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Mazhapolima wins accolades for offering sustainable solution to overcome water scarcity

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Latha Anantha was awarded the Bhagirath Prayas Samman for spearheading the campaign to save the Chalakudy river in Kerala, at the recently concluded India Rivers Week.

Latha Anantha of the Chalakudy Puzha Samrakshana Samiti (Chalakudy River Protection Forum) was awarded the Bhagirath Prayas Samman at the recently concluded India Rivers Week for her commendable work on safeguarding the integrity of the Chalakudy river in Kerala. “She has combined sound research with the mobilization of community, political and state agencies, to usher in a unique methodology of consensus-based conservation of rivers in the country”, the citation said. 

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Marathwada on a suicide spree, again

 After last year's drought, it is the hailstorm in February this year which led to large scale crop destruction. 73 farmers have committed suicide since then even as the numbers keep growing

World Bank rejects loan for Himachal hydro project

In the four years since a programme called 'Mazhapolima', meaning bounty of rain, was launched in Thrissur, Kerala, the district has seen an increase in the quality and quantity of water in its wells.

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Received over email

Hello,
I have a problem with my borewell water. It smells foul and turns yellow on keeping the water stagnant over 12 hours and on further storing yellow brown sediments are found at the bottom of the container and on top of the clear water surface. Sometimes an oily layer is also found on top.

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News this week: migratory birds return to Sultanpur lake (Gurgaon district), groundwater level dips in Maharashtra and Kerala grows saline-resistant rice after 25 years.

At Sultanpur, migratory birds visit an artificial lake

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Another proposed power project blurs the lines between cost to environment and need for development. Will it ever cease to be a dichotomy and become a win-win situation for both?

Athirappilly falls is situated 70 km from Kochi city in Kerala's Thrissur district. The 80 ft high falls is a part of the Chalakudy River and originates in the upper reaches of the Sholayar ranges in the Western Ghats. Lush greenery and little streams that cover the winding route up and down to the falls exhilarate and intimidate all at once. The region is home to many endangered species of animals such as the Asiatic elephant, tiger, leopard, bison and sambhar. Four species of hornbill are only seen here in the Western Ghats.

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For more information on the Western Ghats Hornbill Foundation, please click here.

For further details on the seminar, click here and here.

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November 18, 2013 12:00AM

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NGT slams MoEF on idol immersions

National Green Tribunal issues notice to environment ministry following a petition filed by an environmentalist demanding constitution of a high powered committee for monitoring idol immersions in the rivers and water bodies across the country.

Power producers ask for an unbiased assessment

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