Final nod to Telangana

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:30

Final nod to Telangana

Government approves bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and Seemandhra with Hyderabad as a joint capital for 10 years. The approval came two months after the passing of resolution to form the 29th Indian state.

Solar powered India- not a distant reality anymore

Aspiring to install 750 MW of solar photovoltaic power, government clears the phase two of solar mission already delayed by six months.

Jazeera's long fight for saving coastal sand 

The protest by mother of three enters the third month against illegal coastal sand mining at her village in Kannur district, Kerala. State government ignores her demand to resolve the issue.

Privatising water brings no improvement in its services

World Bank investment going to private water companies is leading to failure in improvement of access to clean drinking water, say activists urging the World Bank to divest.

Govt mandates registration for shrimp farmers

Registration of shrimp farmers necessary under the Coastal Aquaculture Authority Act, 2005. Violators to get imprisonment of up to three years or pay Rs. one lakh as fine or both.

Accolades for environment activists

Rotary Young Achiever Award 2013 conferred on Syed Miraz Ahmed, a research associate at Centre for Development and Peace Studies, alongwith ten others working in the area of environment and sustainability.

Tribals protest against tourism project

More than 2000 tribals gathered to protest against Gujarat government's proposal to aquire the land for developing the site around the Narmada dam into a tourist spot.

Andhra govt sets in motion lake conservation plan for Hyderabad

Of the 2,857 lakes identified in the city, authorities plan to create a master database of 455 water bodies falling inside the Outer Ring Road.

Rampal power plant to cause extensive harm to Sundarbans

The proposed coal based power plant of Rampal in West Bengal to have irreversible negative impacts on Sunderbans, reports an EIA assessment.

Gujarat in need of long-term action plan to tackle floods

Bharuch awakens to the urgent need of improving its infrastructure and developing 100-year plan to combat floods. This year's worst-ever floods in the state have also resulted in a loss of crops worth Rs. 700 crore.

Public toilets included in Modi's agenda

Gujarat CM announces Rs. 300 crore scheme to construct public toilets for urban poor in every municipal corporation areas of the state.

Rajasthan govt's hurried decision intensifies groundwater crisis

By digging up 20,000 hand-pumps, 1,350 bore-wells and 5,000 tube-wells in the state, the government wastes Rs. 1100 crore spent to improve the groundwater level in last few years.

J&K struggles to grapple its vanishing farmlands

The state experiences a loss of one hectare of total agricultural land from 1995 to 2011. 

Pink city undertakes sewer project

Using the new technique to replace existing sewers, Jaipur all set to revamp its sewer system under JnNURM.

Mumbai seas smell sewage

City's sea water have deteriorated in quality over the last one year due to discharge of untreated sewage into the seas.

This is the roundup of important news for September 4 & 5, 2013.