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India plans to overhaul rivers for shipping

The Indian government'sambitious plans to develop 101 rivers into an integrated Inland Water Transport (IWT) systemhavetriggeredfiercedebate. Transport and shipping minister, Nitin Gadkari, recently introduced a new National Waterways Bill 2015 ... Eco-Business, 6 hours ago
India Today

River dirt rises 14 times in 26 years, environmentalists up in arms

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and its state units have assessed rising pollution, but miserably failed to execute effective clean-up of the dying rivers. India's apex pollution control board and its state units have assessed ...
 India Today6 days ago

Road to mayhem: Infrastructure projects affect protected habitats

Why did the elephant cross the road? Because it had to. It's not a joke any more. As roads, highways, railway links and power lines eat into shrinking forest cover, tigers are coming up against trucks and elephants are being forced to cross ...
 Hindustan Times1 week ago

If Monsoons Were Not Extreme Enough Weather for You, Youre In for a Treat

By the time this year's monsoon arrived in India on June 5, four days later than normal, Ahmed Pasha had seen quite enough of the heat wave that swept across the country, melting asphalt as temperatures topped 118 degrees Fahrenheit in spots. Many ...
 TakePart1 week ago

Coin cell battery surgically removed from boy's foodpipe

Rajkot, Jul 15 (PTI) A coin-shaped battery, which remained stuck in the food pipe of a two-year-old boy for more than a month, was surgically removed, a city-based surgeon said here today. "We have successfully removed a coin-shaped battery cell, ...
 Press Trust of India1 week ago PTI - BOY-SURGERY (BES26) - Coin cell battery surgically removed from boy's foodpipe  Namibia Press Agency1 week ago

Power output hit in Uttarakhand

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Debris and muck clog Vishnuprayag barrage With heavy rain lashing the State, hydroelectric power projects have been damaged resulting in significant reduction in power generation. Landslides triggered by ...
 The Hindu2 weeks ago

Dams, pollution biggest threats to Himalayan rivers

For most pilgrims on their way to Kedarnath, Srinagar in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand is just a town they might stop at for a cup of tea or a snack. Almost equidistant from Haridwar and Kedarnath, there is nothing that marks it out. However, ...
 Economic Times3 weeks ago
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River experts miffed at being ignored on Ganga revival plan

  Were river experts excluded from IIT consortium on the Ganga River Basin Management Plan? Rashme Sehgal reports. Why were India’s leading river experts including a group of high-profile river engineers excluded from the deliberations on how to revive the dying Ganga? Eight Indian Institutes of Technology were asked by former minister of environment Jairam Ramesh in 2010 to prepare a comprehensive Ganga River Basin Management Plan on how to revive the Ganga river system in terms of ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Govt mulling threefold hike in water cess

In consumption, industry comes second to agriculture, which uses 80% of the available water. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The environment ministry is mulling a threefold increase in cess on water consumption in a bid to check excess use ...
 Livemint.com1 month ago

New Committee to Assess Hydro Projects on Ganga in Uttarakhand

NEW DELHI: The ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has formed an 11 member committee to assess the cumulative impact of hydroelectric projects (HEPs) in upper reaches of River Ganga in Uttarakhand which had come under scrutiny after the June ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago
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