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What about e-waste? 18.6.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
A look at India’s e-waste regulations and what you can do to manage your e-waste
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Sterlite typifies all that's wrong with environmental governance in India 18.6.2018 Downtoearth
Sterlite Copper's survival despite being shutdown five times in the past two decades owes much to India's malleable regulatory authorities
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Process of removing chemical leakage at Sterlite plant begins 18.6.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
In May, the people of Thoothukudi protested against Sterlite industries, demanding ban on plant alleging that it was polluting groundwater.
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Indian plant seed ‘Moringa oleifera’ can bring clean water to millions, say scientists 18.6.2018 Free Press Journal: World
Washington: Proteins from the Moringa oleifera plant – a tree native to India – can help
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Payment for ecosystem services can be a tool for guaranteed farm income: experts 18.6.2018 Downtoearth
According to experts, farmers should be paid for the ecosystem services they provide
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Conrad highlights achievements of Meghalaya Govt 18.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Conrad highlights achievements of Meghalaya Govt
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Deluge cuts off Hailakandi district from rest of State 18.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Deluge cuts off Hailakandi district from rest of State
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Conrad highlights state issues in NITI Aayog meet 18.6.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma attended the 4th meeting of the governing council of NITI Aayog, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre in New Delhi in which he stressed on core sectors in the state. The meeting was also attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other […]
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Form panel on national debt waiver scheme for farmers: Punjab CM 18.6.2018 PTI: All news
Form panel on national debt waiver scheme for farmers: Punjab CM
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Rs 111 crore for water supply in Fatehgarh Sahib 18.6.2018 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 17

The state government has sanctioned Rs111.53 crore under the Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Improvement Project (PRWSSIP) for 100 villages of 440 in the district, where the quality of drinking water is poor.

This was revealed by Kanwalpreet Brar, Deputy Commissioner. She said the objective was improved water supply and sanitation services to the rural community. She said tenders had been floated and work would start shortly.

At present, water supply schemes based on tubewells are covering all villages in the district, but since groundwater sources are found to be unsustainable over a period, it has become necessary to use surface water from available resources for drinking water supply schemes, she added.

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Tail-end farmers seek adequate water supply 18.6.2018 The Tribune

Abohar, June 17

Hundreds of farmers, who met Irrigation Department Superintending Engineer Harlabh Singh Chahal during his visit here on Saturday to examine the status of canal water availability, expressed dissatisfaction over the prevailing facilities.

Speaking to the official, the farmers said the previous government had not released funds to clean water bodies that had wild growth of shrubs. They said breaches developed repeatedly as only ad hoc measures were taken to plug weak points.

Chahal said the weak points would be plugged using cement concrete mixture. The department had planned another closure in consultation with PPCC president Sunil Jakhar from June 21 to June 29 from Sarawan headworks to Abohar headworks to take up cleaning of sub-canals in Abohar. — OC

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Rain brings cheer to cotton growers 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, June 17 A spell of rainfall in the region on Sunday has brought cheers to the cotton farmers who were worried about their crop due to alleged curtailment of canal water supply as well as the dusty weather conditions prevailing over the last few days. Talking to The Tribune, former North India Cotton Association (NICA) president Ashok Kapur said: “The rainfall certainly bodes well for the cotton crop. The hot weather conditions in the previous days were proving harmful for it. The rain has come as a much needed respite for the cotton farmers.” He felt that the state could not afford any damage to cotton crop, as already the area under cotton had come down to around 3 lakh hectares this year. He said weather plays a crucial role in deciding the cotton yield. Paramjeet Singh Brar, Chief Agriculture Officer, Mansa, said the rainfall brought in dual advantage for the cotton farmers. “Firstly, it will protect their crop from whitefly attack and secondly, they will not have to ...
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Form national panel for farm debt waiver, Capt urges PM 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 17 Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a national committee, having representation from Chief Ministers, to prepare a blueprint of a national debt waiver scheme for farmers. He underlined that the process should include consultation with the states. Presenting the case of Punjab during the fourth meeting of NITI Aayog’s governing council that was presided over by Modi, Amarinder urged the Centre to include rivers of Punjab for capital assistance on the lines of the Ganga Action Plan. He reiterated the state’s demand for approval of projects for upgrading the irrigation system and speedy approval to the Shahpur Kandi Dam projects on the Ravi. He laid emphasis on the implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report in toto and for waiver of agriculture loans as a national policy. He batted for debt relief for farmers and sought procurement of alternative crops such as maize, oilseed and pulses by ...
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4 acres of paddy ploughed by dept 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 17 Continuing its action against erring farmers who were sowing paddy by violating the directions of the Punjab Government, the Agriculture Department on Sunday ploughed 4 acres of paddy sown in the district under the “Tandarust Punjab” mission to check the depleting water table. Deputy Commissioner (DC), Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma, said the action was taken by the department in Bhatian village and Chak Sakur of Bhogpur block. He said in Bhatian, a farmer, identified as Sarbjit Singh, had defied the orders of the government by planting paddy before June 20. Likewise, at Chak Sakur village, farmers Pal Singh and Guljar Singh had violated the orders of the state government. Therefore, the DC said that acting strictly, agriculture officer Gurbhagat Singh ploughed 1.5 acres of field of Sarbjit and an acre each of Pal Singh and Guljar as per the provisions of the Punjab Preservation of Subsoil Water Act, 2009, for transplanting paddy, ahead of the official date ie ...
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Sewerage project nears completion 18.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 17

The MC superintending engineer inspected the sewerage project going on under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at Majitha Road. The Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board has been constructing manholes on the 30 inch main line alongside the road.

Tilak Raj, SE, Operation and Maintenance, said the sewerage board had been constructing the manholes. I have inspected the work to keep a check on its quality.

The laying of the sewerage is almost complete. After it, the PWD would get the road recarprted.

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Transplant paddy at monsoon onset: Agri Dept 18.6.2018 The Tribune

Amritsar, June 17

To control the depleting water table in the state, the Agriculture Department has urged the farmers to strictly follow the government’s instructions regarding transplantation of paddy after June 20. Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Dalbir Singh Chinna said the PAU’s early maturing paddy varieties must be sown and the sowing time can be aligned with the onset of monsoon to save groundwater.

“These varieties mature in about 93 to 110 days after transplanting and are immune to humidity at the time of marketing, therefore, these are being adopted by the farmers,” said Dr Chinna. — TNS

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Sow early maturing paddy varieties: PAU 18.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘Sowing time can be aligned with monsoon’
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Haryana directive on flood safety 18.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
A senior Haryana bureaucrat on Sunday directed the officers concerned to complete all kinds of arrangements to avoid dangers of possible floods during
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Governor visits Kheer Bhawani shrine, reviews mela arrangements 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, June 16 Governor NN Vohra visited the Mata Kheer Bhawani shrine at Tulmulla, Ganderbal, on Saturday to review the arrangements for Mela Kheer Bhawani commencing on June 20. Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, Ganderbal MLA; BB Vyas, Chief Secretary; Dr SP Vaid, DGP; RK Goyal, Principal Secretary (Home); Dr Piyush Singla, Ganderbal Deputy Commissioner; Fayaz Ahmad Lone, Ganderbal Senior Superintendent of Police, representatives of the Dharmarth Trust and several members of the Kashmiri Pandit community received the Governor on his arrival at the shrine, an official spokesman said. The Governor discussed with the Chief Secretary, the Deputy Commissioner and other officers concerned the arrangements made by the district administration and the Dharamarth Trust for the stay of the pilgrims, particularly the sanitation facilities He visited the sewage treatment plant at the shrine, which, he was informed by the Deputy Commissioner, would become operational in the next two ...
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Water situation alarming in Kashmir valley 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, June 17 An unprecedented water crisis may unfold in the Kashmir valley as a lengthy dry spell has forced a drought-like situation in the region and supply hours have been reduced to manage the deficit. The lack of sufficient water supply is likely to impact domestic usage, agriculture, horticulture, and energy generation in the region. Abdul Wahid, chief engineer of the public health engineering department, described the situation in the region as “not good”. “A drought situation is going on for the last many months and we did not have enough rain and snow since August last year,” he said. A brief period of relief in April this year, which witnessed several heavy spells of snow and rainfall in the region, provided a slight surge in the water resources and gave a breather from an increasingly grim situation. During the last three months, which includes the rainiest period of the year, the state’s 13 of the 22 districts received deficient precipitation, which has further ...
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