India’s water position vulnerable vs China: Brahma Chellaney

China’s use of water as an “unconventional weapon” of warfare against India is a major geopolitical and environmental concern for New Delhi, strategic affairs expert Brahma Chellaney warned, as he recalled how Beijing’s refusal to provide New Delhi with hydrological data in 2017 had caused “preventable deaths.” “As an upper-stream state, China is obliged to […]

North Indian states rapidly running out of water: Govt study

A study by the Central Ground Water Board has revealed that India’s Ganga-Yamuna plain is rapidly running out of ground water. Despite isolated cases like that of Chennai and Bangalore, the study also revealed that other areas of the country, including the east and the south, are better placed as far as ground water depletion […]

L&T gets water management contracts worth over Rs 5,000 cr

Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on Tuesday bagged contracts for its water and effluent treatment business from in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Odisha. The total value of the contracts is between Rs 5,000 to 7,000 cr. The engineering and construction company secured two orders from the Government of Tamil Nadu for the execution of […]

Indian Hume Pipe wins Rs 578 cr order from MP state government

Water pipe manufacturer and construction company Indian Hume Pipe Co said it has won a Rs 578.50 cr order from the Madhya Pradesh government. The order was from Madhya Pradesh Jal Nigam Maryadit for Kundaliya Multi Village Rural water supply scheme in Rajgarh district, it added. This is the second major order the company reported […]

Pune to get India’s most modern water supply system; L&T gets contract

Pune Municipal Corporation has awarded a Rs 1,680 cr contract to construction major Larsen & Toubro to revamp the city’s water supply system. The plan is to “transform the prevailing intermittent water supply into 24X7 pressurized water supply and to implement 100% smart metering covering every household of Pune City over the next 5 years,” […]

Kamal Hasan says ‘shocked’ at SC Cauvery verdict, but warns against politics of water

Upcoming politician Kamal Hasan expressed ‘shock’ that the Supreme Court has reduced the quota of water allocated to Tamil Nadu from the river Cauvery, but said the matter should not be exploited for votes. “Like the farmers in Tamil Nadu, I am also shocked at the reduction of water,” said Hasan, who is currently building […]

Tired of waiting, Govt gives more teeth to Clean Ganga Authority

The government has approved the setting up of National Mission for Clean Ganga in the place of the existing National Ganga River Basin Authority to fast track rejuvenation projects. The authority will have powers to issue directions and also to exercise the powers under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to enable it to carry out […]

Set up a special board to resolve Cauvery water dispute – CWC Chairman

Setting up a Cauvery Water Management Board is the most ideal solution to settle the on-going Cauvery water conflict as per the directions of the Supreme Court, chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC), Mr G.S. Jha said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. “The Cauvery Water Management Board is to be […]