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  • Cheruvayal Raman a tribal farmer in Wyanad district demonstrates ways to preserve more than 30 traditional rice varieties including scented and medicinal rice.
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  • Tribal's houses taken to feed the nation's economyFor residents of Tamnar block of Raigarh, the public hearing to aquire land for mining coal by Jindal Steel and Power Plant was just a formality, as MoEF is under huge pressure to clear the project.India accused of violating Indus water treatyPa...
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  • Reliance gets tough on project affected peopleLocal administration joins hands with Reliance Power in suppressing protests by project affected community in proposed Sasan Ultra Mega Power project in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. Locals demand permanent jobs at the project.Keep Navi Mumbai out...
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  • No environment clearance in eight critically polluted areas The Environment Ministry will not grant clearance to any more projects in eight critically polluted industrial areas of the country. In january 2010, the Ministry had imposed a ban on project clearance in 43 industrial clusters, which was ...
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  • Hydro projects on Subansiri to affect downstream stretch The cumulative impact report by CWC on hydel projects on Subansiri river basin in Arunachal Pradesh raises possibility of reduced water level in downstream areas.Development funds include climate grantsGrants given by the developed nation...
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  • MoEF bans clearance in eight industrial areasEnvironment ministry to not grant any further clearance to new projects in eight critically polluted industrial areas of the country, owing to the alarmingly rising levels of pollution in these clusters.Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and UP are hunger...
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  • MoEF gets in trouble for allowing mining in GoaSC 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 pl...
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  • Govt to replicate the success modelsMinistry of rural development plans to converge Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act with other state-level schemes that represent a successful sustainable livelihood model.Glass causes warmingGlass facades used in buildings lead t...
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  • No phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons for IndiaIndia 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 DelhiDelhi Jal Board to launch a hand-held device to allow on th...
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  • Food bill turns into an actThe much awaited National Food Security Bill, 2013 receives the President's approval. The irrigation programme to continue in the XII planGovernment approves continuation of Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme worth Rs. 55200 crore in the XII plan alongwith two ...
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  • China's water diversion plans causes worry to IndiaConcerned 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 zoneIndustrial activity pr...
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  • Hello,I dug a borewell. And to my dismay, I got white silt below. Please find the details below1) Rock at 123 feet2) MS Casing pipe laid till 123 feet3) PVC pipe laid till 40 feet4) Got water source at 199 feet5) Have silt layer between 200-220 feet6) Got water source at 220 feet7)&nb...
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  • Pay for using groundwater in DelhiTo 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 KarnatakaTamil Nadu CM urges Prime Minister to not allow clearance to any of Karnataka's pr...
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  • Hi,I am looking at average monthly temperature (both air and ground temperatures) for Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh for the past 10 years. Is such an information available anywhere?
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  • Lok Sabha passes the food billThe House adopts much awaited Food Security Bill that aims to provide cheap foodgrains to 800 million Indians. If implemented well, the bill will help make better use of food subsidy.Evacuation of 9000 people in GujaratOwing to heavy rains, over 9000 people shifted...
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  • New hydel policy for UttarakhandFollowing June 16-17 floods, state government plans to formulate special policies for development of new hydropower projects. The environmental issues will be the first priority in creating the new policy.Alahalli lake cleaning drive100s of Bangloreans decide to gathe...
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  • Shantamma woke up one morning with a high fever. She also had a sudden pain at the back of her eyes and severe joint pain. She had been finding it very difficult to move around and go on with her daily routine. And it was quite a tedious routine, which began at 5 a.m. She was a house maid and worked...
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  • Introduction of cash crops and brick kilns has reduced a dense forest area in eastern Attappady, Kerala, to dry and cracked land.
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  • High Court orders demolition of a seven star luxury resort in Kerala's Vembanad backwaters, a protected wetland. The illegal resort came into existence with full support of the state government.
    swatiposted 6 years 9 months agoread more
  • Appearance of a black seagull cautions rough sea while a white one favors calm waves- A collection of indigenous knowledge of the local fishermen in Vypeen island, Ernakulam.
    sabitakaushalposted 6 years 9 months agoread more

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Policy matters this week: NGT seeks to examine 956 units for causing pollution in Ganga; POSCO allowed to draw water from Mahanadi and Hansua rivers; SC favours TN in Mullaperiyar dam case.

956 units in UP gets notice for polluting Ganga

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued notice to 956 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) that were discharging effluents directly into the Ganga river. The National Green Tribunal has demanded an examination of all these 956 units and has ordered the authorities to submit a report of the same along with photographs by May 21. 

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News this week: 80 countries join hands to save the world's oceans; Panel blames hydel projects for 2013's devastating floods; Tumkur drought destroys more than 50% of coconut crop

80 countries join hands to save world's oceans

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Our RO' TDS' was 130 almost a month ago. Then it suddenly decreased around 70. What is the reason for this, please help me find an answer ?

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Bangalore water mafia goes innovative to evade law

The water mafia, with the help of local political leaders, has taken to digging borewells in rented premises in localities closer to lakes. This started after the government started monitoring borewells in the city

Policy matters this week: Commercial activities on Rohtang to be restricted; SC orders Centre to set up National Regulator by April 30; Warning to Pollution Control Boards over pollution in Ganga.

No more commercial activities on Rohtang pass after May 6: HP govt

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Himachal villages to carry out own EIA

Garudeshwar dam: for a statue or for people?

The dam in Gujarat's Bharuch district will act as downstream storage for the Sardar Sarovar project which means it can't be used for irrigation, flood control or even net power generation.However, it will create a reservoir around the 'Statue of Unity' proposed to be world's tallest statue

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

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Fly ash laden water from power plant contaminates water in MP village

The water spilled into the village when mud wall of the fly ash dyke of Essar's Mahan thermal power plant in Singrauli district collapsed. In an earlier instance, the state pollution control board asked the plant to shut down when fly ash from the plant was found flowing in a nearby stream

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