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

The Chennai Corporation will construct a stormwater drain network, totalling nearly 800 km, in the areas that have been merged with it as part of the measures to prevent water-logging.

The new areas come under the Corporation zones of Tiruvottiyur, Manali, Madhavaram, Ambattur, Valasaravakkam, Alandur, Perungudi and Sholinganallur. Areas where water-logging is severe would receive priority in implementation of the project.

Cabinet to discuss scheme today

The government will sanction Rs.125 crore for a comprehensive project aimed at preventing waterlogging and flooding in the capital city.
A sum of Rs.27 crore will be spent in the first phase, and Rs.98.5 crore will be sanctioned for the second phase.

India has made a long journey in the field of irrigation by raising the irrigation coverage from 22.6 million ha in 1951 to 100 million ha in 2005. Consequently the food-grain production was raised from 50 million tons to 210 tons in above period. However from the past experience, it is seen that, construction of dam attracts a series of environmental problems in two distinct areas i.e., upstream of dam and downstream of dam.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought responses from various civic bodies, including the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), on a Public Interest Litigat

The research group at Physics Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh did studies related to presence of uranium in drinking water from the Malwa belt. The analysis technique used is Energy dispersive X-ray Fluorescence, which is capable of detecting many elements simultaneously.

Curtains on craters, the city is ready to get the show on the road.

Excessive use of concrete, widespread construction and clogged drains led to the flooding of the streets after heavy rainfall and storm that was experienced on Thursday.

Commercial and non-commercial plants face a variety of environmental stressors that often cannot be controlled. In this study, transgenic hybrid poplar (Populus × euramericana ‘Guariento’) harboring five effector genes (vgb, SacB, JERF36, BtCry3A and OC-I) were subjected to drought, salinity, waterlogging and insect stressors in greenhouse or laboratory conditions. Field trials were also conducted to investigate long-term effects of transgenic trees on insects and salt tolerance in the transformants.

KOKRAJHAR: The Japanese Encephalitis which has been spreading in a rapid manner has claimed the lives of seven people since July 13 in Kokrajhar district. Several patients have been admitted at RN Brahma Civil Hospital and many others have been referred to Bongaigaon for better treatment.