Pali District

  • HC orders demolition of illegal prawn gheries in Odisha wetlands The Odisha high court has ordered the state government to initiate the demolition of illegal prawn farms in Bhitarkanika National Park and Chilika Lake in order to restore the ecology of the two wetlands. Gheries are areas encroached ...
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  • A seasonal river in Pali, Rajasthan, the Bandi is nothing short of a sewer. The textile town has witnessed rampant industrial growth, raw sewage discharges and toxic contamination of its waters. The river, which is devoid of lean season flow, is polluted up to 55 km downstream. The river water is un...
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  • 80 countries join hands to save world's oceansAt the recently held Global Oceans Action Summit for Blue Growth and Food Security, nearly 80 countries have decided to collectively tackle climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution to save oceans across the world. The Summit has also ...
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  • Need to find source of uranium contamination in Punjab: Experts Doctors in Patiala say Centre should support the state government to find out how uranium is constantly contaminating water in the state, especially in the Malwa belt. Excessive use of pesticides over the years is said to be a poss...
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  • El Nino might affect 2014 monsoonThe weather phenomenon that disturbs cloud formation could bring down India's economic growth from the current 6% to 5.2% in the next financial year, says a study by the credit Rating Information Services of India LimitedCentre accepts Kerala's demands on Western Gha...
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  • 764 industries behind Ganga pollutionIn a survey conducted between 2011 and 2013, the Central Pollution Control Board identified the polluting industries in five states on the main stem of the river and its tributariesIneffective chlorination behind railway stations' contaminated waterAbout seven la...
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  • The newsletter explores the ways in which national laws, court pronouncements and judgements and international commitments can be interpreted to imply a right to water and sanitation.Specific articles cover:-Individual court cases and Supreme Court pronouncements-The current status of water and sani...
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  • CGWB's groundwater atlas all the basic information regarding Rajasthan's groundwater including the following:Administrative InformationGeomorphologyHydrogeologyGround water potential zones and development prospectsWater level trendsGround water potability and contaminationIrrigation through various ...
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  • This study presents a remote sensing based rapid watershed health appraisal of NWDPRA watersheds of Rajasthan. The study area is distributed across 8 agro-climatic zones ranging from desertic western plain to humid southern and south-eastern plain. The satellite data prior to treatment year (1988) w...
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HC orders demolition of illegal prawn gheries in Odisha wetlands

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Mahaveer Singh Sukarlai was awarded the Bhagirath Prayas Samman at the India Rivers Day 2017 for his valiant effort to safeguard the integrity of the Bandi river in Pali.

A seasonal river in Pali, Rajasthan, the Bandi is nothing short of a sewer. The textile town has witnessed rampant industrial growth, raw sewage discharges and toxic contamination of its waters. The river, which is devoid of lean season flow, is polluted up to 55 km downstream. The river water is unfit for drinking as well as irrigation.

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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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Need to find source of uranium contamination in Punjab: Experts 

Doctors in Patiala say Centre should support the state government to find out how uranium is constantly contaminating water in the state, especially in the Malwa belt. Excessive use of pesticides over the years is said to be a possible reason.

El Nino might affect 2014 monsoon

The weather phenomenon that disturbs cloud formation could bring down India's economic growth from the current 6% to 5.2% in the next financial year, says a study by the credit Rating Information Services of India Limited

Centre accepts Kerala's demands on Western Ghats

764 industries behind Ganga pollution

In a survey conducted between 2011 and 2013, the Central Pollution Control Board identified the polluting industries in five states on the main stem of the river and its tributaries

Ineffective chlorination behind railway stations' contaminated water

"Water Drops", the WaterAid newsletter focuses on the right to water and sanitation in their recent issue.

The newsletter explores the ways in which national laws, court pronouncements and judgements and international commitments can be interpreted to imply a right to water and sanitation.

Specific articles cover:

-Individual court cases and Supreme Court pronouncements

-The current status of water and sanitation coverage in the country and priorities to be taken up.

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Comprehensive groundwater Atlas of Rajasthan published by the Central Groundwater Board

CGWB's groundwater atlas all the basic information regarding Rajasthan's groundwater including the following:

  1. Administrative Information
  2. Geomorphology
  3. Hydrogeology
  4. Ground water potential zones and development prospects
  5. Water level trends
  6. Ground water potability and contamination
  7. Irrigation through various sources

 

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Eight micro-watersheds, distributed over different agro climatic zones of Rajasthan were studied for their performance in terms of biomass gain, landuse change and changes along drainage line

This study presents a remote sensing based rapid watershed health appraisal of NWDPRA watersheds of Rajasthan. The study area is distributed across 8 agro-climatic zones ranging from desertic western plain to humid southern and south-eastern plain. The satellite data prior to treatment year (1988) was compared with post-treated year (1996), to reveal the noticeable changes over a span of 8 years.

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