Varanasi District

Cyclone Daye triggers widespread rain
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 7 months ago

Cyclone causes rain in 18 states; floods, landslides reported in North India

Monsoon affects life in North India. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
TN suffers the worst north-east monsoon in 140 years
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 4 months ago

Tamil Nadu declares drought

TN farmers in the midst of a crisis. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
2016 might show worse impacts of El Nino, predicts WMO
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 5 months ago

2015 the warmest year since 1850: WMO

Annual average temperature map (Source: Robert A. Rohde via Wikimedia Commons)
Furious Jhelum claims 160 lives
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 8 months ago

J&K reels under the worst flood in 60 years

Floods wreak havoc in Jammu & Kashmir
Coca Cola scraps plan to expand bottling plant at Varanasi
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 8 months ago

Coca Cola to look for other options within state for plant

Coca Cola bottling plant (Source: S. Subramanium)
Water Resources Ministry's role expands
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 9 months ago

National Ganga River Basin Authority transferred to Water Resources Ministry

Ganga river at Gadmukteshwar
Closure notice issued to Coca Cola's UP plant
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 10 months ago

Closure notice issued to Coca Cola's UP plant

Coca Cola bottling plant (Source: S. Subramanium)
Ecologists don't buy new Ganga rejuvenation plan
There is no clear mandate for the new 'Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation' set up by the Modi government. ravleen posted 6 years 11 months ago

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.

Ganga at Varanasi (Source: Patrick Barry)
Open Happiness' or open a can of worms?
Nandlal Master has been waging a decade-long struggle against the many injustices carried out by the Coca Cola factory in Mehdiganj, Uttar Pradesh. Listen to his story. chicu posted 7 years ago

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 boundary wall rose up, problems arose too.

Nandlal Master - fighting Coca Cola since 2002
Coca Cola plant in UP lowers groundwater level
Policy matters this week: Coca Cola plant in Mehdiganj lowers groundwater level, Haryana plans water misuse bill and Punjab makes water recycling compulsory for water consuming industries. ravleen posted 7 years 4 months ago

Coca Cola plant in Mehdiganj lowers groundwater level

Mehdiganj protest (Source: AID Kolkata Newsletter)