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Ministry of Water Resources invites entries for National Water Awards 2018 13.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In view of the importance of water resources management in India, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has instituted National Water Awards with the objective to encourage all stakeholders to manage their water resources efficiently and create a water consciousness in the country.
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Chennai Buzz: Biometrics at registration, awareness campaign for RWH, longer wait for Metro trains, and more! 11.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Catch up on civic news for the week that went by, as the city makes plans to combat the coming monsoon!
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National Green Tribunal orders inspection of Beverage maker Parle Agro's unit in UP 10.9.2018 Sify Finance
NGT orders inspection of Parle Agro's unit in UP to check for release of mercury beyond certain limits.
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TN rejects Centre's 'unscientific' report on Sterlite 9.9.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Sep 09 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government has rejected Centre's report on groundwater contamination in Thoothukudi district, where the Sterlite copper smelter plant is located.
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Illegal sand mining kills school girl at Paneri 9.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
Illegal sand mining kills school girl at Paneri
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A simple diagram could help your city manage water better. Here’s how! 4.9.2018 Citizen Matters
Where does the water in your home come from? How much of it is accounted for? What percentage of waste water in your city is reused? Bengaluru think tank CSTEP creates a water flow diagram for the city and shows how it can be used to identify gaps in availability and reuse, and thus solve the water crisis in our cities.
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24x7 water supply projects to be fully commissioned in 2020 3.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
24x7 water supply projects to be fully commissioned in 2020
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Kerala flood less intense than deluge of 1924: So why was damage as great? 26.8.2018 Zee News : States
Most of the 373 casualties in Kerala were caused by landslides in the northern districts of Malappuram and Wayanad, and the central district of Idukki.
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Assam fares poorly in water management 23.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Assam fares poorly in water management
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Now, grow your own veggies without mining soil and sand from nature 21.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Sitting right here in your city, Chennai's grand old kitchen gardener-activist, S.S. Radhakrishnan, has concocted a perfect organic substitute to soil. Here's a complete guide that can help all avid urban farmers and gardeners make their own soil and pursue their passion in an even more sustainable way.
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Ganga drying up in summers due to groundwater depletion 20.8.2018 Zee News : India National
"The trend can lead to the disastrous effect on the riverine ecology and lead to food scarcity for 115 million people in the Ganga basin," researcher Bhanja pointed out.
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Gujarat: Equipment quality, enrolling farmers risks for KUSUM scheme 14.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Quality of solar pumps and getting farmers on board are the two key risks for the success of the net-metered solar pumps, according to an analysis by Greenpeace India, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) and IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program. The analysis, which was released at a conference earlier this week, showed that India could surpass its solar power target of 100 GW by 2022 if solar pumps were to replace traditional water pumps in farms. It said that while the 60 GW target for large-scale solar power projects is on track, the 40 GW target for roof-top solar is still to gather momentum, and as of March, only 2.4 GW roof-top capacity had been installed. While talking about several benefits the solar pumps could provide, the analysis identified the quality of solar pumps and maintenance as a key potential risk for the success of net-metered solar pumps. Incidentally, the central government had recently launched KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan) scheme to promote ...
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Rain water harvesting system provided by CPWD. 13.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
To address the problem of depleting ground water resources, CPWD had decided for storage of the rain water and artificial recharge of the ground water by providing rain water harvesting systems in its campuses and works to conserve and use the rain water and augment ground water resources to save it from further depletion.
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Despite Centre, Maharashtra crackdown, 75,000 daily wage sand miners work without safety measures 13.8.2018 DNA: India
Raghunath Bartade watched helplessly as his brother was dragged off the sand-mining boat, his leg tangled in the anchor rope and his arms flailing as he sank into the murky creek near Mumbai. Moments earlier, Raghunath and Babban Bartade had been dredging sand by hand from the bottom of the creek - an often deadly trade that fuels the nation’s booming construction industry, and continues despite an official crackdown. "We found his body within minutes," said Bartade, adding that he has witnessed several incidents of drowning since he began mining sand 13 years ago. "The miners usually drift away in the water and their body surfaces days later," he said, standing outside his hut in Bharatpada village in Palghar district adjoining Mumbai on a rainy afternoon with his brother's children hovering close by. Babban's death in June came a year after a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation revealed workers were drowning while illegally mining sand in Vasai Creek, one of the two main distributaries of the ...
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NGT orders closure and action on 124 industries polluting rivers in Uttar Pradesh 8.8.2018 DNA: India
The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday ordered closure and registration of cases against 124 industrial units which are polluting the Kali, Krishna and Hindon rivers in six districts of western Uttar Pradesh. Observing that people have a fundamental right to clean air and water, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the district magistrates of these six districts to submit an action plan for providing potable water to the villagers in a time bound manner. The green panel directed the UP government to immediately seal all hand pumps which are discharging contaminated water and also sought an action plan to clean the Kali, Krishna and Hindon rivers. The tribunal asked the state government to devise health benefit schemes for persons suffering from ailments caused due to drinking polluted water. Advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal, appearing for the petitioner NGO Doaba Paryavaran Samiti, said due to lackadaisical approach of the authorities, the children were forced to drink water ...
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Foam in Bengaluru’s treated water throws plan to use it in agriculture into jeopardy 1.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Plan of using treated water in agriculture is a new idea. The foam and froth have put a temporary stop to the project. What needs to be done to make the project a viable option where treated water can be used?
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45 degrees in April, submerged in July: Smart city Bhubaneswar needs to be climate-smart 31.7.2018 Citizen Matters
As in many other cities in India, extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall and intolerable temperatures are becoming an annual event in Bhubaneswar too. One can no longer ignore the urgent need for climate-smart urban planning.
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Study on Groundwater Contamination 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) regularly monitors ground water quality of shallow aquifers on a regional scale, once every year. Ground water quality data generated during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicate that the ground water in major part of the country is potable.
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In Pics: From flooding Nalanda Hospital to submerging Dy CM Sushil Modi's home, a look at Patna's floody Sunday 29.7.2018 DNA: India
Heavy rains brought Bihar’s capital city Patna to a standstill, with cases of waterlogging being reported from hospital complexes, as well as inside the home of deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi. In fact, the flooding had reached such a point that video grabs of fish swimming on the floor of Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH) in Patna. #WATCH : Fish seen in the water logged inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH) in Patna following heavy rainfall in the city. #Bihar pic.twitter.com/oRCnr6f0UJ — ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2018 Earlier on Sunday, a road caved at an under construction site in Patna on Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took stock of the situation and assured strict action, if a case of official negligence emerges. The road caved in on Bailey road due to heavy downpour and waterlogging. Kumar, who reached the incident spot, said that a thorough study will be conducted in order to avoid such incidents in future. "This is a 100 year-old-road ...
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Delhi weather live updates: Rain persists in NCR on Friday, Yamuna level high 27.7.2018 Zee News : India National
Moderate rainfall has been predicted for most of Friday and across most parts of Delhi NCR.
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