Fly ash laden water from power plant spills into MP village

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:30

Fly ash laden water from power plant contaminates water in MP village

The water spilled into the village when mud wall of the fly ash dyke of Essar's Mahan thermal power plant in Singrauli district collapsed. In an earlier instance, the state pollution control board asked the plant to shut down when fly ash from the plant was found flowing in a nearby stream

Capital's prime industrial estate does not treat its effluent

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has issued a warning to seal 2000 industrial units in Wazirabad for discharging untreated waste directly into sewers. Thanks to broken pipelines, the effluent never reaches the common effluent treatment plant in the area

Once a historic pond, now a Dhobi Ghat

The park near the Mangles tank in Patna hosted freedom fighters' public meetings and was a site for 'Chhath' celebrations for a long time. Now it is a garbage dumping ground visited only by washermen

Nagpur's drinking water source contaminated by sewerage

Sewage continues to flow into Gorewada lake even 18 months after the problem was reported. Red tapism in sanctioning of funds and tendering process delays the construction of sewage pipelines

Sand mining a fatal threat in Kerala

Underwater pits created by sand mining in Kozhikode's Cherupuzha river has claimed many lives. These pits are covered flimsily by underwater rocks, giving a false sense of security and foothold

Wetland in Delhi a picture of neglect

Sanjay lake in East Delhi, a natural wetland that was recreated after its catchment was encroached upon, is hardly ever visited by migratory birds. Boating, open bathing, washing clothes and a playground around the lake has disturbed the wildlife habitat

Stormwater drains carriers of rain water, not sewage

Waterlogging in cities as soon as monsoon commences poses a big civic problem. The solution lies in keeping the storm water drains free from encroachment and not use them as sewage canals

Clean water and sanitation still a dream for many

Waterborne diseases like Diarrhea are still the biggest killer of children globally, with more than 800,000 under-five children dying because of it: an analysis of the Indian scenario

This is the news roundup of April 15, 2014.