Abolish manual scavenging: SC

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:30

Abolish manual scavenging: SC

The Court said entering sewer lines without safety gears should be made a crime and that safai karamchari women should be provided support for dignified livelihood

Sow short duration crops: Govt

The Union Agriculture Ministry has suggested farmers sow short and medium duration crops in the wake of El Nino disrupting monsoon this year. Says contingency plans for less rain ready

No drinking water plan in the Bihar capital

Borewells have sprouted in all corners of Patna, creating artificial water scarcity, thanks to no proper piped water supply despite a population of 25 lakh

Delhi hospitals use rainwater harvesting pits as toxic waste dumps

The National Green Tribunal has slammed hospitals like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Safdarjung hospital for letting their rainwater harvesting structures lie useless. Other institutions like the Metro, Delhi Jal Board and the CPWD have also drawn the Tribunal's ire

Water a major poll issue for Rajahmundry

Even though this city in Andhra Pradesh is located right on the banks of the Godavari river, it has been facing water scarcity for 15 years as the water intake point from the river is contaminated by sewerage channels emptying into the river

Incomplete irrigation projects in post-division Andhra need huge funds

Rs 1,13,954 crores is required to complete pending projects under the Jalayagnam programme. Rs 78,000 crore have been spent till now but only an additional 23.36 lakh acres have been irrigated

Protest for protestors in Himachal

Villagers in Chamba district stage a protest against the arrest of 25 woman activists who were demanding shifting of the 180 MW Bajoli Holi hydropower project. According to villagers, the dam will dry up their water sources and livelihood from the forest

Is there a toilet manifesto this polling season?

Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan has been running since 1999 but open defecation in the country is more prevailent than ever. Is any political party concerned?

This is the news roundup of March 26 and 27, 2014.