News this week: Upcoming elections pose risk to water security of MP and Gujarat; No action taken by MoEF against illegal Garudeshwar dam in Gujarat; Karur's farmers to exercise NOTA.

More power, but no water security to MP and Gujarat, observes SANDRP




Steep fall in water table worries Tamil Nadu

Ground water level has fallen sharply even in Coimbatore and Theni, the districts abutting the forested Western Ghats region. Across the state, water table has fallen by 0.5 metres to 2.3 metres in the last one year

Water level in Narmada dams hits record low

UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystems

With 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 bodies

110 nations sign the treaty that bans mercury

UN adopts Minamata Convention that sets to phase out production and use of mercury by 2020. 

World Bank praises MNREGA

Post harvest management can save one tenth of country's output

Educating farmers to adopt proper post harvest handeling can help save 25 million tonnes of foodgrains annually, evaluates a recent study.

Centre gears up for installation of Arunachal's HEP

UN experts call for Posco's steel plant to halt in Odisha

Considering the displacement and livelihood disruption of thousands of people, UN human rights experts demand suspension of Posco's steel project in Odisha.

High Court maintains validity of the Seed Act

MoEF gets in trouble for allowing mining in Goa

SC questions the ministry for granting  environment clearance to 162 iron ore mines near national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, despite the court's stay order on mining activities in the state. 

PIL filed against Kalpakkam nuclear power plant

No phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons for India

India disagrees to draft the proposal of phasing out hydrofluorocarbons unless it has a cost-effective and environmental friendly alternative.

Water meter to get handy in Delhi

China's water diversion plans causes worry to India

Concerned about the fate of proposed hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh, India expresses its doubts over China's ambitious scheme to divert Brahmaputra's water. 

Govt declares first marine eco-sensitive zone

Pay for using groundwater in Delhi

To tackle the problem of declining water table in the capital, National Green Tribunal plans to fix meters and charge for extracting groundwater.

No more hydel scheme for Karnataka


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