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River Pollution

Community Water Pollution Monitoring Programme

On October 1, 2008, Pali - a textile town in Rajasthan near Jodhpur - witnessed a unique jan sabha (public meeting) wherein the farmers, industry and the government sat together to discuss the solutions to deal with a long pending issue of pollution in the rivers Bandi and Luni.

Ganga and the environmental flow

While going up the meandering road from Tehri to the holy town Gangotri during the thick of monsoon, the Bhagirathi appeared to get uneasily quieter with each hairpin bend; until Chinyali Sor village near Dharasu, 45 km from new Tehri town.

Reviving Yamuna_1

  Reviving our river Source: Times of India   :: Change flush-&-forget mindset, cry for Yamuna :: Reduce water demand & wastage to revive river Blogs: Sunita Narain :: From water to water :: Excreta's economy: a true experience :: Making water-excreta accounts Opinion: :: Waste, by any other name... Report: :: Review of the interceptor plan for the Yamuna :: State of pollution in the Yamuna Presentation: :: About Yamuna. But not just Yamuna Book:  :: Sewage canal: How to clean the Yamuna Film: :: Faecal Attraction: Political Economy of Defecation  

Monitoring Reports August 2008

The first monitoring was undertaken on August 22, 2008. When the farmers group visited the CETP for sampling, they observed bypass of untreated effluents and the district administration and the pollution control board was informed of the same.

Raja Ram Mill case

This bunch of writ petitions involves common is suesfor decision, thus, at the request of all the learned counsel appearing for the parties, the matter was heard finally andis being decided by this Judgment.

CSE Study 2007

Almost one and a half years have passed since the New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released its first study in May 2006 on heavy metal contamination in the Bandi basin due to textile dyeing and printing industries in Pali city.

CSE Study 2006

This paper is the result of a study conducted at the request of Sri Kisan Paryavaran Sangarsh Samiti, which is spear heading the cause of the farmers against the pollution ofthe Bandi river and groundwater in and around the town of Pali, by textile dyeing and printing industries.