Karnataka

  • Nitin Gadkari takes charge of water resources and Ganga rejuvenation The road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has taken the additional charge of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The former water minister Uma Bharti has been given the charge of...
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  • Coca Cola to look for other options within state for plant Coca Cola has decided not to expand its bottling plant in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, due to inordinate delay in obtaining clearance from the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA). The company had received conditional consent from the State Po...
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  • Himachal villages to carry out own EIA90,000 people from 250 villages in the Sutlej basin of Himachal Pradesh decide to carry out their own assessment of the environmental damage caused by hydropower projects. They allege that the state-sponsored Indian Council of Forest Research and Education repor...
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  • MoEF accepts Kerala's recommendations on Western Ghats The Environment Ministry has approved the Kerala government's recommendation to keep agricultural land, plantations and habitations out of the ecologically sensitive areas in the Western Ghats. The state had appointed an expert commit...
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  • Ganga full of SuperbugsLevel of multi-drug resistant viruses in the river goes up by 60 times during the pilgrimage season of May-June, say researchers.Wells around ISRO unit contaminated with rocket fuel chemicalAround 40 wells found contaminated with ammonium perchlorate that affects iod...
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  • 285 people die due to drinking water contamination in KarnatakaData by the Central Health Ministry between 2010 and 2013 shows five major water-borne diseases were responsible. Maximum number of deaths, 113, in the year 2012Delhi Chief Minister to look into Rs 10,000 crore Delhi Jal Board scamP...
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  • Huge freshwater reserves underseaAustralian researchers discover 500,000 cubic km of low-salinity water trapped beneath the ocean floor of Australia, China, North America and South Africa.Govt continues to restore water bodies in the XII planA Rs. 6,235 crore scheme that envisages rep...
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  • Remove troops from Siachen: PakistanCiting water crisis, Pakistan's Advisor to the Government on Foreign Affairs has urged India to withdraw troops from the world's highest and coldest battlefield, the Siachen glacier. The Official said that Siachen is the country's main source of water supply and t...
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  • Maharashtra govt plans for land reclamation from seaState government revives its past suggestion for large-scale restoration of land in Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. Recommends undertaking the study to assess the environmental and social impact of the reclamation project.UP govt releases Rs...
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  • Tribunal favours Karnataka on Almatti dam's heightWinning the legal battle against Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka allowed to raise the height of Almatti reservoir across Krishna river to 524 metres.Master Blaster to bat for sanitationSachin Tendulkar is all set to support UNICEF in pr...
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  • UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystemsWith an aim to improve the health of deteriorating water resources globally, UNEP launches the International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems at the Budapest Water Summit.HC orders Delhi govt to protect city's water bodiesIn a b...
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  • Govt suggests steps for sustainable development of green projectsTo minimise the environmental impacts of renewable energy projects, Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy recommends dividing the country into three zones of go-green, go slow and no-go regions for wind and solar project...
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  • 110 nations sign the treaty that bans mercuryUN adopts Minamata Convention that sets to phase out production and use of mercury by 2020. World Bank praises MNREGAThe World Development Report 2014 commends the rural employement scheme as a perfect example of economic development and poverty alle...
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  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Karnataka was flooded after spillover from Krishna Raja Sagar dam.
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  • Owing to continued rainfall, Hemavathy dam in Karnataka releases flood water, which will ultimately reach Tamil Nadu, fulfilling the August quota of riparian state in advance
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  • The main water source for Bangalore, Mysore and Mandya district in Karnataka has water only for a few days' supply
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  • Mysoreans clamour for water still as even after taking water from Hemavati dam, the level of Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir goes up only by two feet
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  • Water level in Hemavati dam's reservoir in Karnataka's Hassan district dips; supply may be restricted to two days a week
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  • With only 20 days of supply left in the KRS reservoir, Bangaloreans should get ready to pay more for water
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  • Upper Bhadra irrigation project in drought hit Hubli district of Karnataka awaits politicians' will to work
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Coca Cola to look for other options within state for plant

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Himachal villages to carry out own EIA

Policy matters this week: MoEF approves Kerala's demands on Western Ghats; Committee finds Singrauli pollution a matter of serious concern; Panels set up to manage those displaced by Alamatti dam.

MoEF accepts Kerala's recommendations on Western Ghats

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Ganga full of Superbugs

Level of multi-drug resistant viruses in the river goes up by 60 times during the pilgrimage season of May-June, say researchers.

Wells around ISRO unit contaminated with rocket fuel chemical

285 people die due to drinking water contamination in Karnataka

Data by the Central Health Ministry between 2010 and 2013 shows five major water-borne diseases were responsible. Maximum number of deaths, 113, in the year 2012

Delhi Chief Minister to look into Rs 10,000 crore Delhi Jal Board scam

Huge freshwater reserves undersea

Australian researchers discover 500,000 cubic km of low-salinity water trapped beneath the ocean floor of Australia, China, North America and South Africa.

Govt continues to restore water bodies in the XII plan

Policy matters this week: Pakistan says its main source of water supply is affected by Indian troops polluting the Siachen glacier, and Karnataka to increase the height of Almatti dam.

Remove troops from Siachen: Pakistan

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Maharashtra govt plans for land reclamation from sea

State government revives its past suggestion for large-scale restoration of land in Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. Recommends undertaking the study to assess the environmental and social impact of the reclamation project.

UP govt releases Rs. 10 crore for Ganga project

Tribunal favours Karnataka on Almatti dam's height

Winning the legal battle against Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka allowed to raise the height of Almatti reservoir across Krishna river to 524 metres.

Master Blaster to bat for sanitation

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