Sabarmati

A study shows how the open space on the western bank of the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad acts as a heat sink.

A study published in the Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, analyzing the cooling effect of the city of Ahmedabad’s water bodies, has thrown up some interesting findings. The east bank of the Sabarmati river, which flows through Ahmedabad, was found to be significantly cooler than the west bank, witnessing a greater drop in temperature even during summer. The study provides direct evidence of how water bodies affect temperature variations.

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CWC data shows water storage in major river basins depleting

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Industries to pay water conservation fee for extraction of groundwater 

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Government to scrap river interlinking project, if it will pose threat to environment: Uma Bharti

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The Sabarmati is being widely touted as a revived river but is the Sabarmati project truly a 'restoration' project or is it just a way to enable real estate developers to earn big money?

'Sabarmati ke Sant, tune kar diya kamaal'. Oh Saint of Sabarmati, you have done wonders' goes the popular song. Today, it is the Sabarmati herself who is supposed to be the subject of  a miracle.

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Uninformed construction on the Indian side floods Nepal

Construction of embankments and dykes along Kaliganga river in Uttarakhand results in floods in Nepal's Dharchula district downstream.

A critical review of the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project, Ahmedabad, from an environmental perspective.

The Sabarmati Riverfront Development has been hailed as a project towards urban regeneration & environmental improvement, which will transform the river to a focal point of leisure and recreation.

However, this fails to look at the river system as a whole, and limits the development to an isolated stretch or ‘frontage’ for the river. The article presents the environmental aspects of this ongoing project from the point of view of the river.

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HC upholds ban on plastic packaging for junk food in HP

Vacates stay on Himachal Pradesh government's order banning plastic packaging for 25 junk food items. Directs enforcement of the ban from January 26, 2014.

MoEF gives conditional nod to Haryana's nuclear power project

Maharashtra govt plans for land reclamation from sea

State government revives its past suggestion for large-scale restoration of land in Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. Recommends undertaking the study to assess the environmental and social impact of the reclamation project.

UP govt releases Rs. 10 crore for Ganga project

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