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Siang Basin dams' study inadequate: NGO

South Asia Network for Dams, Rivers and People says the cumulative study conducted by the Central Water Commission does not mention social and cultural impacts of the 44 proposed projects on the river in Arunachal Pradesh

Thanks to high pollution, Agra's water supply may be suspended

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February 25, 2014 9:00AM - February 26, 2014 9:00AM

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News this week: UN to develop strategies to protect migratory birds in Chilika, Odisha; Cochin estuary has highest in toxicity in the world; Jaipur farmers in conflict with bottling plant.

Chilika lagoon named as 'Destination Flyways' by UN

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Beginning with the Kumbh Mela and moving on to natural disasters like the floods in Uttarakhand and the cyclone in eastern India, water made big news throughout 2013.

Kumbh Mela left its trash behind

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Could there be a repeat of the 2004 dam breach caused by the bursting of the Tsatichu lake that resulted in flooding areas of Assam?

Hydropower development in Bhutan has gained considerable ground as a sector capable of contributing to the development of the country. In 2012, Bhutan earned $177 million through energy export. However, these developmental activities are also prone to natural hazards like landslides since the region lies in a high risk earthquake prone zone and also registers heavy rainfall. These landslides, at times, dam the steep narrow valleys of Bhutan and breach landslide dams that can cause serious hazards downstream. 

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Modern development models for the remote hills of the Northeast are replacing age-old conventions thereby creating inequity in the distribution of water.

On a train journey from Nagaland, a friend and I began talking on the subject of water. He said to me, "You have so much water in the Brahmaputra Valley and your lands are always flooded but we have to struggle for a drop of water in the hills". I said, "You can save us from the catastrophe of floods by keeping the thick forest cover on the ridges so that water rushing down the valley does not carry silt, which raises riverbeds leading to floods".

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Indian oceans nations under severe threat of marine pollution

Spread of algal blooms and marine pollution costs $100 million a year to Indian Ocean countries, says study.

MoEF to amend the Forest Conservation Act

Govt initiates probe into discrepancy in toilet data

Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation constitutes panel to look into the huge difference between the ministry and Census data on missing toilets.

ADB to spend Rs.740 crore on flood mitigation

News this week: 'Statue of Unity' doesn't have environment clearance, smoke from religious ceremonies causing glacier melt and migratory birds celebrate a peaceful Diwali in Coimbatore.

Environment activists unite against the 'Statue of Unity'

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News this week: Gujarat government puts environment activists under house arrest, Goa's mining zone highly polluted and Assam's rice bowl turns into wasteland due to siltation.

Gujarat government culls protest against weir on the Narmada river

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