The damaged internal roads and waterlogging inside the solid waste treatment plant are hampering the clearing of accumulated waste and fertiliser at Brahmapuram Municipal Solid Waste Treatment plant of the Kochi Corporation.

Water from the nearby water body is reaching the floor of the plant and soaking the waste. A temporary bund has been constructed for preventing water incursion. When it rains, the rain water too spreads dampness on the waste, making the processing nearly impossible, said the officials of the agency which took up the assignment to run the plant.

After repeated squabbles with the civic administration over desilting of the Mithi river, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has now sent an ultimatum to the BMC that it will be doing the desilting work this year for the last time.

Both agencies have been at loggerheads for the past seven years over the desilting of a six-km stretch of the Mithi river, resulting in a delay in desilting and waterlogging in areas around that patch.

KOLKATA, 16 MAY: It may sound unbelievable, but the third oldest underground sewer line in the world has been cleaned for the first time since its installation and re-commissioned today.

Faridkot: The state government had acquired large chunks of land for some specific projects many years ago.

GUWAHATI, May 7 – The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has launched its second phase of cleaning and de-siltation to cope with the problem of artificial flooding that has assumed a perennial

New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party is trying to cash in on its recent victory in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls with its manifesto projecting the party as the best alternative to Congress and BJP, which

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Irrigation Department to moot a proposal for amending the Northern India Canal and Drainage Act to check the growing malpractice of water theft in

KOCHI: The much-hyped Suchitwa Mission’s sanitation project for the coastal panchayats of Chellanam, Kumbalangi and Kumbalam still remains on paper. With the project delaying indefinitely, the chances of it bringing any relief to the people in these places during monsoon seems remote. These three panchayats have been reeling under acute sanitation issues owing to their geographical position and absence of modern septic tanks. Every monsoon, the issues worsen due to water logging and the low-lying landscape of the areas.

This article looks into the instances of growing waterlogging, which is a negative externality of the developmental process (canal irrigation) that has affected the marginalised sections to a greater extent, who mostly depend on land for livelihood and self-sustenance. Land-use pattern has undergone a tremendous transformation due to irrigation development in terms of increase in fallow and culturable waste lands.

NEW DELHI: Ironical as it may be, DDA has no jurisdiction over a large part of the Yamuna floodplain located within Delhi.