water pollution

Odisha government frames new rules to check water pollution by idol immersion

The idols are required to be made from natural, biodegradable, eco-friendly raw materials without the use of any toxic, inorganic raw materials like traditional virtuous clay and mud.

published on : 6th October 2021

TNIE Impact: Lokayukta directs authorities to prevent water pollution by Mangalore Refinery

The Lokayukta said the right to a healthy environment and pollution-free water is a part of the right to life and liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution.

published on : 4th October 2021

Oily discharge from Mangaluru refinery polluting water bodies 

The Nagarika Horata Samiti, a committee formed by locals to take up community issues, complained to MRPL officials about the problems they are facing due to discharge of brackish water.

published on : 1st October 2021

Can Singapore model save Cooum river?

The Cooum has often drawn comparisons with the Singapore River over the past couple of decades, with both having faced similar issues. 

published on : 29th September 2021

Tamil Nadu: Plea to set up night vigil to curb pollution in Erode 

According to activists, incidents of effluent release in water bodies took place at night thus violating the TNPCB's zero effluent discharge rule.

published on : 25th September 2021

Trash snuffing life out of Chennai rivers

“If officials say the flood-carrying capacity has been raised to 40,000 cusecs, it is important to remember 97,000 cusecs were released during 2015 floods,” he points out.

published on : 24th September 2021

Water pollution: Once life-giver, Noyyal river is now farmers’ curse

A tributary of the Cauvery, the river has become so toxic it is turning arable land barren and poisoning groundwater 

published on : 23rd September 2021

All idol remains will be removed from lakes in 24 hours, says GHMC Commissioner

Seeking exemption for immersion of PoP idols, the GHMC had given an undertaking to the SC saying that all waste will be removed from Hussainsagar within a day

published on : 21st September 2021

Activists warn of rise in water pollution due to idol immersions

City-based environmentalists and activists say that the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, especially the immersion of idols in several water bodies, will cause a rise in water pollution in the city lakes.

published on : 21st September 2021

TSPCB to keep a tab on pollution of water bodies

They also informed that samples were collected from six locations in Hussainsagar and 40 samples from from other lakes. 

published on : 11th September 2021

Ganga heavily polluted with microplastics, highest concentration in Varanasi, claims study  

The study released by NGO Toxics Link on Thursday reveal the presence of microplastics in all samples collected from the river at Haridwar, Kanpur, and Varanasi.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Puducherry begins pilot project for restoration of rivers

Chunnambar and Arasalar are among the 351 rivers in the country identified as polluted rivers by the Central Pollution Control Board.

published on : 6th July 2021

Low-cost checkdams, weirs planned across major drains in Delhi to curb pollution

Officials said these small and low-cost checkdams will be coming up on three drains Najafgarh, Supplementary and Shahdara drains falling into the Yamuna.

published on : 23rd June 2021

IISc facility can detect water pollutants at low concentration

This will aid in accurate and precise determination of concentration for metals and metalloids from 100 ppm to 10 ppt (9 orders of magnitude).

published on : 11th June 2021

Form panel to curb pollution in rivers: Madras HC to Tamil Nadu government

The court gave a direction to this effect while passing further interim orders on a public interest writ petition from one Dhanasekaran, who prayed for a direction to clean river Amaravathi.

published on : 20th April 2021
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