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  • Sikkim only state in the country with 100% sanitationAll 6,10,577 rural and urban families in Sikkim have latrines with high sanitation and hygiene standard. It's mandatory for gram sabhas in the state to take up sanitation at top priorityLand near Tehri reservoir sinkingAs many as 80 villages ...
    ravleenposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • 'Goa mining companies submitted false EIAs'According to renowned ecologist Madhav Gadgil, Environment Impact Assessment reports of all companies hid information about existing water bodies in their mining lease areas.Delhi scores worse than Beijing on air pollutionParticulate matter pollution in the...
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  • The power sector has a large impact on the amount of water consumed. Certain processes in coal power plants require large amounts of water. In India, most of these power plants are installed in coastal areas. These plants draw ocean water, desalinate it and bring it to the required quality of water ...
    Divya Nposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Groundwater hits bottom near Coca Cola's plant in RajasthanFarmers in Kaladera block of Jaipur claim that agriculture has become difficult due to rapid fall in ground water after the beverage giant entered the region in 2000.Ammonia in Delhi's water rises yet againTwo water treatment plants in Delhi...
    ravleenposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Cabinet committee clears three hydel projects in North-East The Power Ministry had sent project reports of Tawang and Tato in Arunachal and Teesta in Sikkim for approval of the Cabinet Committee on Investment last year.No canals for Narmada water leaves farmers at sea80% minor canals are yet to...
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  • Chemical fertilizers spelling death for infants: StudyDeath of babies less than one month old in rural areas may be due to exposure to chemical fertilizers that percolate into water, says a study published in the Journal of Development Economics.No toilets in 25% of Odisha's government schools50% sc...
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  • Delhi metro stations to conserve rainwater By March 2015, 17 metro stations will have rainwater harvesting system, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT had earlier ordered rainwater harvesting system at all metro stations.Meghayaya favours livelih...
    ravleenposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Rayalaseema gets tense over waterPoor allocation and diversion of water for upstream areas has created tension between districts in this Andhra Pradesh region.CBI registers five FIRs in Delhi Jal Board scam caseConducts raids in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad and files five FIRs in relation to costly pr...
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  • Corporates like Tata Steel, Essel Mining violate green laws in OdishaIron ore worth more than Rs. 45,000 crore has been extracted ilegally by top steel makers and miners in Odisha, a report of the Commission appointed to investigate illegal mining in the State has found. The Justice MB Shah Commissi...
    ravleenposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • For more information on the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), click here.For further details on the event, that has the theme of 'Energy and Water', click here.To register for the same, click here.You may download the brochure from below.
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • New Environment Minister brings in new policesPetroleum Minister Veerappa Moily, who took over as the Environment Minister this week, has put on hold the final notification on declaring ecologically sensitive zone in the Western Ghats. The new Minister has invited comments from the chief ministers o...
    ravleenposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Blue facades line the Sukhdev Vihar colony in South Delhi, considered plush by Delhi standards. They are in place to shield houses from layers of soot that would otherwise settle on their walls and grills. Soot from a power plant that began operations almost two years ago.The Timarpur Okhla Was...
    ravleenposted 5 years 10 months agoread more
  • Shale gas, like other petroleum products such as oil and coal, is formed from the remains of plants, animals and micro-organisms that lived millions of years ago. However, this natural gas is made up of shale formations, a common name for rock that was once layers of clay or mud. Since these rocks a...
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 10 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
  • For more information on the awards, please click here.To register for the same, click here.You may download the brochure from below.
    sabitakaushalposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • For more information on the UNDP, please click here.For eligibility criteria, click here.To view details on the Request for Proposal, click here or download the attachment below.
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  • NGT slams MoEF on idol immersionsNational Green Tribunal issues notice to environment ministry following a petition filed by an environmentalist demanding constitution of a high powered committee for monitoring idol immersions in the rivers and water bodies across the country.Power produce...
    swatiposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Tata Chemicals awarded for using water efficientlyThe Mithapur plant in Gujarat wins FICCI award for revamping the entire technology to recycle and reuse water and removing the dependence on groundwater.Govt looks for broader application of innovative turbineGovernment appoints committee t...
    swatiposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Sikkim village revives lake that lay dry for 25 yearsUsing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarentee Scheme, the villagers of Namthang block in Sikkim have revived the Nagi lake that went dry 25 years ago. People, under the banner of Nagi Karek Gram Panchayat Unit, redirected spring wat...
    ravleenposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Rains hit 3200 villages in AndhraHeavy rains and floods in the state took 29 human and 555 cattle lives. Destroys 6,597 houses and crops in 5.64 lakh hectares.Montreal Protocol meeting leaves no big impactThe meeting ends with nations agreeing to study hydrofluorocarbons further, but ...
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