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  • If you saw Akhil Gogoi anywhere on the road, chances are that you may not spare him another look. A quiet young man, with a sparkle in his eyes, and a shy smile on his face, he seems ordinary. But take a minute to talk to him, and you will likely be rooted to your spot. Words tumble out of his mouth...
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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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  • Environment Ministry delinks clearance of power plants from captive minesThe new Environment Minister Veerappa Moily has delinked the green clearance process for a thermal power plant and its source of fuel, a captive coal mine. This will make it easier for the project proponents to get clearance an...
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  • Environment activists unite against the 'Statue of Unity' The 182 metre high iron and bronze statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel proposed in Gujarat's Narmada district has not yet applied for environment clearance. Environment activists have written to the Ministry of Environment and Forests asking ...
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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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  • I began my latest journey in the land of the red river and the blue hills, Assam from Dibrugarh. The first time I saw the Brahmaputra at Guwahati many years ago, I was fascinated on looking at the mighty stream of water in its full glory after the monsoons. The monsoons are the region’s life blood...
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  • People warned to stay away from riverKaramana river in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, once the pride of the city, has a signboard asking people to keep away from her. The pollution of the river has reached a state where medical officials have been forced to post posters on her banks, announcing to peop...
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  • Construction of large dams without comprehensive environment and social impact assessment damaging for ecology, economy and people: Analysis by SANDRP
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  • The main objectives of the hydropower study are as follows: An analysis of the hydropower potential in the Northeast and key elements of the strategy that should be followed for optimal realization of this potential An overview of the hydropower development options in the No...
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Akhil Gogoi was awarded the ' Bhagirath Prayas Samman' for his dedicated, valiant, untiring efforts to safeguard the integrity of Subansiri river, Assam at the India Rivers Week 2014.

If you saw Akhil Gogoi anywhere on the road, chances are that you may not spare him another look. A quiet young man, with a sparkle in his eyes, and a shy smile on his face, he seems ordinary. But take a minute to talk to him, and you will likely be rooted to your spot. Words tumble out of his mouth, his eyes light up and his belief in what he does is evident.

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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

Environment Ministry delinks clearance of power plants from captive mines

The new Environment Minister Veerappa Moily has delinked the green clearance process for a thermal power plant and its source of fuel, a captive coal mine. This will make it easier for the project proponents to get clearance and begin project work sooner.

News this week: 'Statue of Unity' doesn't have environment clearance, smoke from religious ceremonies causing glacier melt and migratory birds celebrate a peaceful Diwali in Coimbatore.

Environment activists unite against the 'Statue of Unity'

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Tata Chemicals awarded for using water efficiently

The 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 turbine

Floods are a way of life in this region. Over the years, people and ecosystems have developed methods to deal with this including raised hand pumps and houses on stilts among others.

I began my latest journey in the land of the red river and the blue hills, Assam from Dibrugarh. The first time I saw the Brahmaputra at Guwahati many years ago, I was fascinated on looking at the mighty stream of water in its full glory after the monsoons. The monsoons are the region’s life blood and the dense forests found there paint the Brahmaputra valley with a thousand shades of green.

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Pollution in Kerala river, growing water scarcity worldwide and increased hydropower projects in the north east are the highlights of this week’s news.

People warned to stay away from river

Karamana river in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, once the pride of the city, has a signboard asking people to keep away from her. The pollution of the river has reached a state where medical officials have been forced to post posters on her banks, announcing to people that the river’s waters are polluted.

Can we satiate our world's growing thirst?

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This paper was commissioned as an input to the study “Development and Growth in Northeast India: The Natural Resources, Water, and Environment Nexus” by the World Bank.

The main objectives of the hydropower study are as follows: 

  • An analysis of the hydropower potential in the Northeast and key elements of the strategy that should be followed for optimal realization of this potential 
  • An overview of the hydropower development options in the Northeast with regard to the water resources in the different river basins, including consideration of flood control and irrigationmap of the north-eastern states

Map of the north-east states

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