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Go zero waste: Mayor urges big firms, govt offices 19.8.2019
Bengaluru: The BBMP, all set to become a "zero-waste" campus, wants other government and private offices, colleges and apartments to emulate its model and take care of their waste. The BBMP will soon write letters requesting all of them to make their campuses zero-waste. Offering an incentive, Mayor Gangambike said that the Palike will take steps to waive off "solid waste management cess" if these campuses achieve the landmark. Giving an example, she said that when the  BWSSB started pushing for rainwater harvesting, it first set up such structures at prominent government buildings, like the Vidhana Souda. Before preaching others, the BBMP wanted to set an example by managing its garbage and not sending any waste to processing plants or landfills, she said. "A lot of money is spent on transporting garbage. If government offices and big campuses don"t send waste out of their campuses, we can bring in a big change. This not only reduces the burden on processing ...
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 17.8.2019 Commentary – The Navhind Times
Improve Drainage System To Control Flooding The occurrence of heavy downpours in Goa may be attributed to the fact that there was a longer sustained spell of relatively higher temperatures in summer and late arrival of rains thus leading to excess evaporation and, therefore, formation of rain clouds as also concentration of rain-bearing clouds over …
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I-Day in Manipur 17.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
I-Day in Manipur
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Kisan Mela to make farmers aware of water conservation 17.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Kisan Mela to make farmers aware of water conservation
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73rd Independence Day celebrated with patriotic fervour 17.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
73rd Independence Day celebrated with patriotic fervour
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Water harvesting needed at all levels: SP Velumani 9.8.2019
CHENNAI: The  #Rainwaterchallenge kickstarted by S.P. Velumani, minister for municipal administration, rural development and implementation of special programme seems to have gathered momentum with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder, Isha Yoga Centre, extending his support to the novel cause. The minister had released a 52-second video on his twitter handle on Tuesday in which he can be seen appealing to the people of Tamil Nadu to "harvest every single drop of rain". A part of TNWaterWise initiative, the challenge encourages people to take a pledge to save rainwater and post videos/photos using #RainWaterChallenge and #TNWaterWise. The minister had also tagged Sadhguru to partake in the challenge, as a start.  Accepting the challenge, Sadhguru posted a video on his twitter handle @SadhguruJV today. The 2-minute video also showcases visuals of rainwater harvesting systems adopted at Isha Yoga Centre, Coimbatore. "Rain is the only source of water we have. When it rains, we need to ...
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Rain water harvesting being made mandatory in WGH 8.8.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA:  West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh has informed that rain water harvesting structure is being made mandatory in each and every house in the district to enable the storage of water for use during dry months. With the ongoing nationwide implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan in the district, various awareness campaigns and workshop ...
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TN CM K Palaniswami appeals to people to save rain water 8.8.2019
Chennai: As Tamil Nadu faced one of its worst water crisis this year, Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Thursday appealed to citizens to save rain water, reminding them of the 'grand' rain water harvesting (RWH) scheme ushered in by the late J Jayalalithaa in 2001. Palaniswami said the rain water harvesting scheme was introduced by the late CM Jayalalithaa as she placed great importance on the natural resource to meet water requirements. In a video message, he pointed out that saint-poet Thiruvalluvar had stressed on the importance of water in his 'Thirukkural', a collection of 1,330 couplets dealing with various aspects of life, saying the world cannot function without water. "The credit for enacting a law to save rainwater goes to Amma (J Jayalalithaa)," he said. "I request every individual to volunteer to implement this grand scheme of Amma to ensure copius availability of water for the betterment of themselves and help Tamil Nadu remain a prosperous state," the chief ...
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Priority is on saving every drop of rainwater: Edappadi K. Palaniswami 8.8.2019
CHENNAI: Asserting that rainwater harvesting is an ideal  solution in meeting the requirement for water, especially when monsoons fail, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said his government has initiated measures to construct check dams to ensure that not a single drop of rainwater is wasted. Underscoring the importance of rainwater harvesting, Chief Minister referred to the failure of monsoons, including in the current year, and said rainwater harvesting is important in this situation. His government has taken up several initiatives to save rainwater from the monsoons. "Several initiatives including desilting of lakes, constructing check dams among others have been taken up. Every drop of water will be saved because of this," Mr. Palaniswami said. These and novel initiative like the Kudymaramathu have helped farmers in receiving required amount of water for agricultural and the people for drinking purposes, he added. The CM was speaking at the 30th anniversary celebrations of M. S. ...
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Centre earmarks Rs 70 cr for beach tourism project: Kiran Bedi 4.8.2019 PTI: All news
Centre earmarks Rs 70 cr for beach tourism project: Kiran Bedi
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Jal Shakti Abhiyan in Dima Hasao reviewed 3.8.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC), Chief Executive Member (CEM), Debolal Gorlosa has reviewed the efforts to  accelerate water harvesting and conservation measures in Dima Hasao under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan project launched by the Prime Minister During the meeting the two deputed officials from Piramal Foundation, a Mumbai based group engaged in this ...
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Rs 1.14 crore water project for Romai TE workers 28.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Rs 1.14 crore water project for Romai TE workers
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Centre selects East Garo Hills for water conservation 28.7.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: In a major boost for water conservation in the green rich district of East Garo Hills, the Central government’s Jal Shakti Abhiyan has identified and selected the district alongside one from the state of Manipur for an intensive water conservation campaign, an official government release stated on Saturday. The focus area to be covered under […]
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East Garo Hills selected for water conservation by Central Govt 27.7.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: In a major boost for water conservation in the green rich district of East Garo Hills, the Central government’s Jal Shakti Abhiyan has identified and selected the district alongside one from the state of Manipur for an intensive water conservation campaign, an official government release stated on Saturday. The focus area to be covered under […]
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Roof top rainwater harvesting to be mandatory in city buildings 27.7.2019 The Shillong Times
State Water Policy ensures strict enforcement by authorities SHILLONG: The water policy approved by the state government makes roof top rainwater harvesting mandatory in all buildings.The policy states that the concerned authority would enforce roof top rainwater harvesting.According to the policy, sustainable harnessing of water resources such as roof top rain water harvesting, Jalkunds, springshed ...
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Kids enjoy rhythm of falling rain at DPS 26.7.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, Monsoon is incomplete without getting drenched in rain. Rain water brings enormous fun with a great relief from the scorching heat of summer. To make this monsoon a memorable one for the students and parents of DPS Castle of Dreams, Kolar Road, ‘Drizzle over me……….. a walk in rain’ activity along with a special […]
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Workable Ideas For Managing Water Crisis 24.7.2019 Commentary – The Navhind Times
AMIT KAPOOR WHILE contemplating our natural resources, past conversations often centered around fossil fuels and them becoming scarce due to overuse. However, recent conversations have stirred our attention to another natural resource that is available in abundance but is still causing a crisis in many parts of the world. Water! Water covers approximately 70 per …
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For water plan, govt goes for 3D mapping of all villages 23.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
The Centre is carrying out 3D aquifer mapping of every village which will help it take specific water conservation measures at micro level across the country, said Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The deficit so identified will help the government to carry out its recharge plan where the treated grey water (all wastewater generated in households, except from toilets) can also be used.
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Nature's delicate balance is upset and no one but us can restore it 17.7.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Delhi is facing a huge shortage of drinking water -- to the tune of 300 million gallons a day and the tanker water mafia is thriving.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 16.7.2019 Commentary – The Navhind Times
Involve Citizens In Water Conservation The recent news of Indian Railways ferrying 50,000 litres of water wagons to Chennai residents is overwhelming. The relief provided by Indian Railways ‘water train’ to ferry drinking water at the time of acute water crisis is commendable. The Ministry of Railways and Southern Railways should be lauded for such …
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