Vembanad

  • World Bank to provide USD 450 million loan for Atal Bhujal Yojana The Centre and the World Bank have signed a USD 450 million loan agreement to support the Atal Bhujal Yojana that aims to arrest the country's depleting groundwater levels and strengthen groundwater institutions. The programme will b...
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  • Country's groundwater crisis showcases need to enact model groundwater bill As per the Central Groundwater Board (CGWB) data, there is a rapid fall in water tables over the past decade with a fall of two to four metre in 61 percent wells between 2007 and 2017. Even the data on the depth of wells sh...
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  • Clean chit to dam management, CWC says congested Vembanad lake worsened floods in Kerala In its assessment of the cause of the devastating floods in Kerala, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has said that it was the congestion in the carrying capacity of the Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in Kera...
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  • A voyage in a traditional canoe or a houseboat through the picturesque Vembanad lake is enough to understand why the south Indian state of Kerala is called the “God’s own country’.  A tiny island surrounded by the Vembanad backwater, Kakkathuruthu got listed in the National Geographic’...
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  • Power firms’ loss due to water shortage is Rs 2400 crore this year: Greenpeace According to the new report by Greenpeace titled, Water demands of coal power plants in drought affected regions of India, the country has lost almost seven billion units of electricity causing a revenue loss of Rs 240...
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  • Himachal villages to carry out own EIA90,000 people from 250 villages in the Sutlej basin of Himachal Pradesh decide to carry out their own assessment of the environmental damage caused by hydropower projects. They allege that the state-sponsored Indian Council of Forest Research and Education repor...
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  • More power, but no water security to MP and Gujarat, observes SANDRPThe weekly reservoir level updates of the Central Water Commission (CWC) has shown a drastic depletion of water levels in the Sardar Sarovar Project and Indira Sagar Project on the Narmada river. The prime reason for this ...
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  • Steep fall in water table worries Tamil NaduGround water level has fallen sharply even in Coimbatore and Theni, the districts abutting the forested Western Ghats region. Across the state, water table has fallen by 0.5 metres to 2.3 metres in the last one yearWater level in Narmada dams hits record l...
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  • UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystemsWith an aim to improve the health of deteriorating water resources globally, UNEP launches the International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems at the Budapest Water Summit.HC orders Delhi govt to protect city's water bodiesIn a b...
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  • 110 nations sign the treaty that bans mercuryUN adopts Minamata Convention that sets to phase out production and use of mercury by 2020. World Bank praises MNREGAThe World Development Report 2014 commends the rural employement scheme as a perfect example of economic development and poverty alle...
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  • MoEF gets in trouble for allowing mining in GoaSC questions the ministry for granting  environment clearance to 162 iron ore mines near national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, despite the court's stay order on mining activities in the state. PIL filed against Kalpakkam nuclear power pl...
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  • China's water diversion plans causes worry to IndiaConcerned about the fate of proposed hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh, India expresses its doubts over China's ambitious scheme to divert Brahmaputra's water. Govt declares first marine eco-sensitive zoneIndustrial activity pr...
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  • High Court orders demolition of a seven star luxury resort in Kerala's Vembanad backwaters, a protected wetland. The illegal resort came into existence with full support of the state government.
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  • Though first of its kind in the country, it will require runway construction in the lake: Says NGO
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  • I am involved in the implementation of the Wetland Conservation Programme. This programme started in 2007 and aims at protecting the Vembanad lake ecosystem, promoting conservation and sustainable use and protecting livelihoods. It also aims at educating stakeholders and creating awareness among the...
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  • Compiled by Nitya Jacob, Resource Person and Sunetra Lala, Research Associate From Latha Bhaskar, Community Environmental Resource Center, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Alleppy I work with the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environme...
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  • In spite of its natural wealth, the Alappuzha district has a high proportion of population living in poverty. Recognizing that the process of preparation of a mitigation plan report is as important as the product, the MSSRF team held wide ranging consultations with all concerned with the econo...
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  •   Guest post by Priya DesaiBackgroundThis was organised by the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE). Held on May 26th 2011, we were joined by around 150 to 200 student volunteers from various higher educational institutions in Kerala, such as the Kerala Universi...
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  • Organizer: Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) - Community Environmental Resource Centre (CERC)Venue: St.George Parish Hall, Muhamma, KeralaDescription:We are glad to announce the 4th edition of the Vembanad Fish Count. The Vembanad wetlands foster high biodiversity and ...
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  • The Vembanad estuarine system, the largest of its kind on the west coast of India is known to be abundantly enriched with diverse fishery resources, providing feeding, spawning and rearing areas for a very large proportion of commercial (fin) fish and shellfish. However, ecosystem health of the Vemb...
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World Bank to provide USD 450 million loan for Atal Bhujal Yojana

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Country's groundwater crisis showcases need to enact model groundwater bill

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Clean chit to dam management, CWC says congested Vembanad lake worsened floods in Kerala

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Muhamma cloth bags replaces plastic bags, sets an example for sustainable tourism.

A voyage in a traditional canoe or a houseboat through the picturesque Vembanad lake is enough to understand why the south Indian state of Kerala is called the “God’s own country’. 

A tiny island surrounded by the Vembanad backwater, Kakkathuruthu got listed in the National Geographic’s “Around the World in 24 Hours”--a photographic tour of the most beautiful places in the world. Thanks to this distinction, the island and the backwaters started receiving both national and international tourists in hordes. 

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Power firms’ loss due to water shortage is Rs 2400 crore this year: Greenpeace

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Himachal villages to carry out own EIA

News this week: Upcoming elections pose risk to water security of MP and Gujarat; No action taken by MoEF against illegal Garudeshwar dam in Gujarat; Karur's farmers to exercise NOTA.

More power, but no water security to MP and Gujarat, observes SANDRP

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Steep fall in water table worries Tamil Nadu

Ground water level has fallen sharply even in Coimbatore and Theni, the districts abutting the forested Western Ghats region. Across the state, water table has fallen by 0.5 metres to 2.3 metres in the last one year

Water level in Narmada dams hits record low

UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystems

With an aim to improve the health of deteriorating water resources globally, UNEP launches the International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems at the Budapest Water Summit.

HC orders Delhi govt to protect city's water bodies

110 nations sign the treaty that bans mercury

UN adopts Minamata Convention that sets to phase out production and use of mercury by 2020. 

World Bank praises MNREGA

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