Experts Say They Have No Idea Why Plan Is Being Revised

There is little hope for ecologically sensitive zones in the national capital region (NCR), including the Aravalis and the riverine ecosystems of Yamuna, Hindon, Sahibi and Kali. National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) is revising its Regional Plan 2021, but the new draft plan seems to be “diluting” the only environmental safeguards the plan had.

7 जून की पिथौरागढ़ जिले में आई आपदा का प्रमुख कारण लापा ग्लेशियर टूटना रहा। धारचूला से 60 किमी दूर तीदांग से लेकर धारचूला, बलुवाकोट, जौलजीबी, झूलाघाट तक तबाही मचाने में तीदांग के लापा ग्लेशियर के स

The diversion of water of River Ganga through Upper and Lower Ganga canals, leaves virtually very little or no flow in the main river. In absence of adequate flow the unabated discharge of treated sewage, even with 100% treatment, and BOD level of 30 mg/l, cannot bring the river water quality to bathing level in lean season flow.

KARWAR: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagdish Shettar on Wednesday remained noncommittal on demands to resume the sand trade from Kali River to Goa, stating that he had to discuss the issue with senior officials.

Addressing a large gathering at Tagore Beach, here, after inaugurating the new bus stand and laying the foundation stone for many projects at Karwar, Shettar said: “It is difficult to take any immediate decision on the resumption of Kali River sand transportation to Goa, as requested by Fisheries, Science & Technology Minister Anand Asnotikar.”

Heavy rain lashed Uttara Kannada district from Friday morning but people finally had a respite on Sunday.

This report by the IES presents the findings of a study that explores the likely impacts of the recent proposals in India to build a dam at Pancheshwar in the Himalayas on the river ecosystems and the surrounding areas and people involved.

A Committee of Parliament visited the slaughterhouse in Meerut on June 10 to enquire if it was polluting the Kali Nadi river that flows through the city. A seasonal river that once provided irrigation and drinking water to 44 villages in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh, Kali Nadi has turned poisonous. The slaughterhouse waste is only a part of the problem.

The concentration of 210Po and 210Pb has been measured by the chemical deposition method in surface water samples from the major rivers of coastal Karnataka: Kali, Sharavathi and Netravathi. Measurements
of 210Po and 210Pb in surface water from these rivers are important because river water is the main source of potable water in this region due to inadequate supply of treated water.

Six rivers in western Uttar Pradesh, including the Yamuna, are now so polluted that they should be classified as dead, says a new study.

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) will invite tenders in a few months for setting up of a 1450 MW capacity Pumped Storage power generating units across Sharavathi and Kali rivers.

The project, which involves pumping back of water used for generating power into reservoirs, aims at setting up a 800 MW unit at Varahi and 650 MW unit at Sharavathi hydro-stations. The technology will be obtained from Japan the total project cost is estimated to be around Rs 4500 crores.