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Cap defunct borwells in DK dist within 15 days: ZP CEO 27.4.2017 Mangalore - City - The Times of India
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Special squad inspects food joints at Kalamassery 26.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Collector orders closure of all unhygienic eating joints
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Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states 26.4.2017 morungexpress
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Mobile phones make reporters of Indian villagers to fix problems 26.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Rina Chandran RAIPUR, India, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - V illagers in parts of central and eastern India are using their mobile phones to report and resolve problems, from unpaid wages to a lack of handpumps, highlighting the increasing role of technology in tackling inequalities in the developing world.
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Global expanded polystyrene market to reach $ 18.97 billion by 2022: Study 26.4.2017 Latest News
Growing construction & packaging industries to drive the market in emerging countries
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Property tax rebate extended; water crisis issue rocks BBMP council 26.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The BBMP council passed a resolution to extend rebate on property tax payment till May 31, and to repair borewells and arrange for drinking water for residents on priority. Councillors across wards s...
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A quiet struggle 26.4.2017 FrontLine: Social Justice
WHEN Dalits took out a “march to our land” in V. Sathanur village in Vikrawandi subdivision in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu on April 10, 2015, the organisers took care to see that the agitati...
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Metro work: Residents forced to share borewells 26.4.2017 Hindu: News
Will help efficient use of groundwater
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Thiruvananthapuram: Apply today to dig a borewell next year 26.4.2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Did you think you could overcome water scarcity by digging a borewell in your premises? If you apply today, it would take at least a year for the ground water department to permit you to dig one. As the drought scare has picked up, the ground water department has been bombarded with over 1,000 applications to dig borewells in Thiruvananthapuram. Earlier this year, the government had banned digging of borewells in the state until May. Later, the ban was revoked following the High Court's intervention as people approached it pointing out that they had no alternate source of water. Since January, at least 1,000 applications were received in Thiruvananthapuram. Officials have to conduct a geophysical survey and aquifer test before giving permit to each borewell. The ground water department have resources to verify only a maximum of 100 wells a month. “Now, we are not permitting borewells for industrial and agricultural purposes. Only wells for drinking purpose are allowed. After strict ...
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Special: Bengaluru, beware! wells of hell here 26.4.2017
On Monday night, the body of six-year-old Kaveri was retrieved from a borewell in Belagavi. While there have been no incidents of this sort yet in Bengaluru, the city remains at risk as illegal borewells continue to be drilled and abandoned ones are left uncapped. The onus rests with the owners of these borewells, who need to be brought to justice quickly to deter others from being negligent too. What are authorities waiting for? Will it take a tragedy to prompt us into action, asks Aknisree Karthik It was an innocent outing to collect firewood , but it ended with six- year-old  Kaveri Ajit Madar falling into an open  dry borewell in a Belagavi village. Fifty four hours later, she was found dead Monday night, despite the best efforts to save her. Her grieving mother, a daily wage earner, wished that no other child should suffer a similar fate. Just a couple of weeks previously, on April 12, two other persons died after they fell into a dry borewell in Gadag district. While there have been no such deaths ...
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Guest Column: Over-exploitation is Bengaluru's tragedy 26.4.2017
The incident of a six -year -old girl, Kaveri Ajit Madar, falling into a deep open borewell in Belagavi is disturbing. The accident could have been averted had the owner of the borewell taken care to close it. But in many cases owners of failed borewells remove the casing pipes and sell them to make up for the loss they have incurred. Should anyone fall into them later and die, the owners, who abandoned the  borewells without capping them, should be held responsible and a criminal case lodged against them. They must be jailed to deter others from being as careless. Also, the Department of Mines and Geology needs to be more vigilant and keep track of borewells that are no longer in use. It must ensure that their owners close them without delay. I have not heard of any such deaths reported from borewells in Bengaluru as the dry ones are usually capped. But there is over-exploitation of groundwater in the city. The spike in the number of borewells in Bengaluru is mainly due to its exploding population. The ...
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Eating on roadside not a ‘smart’ idea 26.4.2017 Surat News, News from Surat Gujarat | Times of India Surat News
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Srimandir?s Ganga recharge on cards 26.4.2017 orissapost3961
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No place called home: Fleeing Jammu, Rohingyas arrive in capital 26.4.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Pali-Thane villagers compelled to use muddy borewell water for drinking 26.4.2017 The Navhind Times
  By Abdulla khan | NT VALPOI: Locals of Pali area of Thane village panchayat are forced to drink piped borewell water, which is muddy and unhygienic, supplied to the locality that is just few kilometers from Dabos water treatment plant.  Pali, which comprises 300 houses, is located some 11 kms from Valpoi town in ...
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25APRSTS01_Residents to share borewells thanks to Chennai Metro Rail work 26.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
In times of drought, the residents of north Chennai will soon be forced to share water from their borewells, to help facilitate tunnelling work for the Chennai Metro Rail project . At present, tunnel...
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Water pilferage highest in Naupada, Mumbra lowest 25.4.2017 Thane News, Latest Thane News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
The middle class bastions of Naupada and Uthalsar areas in Thane witness the highest volume of distribution losses of water apparently due to rampant thefts and leakage compared to neighbouring Mumbra and Diva.
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‘Amaravati could become the prototype for building cities’ 25.4.2017 Hindu: Interview
The Delhi-based conservationist on how non-invasive development models can change the face of India’s cities, new and old
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Criminal cases for deaths due to uncapped borewells: DC 25.4.2017 Mangalore - City - The Times of India
The district administration will register criminal cases against those concerned if there is any loss of life due to uncapped defunct borewells, DC Priyanka Mary Francis warned on Monday.
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By 2018, Bengaluru City may dip into TG Halli dam for a drink 25.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Three years of consecutive drought has left the state in a bad shape. And as Cauvery water, currently the lifeline of the city, is turning out to be startlingly inadequate to meet the city’s needs, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is looking to get 135-140 MLD (million litres per day) of additional drinking water from Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, or the TG Halli dam, by 2018.
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