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30,000 dead fish floating in polluted Hyderabad lake 29.5.2017 TOI: Cities
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Chennai: Lake at Integral Coach Factory gets new lease of life 29.5.2017
Chennai: With the summer sun  beating down harshly on Chennai, a number of wells, lakes, and temple tanks are running dry. An old lake at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Ayanavaram has, however, been reclaimed thanks to the interest taken in its restoration by the ICF general manager, K Mani . Despite the government and the opposition spending lakhs of rupees on restoring and desilting water bodies and cleaning temple tanks, the dearth of water is hitting the city residents hard. A lake at ICF has been around for about 20 years but of which not many were aware. It was recently cleaned and restored, and water from it is being used for various activities at ICF. “The lake is about 30 feet deep, and the water is used for non-drinking purposes. There are trees around the lake, amid which a 3-km pathway for people to walk is being thought of. The plan is to open the pathway for morning walkers once ready,” said a source. Rainwater flows into the lake. For many years, residents in the nearby areas had ...
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Two youths drown 29.5.2017 The Tribune

Abohar: Ram Kumar Nayak (28) drowned after slipping into a water reservoir while escorting cattle in Lalgarhia village in Sriganganagar on Saturday. Pawan Kumar (23) drowned while he was collecting water from an 8-ft-deep tank in his fields at Chak 22ASD village in Sriganganagar on Saturday. OC

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Fresh froth in Varthur lake flies in the face of BDA 28.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The downpour over the last couple of days has laid bare the lack of measures to control the frothing in Varthur and Bellandur lakes and rejuvenating the water bodies. Residents of Whitefield and those around Varthur lake were shocked at the sight of froth flying out of the mesh put up by the lake custodian - Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). According to local residents, there is frothing even on the side of Varthur main road, where BWSSB has undertaken siphoning to control the frothing. The siphoning was introduced on March 29. But it has not been effective during the rain. The residents said they noticed the froth on Saturday itself. But on Sunday, it started flying out of the mesh. They accepted it was because of the downpour over the last couple of days and strong winds. But they demanded that the government control it as the monsoon was approaching. Pravir Bargodia, member of Whitefield Rising Group, said this was for the first time that the froth had spread up to Columbia Asia Hospital. It ...
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ISRO’s spatial mapping project helps identify Mangaluru taluk’s assets 28.5.2017 BusinessLine - News
Mangaluru taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, which has 55 village panchayats, has a good network of banking and other financial institutions/infrastructure. When it comes to water management, the ta...
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Rupees 187crore to be spent on Kolleru development 28.5.2017 thehansindia3899
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Just weeding Bellandur lake will not help: Saldanha 27.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Environment Support Group convener Leo Saldanha said the NGT was passing orders for quick-fix solutions as officials have failed to communicate the extent of the crisis in Bellandur lake. "Closing down industries alone will not save Bellandur lake. Solid waste is dumped in stormwater drains. How can we expect the sewage treatment plants to work when the water they handle has so much of solid waste?" he asked. Saldanha said clearing weeds does more harm than good. "Don't look at hyacinth as a disease. Hyacinth draws the excess nutrition in water. It basically treats sewage water. If you remove all weeds, then you are letting raw sewage into water," he said. "I appeal to the NGT to consider the Justice N K Patil report which suggested lining the 840 km of storm water drains with trees, bamboos and grass shrubs. These will absorb all the waste, allowing only clean water to pass," he said. He said every programme of the government agencies in saving lakes showed how incompetent officials have been in ...
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Slight increase in fish species in Vembanad 27.5.2017 Hindu: National
Fish count held at 15 stations in lake
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Encroachers of waterbodies face Goonda Act 27.5.2017 Noida - City - The Times of India
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Konapur turns model village for water conservation 27.5.2017 thehansindia3900
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Experts, greens to discuss how to revive Bellandur, Varthur lakes 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Reviving the city's largest water body, Bellandur lake, and its downstream Varthur lake is a mammoth task. There are challenges aplenty. To discuss these and more comprehensively in a multilateral forum, DH has organised the third edition of its 'Deccan Herald Spotlight' at the East Cultural Association, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, on Saturday, 5 pm onwards. Deliberating on the theme "Bringing Bellandur and Varthur lakes back to life", the event has its focus riveted on the city's endangered water bodies and the sustainability of the revival efforts. Citizens, lake activists, environmentalists, scientists and all stakeholders will share their thoughts and debate the solutions suggested. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George is also expected to take part. On the agenda will be questions related to the short-term, mid-term and long-term solutions proposed to get the two lakes back to life. Among the questions that are sure to trigger the debates, here are a few: How do we stop the entry of sewage water ...
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Additional dam near Athoor reservoir to be ready by September 25.5.2017 Hindu: Madurai
State sanctioned ₹18 crore and municipality shared ₹2 crore for the project
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Not enough funds to clean Bellandur lake 25.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Not enough funds to clean Bellandur lake
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Bellandur: NGT directs closure of polluting industries 25.5.2017 PTI: All news
Bellandur: NGT directs closure of polluting industries
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Mission Bhagiratha becomes an uphill task 25.5.2017
Kothagudem: It is not possible for the Mission Bhagiratha works in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district to be completed by their due date. The project aims to supply water from River Godavari to the people of the state. The project completion date was supposed to have been April 1, 2018, but it was later brought forward by six months, to October 1, 2017. Bhadradri district is massive in terms of area, and its landscapes and terrain pose a challenge to contractors. The laying of 900-kilometre long pipelines within a period of four months is proving to be a tough task for the agencies involved. There are 1,826 habitations in the district that will be supplied water through the project, and the distance between two adjacent villages in the agency area can be over 10 km. Apart from the pipelines, two intake wells will also have to be constructed, to lift water from the river; and three water plants will be required to pump 207 million litres to the 1,826 habitations every day. The construction of the water ...
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Not just Bellandur, most lakes in Bengaluru have poor water quality 25.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
Of the 51 lakes sampled in and around Bengaluru, 11 did not have water
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City microbreweries under National Green Tribunal scanner with regard to water discharge norms 25.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Closure orders to industries around Bellandur lake 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has issued closure orders to 114 industries operating in the Bellandur lake catchment area following the directions of the National Green Tribunal under Section 33 (A) of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

Bescom has already disconnected the power supply to these industries. Despite issuing closure directions and disconnection of power supply, if any industry is found operating using diesel generator sets or any other mode, the KSPCB will initiate further penal action under the relevant provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1974, Vijay Kumar, member secretary, KSPCB, said.
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Rampant encroachment at Varthur lake, say residents 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Dumping of garbage and construction debris continues unabated on the banks and catchment area of Varthur lake, according to locals and members of Whitefield Rising. They point out that even after clear directions from Chief Secretary Subhash C Khuntia and Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Department (UDD), Mahendra Jain to civic agencies to prevent dumping and take action against offenders, nothing has changed. "People are dumping construction material on the catchment of Varthur lake, Varthur Kodi and near Belegere road. Many squatters are also using the area near Munekolala as an open toilet. All illegal activities happen uninterrupted at night as there are no cameras," said Munikumar, a local from Varthur. The locals also point out that Tuburahalli road has become a mess because of dumping, especially after heavy rain over the past few days. The flow of water into the drain has also been blocked. Shivanna, another local from Varthur, said that though BDA officials are custodians of ...
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Nala smell welcomes devotees at temple 24.5.2017 thehansindia3922
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