Environment High Court Indian Subcontinent Regulators

Girija Vaidyanathan with zero experience been appointed as NGT special member

In a surprise move during the tenure of Modi led centre government Ex-TN Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan been appointed as NGT special member   Saibal Dasgupta, the present expert member, has been transferred to the Eastern bench of the NGT.   Girija Vaidyanathan was appointed by the principal bench of the NGT in New Delhi Read More…

Accidents Environment North India Rivers

Media forgotten sorry tale of Uttarakhand flood where 67 dead and still 137 missing

Two more bodies were recovered from the flood-ravaged Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site, taking the death toll in the calamity in Uttarakhand to 67 even as search operations continued there for the 15th day on Sunday.   Three bodies had been recovered from the desilting tank near the Tapovan project barrage by Saturday evening while two Read More…

Environment Nature North India Rivers

Glacier disaster in Uttarakhand washed away dam and bridges , so far 170 missing

Sunday Feb 7th  2021 glacier disaster is a grim reminder of the monsoon floods in Uttarakhand in 2013, which killed 6,000 people and led to calls for a review of development projects in the state, particularly in isolated areas like those around the Rishi Ganga dam.   The increased pace of development in the region has Read More…

Assembly Environment Games South India

Online betting in Tamilnadu hence forth warrants 2 years Jail tenure and Penalty

Recently, in Tamilnadu there were many suicides due to online betting and even some of the police constables who had lost several thousands in online betting committed suicide. When the Assembly was not in place state government had already issued an ordinance on the issue.   Taking in to consideration In Tamilnadu assembly Tamil Nadu Read More…

Agriculture Asia Canada China Environment Indian Subcontinent Industries Rivers World

Implications of Ageing Dams across Globe : Universities Experts Report

Worldwide, the huge volume of water stored behind large dams is estimated at 7,000 to 8,300 cubic kilometres, enough to cover about 80 per cent of Canada’s landmass under a metre of water.   In another 40 years  most people on Earth who lives downstream of tens of thousands of large dams built in the Read More…

Environment Nature South India

Heavy rain flooded roads halted Chennai and Suburbans

The overnight rains led to inundation in many areas like Velachery, Madipakkam, Saidapet, KK Nagar, Adambakkam, Anna Nagar, Kodungaiyur, Vysarpadi, Perambur, Purasaiwalkam, Kellys and suburbs surrounding Tambaram.   Several parts of Chennai received moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday under the influence of an easterly trough.   During the past 24 hours ending 8.30 am Read More…

Environment Nature World

Climate emergency warns UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Dozens of world leaders addressed the one-day virtual gathering, aimed at building momentum for more ambitious national commitments ahead of a pivotal round of climate talks due to take place in Glasgow in late 2021.   “Can anybody still deny that we are facing a dramatic emergency?” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said via video. Read More…

Environment Health South India Voice

Mystery behind Eluru illness is a cause of concern says Chandrababu Naidu

Former CM Chandrabau Naidu demanded that Chief Minister Reddy must disclose the results of tests held till date to uncover the reasons behind the illness in Eluru, West Godavari district headquarters. “There were rising fears over the presence of heavy metals like lead and nickel in the drinking water.  Chandrabau Naidu  called for a scientific Read More…

Agriculture Environment South India

Burevi Cyclone influenced rain inundated delta districts Tuticorin Rameswaram

Due to the heavy rains, the Cauvery delta region farmers are worried as the paddy crops were left inundated. Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts also largely bore the brunt of Burevi influenced rain. With the weakened depression stalled over Rameswaram for more than 40 hours now, the districts around Rameswaram, Thoothukudi, Cuddalore and Delta districts have Read More…