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Gujarat: Long before govt, slum dweller began Jal Sanchay 26.5.2018 DNA: India
Yes, it's clearer than the water. A woman, who lives at one of the corner slum houses near Shyamal crossroads, has proved that she is ahead of the sarkar when it comes to storing rainwater. She has been dwelling in the dark Rajivnagar shanty for the last 40 years, but saving the free water better than the government's plan propagated through Jal Sanchay programme (water harvesting). Zarina Ghori has been using rainwater since last two years. The family has installed a roof rainwater harvesting system, and their yearly water need is met by the rain. The family have saved time and money by the simple mechanism of installing a water pipe. They have built an underground tank beneath their room. The tank is seven-feet-deep and ten-feet-wide. They let the water flow from the roof on the first day of the rains. From the second day, they divert the water to the tank. "Before the underground water tank was installed, we used to spend Rs300 to meet our monthly water needs. Also, we used to queue up and go to near ...
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CM launches water plaint helpline 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 25 Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday launched a toll-free water complaint helpline number 18001808009. He was presiding over a review meeting of the Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Department here. The CM also sought funds worth Rs 4751 crore for rainwater harvesting project from the Centre. The Chief Minister said that rainwater harvesting structures would help prevent wastage of water. He said the department must ensure adequate water supply and take steps to check leakages from water pipelines. The CM said that tankers should be pressed into service for supply of water so that the tourists and locals were not inconvenienced. He said that a proposal worth Rs 798 crore for remodelling and augmentation of 1,421 water supply schemes in the state had been forwarded to the Centre. IPH Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said a special campaign had been launched to clean the water tanks and an adequate sum had been provided for the replacement of old water ...
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What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall 24.5.2018 Downtoearth
Farmers need to be better informed where they can sell their crops for good prices so that they’re confident they can recoup the cost of investing in water harvesting
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Helipads set up for e-way opening 24.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Completed in two years, it will help decongest Delhi traffic
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Simple steps to overcome summer blues 24.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Associations promote various measures to preserve rainwater through awareness campaigns for citizens
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PM Modi to inaugurate Eastern Peripheral Expressway on May 27 23.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Delhi Public School, Patna: How to make your school green 23.5.2018 Downtoearth
Delhi Public School in Patna is a shining example of resource efficiency. It harvests rainwater, segregates its waste, is energy efficient and has banned junk food in its campus. All the students know about effects of air pollution and travel to school only by buses.
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Punjab: Congress’ ‘green manifesto’ plan in cold storage 23.5.2018 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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Preparing for the monsoon 18.5.2018 Hindu: Life & Style
Rainwater harvesting systems need special attention, and storm-water drains must be examined and quickly cleaned. By S. Vishwanath
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Water shortage: Locals on a mission to save wild animals 18.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, May 16 With the region witnessing dry summer, locals have launched a mission to provide water and save wild animals living in the Shivalik forests in the Kandi belt. Continuous drought in the region has led to the vanishing of water bodies. Also, the government’s failure to implement the rainwater harvesting scheme is driving the Kandi belt on the path of destruction. A group of youth and villagers of 30 panchayats in the Akhnoor-Chhamb belt, some 50 km from Jammu, have been creating water points and filling ponds using water tankers during April-May. As per the volunteers associated with the project for the past few years, their efforts have paid off as the death rate of birds, especially peacock, due to water scarcity has come down considerably and it has also helped in curbing animal poaching. Satish Sharma, who initiated the project, said water tankers were hired whenever the need was felt. “During summer, the whole belt suffers from shortage of water. All ponds dry up. We ...
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Africa and climate change exiled by emissions 16.5.2018 Downtoearth
The impacts of climate change are making the continent even more vulnerable
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A tale of depleting water table 16.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Low groundwater level stalls day-to-day activities
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Facilities in villages to look up, thanks to NREGA: Collector 16.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Infrastructure project will be completed in a couple of months, he says
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‘Society must be empowered to protect natural resources’ 9.5.2018 Hindu: National
Rajendra Singh says water conservation should be a people’s movement
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Goat rearing units given to BPL families 8.5.2018 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Una, May 7

Rural development and Animal Husbandry Minister Virender Kanwar on Monday distributed 12 units of goats to 12 families to enhance their livelihood under the BPL goat rearing scheme. Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur was also present.

Each farmer was given a unit of two female and one male goat. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said a provision of 60 per cent grant was available under the scheme. He said 1,153 units had been distributed to farmers in the state so far.

Kanwar said the MGNREGA scheme would be utilised for the creation of water bodies to harvest rainwater. He said the activity would not only give employment to the rural folk but also recharge the groundwater aquifer. He said the minimum daily wages under the MGNREGA had been enhanced from 100 days to 120 days a year.

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Depths of despair 7.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Jaipur: Save water in a whole new way 4.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
To conserve rainwater in the state, now it has been decided to make a rooftop rainwater harvesting system in the police stations. Public Works Department (PWD) has notified a large number of police stations in the city namely Brahmpuri, Murlipura, Jhotwara, Harmaada, Malviya Nagar etc. Not only in the police stations, but also in police quarters the work of making the rooftop rainwater harvesting structures will be done. The work will begin in May and is expected to be completed by the time rains hit the city. “Attempts are being made to complete the work before rains so that the benefit can be taken,” said an engineer of PWD while speaking to DNA. Most of the police stations of Jaipur are of old construction wherein no method of water conservation has been put up. As such, a lot of rainwater gets wasted in absence of harvesting structure and the opportunity to restore the rainwater is lost. The campuses are large and have a big roof which can be put to use by making rooftop rainwater harvesting system. ...
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Water harvesting must for agriculture: CM 3.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dehradun, May 2 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has emphasised on the creation of water corpus like concept which includes flurry of measures for rain water harvesting and effective usage of rain water. The Chief Minister was addressing the inaugural session on three-day Summit on Climate Resilient Mountain Agriculture that started in Dehradun on Wednesday. He said rain water harvesting was very important for sustaining agriculture in Uttarakhand. He said Uttarakhand had limited land for agriculture and even most of this land falls under non irrigated category. Thus, it was important that the latest agriculture techniques and rainwater harvesting are used to get optimum productivity. He also reminded that only 0.4 percent of rainwater is put to use and the rest flows away unutilised. He also called for a change in mindset towards importance of water conservation. “We need to create a water corpus like concept that should encourage various water conservation efforts ...
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HMWSSB links rainwater harvesting to tanker tariff 1.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Linking RWH photos with CAN, must by June 30
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HMR to harvest rainwater 30.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
300 structures to be built along the rail lines
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