A check-dam in coastal Gujarat sweetened water and changed farmers' lives. Now, another change is coming, a cement factory over the reservoir and the villagers are on the warpath.

That India is on the verge of a serious water crisis is a foregone conclusion. So much so that the possibility of water riots in the future can't be ruled out. And it's not that the farmers of Vidarbha in Maharashtra or Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh are the only casualties of depleting groundwater level.

District Collector has decided to hold talks with leaders tomorrow

BERHAMPUR: Peasants from villages of Kasinagar block of Gajapati district demonstrated in front of the office of the Gajapati district Collector in Parlakhemundi on Wednesday to protest against construction of

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Government has devised an action plan worth Rs.32 crore for revival of rivers of the length of 1,400 km in the Hadoti region by constructing large check-dams for conservation of rain waters.

The construction of a check-dam at Haripura Manjhi on the Kalisindh river route has already started.

Court says writ petitions are maintainable

George Joseph / Kochi February 18, 2010, 0:40 IST

The state government doesn

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KOCHI: The petition filed by Tata against the show-cause notice issued by the Idukki District Collector seeking reasons for not removing the check dams and the rose plantation on the land which is in the company

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday extended the stay on demolishing the check dams constructed by the Tata on the land in its possession, for one more day. The hearing will continue on Wednesday.

George Joseph / Kochi February 09, 2010, 0:49 IST

Trade unions affiliated to the political parties which dominate the ruling CPI(M)-led government in Kerala have openly protested at the latter

NAGERCOIL: The Consumer Human Rights Protection Group has urged the Government to construct eight check dams across the Pazayaru.
Surplus water

Its president S.R. Sree Ram said that the surplus water during rainy season drained in to sea and hence check dams should be constructed across the river.