The death toll in Kerala increased to 76 on August 12, while in Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra 97 people have lost their lives so far due to the monsoon fury, as per official data.
The green panel in March has directed the Centre to finalise within two months the standards for using lead in PVC pipes.
The chief minister also expressed confidence of cooperation from the Centre in taking up relief measures, by releasing funds.
NGT was hearing a plea filed by Bandhua Mukti Morcha seeking action against pollution caused by ready mix concrete plant, ceramic plant and underground water extraction plant at Mangar village area of Faridabad.
Fifty eight persons are still missing, of whom 50 are in Malappuram, where the toll is 24, the highest in the state.
Continuous discharge of water from Almatti dam in Karnataka brought down the water level of the Panchganga river in Kolhapur where it was flowing above the danger mark.
Gandhi, currently visiting areas ravaged by floods and landslides in his constituency, posted the appeal on his Facebook page.
Incredible India is the international campaign launched by the government in 2002 to promote tourism.
Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on August 10 in the eastern province of Zhejiang with winds gusting to 187 km (116 miles) per hour, causing travel chaos with thousands of flights cancelled and rail operations suspended.
Over 1.65 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,318 relief camps across the southern state where the rains have triggered numerous landslides or caused floods in most of its 14 districts.
"Airport is ready. Flight operations will resume at noon tomorrow. That is ahead of deadline. Airlines are instructed to facilitate services accordingly," the Cochin International Airport Limited spokesperson told reporters.
On August 9, state Ministers SP Velumani and D Jayakumar met Reddy at Vijayawada and handed over a letter to him on behalf of Palaniswami, requesting immediate release of water from Krishna river.
Two Indian Air Force choppers have been deployed for rescue operations.
A year after Kerala was devastated by the deadliest monsoon that led to the worst deluge in a century, the state was again at the receiving end of the nature's fury, prompting the government to seek the help of the Army and the Air Force.
The COP 14 will be held in Greater Noida and over 5,000 delegates will attend it.
The study, published in the journal Science, shows that the farmers could also increase their profits if they stop burning their rice straw and adopt no-till practices to grow wheat.
The report assesses the ways in which the land systems are contributing to global warming and are in turn getting affected by climate change
Seasonal monsoon rains from June to September cause deaths and mass displacement across South Asia every year, but they deliver more than 70% of India's rainfall, crucial for farm output and economic growth.
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that efforts to limit global warming while feeding a booming population could be wrecked without swift and sweeping changes to how we use the land we live off.
The fields on this island cluster are home to a special breed of paddy – the Pokkali rice -- which has a GI-tag.
It said some other environment conditions were also non-complied with and information/action plans have been sought from the developer.
The country is the world's third-biggest oil importer. But the fuel demand is slowing due to a slowdown in the economy as well as a shift towards EVs.
The panel also sought to know the restoration plan for water bodies, conservation plan for birds and fauna in consultation with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII).
An analysis by TERI suggests an economic loss of 2.5% of GDP due to land degradation in India.
The subsidy would be proportional to capacity committed and level of indigenisation and the government plans for 60 percent indigenisation by 2025