Hyderabad needs sewage treatment plants to cut pollution.

A recent report from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) that has listed the Musi river stretch among the most polluted rivers in the country and its water most dangerous, has taken the Stat

Political parties, which look at slum populations as their prime vote bank, continue to make false promises of regularising lake lands that has been encroached. Musi River is one such area.

The state government on Monday informed the AP high court that it has ambitious plans to beautify the entire 34 kilometres of Musi river spread in the GHMC area at a cost of Rs 922 crore.

While turning a blind eye to the increasing number of encroachments along the Musi river bed, the GHMC has prepared grand plans to seek Rs 752 crore funding from the Centre for the river front deve

Despite predictions of a good rainfall in 2012, the present water crisis in Hyderabad, especially relating to groundwater levels, may deteriorate in the absence of preventive measures.

The city’s ground water is not fit for consumption unless it is treated for both biological and chemical contamination. A ground water quality study conducted by the Central Ground Water Board in several parts of Hyderabad revealed that water tapped from the ground failed in a number of crucial parameters including tests related to total hardness and calcium, magnesium, chloride, sulphate and nitrate contents.

June 4: Climatic conditions in the state are clearly worsening. In fact, environmentalists say that the state capital is the sixth worst polluted city in the country.
Alarmingly, the Krishna and Godavari rivers, that contribute around 90 per cent of the state

June 2: The ambitious Musi beautification project taken up by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation promises to revive the lost glory of the river. Construction of two rubber dams, at an estimated cost of over Rs 16 crore, has already been completed.

In periurban Hyderabad, India, leafy vegetables are increasingly grown along the Musi River and sold in urban markets. This agricultural biodiversity can significantly help urban and periurban farmers become more resilient to the impacts of such changes.