Cabinet committee clears three hydel projects in North-East

Dam bursts in Himachal during first trial

A newly built dam with a capacity of 12,000 cubic feet burst in Manali district of the State whiles first trial was taking place. No casulaties however, resulted from the accident.

Site visit compulsory for diversion of forest land

Kerala demands review of the Western Ghats order

The 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 environment laws in Odisha

News this week: NSSO says drinking water quality worst in Kerala, migratory birds desert flooded wetland and villagers protest against hydel project in Uttarakhand.

Kerala scores worst in access to potable water: NSSO




New MoEF Minister delays final notification on Western Ghats 

Draft notification for declaring eco-sensitive area in the Western Ghats has been put on hold as the new Environment Minister wants to invite comments from CMs of the six states.

Uttarakhand govt initiates allotment process of small hydel projects

Centre issues guidelines to simplify green clearance process

MoEF comes out with new guidelines on environmental clearance that will give more powers to states and help them quicken the decision making process.

SC issues notice to MoEF and states for worsening critically polluted clusters

India allowed to construct Kishenganga hydel project

The International Court of Arbitration rejects Pakistan's contention and allows India to divert water from Kishenganga river for power generation.

Odisha's disaster management earns UN felicitation

News this week: Bihar villagers oppose asbestos plant, J&K government restricts civilian movement near Kishanganga dam site and dams for Mumbai result in tribal displacement.

10,000 Bihar villagers file petition against asbestos plant




MoEF allows agriculture and plantation in Western Ghats

Withdraws earlier order declaring  one-third of Western Ghats as eco-sensitive zone owing to the pressure from states like Kerala. Ban on mining, quarrying, thermal power plants etc. continues.

Jayanthi Natarajan quits from MoEF

Rivers in India can be broadly classified as Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers [1]. Ganga, Yamuna, Brahmaputra and other Himalayan rivers are perennial as they are snow-fed, plus they get water from rainfall. The peninsular rivers are rainfed and some of them are seasonal.


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