Uttar Pradesh

  • In the last 26 years, polluted river stretches rise from 22 to over 300A recent report has revealed that polluted river stretches in the country have risen 14 times in the last 26 years from 22 in 1989 to 302 now. Per environmetalists, this is because the Central Pollution Control Board ha...
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  • Come monsoon and the situation in the Hindon river is truly troubling. Large stretches of the river continue to suffer toxic contamination. An article by Baishali Adak in Daily Mail Online (UK) last year showed images of the effluent-laden river in the 30 km stretch in Ghaziabad. While this baffled ...
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  • Centre gives nod to 170 eco- sensitive zones in the country The Environment Ministry has cleared 170 eco-sensitive zones in the country and by the end of the year plans to wrap up the entire business of such zones. With the completion of the mandatory 60-day period of public comments that...
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  • Over 500 people succumb to killer heat wave Several parts of the country are reeling under ever rising temperatures that have claimed over 500 lives. Most deaths have occurred in southern parts of India, primarily from heatstroke and extreme dehydration. The capital has recorded a temperature of 43...
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  • Kanhar, 1976; Polavaram 1941. These are just two of the several dam projects that were proposed decades ago but are yet to see the light of day. Capitalist media is quick to denounce 'anti-development' activists as being the roadblocks on the glorious path of progress but there is more to it. U...
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  • The last month has been one of great activity around the illegal construction of the Kanhar dam in Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. In the two episodes of firing on peacefully protesting adivasi dalits, the Uttar Pradesh government violated the constitutional and democratic rights which are the...
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  • Delhites to bear the brunt of Yamuna pollution Based on the ‘Polluters Pay Principle’, the National Green Tribunal has ordered the various authorities in Delhi to levy environmental compensation on every household which generates sewage that goes into theYamuna, in the National Capita...
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  • After Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand also bids goodbye to Coca Cola The Supreme Court has denied land to the Coca-Cola bottling plant proposed to be set up in Chharba, located around 32 kilometres away from Dehradun. In 2005, the Chharba gram panchayat had transferred 100 acres of its land to the Uttarakh...
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  • If Babasaheb Ambedkar had been alive today -- April 14, 2015 -- he would have been 125 years old. In the predominantly tribal and dalit district of Sonbhadra, it was natural that Gambhira Prasad, President of the Kanhar Bandh Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti (KBVSS), decided to mark the day. He chose t...
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  • Stop use of fresh groundwater in city parks: Delhi Government The Delhi Government has ordered land-owners and civic agencies to buy treated wastewater for horticulture purposes while banning the use of fresh groundwater. Delhi has 8,000 parks in total for which nearly 80 million gallons per day of...
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  • Nearly 88% irrigation projects lying unused in Maharashtra According to Maharashtra's Economic Survey for 2014-15, out of the 70,000 small irrigation projects constructed in the state, only 12% have been utilised. The projects, worth Rs. 4,500 crore, have fallen into disrepair, as there i...
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  • Centre launches National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week The week long campaign was inaugrated on March 16 at Kankrola-Bhanglora in Gurgaon, Haryana and will conclude on March 22 at Kohima, Nagaland. The whole week will focus on extensive awareness measures related to the co...
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  • Government bends its own guideline, fast-tracks green nod to Arunachal hydel project After giving its green nod to the 1200-MW project on the Lohit river, the expert panel of the Ministry of Environment and Forests is all set to consider the 3097-MW hydel project in Dibang Valley and the 3097-MW Et...
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  • Union Budget 2015-16 reduces funds for Water and Environment Ministry  Centre has allocated Rs 4,173 crore for Water Resources and Namami Gange, thus slashing a substantial amount of funds to the Water Ministry to which Rs. 13,836 crore had been allocated in last year's budget. Also, the Gover...
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  • Centre presents an opposite picture in the Uttarakhand dam case With respect to the six specific hydroelectric projects on the upper Ganga basin in Uttarakhand, the Environment Ministry had informed the Supreme Court that experts have given a clean chit to the six dams and that the latter can also ...
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  • Yettinahole project called a drinking water project only to circumvent guidelines According to environmentalists, Karnataka Government has been exposed about the purpose of the Yettinahole Comprehensive Drinking Water Project. In its advertisement popularising the project, the State Government call...
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  • Goa relieved, as tribunal restrains work on Maharashtra's Virdi dam Favouring Goa, the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal has ordered the Maharashtra Government not to go ahead with the construction of the Virdi dam. The Government has assured the tribunal that it will abide by the latter's directi...
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  • 8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into world's oceans in 2010: Study A study published in the journal 'Science' has revealed that nearly eight million tonnes of plastic waste was dumped into the world's oceans in 2010. Plastic littering and mismanaged plastic waste systems are prime causes f...
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  • Bihar's government offices to soon become free of plastic bottles As part of its green initiatives, Bihar Government has prohibited all its offices from using or buying plastic packaged water bottles. Officials have been advised to serve purified water in steel tumblers and glasses in place of plas...
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  • Mahashtra scraps state's River Regulation Zone policy The Mahashtra Government has decided to scrap the state's River Regulation Zone policy, which declared areas within two kilometres of high flood lines on either side of a river as 'no development zones'. As per the Government, the policy wa...
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Following Ganga and Yamuna, Narmada river also gets living entity status

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My tube well is only providing water for 10 to 15 minutes. After that water decreases and disappears. To get water again we have to start the pump again - is this a problem with my pump or with water level?

Narendar Singh from Uttar Pradesh

 

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Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu governments waive off farm loans

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Uttarakhand takes decisions to save its natural resources

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A women led initiative ensures access to water in Punawli Kalan village of Jhansi

This story is of Punawli Kalan village in Uttar Pradesh, where a community with the support of a women-led federation, solved its water woes by developing a community-owned water supply system.

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Southern India reels under drought-like conditions

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Committee rules out any change in Krishna water sharing ratio

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Tamil Nadu declares drought

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No final approval for Ken-Betwa river link as claimed by Centre

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A walk along the Ganga is all it takes to get a better perspective on the river and its deteriorating ecosystem. Here’s an attempt at it.

An aerospace engineer from IIT, Kharagpur, Siddharth Agarwal could have been drawing a fancy salary like any other 25-year-old if he hadn’t followed his passion. Born and bred in Kolkata, his curiosity of life around rivers and his interest in knowing it first hand to form the right perspective of it inspired him to undertake a 3000-km walk upstream of Ganga as a part of Veditum India Foundation's moving upstream project that is working to document and dynamically map India's rivers.

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