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Tamil Nadu seeks immediate release of Cauvery water from Karmatala 25.6.2019
New Delhi: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday demanded release of the entire quantity of 9.19 TMC feet of water for June and 31.24 TMC feet of water for July from Karnataka. The demand was made by Tamil Nadu at a meeting of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) here when the state sought the Authority's directions to Karnataka in this regard. Tamil Nadu also demanded that Karnataka should thereafter release water for the remaining months as per the pattern of releases prescribed by the Cauvery River Tribunal and modified by the judgement of the Supreme Court for the irrigation season/water year 2019-20. The state said that it could not open Mettur Dam on the scheduled date of June 12 this year too for Cauvery Delta Irrigation due to non-release of water by Karnataka and poor storage in Mettur Dam. It maintained that Cauvery Water Management Authority, in its third meeting, had resolved that Karnataka should release the prescribed quantity for the month of June--9.19 TMC feet of water--to Tamil ...
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Dayanidhi Maran attacks AIADMK govt for its complacency in tackling water crisis 25.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Tamil Nadu has been reeling under acute water crisis stress for the past several months as Chennai's water reservoirs have gone dry.
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Tamil Nadu government may change even without election: M K Stalin 25.6.2019
Chennai: There is a possibility that the Tamil Nadu government may change even without an election now, the DMK president M.K. Stalin declared at a  demonstration here on Monday to put pressure on the government to take steps to solve the water crisis in Chennai and other areas. The huge protest, organised by the Chennai west DMK unit to condemn the AIADMK government's "inept" handling of the water scarcity issue, saw Mr. Stalin taking to the streets directly ahead of the Assembly session from June 28. Central Chennai MP, Dayanidhi Maran, local MLA, J Anbazhagan and hundreds of other party men participated in the protest. In a dramatic gesture, Stalin raised an empty pot, raising the slogan, "Kodam Inge, Thaneer Enge (the pot is here, where is the water), in asking the Tamil Nadu government what it had done to mitigate the people's suffering due to the acute water scarcity in recent months. Charging the government with not taking sufficient action to solve the water ...
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City Mayor threatens not to allow Calangute sewage tankers 25.6.2019 The Navhind Times
Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has threatened to stop Calangute and Saligao sewage tankers from entering the sewage treatment plant at Tonca in the city from Wednesday onwards if Panaji and Taleigao’s wet garbage is not treated at the Saligao waste management facility. Addressing the media on Monday, city Mayor Uday …
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GSUDA comes to CCP’s rescue, to set up ‘biodigester facility’ 25.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Panaji: The Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) has come to the rescue of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), with an ‘approved proposal’ to set up a biodigester facility near the sewage treatment plant at Tonca. The CCP is presently facing a problem  of ‘inadequate mechanism’ in treating its wet waste. The …
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Seminar on Water Security held 24.6.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: A one day seminar under the theme ‘Inventory and Revival of Springs in the Catchment Areas for Water Security’ was organized recently by the Tura Christian College (TCC) in collaboration with the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board, Shillong at its college premises. The one day seminar was attended by C P Marak, IFS (PCCF ...
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Aravindakshan becomes a water angel in Sant Nagar 24.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Where these days have been scorched for water. The pond and canals have begun to dry, people are longing for water. P. Aravindakshan, living in Mathai Nagar, situated at Sant Hirdaram Nagar CTO, is a employe of 3 EME Centers. For three consecutive years, in the summer, the borewells in their home […]
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River Ganga gets a new breath of life in Kanpur as level of dissolved oxygen improves 24.6.2019
Kanpur: Located on the west bank of river Ganga, Kanpur is a densely populated city famous for its leather industries. The city produces an estimated 450 million litres of municipal sewage and industrial effluent daily, a majority of which was flowing directly into the holy river until recently. However, with the launch of the Namami Gange Programme that aims to clean and rejuvenate Ganga, 13 out of 16 major drains in Kanpur have been completely tapped and the sewage and industrial effluent has been diverted to Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs). In November 2018, a century-old Sisamau drain, which produces over 140 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage, was completely stopped from discharging sewage into the Ganga. This was the biggest drain-tapping initiative undertaken at a cost of over Rs 60 crore. The sewage has been diverted via pipelines to two sewage treatments plants (STPs) on the outskirts of the city - 80 million litres a day to Bhingawan STP and 60 MLD to Jajmau STP. The tapping of ...
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Rains in Bhutan affects Assam's Tamulpur, bridge washes away 24.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
This has left the locals in the region in great difficulty as people are using bamboo or banana rafts to cross the water.
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Acute water crisis: 80% reservoirs across India have below normal storage 24.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Of the 10 subdivisions of central India, Odisha is the only one to receive normal rainfall.
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Rains in Bhutan affects Assam's Tamulpur, bridge washes away 24.6.2019
Bhutan: Heavy rainfall in Bhutan has led to a rise in water levels of Pagladia and Borolia rivers in Assam which has washed away a crucial bridge connecting Tamulpur to Baksa District Headquarters. This has left the locals in the region in great difficulty. People are using bamboo or banana rafts to cross the water. As heavy rainfall in Bhutan leads to rise in water levels of Pagladia and Borolia rivers washing away a bridge in Tamulpur & obstructing Tamulpur's connection to Baksa District Headquarters, people use bamboo and banana rafts to cross the water. Baksa: As heavy rainfall in Bhutan leads to rise in water levels of Pagladia and Borolia rivers washing away a bridge in Tamulpur & obstructing Tamulpur's connection to Baksa District Headquarters, people use bamboo and banana rafts to cross the water. #Assam pic.twitter.com/AHlglgB0SJ — ANI (@ANI) June 23, 2019 "In Tamulpur, people are using bamboo and banana rafts to cross the water, as the bridge connecting Tamulpur to ...
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Swimming in ocean can leave you susceptible to infection 24.6.2019
Washington: However, refreshing and fun it might be to swim in an ocean, new research has pointed out that it alters the skin microbiome and is associated with an increased likelihood of infection. The research was presented at the meeting 'ASM Microbe 2019'. "Our data demonstrate for the first time that ocean water exposure can alter the diversity and composition of the human skin microbiome," said Marisa Chattman Nielsen, the lead author. Recent research has demonstrated that changes in the microbiome can leave the host susceptible to infection, and influence disease states. Exposure to these waters like ocean, might lead to gastrointestinal and respiratory illness, ear infections, and skin infections. Researchers examined nine volunteers at a beach who met the criteria of no sunscreen use, infrequent exposure to the ocean, no bathing within the last 12 hours, and no antibiotics during the previous six months. Before the participants entered the water, researchers swabbed the ...
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Bengaluru: Kasturinagar Main Road dug up for almost a year! 24.6.2019
Bengaluru: Kasturinagar Main Road, which is a major link between Byappanahalli and Banaswadi has been dug up for almost a year. This prolonged disruption not just affected the motorists, but even businesses in the area have been badly hit. Punith Kumar, an hotelier, said, "My kitchen was serving hundreds of people every day. But now it is lying unused. The utensils which were used to cook food now remain empty. Thanks to the pipeline laying work taken up by the BWSSB, and that too for over a year now." The problems faced by the people are innumerable. The once busy road has now become deserted with mounds of dug up soil everywhere, which is also affecting the health of people living nearby. Punith recalled that this year's summer was harsh. "We suffered a lot of problems due to dust, which could be one of the root causes for allergies and so many other related diseases. This stretch that has been dug is the one that connects to so many other roads. Commuting on 2nd Main of Kasturinagar ...
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Inland water fish in demand 24.6.2019 B & C – The Navhind Times
Marine fish is scarce in the markets these days due to the fishing ban coming into force and also due to the rough seas during the monsoon months. It is inland water fish that is come to the rescue of Goans since they cannot do without nustyachi kodi in their daily meals. Inland water fish …
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Hyderabad: Cables, plastics, metals blamed for waterlogging 24.6.2019
Hyderabad: Waterlogging in the Cyberabad area is being attributed to underground cables and the plastic, clothes and other materials that get caught up in the cables, obstructing the flow of water. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation came under severe criticism for the waterlogging in Cyberabad on Friday night, which caused delays of upto five hours. The private cables of data and internet providers will be removed from the drains as it was found in a review meeting carried out by GHMC commissioner Dana Kishore with senior officials on Sunday, that they are one of the obstructions. Sand and metal used in construction are another obstruction to the flow of water in the drains. With construction activity in full swing, the sand and debris lying on the site make their way into the water blocking the area. The two lakes in the region Barla Kunta and Thummidi Kunta overflowed and water ran onto the streets. Work to increase the capacity of the lakes has been carried out but it has not helped. Ms D. ...
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Direct sowing saves water: Experts 24.6.2019
THANJAVUR: Direct sowing technology introduced by Agriculture department in 1980s when there was a water crisis for cultivation has helped farmers in Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts (then called east Thanjavur area) to sustain their crops overcoming the water problem said Mr. P.R. Pandian, coordinator of "Thamizhaga Anaithu Vivasaya Sangangalin Orunginaippu Kuzhu" here on Saturday. Speaking at a function organised for releasing "Pasumai" a book written by V. Palaniappan, former joint director of agriculture and member of senior agro technocrats association which sends suggestions on opening of Mettur dam to government every year, Pandian said that even now direct sowing is followed in those areas. In direct sowing paddy seeds will be sown and allowed to grow in rain water. There is no transplantation which consumes more water. Palaniappan played an important role in propagating this technology in those days as an agriculture officer, said Pandian. He recalled his ...
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Central team suggests continuous monitoring to check JE outbreak 23.6.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: With no symptoms of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Garo Hills, Dr. Sanjay Tiwari, Consultant, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDLP), Delhi said precautionary measures will be continued and aggressive campaign and fogging should be continued since people are still rearing pigs. A central health team comprising Tiwari, Dr. SD Majumdar, Senior Regional Director, ...
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Make process for new water connections simpler: Kejriwal to DJB 23.6.2019 PTI: All news
Make process for new water connections simpler: Kejriwal to DJB
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Chennai: Moderate rains may keep 16 districts cool 23.6.2019

Chennai: The IMD has predicted light to moderate rains in 16 districts in the state in the next 48 hours.

The report read that parts of Chennai, Tiruvalluvar, Kanchipuram, Cuddalore, Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Ramanathapuram, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindugal, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Karaikal districts will receive light to moderate 'thermal convective' rains accompanied with thunderstorms in the next 48 hours.

Tamil Nadu has received a total of 27 mm of rainfall as opposed to the normal of 36.8 mm since June 1.

The southwest monsoon was delayed by more than over a fortnight this year.

The rain comes as a relief, especially to people of Chennai as the city has been grappling with an acute water scarcity this year.

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Chennai: Routes chalked out to bring jolarpet water 23.6.2019
Chennai: With the state government giving the nod to bring water from Jolarpet through wagons, the officials of the CMWSSB and ICF here held a detailed discussion to chalk out an action plan to fetch the water so as to ensure hassle-free distribution to the parched city. According to sources, water brought through railway wagons from Jolarpet, in neighbouring Vellore district, will be taken to Kilpauk and from there distributed water through pipelines. It has also been planned to get water from the Combined Drinking Water Scheme at Mettusakkarakuppam in Vellore district through pipes to Jolarpet and then by wagons. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami had on Friday while acknowledging water crisis in Chennai, announced that the government plans to bring 10 MLD water to Chennai by railway wagons for the next six months. He said about Rs.65 crore had been allocated for the purpose. Meanwhile, fisheries minister D. Jayakumar who participated in a special yagam for rains, on Saturday appealed to the people ...
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