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Community based rainwater harvesting - the paradigm of the past - has in it as much strength as it ever did before. A survey conducted by CSE of several drought-struck villages found that those which had undertaken rainwater harvesting and/or watershed development in earlier years had no drinking water problem whatsoever and even had some water to irrigate their crops.

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Companies fined heavily for mining over limit in Odisha

 State authorities send notices to 103 mines
Odisha's department of steel and mines has slapped a fine of Rs 67,900 crore on companies operating 103 mines in the Koira and Joda mining circles of Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts, respectively for mining more mineral than permitted.

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State mining departments turn tech-savvy to track mineral ores

 Odisha takes lead, sets up robust system to monitor minerals produced and transported

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Supreme Court lifts ban on 63 more mines in Bellary

 Sets condition of compensatory payment to resume operations
The Supreme Court allowed operations in 63 out of 72 category B mines in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur in Karnataka, subject to conditions.

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Irongate opened

 
Shah Commission report shows how authorities, mine owners stripped Goa of iron

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Director, ground water department, Lucknow, Ram Singh on Thursday maintained that as many as 76, 32 and 107 blocks of the state have placed under over-exploited, critical and semi-critical categories in

Raincentre

The second raincentre in India has been launched in Meerut on 25 July, 2004. CSE collaborated with Janhit Foundation, a Meerut based NGO to set up this centre which features different aspects and techniques of traditional and modern rainwater harvesting.

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