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  • Odisha's ecological hotspots severely affected by cyclone Cyclone Fani that battered the state on May 3 has left two of Odisha's ecological hotspots-- Lake Chilka and Balukhand-Konark wildlife sanctuary--in a crisis. The Chilika lake, which had two mouths earlier, has two more now due to wave energ...
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  • When it comes to managing huge piles of waste, Indian metros have a monumental task in hand. As per 2011 figures, Delhi is the biggest waste generator with 6800 tonnes of waste being produced daily. Lessons from other countries show that these mountains of waste will only grow bigger as India g...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 2 years 7 months agoread more
  • Centre to involve public, private firms for urban sewage treatment and Ganga clean up  Cabinet has given a go ahead to the proposal to involve private and public sector companies for urban sewage management in place of municipal agencies and urban local bodies. Under this Public Private Partne...
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  • Godavari, Krishna rivers interlinkedOn September 9, 2015, now a historic date for Andhra Pradesh, the Godavari water reached the Polavaram canal in the Krishna Delta region after flowing for 124 km. The Godavari water was released through the Tatipudi Lift Irrigation Project and will meet the Krishn...
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  • Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them. Investments to rural India increased from Rs 31,356 crore (2002-07) to Rs 89,150 crore (2007-12) but this ...
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  • Piped water only for 40% of the middle classOnly 15% of the middle class, households with an annual income above Rs. 88,800, get about three hours of water supply says the latest data from National Council for Applied Economic ResearchLow rainfall in Western Ghats means less water for citiesRainfall...
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  • Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India: UNAccording to the UN World Water Development Report 2014, Gujarat is one of most water-starved states in the country. The prime reason for the water scarcity in Gujarat is groundwater delpletion owing to the unsustainable use of water for agricu...
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  • Hello, I am Kinjal Shah, a student from Landscape Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. I am doing thesis on 'Restoration of Ponds in Surat'. For my thesis I need the english version of the book 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab' for my base data regarding the existence & importance of ponds in hist...
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  • Bhopal gas leak victims protest for clean waterContaminated groundwater due to hazardous waste from the abandoned Union Carbide plant impacts 50,000 people from 22 areas. Groundwater was declared chemically polluted way back in 1991.2010 was wettest for Tibet in last 3,500 yearsIncreased precip...
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  • Uninformed construction on the Indian side floods NepalConstruction of embankments and dykes along Kaliganga river in Uttarakhand results in floods in Nepal's Dharchula district downstream.Slow economy reduced water uptake by Pune industriesOf the 31.19 million litres per day ear...
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  • Govt to ban mining and thermal power projects in Western GhatsEnvironment ministry decides to declare 37% of Western Ghats spreading across six states as Ecologically Sensitive Area. Gujarat govt diverts farm water to industriesTo cater to the needs of industrial development in the st...
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  • Solar power flourishes in IndiaAddition of 2.8 GW of solar power capacity is anticipated in India in 2014, with several states across the country striving to install large scale solar power projects.Farmers protest against Mithivirdi nuclear parkThe proposed 6000 MW nuclear project attract...
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  • Timely decision by Utkal dam authorities to increase water discharge rate saves the city from flood even as Central Water Commission miscalculated inflow to the reservoir.
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  • Breaking news! The monsoon is here! It hit Kerala on June 1 and with that put an end to newspapers stories on drought in India highlighted by pictures of farmers standing on cracked earth and staring up at the sunny skies. However, very soon there will be Page-1 picture spreads of water-logged citie...
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  • After suffering acute plague in 1994, Surat has emerged one of the three cleanest cities in the country- generates power from biogas and treats most of its water for reuse
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  • Hello,Need rain water harvesting system details to implement in a four floor apartment in Surat, Gujarat. Also, would like to know is there any subsidy offered for implementing RWH.
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  • Dear friends,I am a structural and environmental consultant based at Surat and am presently working on a specialized structure of evaporation pond. This structure will collect inorganic waste water which will be evaporated through natural methods by the sun's energy and the deposits will be transpor...
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  • This case study by All India Institute of Local Self Government deals with the transformation of Surat, from a city infested with plague to second cleanest city in India.  This transformation was largely due to improved municipal management, which was brought about by a strong leadership. ...
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Odisha's ecological hotspots severely affected by cyclone

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While India continues to be besieged by waste, a new book on waste management looks at how a minimal waste society can be created.

When it comes to managing huge piles of waste, Indian metros have a monumental task in hand. As per 2011 figures, Delhi is the biggest waste generator with 6800 tonnes of waste being produced daily. Lessons from other countries show that these mountains of waste will only grow bigger as India gets richer. And with this, how we manage our waste is going to change as well.

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Centre to involve public, private firms for urban sewage treatment and Ganga clean up 

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Godavari, Krishna rivers interlinked

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An analysis of Census 2011 data confirms many known facts--the urban beats the rural when it comes to treated tap water supply, access to water testing labs and much more.

Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them. Investments to rural India increased from Rs 31,356 crore (2002-07) to Rs 89,150 crore (2007-12) but this hasn't helped bridge the gap.

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Piped water only for 40% of the middle class

Only 15% of the middle class, households with an annual income above Rs. 88,800, get about three hours of water supply says the latest data from National Council for Applied Economic Research

Low rainfall in Western Ghats means less water for cities

News this week: Groundwater depletion makes Gujarat a water-starved state, says UN; Surat units all set to use recycled water; SANDRP urges Maharashtra CM to withdraw irrigation projects.

Gujarat among the most water-starved states in India: UN

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Hello, I am Kinjal Shah, a student from Landscape Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. I am doing thesis on 'Restoration of Ponds in Surat'. For my thesis I need the english version of the book 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab' for my base data regarding the existence & importance of ponds in history . Can you mail me the pdf of the same. I already have the Hindi version of the book but I need the english version.

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Bhopal gas leak victims protest for clean water

Contaminated groundwater due to hazardous waste from the abandoned Union Carbide plant impacts 50,000 people from 22 areas. Groundwater was declared chemically polluted way back in 1991.

2010 was wettest for Tibet in last 3,500 years

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.

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