Uttar Pradesh

  • National Ganga River Basin Authority transferred to Water Resources Ministry The National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) has been formally transferred from the Environment Ministry to the Water Resources Ministry. In addition, the National Mission for clean Ganga and other related matters has ...
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  • India receives only 85.8 mm of rain this JuneAccording to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), India has received only 85.8 mm of rainfall between June 1 and 28, making it the driest June since 1901. June 2014 has experienced 42% lesser rainfall from the average. The worst impacted state...
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  • High Court raps Narmada Authority over incomplete canal workThe Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) to compensate the farmers of Khandwa and Khargone districts, as per the new Land Acquisition Act 2014. These farmers have incurred losses owing to the...
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  • Closure notice issued to Coca Cola's UP plantThe Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has cancelled the 'No Objection Certificate' of Coca Cola's bottling plant in Mehdiganj. The plant was unable to get Central Ground Water Authorities' (CGWA) clearance for extracting groundwater and had raised its...
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  • Query received over facebookPlease send me some information on rainwater harvesting. Can you help us implement water harvesting in our colony? We are at greater Noida.Regards
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  • Hi ,I am confused , hence request you to send in your suggestionWe use water from a borewell ,the TDS meter reading is 500 ppm, & we are using RO of a reknowned company. Shall we continue to use the RO or not , as the TDS is under the permissible limits which i have read on some blogs? Our RO ou...
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  • True to the promises made during election campaigning, Narendra Modi, India's 15th Prime Minister announced measures to clean up the Ganga as soon as he assumed office. A new Ministry in charge of river issues has been created. Originally the 'Ministry of Water Resources', it will now be called the ...
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  • Sir,I am living at Razapur, adjacent to Shastri Nagar, Ghaziabad (UP). And I want to know the TDS value of the water that I am using , so that I can purchase appropriate purifier.RegardsPankaj Chaudhary9891876173
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  • NGT tells Mahagenco to use clean coalThe National Green Tribunal has ordered the Maharashtra power utility to strictly abide by the Environment Ministry's notification, which prohibits coal and power utilities from using coal that has over 34% ash content. Inferior quality coal generates large amoun...
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  • The rural-urban divide in access to sanitation reduces: UN In the year 1990, more than 76% people living in urban areas all over the world had access to improved sanitation as opposed to only 28% in rural areas but in 2012, 80% urban dwellers and 47% rural ones had access to better sanitation. Even...
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  • BJP should learn from Congress' defeat: EnvironmentalistsEnvironmentalists suggest that the new government should focus on urbanisation, air and water pollution. Blame the ealrier government for ignoring the environmental and social concerns of the people, which has led to its defeat.New hopes for G...
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  • 1999 was an interesting real estate year for Mehdiganj village in Uttar Pradesh. Someone began buying up land adjoining a soft drink factory owned by the Parle Company. They also began buying land from the farmers except the farmers had no idea as to whom they were selling the land to. As the bounda...
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  • 956 units in UP gets notice for polluting Ganga The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued notice to 956 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) that were discharging effluents directly into the Ganga river. The National Green Tribunal has demanded an examination of all these 956 unit...
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  • Bangalore water mafia goes innovative to evade lawThe water mafia, with the help of local political leaders, has taken to digging borewells in rented premises in localities closer to lakes. This started after the government started monitoring borewells in the cityToxic veggies on Navi Mumbai's railw...
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  • Young Eco-Club members of Gargi Girls School, Meerut celebrated Earth Day on April 22, 2014 with two-days of festivities. Face painting, poster making, tree planting and debating between schools- the celebration, which focused on global warming had it all! They were guided by a Meerut based NGO, Nee...
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  • No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern BangladeshAlarming w...
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  • No more commercial activities on Rohtang pass after May 6: HP govtThe Himachal Pradesh government is all set to restrict the commercial activities on Rohtang pass after May 6, in order to preserve the existing glaciers. Fearing the impacts of the stricter rules on their livelihood, the locals are sh...
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  • NGOs urge World Bank not to promote water privatizationThe Bank has been funding a lot of such projects in South Asia. Even as they face a lot of problems, they are being cited as models to be emulated elsewhere. Nagpur's Orange City Water is one such project plagued with corruption and service shut...
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  • Govt to increase irrigation potential by 10%The move is cut down reliance on monsoon rain which sustains agriculture on 50% of the farmland in the country, says A B Pandya, chairman of the Central Water Commission. As of now, 97 million hectares of land is under irrigationHimachal dam protesters cha...
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  • Brothers in water crisis: India and ChinaThe countries will face a combined water shortfall of one trillion cubic metres by 2030, said former chairman of the Central Ground Water Board SC Dhiman.Supreme plan for manual scavengersThe SC has devised a rehabilitation scheme for manual scavengers that i...
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NGT raps UP government over Yamuna's pollution near the Taj Mahal

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Provide potable water to villages: NGT asks UP government 

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A study finds the actions undertaken in the 1987 ruling in Mehta vs Union of India resulted in reduced pollution levels and infant mortality.

There is a severe crisis plaguing the rivers in India. Going by a study by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2013, the number of contaminated rivers in the country has more than doubled over the past five years.

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NGT gets tough over wetland notification

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UP, Maharshtra and Karnataka seeks more funds from Centre to tackle drought

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Maharashtra government to choose between revenue or drought-struck people

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Centre releases DPR on forestry intervention for Ganga river

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Women are not only responsible for water but they also face the brunt of water scarcity. Watch the video to find out what happens when these women become 'Jal Sahelis' (water friends).

Sirkoo, a 39 year old woman in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, walked 8 km every day to fetch water. As a woman, it was obviously her responsibility to ensure the household's water availability. This put an additional stress on her already depleted health as well as time--until she decided to tackle the issue head on.

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Scholars of development are puzzled that other regions where people are poorer, literacy rates lower, and drinking water more scarce, are better off that India when it comes to open defecation.

Despite India's rapid economic growth in recent decades, open defecation rates continue to be very high. This presents a unique puzzle for scholars of development because other regions where people are poorer, literacy rates lower, and drinking water more scarce, are better off that India when it comes to open defecation.

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CPCB finds Coca Cola plant in Hapur pumping toxic water into a pond

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