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Gujarat: Long before govt, slum dweller began Jal Sanchay 26.5.2018 DNA: India
Yes, it's clearer than the water. A woman, who lives at one of the corner slum houses near Shyamal crossroads, has proved that she is ahead of the sarkar when it comes to storing rainwater. She has been dwelling in the dark Rajivnagar shanty for the last 40 years, but saving the free water better than the government's plan propagated through Jal Sanchay programme (water harvesting). Zarina Ghori has been using rainwater since last two years. The family has installed a roof rainwater harvesting system, and their yearly water need is met by the rain. The family have saved time and money by the simple mechanism of installing a water pipe. They have built an underground tank beneath their room. The tank is seven-feet-deep and ten-feet-wide. They let the water flow from the roof on the first day of the rains. From the second day, they divert the water to the tank. "Before the underground water tank was installed, we used to spend Rs300 to meet our monthly water needs. Also, we used to queue up and go to near ...
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HP seeks Rs 4,751 cr for rainwater harvesting projects 25.5.2018 General News
Himachal Pradesh has sought central funding of Rs 4,751 crore for setting up rainwater harvesting structures, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Friday.
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Helipads set up for e-way opening 24.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Completed in two years, it will help decongest Delhi traffic
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Simple steps to overcome summer blues 24.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Associations promote various measures to preserve rainwater through awareness campaigns for citizens
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PM to inaugurate Eastern Peripheral Expressway on May 27 23.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) expressway, also known as Eastern Peripheral Expressway, on May 27. The inaugural ceremony will be held at the District Sports stadium of Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, a Haryana government release said here today. Before the inauguration of KGP Expressway, the Prime Minister would inaugurate the Digital Art Gallery of National Highway Authoritys of India (NHAI) at the toll plaza in Jakhauli village in district Sonipat. Regarding preparations for the arrival of the Prime Minister, the release said that helipads have been set up on KGP Expressway only. "The construction of KGP expressway would relieve Delhi from traffic congestion. This project had been completed in a record time of two years at the cost of Rs 5,763 crore. It is the country's first Axis Control Highway and the vehicles would have to pay toll equivalent to their travel," it said. At every 500 metres, arrangement of rain water harvesting has been ...
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Preparing for the monsoon 18.5.2018 Hindu: Life & Style
Rainwater harvesting systems need special attention, and storm-water drains must be examined and quickly cleaned. By S. Vishwanath
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A tale of depleting water table 16.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Low groundwater level stalls day-to-day activities
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Facilities in villages to look up, thanks to NREGA: Collector 16.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Infrastructure project will be completed in a couple of months, he says
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‘Society must be empowered to protect natural resources’ 9.5.2018 Hindu: National
Rajendra Singh says water conservation should be a people’s movement
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Public transport in Bengaluru is the most irresponsible: BN Vijayakumar 4.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
BN Vijayakumar spoke about his work in Jayanagar constituency, the sad story of waste composting in Jayanagar, cycle lanes, public transport and more, in an interview done a week before he died. »
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Jaipur: Save water in a whole new way 4.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
To conserve rainwater in the state, now it has been decided to make a rooftop rainwater harvesting system in the police stations. Public Works Department (PWD) has notified a large number of police stations in the city namely Brahmpuri, Murlipura, Jhotwara, Harmaada, Malviya Nagar etc. Not only in the police stations, but also in police quarters the work of making the rooftop rainwater harvesting structures will be done. The work will begin in May and is expected to be completed by the time rains hit the city. “Attempts are being made to complete the work before rains so that the benefit can be taken,” said an engineer of PWD while speaking to DNA. Most of the police stations of Jaipur are of old construction wherein no method of water conservation has been put up. As such, a lot of rainwater gets wasted in absence of harvesting structure and the opportunity to restore the rainwater is lost. The campuses are large and have a big roof which can be put to use by making rooftop rainwater harvesting system. ...
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HMWSSB links rainwater harvesting to tanker tariff 1.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Linking RWH photos with CAN, must by June 30
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Cong govts didn't take water conservation seriously: Nitin 30.4.2018 General News
Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel today accused previous Congress governments in the state of not taking the issue of water conservation seriously. He was talking to reporters here on the eve of the state government's 31-day 'Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Initiative' beginning tomorrow. The initiative will see tasks like deepening ponds, desilting water reservoirs and check dams, cleaning and repairing Narmada canal networks, and implementing rain water harvesting projects in urban areas. Through the month-long programme, set to cost Rs 345 crore, the state government aims to increase rain water conservation capacity in the state by 11,000 lakh square feet. The project plans to revive 32 rivers across a length of 340 kilometres. Patel said, "Only 4,000 check dams were built in the state during the previous Congress regime while the BJP-led government had built more than 1,66,082 such dams with a water storage capacity of 28,408 million cubic feet (MCF). Patel
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HMR to harvest rainwater 30.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
300 structures to be built along the rail lines
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Gujarat in major push to revive waterbodies 29.4.2018 Hindu: National
Effort to tide over acute water shortage
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Guj to launch month-long water conservation project from May 1 29.4.2018 General News
The Gujarat government will start a month-long initiative from May 1, the state's Foundation Day, to increase its water conservation capacity, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today. Tasks like deepening ponds, desilting water reservoirs and check dams, cleaning and repairing Narmada canal networks, and implementing rain water harvesting projects in urban areas will be undertaken during the 31-day statewide 'Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Initiative,' Rupani told reporters at a press conference. Through the month-long programme, the government aims to increase rain water conservation capacity in the state by 11,000 lakh square feet, he said. The government has earmarked Rs 345 crore for the initiative which will also involve, apart form various government departments, voluntary organisations, industries, educational and religious institutes, and PSUs, he said. He said the state government had an aim to revive 32 rivers, across a length of 340 kilometres, as part of ..
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HMRL takes up rain water harvesting structures" 29.4.2018 General News
"As part of Telangana government's 'Jalam Jeevam' programme, to recharge the fast depleting water table in the city and address the water stagnation problem in the Metro corridors, HMRL"has come up with a rainwater harvesting structure design, a senior official said today. "Identifying the low lying road points/areas in the Metro corridors where rain water stagnates, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) is constructing about 100 rain water harvesting structures with injection borewells mostly at the edge of the roads and about 200 structures without injection borewells," HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy"said in a release. Enough gap is left between the filled up portion of the rain water well and the perforated RCC slab, which can hold a minimum of 5,000 litres of water at any point of time and the rain water constantly gets sucked at good speed to deep underground layers through the injection borewell, Reddy explained. While construction of new storm water drains and ...
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Aamir Khan turns 30! 29.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Aamir Khan turns 30!
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‘No land for installing rainwater harvesting system at 9 Metro stations’ 28.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
DMRC to NGT: an area of 36 sq m required for installation of the system
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Rainwater harvesting system unavailable at 9 metro stns: DMRC 27.4.2018 General News
Rainwater harvesting systems at nine metro stations in Delhi and Noida cannot be installed because the minimum land required for constructing it is not available, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has told the National Green Tribunal. The submission came in response the query by the tribunal which had asked the DMRC to explain why rainwater harvesting system was not possible on certain stretches. In January, the tribunal had issued a bailable warrant issued against DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh for the failure of its officials to appear before it to apprise it about the installation of rainwater harvesting systems. An areas of 36 square metres is required for installation of rain water harvesting system, DMRC told the NGT. In its reply to the tribunal, the DMRC told a bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim that nine stations in the Phase I and Phase II of the project do not have the required land for installation. "Out of 107 elevated stations of Phase I
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