One of the major water bodies in Ranchi —Kanke Dam — that hitherto supplied water to thousands of houses settled around its periphery has been obliged with waste emanating from human activities con

On her first trip to Udaipur since being sworn in as chief minister, Vasundhara Raje on Thursday lashed out at the previous government for pushing the state backward in terms of development.

Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora while presenting a comparison report of the measurements carried out by Sir Walter R.

State-Wise Releases under Centrally Sponsored Schemes for Protection of Environment referred to in the reply to Parts (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No.29 regarding “Protection of Environment” by Shri Premchand (Guddu) due for answer on 05.08.2013.

The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has the mandate, inter alia, to conserve/restore urban lakes/water bodies, re-use and re-cycle waste water, etc.

This paper intends to evaluate the legal and institutional protection available for the conservation of urban water bodies in India and in other parts of the world, particularly in the developed countries. The paper will also explore the technical tools for the management of water bodies.

State told not to treat eco protection as a soft subject

The State government has failed to implement various Centrally sponsored projects aimed at rejuvenating the Pampa, the Vembanad Lake, and the Kuttanad water system, N.K. Sukumaran Nair, Pampa Parirakshana Samiti (PPS) general secretary, has said. Mr. Nair told The Hindu that the government should stop treating environment protection and nature conservation as soft subjects.

The tackle the problem of water pollution, the Pushkar Lake will soon have a coir mesh treatment system.

Works to rejuvenate polluted Kolavoy lake to be taken up under Central plan

After several years of negligence, the much-abused Kolavoy lake, one of the largest water bodies in Kancheepuram district, might soon be rejuvenated. The lake, also known as Chengalpattu lake, will be the first water body in the Chennai region to get a new lease of life under the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) of the Union ministry of forests and environment.

Jaipur:The natural and manmade lakes in the state are at varying states of degradation and some have become history. Waking up to the crisis, the state government will now table the Rajasthan Lake Development Authority Bill, 2013 in the coming session of the assembly.

The proposed bill would provide for the establishment of an authority for the purposes of protection, conservation, restoration, regeneration and integrated development of the lakes of the state.