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Pudukottai: Extraction won't affect groundwater say experts 3.3.2017
Chennai: Even as farmers in the Neduvasal village in Pudukottai district decided to continue their protest on Thursday, experts said extracting hydrocarbon will not result in the intrusion of the seawater.The protesters in Neduvasal allege that the project would cause sea water intrusion and significant damage to their agricultural lands.Professor L. Elango from department of geology in Anna University has denied any link between extracting oil and gas (hydrocarbon) and groundwater. “There is no link between oil and the groundwater. Oil can be found after 2,000 metres beneath the ground. The extraction of oil and gas will not affect the groundwater as the aquifers are at much shallower levels,” said professor L. Elango, head, department of geology, Anna University.He said sea water intrusion will happen only if more groundwater is extracted.At the same time, he also warned against using the hydro-fracturing method for breaking the rocks while digging borewells. “They should avoid this method as it would ...
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Illegal sand mining flourishing in Madhya Pradesh: Congress 3.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Illegal mining: CBI registers five preliminary inquiries 3.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Crop area doubles in Nirmal district 3.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Good rainfall filled up tanks, recharged groundwater in the district
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Tamil Nadu govt can save river beds by mandating artificial sand 3.3.2017
Chennai: The Madras high court disposed of a Public Interest Litigation, which sought a direction to the authorities to ban river sand mining and mandate compulsory use of M-sand (manufactured sand) as an alternative material for construction activities and to cancel the licences granted to various sand quarries. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G.Ramesh and Justice R.Mahadevan, which disposed of the PIL filed by agriculturist and former MLA M.Appavu, said it is for the authorities to do the needful on the representation made by the petitioner. According to Appavu, on a PIL, this court in 2002 directed the state government to constitute a high level committee for conducting a scientific survey with reference to sandquarrying in rivers and river beds and submit a report with particular reference to damage caused on account of indiscriminate and illegal sand quarrying and to spell out remedial measures to ameliorate the malady. Accordingly, the committee, after an extensive study, ...
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Kerala: Fishermen slam sea sand mining 3.3.2017
Kochi: The United Forum of Fish Workers has castigated the LDF government for reviving the proposal to mine the seashore to tide over the acute shortage of river sand in the state. The proposal made in the Governor’s address to the budget session of the state assembly, has been described as a major ecological disaster for the state. Speaking to this newspaper, Charles George, president of the Forum, said the proposal first mooted by the Congress-led UDF government 14 years ago, had been shelved following strong objections from the fishing community, political parties and social activist groups. “It is ironical that the CPM and LDF which was opposed to the proposal 14 years ago has now decided to revive it”, George said. Sand mining at the seashore will have serious ecological fallout and countries, which used to allow such practices earlier, have either banned or imposed severe restrictions on it, he said. “Many island nations have banned sea-sand mining following its destructive impact on beaches and ...
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Sand mining: Govt. told to take action 3.3.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Plea alleges contractors exploiting riverbeds by indiscriminate quarrying in State
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For a third time, Enviroment ministry issues fresh draft notification on Western Ghats 2.3.2017 DNA: India
With no resolution yet in sight on demarcating the final extent of Western Ghats eco-sensitive areas (ESA), the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) pushed ahead the deadline for a third time and issued a fresh draft notification.   On March 10, 2014, the environment ministry had issued a draft notification identifying 60,000 sq km of area in Ghats as ecologically sensitive and the ministry had to finalise the draft in 545 days, which was due on September 9, 2015. To supersede that the ministry came out with a notification on September 4 and the latest one will replace the 2015 one.   The fresh draft notification, based on the report of the K Kasturirangan-led high-level working group, once again proposed to notify 56,825 sq km areas as ESA and ban mining, quarrying, sand mining, new thermal plants, new hydropower plants, red category industries and big townships. In 2014, following demands from the six Western Ghats states — Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Tamil ...
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Haryana to come out with scheme to make farming a profitable venture 2.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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HC directs TN govt to consider MLA's ban representation to river sand mining 2.3.2017

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday directed Tamil Nadu government to consider the representation made by former MLA M Appavu to ban river sand mining.

Appavu submitted that in 2002, the Madras High Court, while dealing with a PIL, directed the state government to constitute a committee to conduct a scientific survey on the river sand quarrying and submit a report.

The committee suggested use of crushed stones and as an alternate material to natural sand for construction activities.

In spite of the recommendation of the use of crushed stones and, the usage of river sand continues in all construction activities, Appavu contended.

Due to continuous river sand mining, the state was facing rapid drying up of rivers, lakes, ponds, leading to water scarcity and drought.

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Dipping levels: Tankers siphon off water all around reservoirs 2.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
Localities around key water storage facilities in the suburbs are becoming a hotbed for illegal ground water extraction with residents raising an alarm about the depleting water table.
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TN CM assures Neduvasal farmers that no permission will be given for hydrocarbon extraction project 2.3.2017 DNA: India
With the protest against hydrocarbon extraction project in Neduvasal in Pudukottai district spreading to various parts of Tamil Nadu and opposition parties backing the protest, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday assured agitating farmers that the state government has not granted permission for the hydrocarbon project. "The state government has not granted any license to commercially extract natural gas at Neduvasal as it will affect the livelihood of farmers. Hence the farmers need not worry about it," the Chief Minister told a group of 11 farmers, who were part of the 14-day-long protest in Neduvasal when they met him at the Secretariat on Wednesday. Stating that he had taken up the hydrocarbon project with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his meeting with him on Monday, Mr Palaniswami further assured the farmers that the state government is following the principles of Amma (former chief minister J Jayalalithaa), and will not implement any project inimical to the interest of farmer's. ...
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TN coasts bleached of over Rs 2,000 crore 2.3.2017 DNA: Mumbai
In a major revelation, Tirunelveli district administration has confirmed that 18.25 lakh metric tonnes of beach sand minerals (BSM) worth Rs 2,372 crore were illegally exported after the Tamil Nadu government banned mining of BSM in September 2013. For the first time, the government has officially acknowledged and revealed the quantum of illegal BSM mining that was rampant in three southern coastal districts —Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari. This was revealed in a statement issued by Tirunelveli collector Dr M Karunagaran, who has cracked the whip on illegal BSM export, and against whom a malicious campaign was allegedly launched by sand mining baron S Vaikundarajan of VV Minerals and two others through social media. The collector has also filed a complaint against a television channel reporter and the publisher of a local Tamil daily newspaper alleging that he had amassed huge assets. Politically well-connected Vaikundarajan and his family virtually hold a monopoly over the BSM business in ...
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40,000 Jaito residents left without drinking water 2.3.2017 The Tribune
FARIDKOT: Leaving around 40,000 residents of Jaito without drinking water, Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) today snapped the power supply to two waterworks in the town.
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Lakes in suburbs turn hotbed for illegal groundwater extraction 1.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Govt. sounds warning on drought 1.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Significant drop in farm output anticipated
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Educational institutions in Namrup facing problems galore 1.3.2017 The Assam Tribune
Educational institutions in Namrup facing problems galore
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Karnataka's liquor industry stares at dry days ahead 1.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Karnataka's liquor industry stares at dry days ahead
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TN to benefit from Neduvasal, says Centre 1.3.2017 Hindu: News
Hydrocarbon production from Neduvasal fields will result in economic benefits to Tamil Nadu and the apprehensions of farmers are misplaced, the Centre said.With the protests against the hydrocarbon p...
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Afghan capital's thirsty residents dig deep to combat drought, overuse 1.3.2017
Kabul: A growing population is straining water supplies in Afghanistan's capital, forcing those who can afford it to dig unregulated wells ever deeper to tap a falling water table. Finding water in arid Afghanistan is virtually always a challenge, but a drop in the groundwater level in Kabul caused by overuse and drought is making it even more difficult for residents, especially the poor. Modern Kabul was originally planned to support about 1 million people, but is now home to more than 4.6 million, according to U.S. government estimates, with people fleeing violence and seeking jobs thronging into urban centers. Several unseasonably dry winters, with little rain and a dusting of snow, have exacerbated the problem. Heavy rain and snow this year has raised hopes that groundwater can be replenished, at least for a while. "The increase in population and drought has resulted in a shortage of water in Kabul, so more people are demanding deeper wells to get it," said Aslam Khan, who runs a well-digging ...
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