Andhra coast reels under cyclone Helen

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:30

Andhra coast reels under cyclone Helen

Following Phailin, cyclone Helen creates a havoc in Krishna and Godavari delta areas of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone killed seven people and destroyed paddy crops worth Rs. 5000 crore.

Rajasthan mute as MP proceeds with dam project in inter-state Chambal basin

Rajasthan seems to be ignorant as Madhya Pradesh moves ahead with its massive dam project in inter-state Chambal river basin without the formers consent.

First bio-toilet facility installed in Mumbai's slum

Eight eco-friendly toilets installed in Bharat Nagar Slums in Bandra, Mumbai to bring an end to open defecation due to inadequate sanitation facilities in the area.

Probe initiated as thousands of fishes die in Meghalaya river

With several thousand fishes found dead in a river in East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, a team of scientists from State Pollution Control Board collects water sample to investigate the cause.

Arunachal CM calls for a blue revolution

Asks the scientists to identify state specific fish species for promoting pisciculture in Arunachal Pradesh and make the state exporter of freshwater fisheries.

Kerala HC repeats it earlier order on providing water to Vypeen island

Reiterating its earlier directive, Kerala High Court orders the state government and Ernakulam district authorities to supply clean drinking water to all Vypeen islanders on a daily basis.

Rural Maharashtrian village savours the benefits of filtration plant

Installation of a sophisticated water filtration plant in Mandavgan Farata village of Pune district proves a boon for locals as the plant not only helps tackle the high nitrate content in Bhima river water but also presents future business opporunity to the villagers.

Coast Guard launches machine to tap water from air

To cater to the drinking water requirement of its personnel, Coast Guard installs a machine at Thengaithittu harbour in Puducherry that can extract and produce 160 litres of water per day from atmospheric air.

28 km walkathon to save Palar

Over 5,000 people are expected to participate in the 28 km walkathon in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu on November 26 that aims to create awareness among villagers living along Palar river on pollution and sand mining.

Chilika weeds bear fruits

The invasive weed, Phragmites karka, that once threatened Chilika lagoon in Odisha, is found to be useful in producing paper by using a laboratory scale technique.

Rs. 150 crore project to arrest sewage outflow in Chennai

Chennai Metrowater has initiated work to plug 179 of the 337 outfalls that discharge untreated sewage in Cooum, Adyar rivers and Buckingham canal. 

Encroachers bring misery to one more Bengaluru lake

With rapid urban development taking place around the water body, Chikkabanavara lake on the outskirts of Bengaluru is turning into a swamp.

This is the roundup of important news for November 22 & 23, 2013.