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NGT directs Delhi CS to hold meeting on rainwater harvesting in buildings 19.7.2018 PTI: All news
NGT directs Delhi CS to hold meeting on rainwater harvesting in buildings
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CS told to convene meet on rainwater harvesting 19.7.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
NGT directs official to file affidavit within two months.
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Bylaws on rainwater harvesting violated 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 8 Though the installation of rainwater harvesting system and recharge wells has been made mandatory by the MC, residents have not been following the guidelines. Following the building bylaws, the MC collects Rs 25,000 as security fee from every building owner before the commencement of construction. As per the rule, a building owner should install the rainwater harvesting system and recharge well and then get back his security money. It is a common practice among residents that they submit the security fee but do not install the rainwater harvesting system. They also don’t claim their security. With the ongoing practice, the government’s effort to boost the water table is not bringing any change. Civil society members seek such initiatives from major commercial establishments, clubs and hotels to encourage the residents to install rainwater harvesting systems. Dr AL Adlakha, eminent ENT surgeon, has written to the prominent clubs of the city for installation of water ...
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Rainwater harvesting system a mirage in Kaithal district 4.7.2018 The Tribune
Satish Seth  Kaithal, July 3 Despite fast depletion of groundwater levels, the concept of rainwater harvesting is yet to catch up in the state. The government has been repeatedly urging its departments and private institutions to instal the system on their premises, but there seems to be little impact on them. Sources said the rainwater harvesting systems installed on the premises of some of the government buildings were non-functional. Moreover, people were not aware of the importance of the practice. The Mini-Secretariat, the Districts Judicial Complex,   the Irrigation Department office and the Police Lines   were spread over huge areas, but these were yet to instal the system despite repeated directives by the government, they added. During a visit to Rajiv Gandhi Vidyut Sadan at Nav Grah Chowk here, it came to light that although the rainwater harvesting system had been installed a few years ago, it was non-functional  for long. The water channel   constructed to   carry rainwater to the  pipes laid ...
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IIM students’ study on depleting water table 1.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 30 A group of students from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar, have carried out a study on the depletion of groundwater in Manawala village near the city. Members of the team focused on the problem of farmers in the wake of depleting groundwater, besides lack of alternatives to harvest water in the area. The study also throws light on the aspect of minimum usage of lakes and ponds due to contamination. The team included Abhilash Reddy, Shreyasi Deore, N Sandeep Kumar, Shashank Raturi and Yamini Bose. Abhilash Reddy (27) says, “Depletion is such that the water available at the depth of 100 feet too is not fit for drinking or agriculture purposes. They have to dig around 400 feet to procure usable water.” “The farming community in the area is, traditionally, dependent upon the natural water resources to fullfil its agricultural needs. However, water contamination acts as a hurdle,” he adds. Students also came across lack of rainwater harvesting ...
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MC starts cleaning nullah 30.6.2018 The Tribune
Panchkula: The Municipal Corporation (MC), Panchkula, has deployed three earth-moving machines to clean the clogged nullah in Sector 19, which flows from Panchkula to Baltana. MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal also took up the matter of encroachment of the nullah by colonisers with the Mohali Deputy Commissioner (DC). Rajesh Jogpal sought their help in the cleaning the nullah from their side to prevent the accumulation of rainwater in houses in Sector 19.   The MC has constructed four rainwater harvesting pits and four more will be constructed in coming days in Sector 19.  TNS Youth found hanging from tree  Chandigarh: A youth was found hanging from a tree at the Mauli Jagran forest area on Friday afternoon. The police claimed that it was a case of suicide. Sources said local residents saw the victim, seems to be in his early-20s, hanging from a tree near Railway Colony in Mauli Jagran. The police was informed about the incident after which the body was shifted to a mortuary. The police have ruled out any ...
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Leave of P’kula MC staff cancelled 29.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, June 28 Keeping in mind the monsoon season, Panchkula Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal has cancelled leave of the MC engineering wing staff.  Besides, they have been asked to gather at the MC office in Sector 14 within half  an hour of heavy rain. Jogpal said though a flood control room had been set up by the district administration, the MC was taking steps on its own to tackle the problem of waterlogging.  To find a solution to waterlogging in Sector 19, the MC Commissioner said they had constructed four rainwater harvesting pits and four more would be constructed in coming days. “The cleaning of nullahs in Sector 19 will start soon,” he said.  A senior MC official said Sector 19 was located on the border of Panchkula and Zirakpur. Colonisers in Zirakpur had closed the nullahs due to which the draining of rainwater from Panchkula to Zirakpur has reduced to the minimum, creating a flood-like situation in Sector 19 every year. “The MC has taken up the matter with the ...
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Plea challenges CRZ clearance to Jaya memorial 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
HC asks Centre, State government to file their replies within two weeks
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Water audit at school calls for better management 20.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Need for proper rainwater harvesting, recycling of water
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Mixed response to proposal to get water from Linganamakki dam 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
One argument is for Bengaluru to harness its resources instead of diverting river water from other regions
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Jaisalmer Military Station to get a makeover to become 'smart' 19.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
While the state government has taken several initiatives under the Smart city Programme, now it is the Indian Army which has undertaken a similar initiative and started development of a military station. The development is expected to provide major boost to the local economy and aid ecological conservation and balance. The Jaisalmer Military Station is being developed into a Smart Armed Forces Station for which a detailed plan has been formulated in consonance with the eight key areas identified by the Central government for development of Smart Cities. A systematic development of habitat is being undertaken incorporating the concept of Smart Building and Green Building Norms. Some of the unique facilities provided in these dwelling units would be rain water harvesting, centralised garbage disposal system, solar water heater, solar security lights, underground electric cabling, LED lighting system, provision of LPG through pipelines, prepaid electricity and water meters, waste disposal chutes, passenger ...
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NGO helps revive rainwater harvesting systems 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridabad, June 17 Development-2050, an NGO, has helped in the revival of as many as 50 rainwater harvesting systems lying defunct for the past few years in the city. A total of 180 such systems installed in the past couple of decades have been lying non-functional due to poor upkeep. “We have been associated with providing direct help for work on the revival or repair of around one-third such systems lying non-functional. We have aided in repairing around 50 so far,” said Shaswat, head of the NGO. Adding that more systems would be put in place by the end of the month, he said it was perhaps for the first time that the MC had involved the services of private professionals in such a job. He said Development-2050 had been involved in water conservation initiatives for rainwater harvesting and revival of water bodies, drains and check dams. He said expertise was provided by a team consisting of architects, engineers, urban planners and experts from various fields. “The present work is ...
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Accent on harvesting rainwater 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Lieutenant Governor urges PWD to work with Pondicherry University to recharge water table
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ECONOMIC SCAN 13.6.2018 Business – The Navhind Times
CII workshop on finance from June 15 PANAJI: The CII- Goa is organizing a two-day certificate workshop on finance for non-finance executives on June 15-16 at Vivanta by Taj, Panaji. The workshop is for executives in key non finance roles, such as technical personnel aspiring for managerial positions. The workshop will  cover topics such as understanding accounting, taxation and ...
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Varsity teams to check development works 13.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Special teams, led by teachers of the four government universities in Jodhpur, will visit the villages adopted by them to monitor the progress of deve
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Airport modernisation: panel okays environmental clearance 12.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
MoEF’s appraisal committee lays down conditions
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Delhi’s groundwater plummets 11.6.2018 Downtoearth
As groundwater levels fall to crisis levels, the government moves to limit use of borewells, but activists say it's not enough, and not based on any information of water needs and usages
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Delhi’s groundwater plummets 11.6.2018 Downtoearth
As groundwater levels fall to crisis levels, the government moves to limit use of borewells, but activists say it's not enough, and not based on any information of water needs and usages
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Think long term, act short term, before it’s too late 11.6.2018 The Tribune
No doubt, there is a scarcity of water and power in summer. But some steps can be taken to overcome this problem. As the watering the plants is banned, the washing of cars at homes must be stopped in the city in the month of June. Dual flush toilets can be installed at government offices. To save power, the supply to households must be fixed and a penalty should be imposed if the consumption goes beyond that. Parents must encourage children to sit together. Every person should save every drop of water and power. Solar panels must be installed in housing societies. Anju Behl, Chandigarh Devise system to  penalise officials  The MC has been highly proactive in imposing penalties for even losing a parking slip for which one has already paid but might not be familiar with the word “commitment”. When the public is forced to pay through the nose, the MC must ensure the delivery of services in an appropriate manner or device a policy under which the public must have  right to penalise authorities for not ...
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Monsoon yagna 6.6.2018 Hindu: Opinion
A more modern version of the yagna may have resulted in saving water, if not guaranteeing the monsoon
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