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‘TRS govt. has created artificial water scarcity’ 27.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Water schemes starved of funds: Vikramarka
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Residents go without water as tube well develops snag 27.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 26 Residents of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar on Barota Road in Ward No. 35 have got no water for almost two weeks, as the tube well in the area has developed a snag. MC officials, however, claimed that the water supply had been restored in most of the streets by Saturday afternoon. Residents said the tube well motor developed a snag, due to which they were suffering in this peak summer. A team of the MC has, however, been deployed to ensure proper water supply in the area. Residents are being supplied water through tankers. They claimed that they met Deputy Mayor Sarbjit Kaur, who is the councillor of the area. A resident of Barota Road said: “This tube well malfunctions quite often. The motor has been damaged, due to which there is a need to install a new one. We had a tough time due to the shortage of water. We appeal to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to take necessary measures to find out a permanent solution.” Sub-Divisional Officer Arshdeep Singh said: “We have installed a ...
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Secret Ingredients for a Cool Summer 27.5.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Are water ATMs the way forward? 26.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Hundreds of ATMs have sprung up across the country promising safe and affordable water. But is this the way ahead? We find out
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No respite from water woes, 280 plaints received 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 25 Despite officials claiming that the repair work at the Kajauli waterworks has been completed, low water pressure was reported from many parts of the city. The Municipal Corporation received more than 280 complaints regarding this. As many as 109 water tankers were sent to different parts of the city. Those living in the southern sectors were the worst hit. Those living in colonies and villages also faced a shortage of water. Residents of Colony No. 4 have not been getting proper supply for over a week. Shashi Shankar Tiwari, a resident of the area, said the tubewell installed in the area had not been working to the full capacity. Residents of the Raipur Khurd, Kishangarh and Khudda Ali Sher have also been hit. They lacked proper water supply for the past 10 days. The residents said they were not being provided water despite paying bills regularly. Residents of Sectors 45 and 46 said the water supply did not reach on upper ...
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Water scarcity leaves Shimla high and dry 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 25 Residents in the city are reeling under acute water shortage for the last few days. They are getting rationed water supply after four-five days. While the residents are buying bottled water for drinking and cooking, hoteliers are solely depending on tankers in the tourist season. “There is no water in our kitchen or bathroom for the last five days. We have never experienced such a shortage in the city earlier,” said Kartik, a resident of Lakkar Bazaar. “Hoteliers are paying private tankers Rs 2,600 for 6,000 litre water,” said Harnan Kukreja, president, Shimla Hoteliers’ Association. The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) is struggling to ration 21 MLD of water that was pumped from its major sources these days. The water availability per resident was just 5 litre as on Friday. “As water is mostly utilised for cooking and drinking, using it for sanitation has become the last priority, while bathing has become a luxury for us,” said Adript Thakur, a student. The SMC is ...
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Molasses spill in Beas: PPCB says ensuring safety was mill’s added duty 25.5.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Ensure adequate water, CM tells officials 25.5.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi: Pragmatic and collective steps should be taken to ensure adequate supply of drinking water to residents of Shimla town, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over a meeting of senior officers of the state government to review status of water supply to the Shimla town here on Thursday.The Chief Minister directed the officers of the Irrigation and Public Health Department, District administration and the Municipal Corporation Shimla to take all measures to ensure that there was no inconvenience to the residents and tourists due to shortage of water in the ongoing summer season. He said water tankers would be pressed into service to supply water. The tankers would supply water from Chabba and Borewell at Sunni, he added. Thakur directed the officers to check water losses due to leakage in the pipes and also plug all water connections used for construction purposes. He also appealed to the consumers to use water judiciously. He also asked the officers to explore the possibilities for ...
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Water supply in Gurgaon to be disrupted tomorrow 24.5.2018 PTI: All news
Water supply in Gurgaon to be disrupted tomorrow
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Jaipur: A dirty pond feeds this village’s hope 24.5.2018 DNA: Money
People living in the tribal area of Shahabad, Baran are facing severe drinking water crisis. Residents of Kaglavar village of Gadreta Gram Panchayat do not have any other option other than going to a nearby pond, one kilometer away, to get their daily dose of drinking water. But the water in the pond is dirty. Villagers fear it is contaminated and, therefore, not fit for consumption.  A dozen Kaglavar residents including Sanya Saharia, Prithvi Saharia, Madan Saharia, Sundar Lal, Santosh Saharia informed that the people of Kaglavar village have to go to Khatka village for drinking water as there is no water resource present in their village. They added that they have no other option than drinking contaminated water from the pond at Khatka village. There is a tube-well in their village, but it is not functional since last two months The water scarcity and consumption of contaminated water is resulting in spreading of diseases among the village population.  However, to some respite, a water tanker came to ...
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Water quality still poor, say Muktsar residents 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, May 21 Though the water quality improved slightly in canals on Monday, it is still contaminated, say local residents. In view of the prevailing situation, some private reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plants started free supply of treated water to consumers. Suresh Garg, owner of an RO plant, said: “Considering the problems people are facing due to the prevailing crisis, we have decided to supply treated water for free.” Meanwhile, residents under the Naujawan Bharat Sabha on Monday staged a protest along the Rajasthan Feeder and Sirhind Feeder canals at Chak Gaandha Singhwala village here. They demanded that a case of attempt to murder be registered against the owners of the factories that disposed of the industrial waste into the Beas. Officials of the Water Supply and Sanitation Department claimed that there was no scarcity of potable water. “We had closed water inlets of all reservoirs, so the contaminated water could not enter anywhere. Still, we lifted about 50 ...
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Sanitation and well being 23.5.2018 Downtoearth
Women in rural areas face humiliation due to absence of safe bathing spaces. Can Swachh Bharat Mission address this issue?
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HC seeks report on quarrying in Thanjavur 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
MADURAIThe Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday called for a report on measures taken to regulate sand quarrying while hearing a plea
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In Rockfort City, civic water managers are a relieved lot 23.5.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Summer showers and release of water from Mettur dam have eased pressure
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Two months on, GMADA yet to float tenders for new tubewells 23.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, May 22 Over two months have passed since GMADA officials claimed to have prepared estimate for the installation of tubewells, but it is yet to float tenders for the same while people continue to reel under water crisis. Of the 14 tubewells in Sectors 68 and 69, four are non-functional, leading to water shortage in the area. Officials said they earlier planned to build four new tubewells. However, they have now decided to build three tubewells. “We inspected the tubewells following complaints of poor water supply. We found that one of the four tubewells be repaired. So we are going to repair it. While three others will be installed again as they have outlived their life, which is around 10 to 12 years,” said Executive Engineer Vasudev Anand. The officials said a sum of around Rs 30 lakh would be spent on each tubewell. “We are getting required approvals. After this, we will float tenders for the same in around 10 days. In two months’ time, we will have new tubewells,” added ...
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Water crisis to worsen in Shimla as level slides 23.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 22 The water crisis in the capital city is set to worsen as the supply from Guma and Giri pumping stations on Tuesday dipped to just 29 MLD due to depletion of water sources. The capital city needs 45 MLD of water daily to meet the increasing demands of locals and tourists. Shimla MC officials said the water sources were depleting daily due to the lack of rain and the rising temperatures. The water supply from the Guma scheme decreased to just 12 MLD from 21 MLD on Tuesday. The MC faced a ticklish situation after water samples collected from two tube wells of the Ashwani khud and outlet source of the Sanjauli reservoir tested positive for the presence of E-coli on May 19. The MC was to start the supply from these tube wells to give 1 MLD water daily, but the water sample failed and hence the MC could not resume supply which was suspended in 2017, said Dharmender Gill, SE, SMC water and sewerage circle. “We will not lift water until water samples test negative,” he ...
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Residents protest poor water supply, tariff hike 22.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, May 21 Residents of Sectors 68 and 69 staged a protest outside the GMADA office in Phase VIII here demanding adequate water supply. They also protested against water tariff hike in certain sectors of Mohali. The protesters said at least 4 out of 14 tubewells run by GMADA were non-operational. Satvir Singh Dhanoa, area councillor, said: “Water tariff rates should be rationalised and brought on a par with tariffs in other sectors.” Local councillor Bobby Kamboj said: “Water bills have increased by 300-400 per cent due to tariff hike. People are paying more for less water. Pressure on upper floors is low.” Residents submitted a memorandum of demands to GMADA officials. In September 2017, GMADA had hiked tariff rates in Sectors 66-69, 76-80, Aero City and Eco City, according to which residents would have to pay Rs 5 per kilolitre for consumption up to 20 kilolitres and Rs 10 per kilolitre for consumption exceeding 20 kilolitres, as compared to the earlier flat rate of Rs 1.8 ...
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Many Faridabad areas face potable water crisis 22.5.2018 The Tribune
Faridabad, May 21 Several parts of the city are facing shortage of drinking water these days. Several water ATMs (automatic dispensers) have been installed to meet the demand, but the major issue is still the quality of water being supplied in the city having a population of nearly 18 lakh. “The quality of water is poor and it is totally unfit for consumption as its total dissolved solvents (TDS) level is several times higher than the safe value,” said Suresh Kumar, a resident of Dabua Colony in the NIT area here. He said the water being supplied was used mainly for the purpose of washing and bathing and they had to procure drinking water from the market. “My RO machine developed a snag within a year as the TDS level was much higher and we have to purchase potable water from a private supplier,” said Rajkumar, a resident of Sector 10 here. Kulbir of Sanjay Nagar Colony said that water supply was poor or erratic and residents had to depend on private tankers that charge anywhere between Rs 500 to 800 per ...
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14 ‘very large’ water projects planned under Vision 2023 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
₹21,050 crore will be spent for the purpose, says Minister
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Japanese encephalitis: Survey to be undertaken in 5 districts 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
2% of hand pumps to be checked for contamination
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