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There will be water wars soon: HC on depleting water level in Delhi

The Delhi High Court Wednesday said there would be "water wars" soon given the rate water sources is depleting and asked the city government whether it has any policy in place for implementing rain-water harvesting measures. 

"Is there a policy for rain-water harvesting? Ground water levels are going down. There are carcinogenic materials in the ground which could contaminate water reservoirs. At this rate, we will have water wars soon,"a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul said. 

Source: Zee News

PIL seeks ban on Ganesh immersion in Tapi

Gujarat high court has issued notices to state government, district collector, police commissioner, municipal commissioner, mayor, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) following a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Surat Citizens Council Trust.

The PIL was filed with an intention to stop pollution in Tapi river by imposing a ban on immersion of Ganesh idols in the river. The agencies have been asked to file their reply by next week before the two member bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala.

Source: Times of India

Pan Global, Corp. Comments on Industry Report That the India Renewable Energy Market Opportunity Is Worth USD $10.5 Billion by 2017

Pan Global, Corp. (OTCQB: PGLO) (the "Company") today discusses a recent industry article featured in The Business Standad, India's leading business daily, about the current and potential renewable energy market in India.

Source: CNN

PIL in HC for making rainwater harvesting compulsory in Delhi

A PIL has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the city government and its authorities to urgently take steps for making rain water harvesting compulsory in the national capital. 

The PIL also seeks setting up of a nodal agency to coordinate with all the civic agencies and municipalities to create rain water harvesting projects (RWH) "in all government buildings, hospitals, schools, colleges, flyovers, and at all other possible places". 

Source: Zee News

'Polluting industrial sites putting Delhites at health risk'

Polluting industrial sites dot the entire city and are putting Delhites at a huge health risk, said a study report Tuesday. 

Eighteen sites have been identified as potential 'hotspots' in Delhi that are regularly contaminating the city's environment by releasing toxic pollutants and thereby creating health concerns, said the report titled "On the edge" which was released by Toxics Link, a environmental research and advocacy organisation states. 

Source: Zee News

Modi to put Ladakh, Kargil on power trip

After scaling the mighty Hindukush in Afghanistan, central transmission utility Power Grid Corporation is poised to brave the Himalaya for lighting up the lives of people inhabiting the hostile and breathless heights of Ladakh and Kargil in Jammu & Kashmir. 

PM Narendra Modi is expected to lay the foundation stone of a unique power line linking Leh-Kargil with Srinagar within the next fortnight, a decade after the project was drawn up by the Manmohan Singh government in 2003 as part of Kashmir package. 

Source: Times of India

Purulia to get 250-MW solar project soon, says WB Minister

West Bengal Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources Minister Manish Gupta on Tuesday said his government plans to set up a 250-MW solar project in Purulia at an estimated cost of Rs 1,400 crore. 

“The largest solar project in the country will feed the 900-MW Purulia pumped-storage project of the state electricity distribution utility,” said  Gupta during Energy Conclave 2014, a flagship event organized by CII Eastern Region in Kolkata on Tuesday. 

Source: India Blooms

Electricity from Sewage in India

India’s newly elected government’s agenda on sanitation and sewage treatment is intent towards improving the socio-economic spheres of our times.  Financial schemes from the central government to build sewage treatment plants, river cleaning programmes and providing clean sanitation facility for all are indicators of enterprising solutions which have been embarked by the Narendra Modi led government.

Source: Environmental Expert

New energy-rich sorghum offers ethanol without the corn

As scientists around the world research biomass feedstocks — trees, shrubs and grasses that are designed to produce energy — a California startup called NexSteppe is betting that fast-growing, drought-resistant sorghum will emerge as a crop to sustainably fuel cars, trucks and power plants.

Sorghum, a millenia-old cereal grain, today feeds animals and people. It is turned into flour, syrups and beer, and used in gluten-free products. In Asia, sorghum is made into couscous, and across Africa, it’s consumed as a porridge.

Source: The Guardian

CPCB uploads list of industrial units polluting Ganga on its website

Following an order of National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has uploaded a list of 972 industrial units polluting river Ganga and its tributaries on its website, government said on Thursday. 

"A list of 972 polluting industries has been uploaded on the CPCB website," Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar said during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha. He also informed that closure notices have been issued in some cases.

Source: Zee News