User: commonscause Topic: Commons
Category: Water
Last updated: Mar 28 2017 05:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Need for conservation of water stressed upon 28.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Workshop for district-level officers on water inaugurated
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Lake development: residents protest official 'apathy' 27.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A large number of farmers on Monday staged a demonstration at the Chikkalinga Shastry lake in Kaggalipura on Kanakapura Road in south Bengaluru, alleging official apathy. The villagers were aggrieved that the government was blocking their attempts to conserve and develop the lake that provides water for drinking and irrigation in nine villages. J Anthony Swamy of Kaggalipura said that about two decades ago, the villagers had desilted the lake spread over 111 acres. As a result, the water holding capacity had increased substantially. "It may surprise one that there is a lake with pristine water in Bengaluru. We have maintained it. It is our lifeline today," he said. The problem emerged when the villagers approached the chief engineer of the Minor Irrigation department with a request to cut a portion of a hillock, which is blocking the water flowing to the lake. "If a rock in the hillock is removed, we will have water round the year. We will not be dependent on any other water source," said Swamy. Swamy ...
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Ganga, Yamuna are now legally people; Is it a start of looking after them? 25.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
In the space of a week, the world has gained three notable new legal persons
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Own together, live together 24.3.2017 Hindu: Crafts
How Goa’s ancient Comunidade system, based on collective ownership and responsibility, can solve its modern problems
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Prevent evaporation of irrigated water, farmers told 23.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Mulching is the best method to protect surface soil from direct sunlight
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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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FEATURE-Solar boreholes, irrigated crops throw lifeline to Kenyan herders 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Anthony Lang'at GARISSA, Kenya, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the only borehole with water for miles around, the troughs are under siege in Saretho village as hundreds of camels, cattle, sheep and goats await their turn.
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From water consumers to conservers (March 22 is World Water Day) 22.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Somewhere in a mountain village in the Himalayas, a woman folds a taro leaf into a cone, fills it with soil, and sows a seed. She waters her little cone with waste water from the kitchen, creating an enabling environment for the seed to germinate in, says a woman researcher of an international institute.
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Even in drought, these TN farmers script success 22.3.2017 TOI: Cities
Even as the entire state is in the grip of a severe drought, a small bunch of farmers in Mailam and surrounding villages in Villupuram district hold out some promise.
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The water scene is worse than bad 21.3.2017 HBL: Opinion
The only way out is for us to initiate systems to drastically reduce usage and learn to re-use waste water
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What should EU do after Brexit? The European Republic could be the answer 21.3.2017 News
With the UK out of the way, the union can become what it should be - a genuine European Republic
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Canada Minister McKenna discusses environmental issues with USA 21.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Canada Minister McKenna discusses environmental issues with USA
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Welfare budget coated with green 21.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
District panchayat focusses on nature conservation, education, and health care
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Health risks of a streaming culture 19.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Early on February 19, Brian C Vigneault was nearing the end of a 24-hour marathon of live streaming himself playing the tank warfare video game World of Tanks when he left his computer to buy a pack of cigarettes. He never returned. During the break, Vigneault died in his Virginia Beach, Virginia, home. The medical examiner's office in Norfolk, Viriginia, said that Vigneault's cause of death had not yet been determined. There was no indication of foul play, according to police in Virginia Beach. But Vigneault's friends wonder if the lengthy live streaming on Twitch, a website owned by Amazon that lets people broadcast themselves playing games, may not have helped. At the time of his death, Vigneault, 35, had streamed for 22 hours straight to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Two of his friends said that he often broadcast his game playing for long periods. "He was looking really tired on the stream," said Jessica Gebauer, a live streamer and a friend of Vigneault's. "We were telling him, 'Just ...
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Speech of Shri Radha Mohan Singh Hon’ble Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister on the Inauguration of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, West Tripura 19.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Dr. S.V. Nagchan, Director of ICAR- National Research Centre for North Eastern Region, Barapani, Dr. P.K. Pandey, Dean College of Fisheries, Dr. B.C. Deka, Director ATARI, Zone 6, the Scientist community present on this occasion, Friends from Media, ladies and gentlemen,
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Judge inspects removal of trees 18.3.2017 Hindu: News
“Contribution of labour will suffice to protect villages and improve water sources”
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Maharashtra tables budget for 2017-18 with revenue deficit at Rs 4,511 cr 18.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Announces Rs 396 cr tax proposals, slew of steps to boost agriculture but silent on crop loan waiver
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Maha budget Rs 4,511 cr revenue deficit, announces Rs 396 cr tax proposals 18.3.2017 News
Maharashtra budget pegs revenue deficit at Rs 4,511 cr, state announces Rs 396 cr tax proposals
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Pepsico, Coca-cola fight patriotism in drought-hit Kerala 16.3.2017 ET: Food
India is one of the most water-challenged nations, and fights over water have erupted between users periodically for decades.
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Water conservation 15.3.2017 Hindu: Home
It is happy news that the long-forgotten “Kudimaramathu” project has been revived by the Tamil Nadu government — to desilt canals, lakes and other waterbodies in all districts, with the involvement of...
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