Category Archives: Water Pollution

No Dams On The Brahmaputra, Pleads Northeast

With reports that China plans to build at least 21 dams on the Yarlung Tsanpo and several others on its tributaries, the fear is that Assam and Arunachal Pradesh would be badly affected. Indian engineers have raised apprehensions that China might have plans to divert the 78 billion cubic metres (bcm) of water to its […]

Groundwater Extraction By Verna Units Takes Toll On Kesarval Spring

The Public Works Department’s (PWD) inability to provide sufficient water to the Verna Industrial Estate has resulted in severe stress on the groundwater resources in the area. Water extraction through bore wells continues unabated in the industrial estate and this has taken a toll on the Kesarval spring situated near the industrial estate.

Water Pollution

The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act was enacted in 1974 to provide for the prevention and control of water pollution, and for the maintaining or restoring of wholesomeness of water in the country. The Act was amended in 1988. Click to view the act