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Damage of water pipelines due to landslides can be tackled by creating quick action plans and alternative sustainable sources.

Nagaland depends on surface sources such as streams, rivulets, springs and ponds, which are monsoon fed for its drinking water. However, the quantity of water in these sources has depleted across the state. This could be due to deforestation, jhum cultivation and other human intervention. Destruction of forest cover has also affected the water retention capacity of areas resulting in increased surface runoff. This triggers landslides, which damage property, pipelines and roads. 

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River activist Shashi Shekhar has restarted his fast to protest embankments on the Adhwara Samuh rivers in North Bihar. Will the authorities relent this time around?

Noted activist Shashi Shekhar has been on an indefinite fast since December 10th, protesting the construction of embankments on the Jheem Jamura river. These rivers are a part of the Adhwara Samuh rivers in North Bihar, which originate from the foothills of Nepal. Here, about 28-30 rivers criss cross, merge and flow across the landscape for nearly 8 months in a year, and dry up during the summer.

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News this week: NSSO says drinking water quality worst in Kerala, migratory birds desert flooded wetland and villagers protest against hydel project in Uttarakhand.

Kerala scores worst in access to potable water: NSSO

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Centre issues guidelines to simplify green clearance process

MoEF comes out with new guidelines on environmental clearance that will give more powers to states and help them quicken the decision making process.

SC issues notice to MoEF and states for worsening critically polluted clusters

India allowed to construct Kishenganga hydel project

The International Court of Arbitration rejects Pakistan's contention and allows India to divert water from Kishenganga river for power generation.

Odisha's disaster management earns UN felicitation

Using computer simulation, Keystone Foundation demonstrates the impact of domestic use, tourism, plantation and farming on the water situation in Coonoor in the Nilgiris.

The Nilgiris have undergone an incredible amount of change in the last 10 years. Coonoor, an area well endowed with natural resources, is the second largest tourist destination here. However, over the last year (2012-13), the town has been reeling under a water crisis [1]. The drying up of local water sources has meant that water supply has been erratic [3] and people have had to depend on purchasing water through tankers and tapping springs and open wells.

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MoEF allows agriculture and plantation in Western Ghats

Withdraws 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 MoEF

River activist sits on indefinite fast in Bihar

Shashi Shekhar has been started his indefinite hunger strike on December 10 in Sitarmarhi district of Bihar protesting against construction of embankments along Adhwara group of rivers. His demands include revival of Lakhandei river.

Govt to support nine states in treating water using solar energy

India's level of water stress is high: researchers

India among the most water stressed countries in the world with 40-80 per cent ratio of withdrawals to supply, find researchers.

Govt recognises 19,749 MW small hydro potential

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