Why we must have water budgets

Groundwater plays an important role in our lives and India’s economy, but it is disappearing fast. There is mounting evidence that we are extracting more than can be naturally replenished. In the hard-rock aquifers of peninsular India, drilling 800 ft or deeper is…

Green penalty may go up from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 crore

New Delhi: Seeking to impose a serious and effective deterrent to prevent violation of environmental laws, the Centre plans to introduce an amendment bill proposing to scale up the fine to a minimum of Rs 5 crore up from Rs 1 lakh and imprisonment up to seven years…

‘Unauthorised hill slope occupation an environmental hazard’

Vishakhapatnam: In 1998, 11.72 sq kilometres of hill slopes in and around Vizag were occupied by houses and various other constructions. Cut to 2010 – The figure has shot up more than threefold at 35 sq kilometres, and counting. Forest cover, barren land and…

Jharkhand coal scam: CBI court defers its judgement till Mar. 28

Ranchi (Jharkhand) : A Special CBI Court on Monday deferred its judgement till March 28 in a coal scam case pertaining to allotment of a Jharkhand coal block to Jharkhand Ispat Pvt. Ltd (JIPL). The case involves JIPL and its directors R.S. Rungta and R.C. Rungta, who…

खदानें शुरू, पर सिलिकोसिस से बचाव की ठोस नीति नहीं

पत्थर खदान संचालित करने वाले खनिज लीज़ धारक शासन के नियमानुसार मापदंडो का पालन करने ले लिए अपनी ज़िम्मेदारी कागजी कार्यवाही मे तो दर्शाते है, पर सवाल यह उठता है कि जो पूर्व समय मे हालात थे, वही आज भी बदलाव कुछ नहीं। इन हालातो के चलते यह कहने मे अतिशयोक्ति नही होगी कि…

Need to protect natural resources stressed

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015, should be able to protect the natural resources that belonged to the people, prevent them from being usurped by individual businessmen, and a permanent fund be created with the returns from the…

Watered down

Mar 18, 2016- For many Nepalis, the water resource issue instantly comes to the forefront as far as Nepal-India relations are concerned. They say the white gold that gushes down Nepal’s mountains and gorges—making up to 70 percent of the Ganga’s lean season flow—is…

Heavy metals in fly ash a cause for concern

Green activists are very much worried over traces of toxic substances Along with spewing pollutants into the air, the fly ash being produced by the Narla Tatarao Thermal Power Station (NTTPS) and stored in the ever-growing ash tanks is causing surface and ground water…

Referendum that echoes a difference

India has just witnessed a unique event – its first green referendum in which people had to vote for or against a mining project. The results are out though the process of referendum has not yet concluded. A majority of people have already voted against the project….

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