Uttar Pradesh

  • 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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  • Strong opposition to interlinking of Gujarat and Maharashtra rivers Maharashtra Government strongly opposes the proposed Par-Tapi-Narmada river-linking project, as it does not want to spare its surplus water to Gujarat. Besides the Government, Jalchintan Abhiyantriki Sanstha, an NGO working for wat...
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  • Activists say that the villagers were informed late for the public hearing of the Ken-Betwa river link According to activists, officials did not follow correct procedures for the public hearing of the Ken-Betwa river link. No Environment Impact Assessment report was uploaded on the state's website ...
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  • New Water Ministry, Clean Ganga Portal, Ganga Manthan: Goverment makes efforts towards rejuvenating the Ganga 2014 marked the formation of the new Water Ministry known now as the Ministry for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The aim of the new Ministry headed by Uma B...
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  • States get a free hand towards the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Centre has given a free hand to states and municipalities in implementation of Swachh Bharat scheme in urban area. Along with this, the Government has also set an investment target of Rs 42,512 crore from the p...
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  • Tamil Nadu Government fails to implement its long-term rehabililation plans post tsunami 2004 It has been 10 years since the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed nearly 11,000 people in India and affected 2,750,000 in the south-eastern coastline of the country. Centre has released Rs 700 crore towards ...
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  • Maharashtra drought this year is worse than 2012 drought Another 5,700 villages in Maharahstra are to be declared drought-affected which will take the total number of villages which lost more than 50 per cent crops to around 24,000 in the state. The number of drought-hit villages this year is ...
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  • Fisheries are an important sector providing employment to millions of people in India and contributing to the food security of the country. Marine, inland fisheries and aquaculture are the main components of the fisheries sector. Around 14.49 million people in India are engaged in fisheries- related...
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  • The people I was listening to challenged all my prejudices about government officials' tendencies to bury their heads in the sand. On the contrary, these officials had studied the science of climate change, had witnessed (and been moved by) its impacts on subsistence farmers and urban dwellers alike...
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  • Social sector likely to get less funds in Union Budget 2015-16 The Prime Minister's Office has ordered the Union Ministry of Finance to allocate more funds to Ministries concerned with infrastructure works viz. shipping, road and transport, telecom and power in the Union Budget 2015-16. T...
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  • We sat on a charpoy in Agwaanpur and talked of flood warning systems for the Ramganga. Of all the places I had visited, Agwaanpur, probably due to its urban nature, was the only one which boasted a rudimentary system. The police would inform the Maulvi that a flood release was expected, and he would...
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  • TSR Subramanian Committee submits report on environmental laws to the Environment Ministry The TSR Subramanian Committee, that was appointed to review the environmental laws, has submitted its report to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The report has suggested the const...
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  • Kerala's Ashtamudi lake recognised for sustainable clam fishing Ashtamudi lake, the second largest estuarine system in Kerala and a livelihood support of 3000 fisherfolk who trade clams, has become India's first Marine Stewardship Council-certified fishery. When faced with crisis of reduced catch d...
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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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Good news for Sambhar Salt Lake

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Conflict between India and Pakistan over Indus Water Treaty continues

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