Industrial town spent Rs 2 crore on flow meters that no one monitors THE industrial units of Pali town in Rajasthan were made to install meters to measure the amount of effluents they discharge. But no one is monitoring them. The Rajasthan high court ordered installation of flow meters in April 2008 to check industrial effluents from entering the Bandi river. It said the effluents

Environment ministry admits bacteria is major river pollutant MAJOR rivers in India have high bacterial contamination, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (moef) said in a press release dated December 24, 2008. Yamuna and Ganga top the list of most polluted rivers (see graph below). Bacterial contamination in water is indicated by the presence of coliform bacteria that find

Decentralized Waste Water Treatment System View image A poor Gujarat locality pays to treat its sewage ecologically The 2001 earthquake left 70,000 families homeless in Bhuj. About 800 of them

Groundwater authority removed checks on water extraction revised guidelines of the Central Groundwater Authority, or cgwa, allowing sinking of bore wells in overexploited areas have not only disturbed critics but also worried states. On November 17, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi met officials of the central authority responsible for monitoring and conserving groundwater in India.

Court told Delhi water utility officers

THE Delhi High Court has sentenced a former chief executive officer of the Delhi Jal Board and two other officers to two weeks in jail for not repairing sewer lines in the capital and letting the sewage flow into the Yamuna without treatment.