of converting nearly 500 million liters of sea water into potable water
Chennai Metrowater will launch a survey of rainwater harvesting structures in buildings across the city this month to check their maintenance
Rain-related incidents and floods in Godavari River claimed three more lives in Andhra Pradesh taking the death toll to 13, officials said today
The BWSSB is all set to start 26 more kiosks in the city to enable consumers pay their water bills 24/7 and also increase revenue collection. The new kiosks will be set up at a cost of Rs. 2.9 crore