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Budget 2020-21: Experts hope water security will be in focus again 24.1.2020 Downtoearth
Fund allocations must be clearly defined, they say
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Limestone mining by cement company in EJH  opposed 24.1.2020 The Shillong Times
 KHNAM, STIEH lodge complaint with state pollution board  GUWAHATI: Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) and STIEH (Saindur, Tipkur Tipkha, Ieng, Ehrngiew, Khun Hynniewtrep) have objected to limestone mining by Star Cement in East Jaintia Hills district citing pollution hazards and adverse impact on environment and tourism. In a letter to the member secretary, Meghalaya […]
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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 23, 2020) 23.1.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
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Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (January 11-17, 2020) 19.1.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week     
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Irrigation does more than deplete groundwater, it changes climate too 17.1.2020 Downtoearth
More measured irrigation can help conserve water, suggests author of new study
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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 13, 2020) 13.1.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
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Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (January 5-10, 2020) 11.1.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week     
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Irrigation project poised to transform agrarian economy of Telangana 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Hyderabad, Work is being carried out on war footing at the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) that will bring relief to farmers by irrigating their fields as well as provide drinking water in parched areas of Telangana. With the total cost of the project pegged at Rs 80,000 crore, it envisages construction of barrage across river Godavari at Medigadda near Kaleshwaram, and two more barrages between Medigadda and Sripada Yellampally Project at Annaram and Sundilla. When completed, the project will transform the agrarian economy of Northern Telangana. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by June 2022.The project will convey water to the command area spread over in 13 districts of Telangana through a network of canals, tunnels, lift systems and reservoirs for irrigating an area of 18,25,700 acres against the original proposed area of 16,40,000 acres. The entire project works are divided into seven links and 28 packages. As a large area exists in the middle reaches of Godavari covering ...
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Environment 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The utilization of natural resources are our natural right and nothing wrong in it. But exploitation or destruction of natural resources are suicidal and disastrous. The world has now realized that it had played havoc with the nature and now it is a question of life and death before the mankind. The measures are being taken on global level to protect the nature to protect ourselves. Recently international Paris Agreement is a very big step to protect and improve the environment. The coal mining industries emitting carbon gasses in the form of smoke, petroleum product releasing toxic gases, excessive use of chemicals like detergents and plastic etc. have ruined the environment. India is facing worest in water pollution and heading towards grave danger. The excessive digging of tube wells and has created a very serious problem that we have last our natural resource in the form of under ground water. It is a rackless, senseless and ignorance and that we indulged in excessive exploitation of under ground ...
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Mighty Storms 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Mighty high speed dust storms hit across the North-India covering 12 states with core hit in the Uttar Pradesh. It were blowing upto the speed 120 to 130 kilometer per hour. The mango crop in Uttar Pradesh suffered very heavy losses in dropping of fruits, which where about to be picked out. According to the weather office the western disturbances are the main cause and it was combined with three rare weather systems. The western disturbances was created over Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana generating thunder clouds and reached upto Uttar Pradesh and in the Bihar. Here it was combined with moisture coming over from the Bay of Bengal and created high temperature. It created strong force and hitting power in the high speed winds. The western disturbances always occurred at the height of 1500 meter above the ground and when combines with moisture from upcoming water in steam form from the ground water resources the clouds are formed and summer rains occur. The North India is reeling under the heat above 40 ...
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New Talab 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The State Government is working on a long term plan this year for conservation of water with the digging new talab in the villages at the cost of Rs 500 crore to ensure water suplly there for all time to come. The tube well and hand pumps are not reliable rather itself liability during summer by going dry. But the new water body like talab will not only keep the tube with water supply and maintain the under ground water. The Bhopal big lake the Bhojsagar the digging out the silt is going on seriously with active participation of Mayor Mr Alok Sharma and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Kulansh River that bring in water in the Bhojsagar is being widen and dug deep to have more water to provide Bada talab. The rivers and talab salvage and restoration work will go till June 15. It is hoped by that the time most of the villages will have its own bodies to ensure year long and all the time water available all the time. The water harvesting it appears is forgotten scheme but it must be taken up ...
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Road Rage Hushed up 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The crime of road rage committed by drunk car riders with the Minister Mr.Jalan Singh and his driver was hushed up because of their said to be close links with the Speaker Mr.Sita Saran Sharma. The accused are connected with sand trade. They are booked for a minor offensive driving the vehicle in drunk conditions. They were let of promptly on bail from the police station itself and there vehicle was not seized. The sand mafia having roaring illicit trade as they are having political links and patronage. The sand mafia has degraded the Narmada with massive sand mining from its beds. It is dry in patches and have no water to supply it the need of Gujarat. They have private as medgang to carry the sand under the gun cover. When they are checked they attack not only the mining staff but even the collector, SP and SDM etc. The way the mafia case was hushed up showed the surrender of police and the minister before be sand mafias. The police nabbed the criminal within no time but the Minister, who called ...
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Talab Preservation 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
In view of frequent water scarcity problem the Chief Minister Mr Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken a very vital decision to launch statewide campaign for preservation of talabs. The campaign will be one and a half months long from May to June 15. During this period renovation, deepening and the construction of new talab will be undertaken. There are many villages without any water body and people go long distance for fetching water and in critical summer days these villages supplied water by tankers. In construction of new talab such villages be taken on first. Such water bodies will be able to collect rain water and also percolate as under ground water which the due need of the State The Government must handpumps but phase out tube well. It is disastrous and over exploiting undergound water and itself with a water are needed most. In the forest areas also there must be mini talab in large numbers to provide water to the wild life also. During summer the wild life on search of water came upto nearby ...
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Digvijay Narmada Yatra 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Narmada Parikrama is a ritual going on all the time as religious act by the people as pilgrimage. But the Chief Minister Mr Shivraj Singh Chauhan give it great character with grand success of his Namo Namimi Narmade as a parikrama to clean the river with massive forestation of fruit trees all along it banks. After him the another personality the ex-chief minister Mr Digvijay Singh along with his wife Amrita Rao embarked upon the Narmada Parikrama from Berman Ghat in Narsinghpur and culminated here also as full circle on April 9. Mr Singh said that he was worried about plight of the revered Narmada river due to illegal sand mining. He demanded that river Narmada required measures for its revival. At the beginning of the yatra Mr Digvijay Singh declared it was his personal and spiritual measures and not a political act he would keep away from politics till it was over. Now with this conclusion Mr Singh resumed his political career and his first political statement he said his aim is to return the ...
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Govt ‘complies’ with HC order on illegally extracted sand 10.1.2020 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Preliminary information indicates that about 32 cubic metres of sand was thrown back into the Camurlim River and 600 cubic metres into the Mandovi River Panaji/Ponda/Mapusa : Ahead of a contempt petition hearing on illegal sand mining, the government on Thursday in a belated action carried out intensive operations of putting sand back into the …
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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 9, 2020) 9.1.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
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Maha Farmers’ Rights Commission to curb agro-crisis 9.1.2020 Business – The Navhind Times
Mumbai: With farmers suicides unabated in 2019, a farm-panel has mooted the setting of India’’s first-ever rights commission to address the ongoing crises in the farmlands and make the state “farmers suicide-free within five years”, according to a top activist. “We have proposed to set up a ‘’Maharashtra Farmers’’ Rights Commission’’ – on the lines …
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These places in NCR are making zero waste a daily commitment 7.1.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth profiles two initiatives in the National Capital Region that aim at reducing food waste and a number of other measures for making themselves zero waste
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How do India’s policies and guidelines look at ‘urban lakes’? 3.1.2020 Downtoearth
The country has come a long way in the fight to protect these bodies of water, but much more needs to be done
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Forest dept acts tough on illegal sand mining near border 31.12.2019 The Shillong Times
Five mahals demolished, 7 excavators seized in periodic raids GUWAHATI: The Assam forest department has upped the ante against illegal extraction of natural resources, raiding and demolishing as many as five huge sand mahals, believed to be hot beds of illegal sand mining, along the Kulsi river close to the inter-state border in lower Assam’s Kamrup ...
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