Varanasi District

  • Cyclone causes rain in 18 states; floods, landslides reported in North India A cyclonic storm Daye made its landfall in Odisha on September 21. Although the tropical storm had weakened into a deep depression soon after making landfall, the wind pattern has changed triggering rainfall in Punjab, Har...
    swatiposted 1 year 1 month agoread more
  • Tamil Nadu declares drought Following the suicide of 144 farmers in the state, the Tamil Nadu government has declared a drought. The country is experiencing the worst ever north-east monsoon in 140 years. This has severely affected 21 out of 32 districts in the state with Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur a...
    swatiposted 2 years 9 months agoread more
  • 2015 the warmest year since 1850: WMOAccording to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the global average surface temperature for 2015 was around 0.73 degree Celsius above the 1961-1990 average of 14 degrees Celcius. Moreover, the five-year period from 2011 to 2015 has been the world’...
    swatiposted 3 years 11 months agoread more
  • J&K reels under the worst flood in 60 years Jammu & Kashmir experiences terrible floods as the Jhelum river crosses the danger level. The flood has claimed nearly 160 lives and affected thousands of people. South Kashmir district is the worst affected and more than 30% of Srinagar...
    swatiposted 5 years 1 month agoread more
  • 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...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 5 years 1 month agoread more
  • 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...
    swatiposted 5 years 2 months agoread more
  • 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 ...
    swatiposted 5 years 2 months agoread more
  • 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...
    swatiposted 5 years 4 months agoread more
  • 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 ...
    ravleenposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • 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...
    chicuposted 5 years 5 months agoread more
  • Coca Cola plant in Mehdiganj lowers groundwater levelThe villagers of Mehdiganj, 20 kms from Varanasi, had been struggling to have the Coca Cola plant shifted from the village for a long time as the groundwater in the area had fallen by about 26 feet since it began its bottling operations in 1999. &...
    ravleenposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • MoEF allows agriculture and plantation in Western GhatsWithdraws earlier order declaring  one-third of Western Ghats as eco-sensitive zone owing to the pressure from states like Kerala. Ban on mining, quarrying, thermal power plants etc. continues.Jayanthi Natarajan quits from MoEFPresiden...
    swatiposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • Tribunal favours Karnataka on Almatti dam's heightWinning the legal battle against Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka allowed to raise the height of Almatti reservoir across Krishna river to 524 metres.Master Blaster to bat for sanitationSachin Tendulkar is all set to support UNICEF in pr...
    swatiposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Money deals mar climate talks in WarsawThe two week annual conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Poland's capital Warsaw ended on a note of dispute between the developed and the developing countries. An agreement on 'loss and damage' to compensate and insure deve...
    ravleenposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Andhra coast reels under cyclone HelenFollowing Phailin, cyclone Helen creates a havoc in Krishna and Godavari delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone killed seven people and destroyed paddy crops worth Rs. 5000 crore.Rajasthan mute as MP proceeds with dam project in inter-state Ch...
    swatiposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Don't have toilet, can't contest pollsThose who do not have a toilet in their house can't contest panchayat and urban local body elections in Bihar, the State chief minister Nitish Kumar announced. Necessary amendment to the Bihar Panchayati Raj Act will be brought out soon in order to implement thi...
    ravleenposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Locals oppose power projects on Siang riverExpecting a large-scale submergence of their cultivable land, indigenous people demand immediate cancellation of the three mega power projects proposed on Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh.Install toilets at home to contest local body elections, announces Bi...
    swatiposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • 30% of the food goes waste in IndiaThe country experiences a post-harvest loss of Rs 2 lakh crore annually due to lack of food processing units and storage facilities, estimates the Associated Chamber of Commerce.A step forward for land billLok Sabha passes the amended land acquisitio...
    swatiposted 6 years 1 month agoread more
  • Ganga Action Plan Phase-II project progresses by only 12% in Varanasi as of June this year, when its targeted date was March 2013.
    swatiposted 6 years 2 months agoread more
  • Varanasi faces a challenge of land availability to develop green belt. Forest cover constitutes only 12% of the total land in the district.
    swatiposted 6 years 2 months agoread more

Pages

News this week

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

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

News this week

Tamil Nadu declares drought

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

News this week

2015 the warmest year since 1850: WMO

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

News this week

J&K reels under the worst flood in 60 years

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

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 hope that you can give me current information about the state of waters of the Ganga in Varanasi (pH, BOD, DO, fecal coliform etc). I thank you in advance for your help without which I will not be able to complete my work successfully

Thankyou

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

News this week

Coca Cola to look for other options within state for plant

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Policy matters this week

National Ganga River Basin Authority transferred to Water Resources Ministry

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Policy matters this week

Closure notice issued to Coca Cola's UP plant

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

There is no clear mandate for the new 'Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation' set up by the Modi government.

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 'Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation' headed by Uma Bharti. How much this will help the Ganga, however, is a matter of speculation.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

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.

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. It was only later that the villagers realised that Coca Cola (Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages, or HCCB) had acquired Parle in 1999 and had begun to expand the plant in Mehndiganj.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Varanasi District