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  • For information on the organisers, Forum of Environmental Journalists in India (FEJI), click here.For further details on the Fellowship, click here.You may download the Application details from below.
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  • Tata Chemicals awarded for using water efficientlyThe Mithapur plant in Gujarat wins FICCI award for revamping the entire technology to recycle and reuse water and removing the dependence on groundwater.Govt looks for broader application of innovative turbineGovernment appoints committee t...
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  • The fisherfolk in Kerala have their own distinctive culture and share a special relationship with the sea and the environment. Although they are an important community in the system, they have remained neglected despite the higher socio-economic progress of the state as a whole. The fishing villages...
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  • Master plan to channelize Beas is underwayOwing to the destruction the river causes to Manali town in Himachal Pradesh every monsoon, Central Water and Power Research Station proposes to channelise flow of Beas river and construct artificial lakes along its banks.SC rejects the appeal for ...
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  • Rains hit 3200 villages in AndhraHeavy rains and floods in the state took 29 human and 555 cattle lives. Destroys 6,597 houses and crops in 5.64 lakh hectares.Montreal Protocol meeting leaves no big impactThe meeting ends with nations agreeing to study hydrofluorocarbons further, but ...
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  • India strengthens its ties with ChinaThe two countries sign a new agreement strengthening their relationship on trans-border rivers. China assures facilitating exchange of flood data and eases India's concern over new dams on Brahmaputra.Creating national regulator for green nod not possible, tells ...
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  • Hello,We have dug a new borewell around 4 months ago in Trivandrum. The well water here when teested shows normal. But the borewell water smells muddy and rust. The test report are as follows:PH - 7.0Total Hardness 81.1 Mg/LAlkalinity 100.0 Mg/LIron (as Fe) 5.0 Mg/LChloride (as Cl) 11.66Mg/LSulphate...
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  • Kerala stands against govt's decision on Western GhatsCriticising the government for ignoring Gadgil report, Kerala government appoints new panel to study Kasturirangan Committee report on conservation of Western Ghats. NGT orders environment restoration of Puri Considering the a...
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  • Cyclone Phailin finally wanesIt left 14 people dead but an efficient early warning system and mass evacuation in the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal helped save more than a million lives from one of the biggest cyclones that hit the country in the last 14 years. Over ...
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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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  • Odisha and Andhra prepare for super cycloneThe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of upto 185 kmh is moving towards Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and is expected to hit the two states on October 12.Rivers bear the brunt of flawed hydel policyCurrent system of environment impact assessment is not...
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  • Global call to save food from GM crops and pesticidesGreen activists from 400 cities across the world to march against genetically modified food crops and Monsanto on October 12. The protest to also call for concrete strategies for protecting freshwater ecosystems.Industries restricted to ...
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  • Post harvest management can save one tenth of country's outputEducating 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 HEPTo establish its lower riparian rights ...
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  • Final nod to TelanganaGovernment approves bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and Seemandhra with Hyderabad as a joint capital for 10 years. The approval came two months after the passing of resolution to form the 29th Indian state.Solar powered India- not a distant reality anymor...
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  • UN experts call for Posco's steel plant to halt in OdishaConsidering 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 ActThe seed industry challenges decision of t...
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  • Government allows shale gas explorationApproving a proposal by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has allowed exploration of shale gas and oil by Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) such as Oil India Limited and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. A natural ...
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  • Fall in love with farming to reap profits. and adopt organic farming practices- Some tips from Aisha based on her decades of experience of cultivating crops in Kerala.
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  • Urgent action needed to tackle climate changeGetting repetitive on climate change being human-induced, IPCC's fifth assessment report comes as no big surprise.Women education and under five child mortality directly relatedCompletion of secondary education by Indian women to ...
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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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2 million tonnes of food grains lost annually in India

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Mullaperiyar dam is a masonry gravity dam across Periyar river in Kerala whose water is diverted to Vagai basin in Tamil Nadu. The dam break analysis, done using the DAMBRK model of U.S National Weather Service, shows that the dam is a threat to 35 lakh people in the downstream. Moreover, the dam is bound to collapse due to the deterioration of construction materials, frequent earthquakes in the area, emerging extreme floods owing to global warming and climate change impact and mechanical or human failure.

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Closure notice issued to Coca Cola's UP plant

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Telangana formed but no change in water allocation

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Apply new strategy for cleaning rivers: CSE

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Scientists say Himachal prone to Uttarakhand-like flash floods

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Hi,

I have a borewell about 250 ft. I want to block the bottom of the borewell, because there is 30 ft of bad water and rest of water are good...

I need valuable advice, please help me....

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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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