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  • A new law GangaPMO asks the Environment Ministry to frame the law that will give authorities the power to monitor and regulate the dischare of wastewater, industrial effluents and management of municipal solid waste through the imposition of penalties and damages.Eco-friendly development for&nb...
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  • Rainwater harvesting is not a new science in India. There are several traditional practices across the country where rainwater was stored safely and used in times of need. One such example is the 'Taankaa' system in Gujarat. Around 10,000 houses in the city of Ahmedabad have large underground tanks...
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  • The Sabarmati Riverfront Development has been hailed as a project towards urban regeneration & environmental improvement, which will transform the river to a focal point of leisure and recreation.However, this fails to look at the river system as a whole, and limits the development to an isolate...
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  • Mumbai slums to get potable water Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced the scheme to supply water to around 10 lakh residents of unauthorised slums.Tamil Nadu village sets example in water conservationPoongudi village in Tiruchi district renovated its tank three years ago which ...
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  • River diversion project launch put offThe Yettinahole project, which Union Environment Minister Veerappa Moily was to launch, has not received clearance from the environment and forest department yet. Timely letter by NGO SANDRP puts brakes on the launch plansPatna to have biggest sewerage...
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  • Pudukottai gets crop insurance scheme to mitigate nature's fury Both the Central and the Tamil Nadu governments have approved the modified national agricultural insurance scheme in all 13 blocks in Pudukottai. Under the scheme, compensation will be provided at revenue-village-level for lo...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 5 months agoread more
  • Title: Investigation of the role of black carbon on aerosol radiative forcing over western IndiaDuration: Three YearsEligibility criteria:(1) Academic qualifications: M.Sc./M. Tech. in any of the following subjects:Physics, Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, an...
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  • Hi, I am having an industrial unit in Jamnagar. My borewell water recently turned light yellowish green in color (refer the attached image). What could be the reason for such a change in color of water. Is the water harmful for drinking, gardening or washing purposes? This problem is also faced b...
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  • Cabinet committee clears three hydel projects in North-East The Power Ministry had sent project reports of Tawang and Tato in Arunachal and Teesta in Sikkim for approval of the Cabinet Committee on Investment last year.No canals for Narmada water leaves farmers at sea80% minor canals are yet to...
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  • GSI report suggests channeling Mandakini riverThe Geological Survey of India's report on Uttarakhand's flash floods of June 2013, recommends channeling the Mandakini river to its original course, as the river is merged with Sarswati river in the south post-floods. The original course of the Man...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • Delhi metro stations to conserve rainwater By March 2015, 17 metro stations will have rainwater harvesting system, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT had earlier ordered rainwater harvesting system at all metro stations.Meghayaya favours livelih...
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  • HC directs shutting operations in Mundra Port and SEZThe Gujarat High Court has directed 12 industrial units in the Mundra Port and SEZ in Kutch district to stop operations unless the industrial complex gets environmental clearance.Tribal Ministry dilutes laws to clear Thoubal multi-purpose projectA...
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  • Neeru Rathod from Sayla, Gujarat, reports the problems faced by women due to lack of toilets.
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  • MoEF revalidates POSCO's clearanceEnvironment ministry revalidates environmental clearance of POSCO's steel project in Odisha, though a major hurdle of National Green Tribunal's decision on the project, lies ahead.Finally Vedanta gets defeatedMoEF rejects Vedanta's proposal to un...
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  • Kerala demands review of the Western Ghats orderThe State Government has asked the Centre to review its order on eco-sensitive zone in the Western Ghats. The Order was based on the Kasturirangan report that recommended one-third of the Ghats be declared eco-sensitive.Big mining companies violate env...
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  • Hello, We have a borewell which is 500 feet deep in our society. Since past four years, occasionally, we get muddy water from the borewell. Recently we scanned the borewell using a camera and found that there is a puncture in the bore at 90 feet from where muddy water gets mixed with bore water. ...
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  • Two days into power, AAP announced free waterTwo days after becoming the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party announced 667 litres of free water per day for all households with a metered water connection. The decision, to cost the Delhi Jal Board 160 crores a year, will im...
    ravleenposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Welfare schemes not of much use to urban slumsA survey by the National Sample Survey Organisation has revealed that over 30% urban slums across India have no toilets or drainage facilities. This is inspite of fund allocation for the same from Central government welfare schemes such as the Jawaharlal...
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  • Kejriwal frees water in DelhiPromises to supply 20 kilolitres of free water per month to each household in Delhi but with a 10% hike in tariff for those consuming over 20 kilolitres water. However, CAG reports that raw water available in the capital not enough to meet potable water de...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Case studies from three states (Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat) shows the need for integration of institutions at all levels, political will and out-of-the-box approach to the electricity and water nexus for effective groundwater governance in the country.
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India witnesses 40 percent rise in farmer suicides in a year

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How an arid, saline land where migration in search of water and jobs was a way of life, boasts of plenty of water now.

Summer temperatures soar to a gruelling 50ocelsius in Rapar, a little known block in Gujarat’s Kutch district. Land here is dry, saline and arid; the monsoon is erratic. Many a times, the entire year’s rain falls in a short span of two or three days, doing more harm than good. Dubbed a dark zone, groundwater extraction is rampant even as agriculture remains the main source of income.

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Environment ministry releases the draft of India’s new National Forest Policy

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Karnataka and TN at cross roads over Mekedatu river project

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Environmentalists unhappy with the draft of new Wetland Rules 2016

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Railways using groundwater 'indiscriminately and illegally': NGT

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Seven ministries other than the Water Ministry to help revive the Ganga

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Scholars of development are puzzled that other regions where people are poorer, literacy rates lower, and drinking water more scarce, are better off that India when it comes to open defecation.

Despite India's rapid economic growth in recent decades, open defecation rates continue to be very high. This presents a unique puzzle for scholars of development because other regions where people are poorer, literacy rates lower, and drinking water more scarce, are better off that India when it comes to open defecation.

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Centre to involve public, private firms for urban sewage treatment and Ganga clean up 

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Panel finds Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) and private builders responsible for 11,000 acres of lake land encroachment

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