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  • Dear India Water Portal, Hello! My name is Morgane Roos and I am a Swiss student. I am working on and have to produce a geographic analysis for which I have chosen the subject of Varanasi and the Ganga. This is because I liked this city a lot during my journey in India. I have contacted you in the...
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  • Ken-Betwa river link to take away 10% of MP's Panna Tiger Reserve The proposed Ken-Betwa river interlinking project has been appraised for forest clearance as it involves the diversion of nearly 6,000 hectares of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. The Reserve is spread over 54,266 hect...
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  • Higher monetary incentives for toilet construction and delinking sanitation mission from MGNREGS The Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation has announced raising incentives for building toilets. The new subsidy amounts are as follows: from Rs 10,000 to 15,000 ...
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  • Coca Cola to look for other options within state for plant Coca Cola has decided not to expand its bottling plant in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, due to inordinate delay in obtaining clearance from the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA). The company had received conditional consent from the State Po...
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  • Heavy rain causes floods in Uttarakahand, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Two days of incessant rains have severely affected Uttarkhand with the major rivers like Ganga, Nandakini and Pindar flowing above the danger level. In Uttar Pradesh, 28 people have been killed due to floods with nearly 1500 v...
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  • 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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The UP government is on a mission to replicate Osaka's riverfront in Lucknow. This spells doom for the families dependent on the Gomti for sustenance.

Raghunath Lakhpat is a terrified man. He can only watch warily as the land on either side of his modest home is being dug up by huge earthmovers. “We are stuck in the middle. Sooner or later, we will have to leave. But where will we go? What will we eat?” he asks helplessly.

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Release water to Tamil Nadu: SC to Karnataka

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India witnesses 40 percent rise in farmer suicides in a year

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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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