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  • NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the Delhi Development Authority to ensure that farming of fruit and vegetables on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped and the area is restored into a biodiversity area. The trib...
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  • Study shows half of Srinagar's water bodies have disappeared in the past centuryPer a study by Srinagar’s Directorate of Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing, more than 50% of water bodies in and around Srinagar have disappeared during the past century. The State Water Mission has attributed th...
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  • MoEFCC can approve hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins: SCMuch to the relief of Uttarakhand Government, the Supreme Court has allowed the Environment Ministry to give a green nod to hydropower projects in the State. However, the ban on hydel projects in the Ala...
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  • Delhi Government gets strict towards Yamuna pollution Prior to the festive season, the Delhi Government has decided to get stern with polluters of the Yamuna river. They will strictly impose the National Green Tribunal's order of a fine of Rs 5,000 on those found throwing waste or puja offering...
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  • Panel suggests that the Govt not rush through with changes in green lawsTaking into consideration the views of over 50 organisations, individuals and experts from across the country, the Parlimentary Panel has asked the Government not to rush through the proposals of the high-level committee&nb...
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  • Pollution Control Board is a story of complete failure, frustration and disaster: SC The Supreme Court has reprimanded the Central and State Pollution Control Boards for failing to take action againt the 200 polluting industries operating along the Ganga's banks and has now transfered this reponsib...
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  • Government proposes new set of norms for hydel projects clearance The Environment Ministry has proposed a new set of norms for the environmental clearance of hydropower projects, in a bid to ensure that the clearance process do not affect the Ganga rejuvenation plan. The three conditions propo...
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  • Centre launches the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana The Prime Minister has launched the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), which aims to develop 2,379 villages across the nation into model villages in the next 5 years. These villages will undergo an integrated development in multiple areas like agr...
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  • Twenty four students were washed away in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh earlier this month. The students, all from an engineering college in Hyderabad, were picknicking in the river on their way back from the tourist town of Manali. While cooling their heels in the knee deep water and clicking p...
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  • SC committee rejects 23 of 24 hydel projects in UttarakhandThe SC committee has rejected the 23 hydropower projects out of the 24 proposed on the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers in Uttarakhand. The Committee has recommended closure of the projects as they are either proposed in Ecologically Sensitiv...
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  • Himachal irked at dam saleExpressing shock over Jaypee group's sale of the Karcham Wangtoo and Baspa hydropower projects to an Abu Dhabi firm, the state chief minister Virbhadra Singh said the company cannot sell its projects without the government's consent as it has signed an MoU with the stateKer...
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  • PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972UP CM inaugurates controversial dam project in U'khandThe 330 Megawatt Shrinagar dam will supply only 12% power to the hos...
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  • 'Goa mining companies submitted false EIAs'According to renowned ecologist Madhav Gadgil, Environment Impact Assessment reports of all companies hid information about existing water bodies in their mining lease areas.Delhi scores worse than Beijing on air pollutionParticulate matter pollution in the...
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  • No sale of packaged drinking water without BIS mark: FSSAINo person in the country shall produce or sell packaged drinking water without the Bureau of Indian Standards certification mark, declares the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The assertion is made following the suo moto matter t...
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  • Dam bursts in Himachal during first trialA newly built dam with a capacity of 12,000 cubic feet burst in Manali district of the State whiles first trial was taking place. No casulaties however, resulted from the accident.Site visit compulsory for diversion of forest landThe Environment Ministry has ...
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  • Satellite imagery shows that the blockage on Alaknanda river above the Badrinath shrine, thought to be a newly formed lake and a probable threat , is actually unconsolidated glacial debris.
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  •  Flood fury hits Assam   Floods in the state affect one lakh people with Dhemaji district being the worst hit. Incessant rainfall raises the level of the Brahamputra river above the danger mark. Houses washed off and wildlife in Kaziranga national park affected as 70% of the sanctuary go...
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  • During the recent flood in Alaknandaganga, authorities failed to open Vishnuprayag dam gates which led to dam collapse due to the pressure built by 2 km long reservoir formed upstream of the dam
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  • Another hydro electric plant on Chenab river in the pipeline even though no cumulative study of the project carried out on the river as yet
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  • The pre and post destruction images of Uttarakhand paint a devastating picture
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NGT orders DDA to ensure farming on the Yamuna floodplains is stopped by 2020

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Study shows half of Srinagar's water bodies have disappeared in the past century

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MoEFCC can approve hydel projects in Uttarakhand, except in Alaknanda-Bhagirathi river basins: SC

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Delhi Government gets strict towards Yamuna pollution 

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Panel suggests that the Govt not rush through with changes in green laws

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Pollution Control Board is a story of complete failure, frustration and disaster: SC

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Government proposes new set of norms for hydel projects clearance

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Centre launches the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

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A recent accident that killed 24 students in Himachal Pradesh has pointed fingers yet again to the much neglected area of dam safety. More than assigning blame, it's time we assigned responsibility.

Twenty four students were washed away in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh earlier this month. The students, all from an engineering college in Hyderabad, were picknicking in the river on their way back from the tourist town of Manali. While cooling their heels in the knee deep water and clicking photographs, they missed the rising wall of water that engulfed them in minutes. The sudden rise in the river level happened because the upstream Larji dam opened its gates to release water to prevent excess electricity from being produced.

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Policy matters this week: SC committee rejects 23 of 24 hydel projects in Uttarakhand; WB govt planning to amend Land Reform Act; HC orders Gujarat to properly implement the water project.

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