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Category: Rain_Water_Harvesting
Last updated: Jul 26 2016 12:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Did BJP tell Subramanian Swamy to 'be silent'? 26.7.2016 TOI: Home
Late on Monday, he tweeted that the opposition Congress party has become "aggressive" in the Rajya Sabha during the latest Parliament session that began last week. And it's the reason he cites for this Congress "aggression" that may have given the Rajya Sabha MP away.
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President of India laid foundation stone of new residential units in President’s Estate today 24.7.2016 Govt of india: PIB
President of India laid foundation stone of new residential units in President’s Estate today
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Showers bring joy, but it's raining diseases too 19.7.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
The spell of rain over the last few days may have brought some relief to Delhiites from humid weather conditions, but it has led to a spurt in viral fever and typhoid cases. Doctors say the incidence of mosquitoborne diseases, dengue and malaria, may also go up in the coming days due to collection of water post-rains.
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NGOs quench thirst of Shahpur's parched Vihigao 22.6.2016 DNA: Top News
Whether there is drought or not next year, the residents of Vihigao in Shahpur will have enough water to meet their needs. Thanks to the three NGOs of Dombivli that built two dams with a capacity to store two crore litres of water. While a lot of housing societies and corporations are still talking about rain water harvesting, three NGOs of Dombivli have already done what they can for the residents of Vihigaon. The NGOs — Vivekanand Seva Mandal, Tilaknagar Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal and Bharat Vikas Parishad — have built two dams in Vihigao village of Shahpur, relieving the villagers from the grasp of water tanker mafia, who provided water only for six months. The idea was a brainchild of Ketan Bondre of Vivekanand Seva Mandal, which has been doing lots of social work in Vihigao and other areas. "There were two dams in dilapidated conditions and without proper foundation in Vihigao. We rebuild them along with the foundation and they can store two crore liters of water," said Bondre. They also built a bund ...
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Drinking Water Ministry organizes national-level Water Conservation workshop 15.6.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, recently met the Chief Ministers of 11 drought-affected states and highlighted the importance of water conservation and optimum water utilization.
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Villagers dig 270 ponds to store rain water 8.6.2016 TOI: Cities
While the much-touted concept of water harvesting in cities assumes technical overtones of capturing runoff from rooftops and watershed management, at least 200 villages in Indore’s rural landscape have undertaken a revolutionary project to battle water crisis. They are digging ponds deeper to create bigger water bowls to capture rain water.
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Konkan Railway steps up initiatives for a greener Earth 5.6.2016 TOI: Cities
Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd has reiterated its commitment to the environment of World Environment Day. Konkan Railway, a signatory to United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since October 2001 has always been a forerunner in adopting and ensuring eco-friendly initiatives in its working. This is reflected in vision, mission and objective statements of KR, which is always striving for environment protection/ conservation.
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BCCI to develop green stadia: Thakur 31.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
BCCI to develop green stadia: Thakur
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Harvest that drop of rain 28.5.2016 DNA: India
With more than 25 per cent of India's population estimated to be tackling a crippling drought and an above normal monsoon expected this year, harvesting rainwater not just to store it for future use but also to recharge underground aquifers is critical. Revising its monsoon prediction, private weather forecaster Skymet has said rainfall this year will be 109 per cent of the long period average (LPA), up from the estimated 105 per cent last month. El Nino, the weather condition in the Pacific that impacts the South Asian monsoon, has ended, signalling hope for millions of people in India's 11 drought-hit states. But this will mean only momentary relief if the water is not conserved the proper way, say experts. In this scenario, rainwater harvesting, the age-old system of collection of rainwater for future use, has generated a lot of interest. But there are several misconceptions. It is not as simple as installing a tank on the ground level and storing water in it! A good rainwater harvesting system has to ...
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Check out new BCCI president Thakur's initiatives 23.5.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Making India the top team in all formats of the game will be the priority for BCCI president Anurag Thakur, writes Rediff.com's Harish Kotian.
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High food prices pose challenge to India's inflation target 19.5.2016 Sify Finance
By Rajendra Jadhav
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English Rendering of the text of PM's address at Kisan Mahasammelan in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh 18.5.2016 Govt of india: PIB
English Rendering of the text of PM's address at Kisan Mahasammelan in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh
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Prime Minister and Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister meetings with Chief Ministers of 10 drought affected States and decisions taken in subsequent meetings. 18.5.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh appealed to the drought-affected states that they take immediate steps to fight drought and review it on week to week basis. The
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Rain water harvesting, use of renewables to soon become mandatory for building projects 17.5.2016 DNA: Money
Soon, it will be mandatory for new constructions ranging from 5,000 sqmt to 1,50,000sqmt in large townships to have rainwater harvesting systems, minimum green cover and proper facilities for solid waste management. A new draft notification of the union environment and forest ministry has made these changes in the Environment Impact Notification, 2006, as 'buildings have a significant carbon footprint over its life'. The existing rules covers only those buildings and constructions above 20,000 sqmt of built up area, while majority of the projects are of smaller size, this it is important to integrate environmental concerns, the notification said. For projects in the 5,000 to 20,000 sqmt area range, rainwater harvesting, solid waste management, LED or solar lights in common area and a minimum of one tree for every 80 sqmt of land shall be planted, the notification said. A preference has to be given to native species. For 20,000 to 50,000 sqmt category of building projects, solid waste management ...
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PM Modi calls for mass movement to conserve water 14.5.2016 TOI: India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for mass movement to conserve water while reviewing the drought situation in Jharkhand. Jharkhand plans to double its irrigated land area to 40 per cent in two years. PM also said that technology and rain water harvesting should be used to conserve water.
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How you can reduce your water bills 9.5.2016 Rediff: Business
Setting up a system is not very complicated and costs can be Rs 2-3 lakh for a 100-apartment society
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In Chile, world's driest desert slakes thirst with fog 2.5.2016 TOI: Intl Business
Alto Patache, Chile, May 2, 2016 (AFP) -Every morning at dawn, a thick mist known as "The Darkness" blows in from the Pacific to the edge of the Atacama Desert, the most arid place in the world.
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Rain water harvesting, river check dams are way forward: Nair 19.4.2016 TOI: Cities
Hyderabad, Apr 19 () Former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation G Madhavan Nair today said as India was facing drought conditions and water scarcity in several regions, conserving each rain drop and putting in place a resource management system were key to addressing the issues.
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Monsoon failure and climate change may not be the only triggers for acute distress in rural India 10.4.2016 ET: Agriculture
The policy approach to agriculture since the ’90s has been to secure increased production by subsidising inputs such as power, water and fertiliser; and by increasing minimum support price.
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Sayfix expands piped drinking water 7.4.2016 Sify Finance
-NewsVoir): Nationwide, the urban water tables are diminishing due to the increasing population and expansion of piped drinking water. While in rural India, the reduction in recharge areas is
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