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A man ahead of his times 24.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Meet D. Suresh, a Kilpauk resident who relentlessly pursues the goal of self-sustained living
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Call for reviving rainwater harvesting structures 23.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Collective efforts must to save waterbodies, say experts on World Water Day
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FEATURE-Honduran farmers prize rainwater as most precious harvest 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Sophie Hares TEPIC, Mexico, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the heart of Honduras' notorious "Dry Corridor", the most important harvest for farmer Daniel Cruz Castro is rainwater.
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Unmanned electric buses to ply in new Andhra capital 22.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Unmanned electric buses will run on the roads of this upcoming city, one of the nine planned in the residual Andhra Pradesh after Telangana was carved out of it.
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Institutions to get free rainwater harvesting system 22.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Corporation to offer facility to Thanthonithuruthu, an island facing acute water shortage
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On World Water Day, Railways unveils water conservation policy 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The Railways unveiled its water conservation policy, a first in the transportation sector, to reduce wastage of the precious natural resource on the World Water Day today.
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Rainwater harvesting a lifeline for 900 families 22.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Geo-membrane tank helps farmer to fight water scarcity 22.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
With several taluks in the State reeling under drought and groundwater table fast depleting, many farmers are making futile attempts to sink borewells to get water by investing a huge sum. However, a ...
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Metro will extend rainwater harvesting project to Phase 2 21.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) that started its rainwater harvesting (RWH) project on Namma Metro Phase 1 will extend its project to Phase 2 also. Chief public relations officer of BMRCL U A Vasanth Rao said that at present, the RWH system is in place along the 33.48 km of elevated Metro stretch where two RWH pits are built between two pillars, for every 28 metres. BMRCL said that each pillar has inbuilt downpipes to collect rainwater from the viaduct and into the underground tanks on the median. "When these tanks get filled, the overflowing rainwater gets diverted towards the 5-metre deep harvesting pits located between the two pillars," Rao said. He said that under the second phase, around 72 km of elevated stretch will come up. "We have plans to instal RWH system along a 58 km stretch," Rao said. As a part of social responsibility, BMRCL has taken up the development of Kengeri lake and Veerasandra lake near Electronics City. The officials plan to set up a sewage treatment plant (STP) ...
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World Water Day Reflections 21.3.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The U.N. General Assembly in 1993 designated March 22 as World Water Day and over the years as water resources are increasingly critically threatened and as acess to safe drinking water to greater numbers of people becomes a growing reality, this day has become a very important day and so too the themes chosen to motivate particularly policy makers and administrators dealing with critical resources such as water.
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Saving water, drop by drop 20.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
All the roof water of our school is now used to recharge the open well. As a result, the well has sufficient water to meet the needs of not only the school, but also neighbouring houses. Water problem is so acute in our area that many households depend on tankers for water. Next year, we will visit all these houses and guide them to recharge their wells," says Santhoshkumar T N, headmaster of Montepadavu Government High School, who is now a rainwater harvesting (RWH) campaigner too. What started as an awareness activity for students, rainwater harvesting has now been extended outside the school too. So far, he has addressed 12 awareness meetings on the issue, reaching over 3,500 people.Similarly, Ramesh Bayaru, headmaster of Government High School, Kallangala - Kepu, has addressed hundreds of teachers and has held 10 sessions for the public on RWH last year. Rainwater harvesting These are some instances that indicate how schools in Dakshina Kannada have become centres of water awareness programmes, ...
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LMC will hold first board meeting with Smart City Consultant in March end 20.3.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Lucknow municipality to hold first board meet with Smart City Consultant 20.3.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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International conference on hydraulics and environmental systems from March 23 to 25 at Belagavi 20.3.2017 Hindu: News
The three-day “International Conference on Hydraulics and Environmental Systems-2017” being hosted by the city-based KLE Dr. M.S. Sheshagiri College of Engineering and Technology from Mar.23 to 25 wi...
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Water sources aplenty, but city still thirsty 18.3.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Though blessed with thousands of waterbodies and the annual average rainfall being reasonably good, it is ironic that Chennai is staring at yet another water shortage this year.
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Sudhana, 12 schools in Puttur, lauded for green initiatives 18.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Sudhana School has bagged the Parisara Mitra School Award that comes with a prize money of ₹30,000
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Campuses in district focus on water conservation 15.3.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Cusat to set up pond; Sanskrit varsity to protect surface water
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Check dams to replenish ground water 15.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The multi-arch buttress check dams built by the Bidar zilla panchayat in 2005, revolutionised the method of rainwater harvesting across the district. After 12 years, they have been recognised by the S...
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IOC to tap 1 MW of rooftop solar power 15.3.2017 Hindu: National
To reduce its carbon footprint, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) will add 1 MW of rooftop solar power in a phased manner. “The objective is to generate green energy for captive consumption at IOCL l...
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Minister to inaugurate agricultural fair on Wednesday 14.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will on Wednesday inaugurate a three-day 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at the Pusa Institute here.
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