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  • While the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala have opposing stands on the Mullaperiyar dam, civil society actors have provided alternatives to the old dam whose decommissioning is bound to happen sooner or later. They have also pointed out the inappropriateness of building a new dam on Mullaperiyar. Lat...
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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...
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  • Dam bursts in Himachal during first trialA 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 landThe Environment Ministry has ...
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  • Kerala demands review of the Western Ghats orderThe 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 env...
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  • Corporates like Tata Steel, Essel Mining violate green laws in OdishaIron ore worth more than Rs. 45,000 crore has been extracted ilegally by top steel makers and miners in Odisha, a report of the Commission appointed to investigate illegal mining in the State has found. The Justice MB Shah Commissi...
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  • Indian oceans nations under severe threat of marine pollutionSpread of algal blooms and marine pollution costs $100 million a year to Indian Ocean countries, says study.MoEF to amend the Forest Conservation ActTo legally bind the states for settling tribal rights over forestland ...
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  • Pahanbarri was a small village of 3000 people in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad district. The 200-year old village was known for its fertile soil, thanks to being located on the banks of the Tawa, a tributary of the Narmada river. On August 1 this year, the river changed its course, broke its bank and...
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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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  • 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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  • Countrywide ban on sand mining The National Green Tribunal bans mining or removal of sand from river banks without environment clearance from the state or central ministry and license from a competent authority. The order comes in the wake of suspension of an IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh who took...
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  • In 2003, Kerala government wanted to privatise two major rivers for lifting and treating water to sell, now it is the entire drinking water supply
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  • Guest Post: Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in IndiaThe Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India has been closely following the Mullaperiyar issue for the last several years. The polarisation of views around the Mullaperiyar has hardened over the years. The Tamil Nadu gover...
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  • This report by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) and Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) on water quality monitoring in Kerala covers all its forty four river basins. This is being done under the “Environmental Monitoring Programme ...
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  •  EXPERTS MUST  HOLD TIMELY DEBATES AND RESOLVE ON  SAFETY OF MULLAPERIYAR DAM TO HELP THE FARMERS ?Prof.T.Shivaji Rao,Director, Centre for Environmental Studies, Institute of Science, Gitam University, Visakhapatnam  http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=50499  (July,2...
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Latha Anantha of River Research Centre, Thrissur speaks to India Water Portal on the latest developments on the Mullaperiyar dam controversy.

While the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala have opposing stands on the Mullaperiyar dam, civil society actors have provided alternatives to the old dam whose decommissioning is bound to happen sooner or later. They have also pointed out the inappropriateness of building a new dam on Mullaperiyar.

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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.

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: Commission finds that big corporates mined Rs. 45000 Cr worth iron ore, Delhi residents protest waste incinerator and POSCO's clearance to be revalidated.

Corporates like Tata Steel, Essel Mining violate green laws in Odisha

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Indian oceans nations under severe threat of marine pollution

Spread of algal blooms and marine pollution costs $100 million a year to Indian Ocean countries, says study.

MoEF to amend the Forest Conservation Act

Residents of a nondescript village in Madhya Pradesh lost their livelihoods to sand mining but this illegal trade didn't make the limelight until an IAS officer was suspended in UP.

Pahanbarri was a small village of 3000 people in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad district. The 200-year old village was known for its fertile soil, thanks to being located on the banks of the Tawa, a tributary of the Narmada river. On August 1 this year, the river changed its course, broke its bank and entered the village. A thick layer of sand, up to four feet in height, now covers the thriving paddy and vegetables sown in 500 acres of its agricultural land about three months back.

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Reliance gets tough on project affected people

Local 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 of CRZ

Policy matters this week - No more project clearance in critically polluted areas, Tamil Nadu government launches 'Amma' mineral water and Guwahati to get 24*7 water supply.

No environment clearance in eight critically polluted areas

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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 grants

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