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Category: Rain_Water_Harvesting
Last updated: Jan 31 2015 08:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Khar Gymkhana launches green carnival 31.1.2015 DNA: Wide Angle
Inspired by the Swacch Bharat initiative, the Khar Gymkhana, a premier sports club in the western suburbs, will be hosting a 2-day long GO GREEN carnival starting today. The aim is to remind Mumbaikars of the urgent need to drastically reduce their carbon footprint, conserve valuable resources and recycle to ensure a cleaner and greener environment. "No other gymkhana has come up with an initiative like this where the manifesto by our prime minister for cleanliness and energy conservation has been applied," said Ashok Mohanani, president of Khar Gymkhana. Staying true to the 'GO GREEN' theme, there will be 18 stalls set up in the gymkhana's central lawn, Every stall will promote technologies like solar power, waste recycling techniques, rain water harvesting, electric cars, LED lighting, etc. Workshops will be held on rain water harvesting and urban gardening, along with quiz competitions, collage painting, poster painting and a treasure hunt, all based on the carnival's theme. Adding to the mood will be ...
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Odisha unveils Rs 100 crore scheme for rain water harvesting 14.1.2015 ET: Policy
Odisha government today unveiled a Rs 100 crore Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting Scheme in its bid to conserve water, official sources said.
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Venkaiah Naidu's five pronged strategy to meet water demand 13.1.2015 ET: Infrastructure
Urban Development minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday suggested a five pronged strategy to ensure adequate water for drinking and irrigation needs.
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Shri Venkaiah Naidu call for a five pronged strategy to meet water demand 13.1.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has expressed serious concern on water scarcity in the country and suggested a five pronged strategy to ensure adequate water for drinking and irrigation needs. Addressing the Plenary Session of ‘India Water Week – 2015’, a four-day international conference organized by the Ministry of Water Resources, here today, Shri Naidu suggested the following strategy for implement it on priority basis.
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18 Jharkhand villages identified under ‘Green India Mission’ 6.1.2015 TOI: India
Eighteen villages have been identified under the central government sponsored ‘Green India Mission’ for undertaking eco-friendly development programmes in the areas falling under Seraikela forest division in Seraikela-Kharswan district of ...
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Survey on Ground Water 18.12.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) under the Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR carries out ground water monitoring, four times a year, on a regional scale through a network of observation wells in the Country.
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Rain Deficiency 10.12.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The large rainfall deficiency occurred during the initial part of the Southwest Monsoon season, especially during the month of June and up to mid-July is due to late onset, and delay in the advance of monsoon over major part of the country.
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Take steps on water conservation next monsoon: Government to states 20.11.2014 ET: Agriculture
"The states need to take advance steps to prepare for the monsoon of 2015 so that maximum water can be stored in those few months for the benefit of all," Singh said.
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Minister of Rural Development Inaugurates Workshop on Construction and Desilting of Checkdams and Water Harvesting Structures 20.11.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water & Sanitation Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh said that the States need to take advance steps to prepare for the monsoon of 2015 so that maximum water can be stored in those few months for the benefit of all. He was addressing the delegates from all states after inaugurating the two-day workshop on ‘Construction and Desilting of Checkdams/ Water Harvesting Structures’ in New Delhi today.
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Wet Meghalaya seeks water conservation tips from Chennai 6.11.2014 TOI: Chennai
Nature might have gifted Meghalaya with the wettest place on Earth but its quest to conserve water has brought it to Chennai, a region which receives a modicum of ...
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India's monsoon report card 2014 30.9.2014 DNA: Top News
From the first week of June 2014 until the middle of September 2014, there have been floods and conditions equivalent to drought in many districts. For India, the tale of monsoon 2014 comes from a reading of individual districts, not from a national ‘average’ or a ‘cumulative’. Despite the advances made by our agencies in weather forecasting and climate monitoring, the science of meteorology still remains to be effectively distilled so that it can be used by citizens and, wherever possible, expanded and given context by ground-based observation and recording. One sector in which this does take place - albeit at a level still far below its potential - is agriculture. The reason is clear: our crop staples (cereals, pulses, vegetables and fruit) have their individual calendars for preparation, sowing, tending and harvesting. And so we have an agricultural meteorology system that faithfully and reliably informs kisans and cultivators in 641 districts what to expect from the weather for the next week. Thanks ...
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Paddy harvesting starts in Punjab, Haryana; late rains improve sentiment 30.9.2014 ET: Agriculture
According to agriculture ministry, total crop plantings at 101.93 mn hectares for the week ended Sept, 26 were 2% below last year's level.
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Rewind: 20 stunning PHOTOS of the week gone by 15.9.2014 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Here's a collection of images of the past week.
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DDA to ready Rohini flats by Oct 1.9.2014 TOI: Delhi Times
DDA, which is building 10,000 one-bedroom flats in Rohini, has finished work on hundreds of them and is planning to complete many more before the results of its 2014 housing scheme draw are announced in ...
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Average Annual Water Availability for the Country has been Assessed as 1869 Billion Cubic Meters 31.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The average annual water availability for the country has been assessed as 1869 billion cubic meters (BCM).
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Green benefits for eco-friendly buildings 31.7.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Pune: Even as the ESR shows Pune losing its green cover, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) says there is an increase in green buildings in city. According to IGBC, this year, at least 40 residential and commercial complex get green building certifications including the pre-certificates. A relative increase than last year which accounted for only 7 - 8 certifications. "Last year it was only 7-8 certifications in institutes and organizations. This year there are residential complexes applying for Green Building certification, especially pre certificates," said Poorva Keskar, vice chairman of IGBC, Pune chapter. Out of the 40, 10 to 15 are pre-certifications, which are certificates awarded to under construction buildings using eco-friendly material along with implementing water and energy conservation techniques. Asking Anagha Paranjpe, member of IGBC, Pune on what qualifies a building for the coveted Green ratings, she said, "It is like a competition, we have points allotted for each system. We check ...
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Safeguarding Interests of Muga Silk Farmers of Assam 25.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Production of Muga Silk in Assam as well as in country during the last five years period is given below, which indicates Muga silk production, has shown an increasing trend and therefore, it is not on the verge of extinction.
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Availability of Surface and Ground Water 24.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Central Water Commission has assessed the average annual water availability in the country as 1869 Billion Cubic Meters (BCM).
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Late monsoon and its impact: be it essential items for the farm or non-essential items for the house, rural India is cutting down or holding back 24.7.2014 ET: Indicators
Rural sales are not a write off yet, but early signs show a pullback, one that could intensify if the rains fall short of farmer needs.
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Despite water cuts, Wadia College has ample of water 21.7.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Pune: When the entire city is reeling with water cuts, Nowrosjee Wadia College Campus including Ness Wadia Building, College of Engineering, boys and girls hostel are unaffected by water cuts. Thanks to the college's rain water harvesting project started four years back, which has a well developed borewell network catering to the needs of 15,000 students.   "In the time of water crisis like this we are relying on open wells and bore wells of the campus, which recharged all throughout the year. We no longer depend on the corporation water for any domestic use," said Modern Education Society's (MES) secretary Dr M. N. Andar "The rain water harvesting project has recharged the two bore wells and one open well in the campus. The groundwater is used for the domestic needs for toilets, gardening, cooking, lab requirements and hostel needs total to 50-55 thousand liters per day." said Abhay Hake, Vice Principal of MES College of Engineering. The total water requirement of the 5 -6 residential quarters and ...
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