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Punjab: In Malwa, drinking water supply hit 22.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Nullah destroying biodiversity, ecology 22.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 21 Indicating that the pollution levels in Buddha Nullah continue to be a threat to ecology, biodiversity and health of people, a Sri Lankan student, who carried out a research study at Desh Bhagat University, as part of his PhD, has found that toxicity of the nullah waters is a danger to its catchment area and beyond. The finding was part of a comparative study of pollution in Buddha Nullah here and the Kelani river in Sri Lanka. The study was carried out by Ravindra Gunavardana, a PhD student at Desh Bhagat University. Heavy metals beyond limit at Walligpur Kalan village The student found presence of heavy metals, including arsenic, mercury, cadmium, chromium, thallium and lead, in the nullah. In fact, the presence of arsenic was double the amount of maximum permissible limit at Walligpur Kalan. Even cadmium was much above the permissible limits. It is causing several problems, including destruction of biodiversity besides several health problems. Not just the heavy ...
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Entire Rayalaseema region will get Krishna water soon, says Naidu 22.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanti canal to be extended up to Madakasira
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Delhi High Court terms police probe into unidentified woman’s death as fishy 21.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Drones with night-vision launched for surveillance against illegal mining on Sabarmati river-bed 21.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Hailakandi DC orders probe into sand business 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Hailakandi DC orders probe into sand business
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Forest official arrested 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Forest official arrested
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Court stays allotment of sand ghats 21.5.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The HC also set aside the auction wherein the norms of the sand ghat policy of the state had been flouted.
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Beas incident leaves residents worried over canal water supply project 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 20 Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has announced that the supply of potable water through canal is under process, but residents are worried about the water quality as tonnes of fish have been found dead in Beas recently due to “poisonous” chemical getting mixed in the water body. Experts have been advocating for introducing canal-based drinking water supply after getting an alarming feedback about bad quality of water in the city. The government will provide the treated water under the project. According to the government’s plan, the surface water scheme will replace the existing groundwater supply, thus addressing a serious concern related to the depletion of groundwater and increase in cases of vector-borne diseases. Sidhu on Saturday said in-principle approval had been accorded to the canal-based water supply project costing Rs 3,500 crore for Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala to check the rapid decline and deterioration of groundwater. As per the plan, the ...
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Aurangabad DM's escort vehicle attacked by sand mafia 20.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The escort vehicle of a top Aurangabad district official was attacked by sand mafia in the district today, police said. Superintendent of Police Satya Prakash said the sand mafia attacked the escort vehicle of District Magistrate Rahul Ranjan Mahiwal near Tejpura village under Daudnagar police station area of the district. Acting on a tip-off that illegal sand mining was going on from Sone river in and around Tejpura village, Mahiwal went to the spot and directed the police to seize three sand laden tractors from the directive, the SP said. When the cops went to seize the three tractors, sand mafia henchmen attacked the policemen in which three constables received minor injuries, the SP said adding they were treated at a nearby hospital. One of the attackers has been arrested in this regard. Article ...
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Sewage channel, a bane of Samanatham 20.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Chemical units, welding shops discharge waste into drain
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To check depletion of water level, 3 cities to get canal supply 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 19 To check the rapid decline and deterioration of groundwater, three major cities of the state will be provided with canal water instead of groundwater. Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said in-principle approval had been accorded to the project costing Rs 3,500 crore for Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala. In a press release, Sidhu said the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had accorded technical clearance to all three water supply schemes and forwarded it to the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India. A meeting was held on Saturday in the office of Department of Economic Affairs wherein the approval had been given to the proposed surface water supply schemes for all three cities. Sidhu said the Union Government would now send the proposal to the World Bank for Ludhiana and Amritsar and to the Asian Development Bank for Patiala, to get assistance and fund allocations. The process of approvals and ...
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Laterite mining going on unchecked in Agency 19.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Local people allege it will contaminate groundwater, destroy coffee, mango crops
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One year and counting: anti-ONGC stir continues at Kadiramangalam 19.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Villagers resolve to continue fight against oil major; fringe groups criticise Centre
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Why no geology in Plus Two? 19.5.2018 Hindu: College & University
Field visits and data-collation skills will help students think independently
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Illegal sand miners attack police team, two arrested 19.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 18 Several persons involved in illegal excavation of sand attacked a police party and mining officials near Beas in the wee hours on Friday. The incident took place when the officials tried to intercept a tractor-trailer, laden with sand. At first, the accused tried to run the tractor-trailer over the police party but when they were overpowered, more people carrying blunt weapons came to spot and attacked the cops. The police caught two of them following a scuffle while five others managed to flee in a car. The police have registered a case in this connection and raids are on to nab the accused. The incident suggests that the illegal sand mining is rampant in the district and the errants, most of whom are sheltered by politicians, have no fear of law. Those arrested were identified as Bikramjit Singh and Harjinder Singh of Bhalojala village. Among others who were booked include Sarabjit Singh, Jatinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Sarwan Singh and Bikramjit Singh. Kirandeep ...
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Environment Ministry panel recommends green nod for Pharma City 19.5.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Clearance subject to conditions, including one related to land acquisition
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Death by slow poisoning 18.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
An estimated 10 million people in nine districts of West Bengal drink arsenic-laden groundwater. Priyanka Pulla finds that despite alarms having been sounded over decades, the State government has moved at a glacial pace to tackle the crisis, while people struggle to cope with the symptoms
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NASA study shows freshwater decline in India 18.5.2018 The Shillong Times
Washington, May 18 (IANS) India is among the world’s major hotspots which has seen a serious decline in the availability of freshwater due to overuse of water resources, reveals a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities. The study, published in the journal Nature, found […]
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‘India’s freshwater stocks in danger’ 18.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
NASA report based on observations from multiple satellites tracks global hydrologic changes
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