Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sri Amman Mineral Waters Pvt Ltd Mathuvarapuram Coimbatore Vs The Chairman Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board Chennai and others dated 07/02/2014 regarding packaged drinking water manufacturing units over exploited areas. NGT Southern Zone has asked the applicant not to install any additional pumps for the purpose of extraction of water.

Regulatory body makes assertion in affidavit to National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench

Farmers blame drastic fall in groundwater table on bottling plant, saying it draws out far more water than can be naturally recharged

Till the late 1990s, Bansi Aheer, like all other farmers around Kaladera, used to irrigate his seven-bigha farm, drawing water from a well. “Water was easily available at about 40 feet. But it dropped annually by one or two feet and later by eight or ten feet,” he says.

Slamming the Uttarakhand government for encouraging industrial development in the ecologically sensitive region, environmentalist Anil Prakash Joshi opposed the proliferation of industries in the S

it's a right: Volunteers take part in the campaign against privatisation of water in Bangalore on Monday.

In a bid to stop water privatisation in all its forms in Karnataka, ‘Namma Neeru’ – a month-long campaign – was launched on Monday.
Freedom fighter H S Doreswamy flagged off the initiative started by a non-governmental organisation called People’s Campaign for Right to Water. He said privatisation of water is against the Indian Constitution and social justice.

A drinking water crisis looks imminent in the state as members of the Tamil Nadu packaged drinking water manufacturers on Wednesday declared an indefinite strike in protest against the National Gre

Directs TNPCB to ensure their closure

The National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench, on Wednesday ordered the immediate closure of 252 packaged drinking water units across Tamil Nadu as they came under the ‘overexploited area’ category classified by the PWD. It also directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to ensure that they are closed until further orders.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Pure One Products Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board Ors dated 03/01/2014 regarding packaged drinking water units in Tamil Nadu.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/148-2013(SZ)(OA)_3Jan2014.pdf

Cabinet Gives In-Principle Nod For Real Estate Bill

The cabinet has decided to set up a potable water company near Malankara dam in Idukki, for which the government will soon release Rs 9.86 crore. Chief minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday that the company would be set up under the Kerala irrigation infrastructure and development corporation.

The government has taken measures to intervene to check the quality and the standards of bottled drinking water, said Chief Government Whip and Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena