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Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu fishermen fight over Pulicat lake fishing 5.7.2019

Nellore: Tension prevails between fishermen of AP and Tamil Nadu after 12 fishermen belonging to AP were abducted by TN fishermen when they ventured into the TN side of Pulicat lake for fishing on Wednesday.

The AP government is being blamed for the breaking out of tensions among fishermen of the two states at regular intervals as it has failed to address a long-pending demand to make Pulicat lake a free zone for fishing. The lake dries up in the AP side during the summer due to lack of water unlike in the Tamil Nadu side of the lake. AP fishermen venture into the Tamil Nadu side and get into trouble because of zonal restrictions.
The AP fishermen are roughed up and abducted once they trespass into TN waters.

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Chennai:Residents stage empty pot stir for water 26.6.2019
Chennai: Irked over poor supply of drinking water for the last three months, residents here staged a demonstration with empty pots near the old Kancheepuram railway station, on Tuesday morning. The residents blocked the Arakkonam — Kancheepuram route demanding speedy action to supply them water. Kamatchi Amman Nagar of the eighth ward in Kancheepuram municipality has a population of 100 families. Due to drop in groundwater level, borewells and overhead water tanks which were the primary sources of drinking water here, failed to yield water. Some weren't functioning and needed repair. Residents were upset as municipal officials kept ignoring their repeated requests for water. Infuriated by the apathy of officials, around 100 residents holding empty pots, blocked the road. Police and municipal commissioner, Mahendra, rushed to the spot and held talks with the protesters. The residents ended their protest after two hours, only after police and other officials promised to resolve the drinking water ...
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Bengaluru: Call to restore city lakes on war footing 26.6.2019
Bengaluru: The Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) has urged the State Government to act faster in restoration of lakes in Bengaluru and address issues such as solid waste management, sewerage system and water supply, as they are interconnected. IPA also plans to tie up with builders to initiate better water management practices. B.O. Prasanna Kumar, Chairman, Bengaluru Chapter, Indian Plumbing Association told reporters, "Most urban centres in India, including Bengaluru, are already water stressed. The current gap in supply and demand is approximately 600 MLD, and according to the projections of BWSSB, this will grow to 1,450 MLD in the next twelve years. It is therefore vital that the State Government treats restoration of remaining 210 city lakes as top priority." The State Government is planning to spend around Rs 12,000 crore to bring water from Sharavati river to Bengaluru. The Government should reconsider this plan and use part of that money to develop a better sanitation system by ...
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Our lakes are dying, city sinking with them 20.6.2019
India is running out of water. This is no longer about dire environmental predictions about the cities dying in a decade. The crisis is now. Bengaluru's situation is worsening rapidly, our main source of water, lakes, are dying. There is talk of rejuvenation but as the Water Quality Index has shown repeatedly, these efforts have not resulted in real changes on ground - even glowing examples like Madiwala Lake continue to fall under Class D. Experts say that work has been superficial, while the real problem, have been ignored, including the main pollutant - sewage. Parastatal agencies are apathetic while the KSPCB is either toothless or complicit, say experts. Aksheev Thakur reports. Much noise is made around the rejuvenation of lakes and crores are supposedly being spent on these efforts. It makes the pitiable state of our city"s lakes and tanks somewhat baffling for it is evident, even to the layman that the situation is dire. The Water Quality Index"s data for April, released by the ...
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Tamil Nadu Government sanctions Rs 499.69 crore for Kudimaramathu 16.6.2019
Tiruvarur: The Tamil Nadu Government has earmarked a sum of Rs 499.69 crore during the current year (2019-20) for undertaking "Kudimaramathu Panigal" across the state, of which Tiruvarur district"s share is Rs 16.8 crore, according to State Food minister R. Kamaraj. The scheme for implementation of "Kudimaramathu" (restoration of water bodies with participatory approach by farmers organisations, farmers councils, Ayacutdars or group of Ayacutdars) was started by the Edappadi K Palaniswami government on a pilot basis in 2017, it may be recalled. For the current year, according to a G.O., administrative sanction has been accorded for 1,829 "Kudimaramathu" works in 29 districts, at an estimated cost of Rs 499.69 crore, in Chennai, Tiruchy, Madurai and Coimbatore regions. The components proposed to be carried out include strengthening of tank bund, desilting of supply channel, surplus course, repair/reconstruction of sluices, weirs, repair/renewal of shutters, ...
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Want to know about the saviour of drought-stricken Indian villages? 12.6.2019
New Delhi: As Gajanand Dukre parks the water tanker in a drought-stricken Indian village, dozens of locals mostly women in saris, come running with jerry cans, buckets and stainless steel pots. Over the next two hours, Dukre helps them empty the 12,000-litre (3,170-gallon) tank, providing a lifeline to this small community as India reels from one of its worst droughts in years. "We are working overtime," says 41-year-old Dukre, who conducts four rounds of deliveries a day to hamlets around Shahapur in the parched western state of Maharashtra. Dukre is one of 37 drivers operating government-run water tankers in the area, which is situated around 100 kilometres (60 miles) from India's financial capital Mumbai. The tankers run seven days a week between March and June when water is at its scarcest in India. The Asian giant's hot season has been particularly harsh this year, with temperatures rising above 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in Rajasthan state. Almost half of India, an area ...
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Thanjavur dt banks on monsoon to avert water crisis 12.6.2019
THANJAVUR: Though drinking water problem is not acute in Thanjavur city corporation area, which gets its supply from Vennar and Kollidam (Thirumanur), water scarcity has surfaced in various panchayats in Budalur and Thiruvaiyaru panchayat unions near Thanjavur. Many villages get water from 'Over Head Tanks (OHTs)' which face problems in pumping due to power shortage. Three-phase supply is not available and hence water could not be pumped into OHTs. According to V. Jeevakumar, an advocate, people face drinking water problem in his native village Royamundanpatti in Budalur  taluk. Another farmer Sami Nadarajan said that water sale has come to some villages like Thennamanadu in Orathanadu taluk. People go to bore-wells in paddy fields put up by some big farmers and take water. Some big farmers with bore-wells sell water. Drinking water problem is faced in Sethubavachathiram, Peravurani. Adhirampattinam, Mallipattinam-coastal areas, say sources. People are also worried about underground water ...
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Heatwave leads to water crisis in Coimbatore 10.6.2019
Coimbatore: Water bodies have gone dry and groundwater levels have plummeted as unprecedented heatwave conditions persist in Coimbatore. Locals also blame repeated monsoon failure for the condition in the city. "We have been witnessing monsoon failure for the past three seasons, we urge the government to clean all ponds, tanks and construct more check dams to save water during rains," Abdul Jaffar, a local resident told ANI. Environmentalist Syed said that this was the worst crisis the city had witnessed and that people were eagerly waiting for the south-west monsoons to provide some relief. "With the monsoons hitting Kerala it is high time the Public Works Department (PWD) begins cleaning the tanks and also clear encroachments on the water paths reaching various water bodies," said Syed. Due to the heatwave in Coimbatore, more than 10 out of 20 tanks around the city have become dry. Cattle, birds and stray animals are the worst hit due to non-availability of water. Members of the ...
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KIIFB takes up Kuttanad water challenge 9.6.2019
Thiruvananthapuram: The Rs 291-crore Kuttanadu drinking water project phase-II will be taken up with the masala bond proceeds of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board. This will cater to the drinking water needs of nearly two lakh people in 13 panchayats in the Assembly constituency. It will improve the water supply in subsea-level Kuttanad in an area of 900 sq km and meet the demand up to 2050. There are various tubewell schemes and one existing water supply scheme with 14 million litres per day waste treatment plant (MLD WTP) at Neerettupuram. The water quality in Vembanad lake and connected canals and rivers has deteriorated so much that it is unusable for human consumption even after costly treatments. The existing old pipelines in the scheme area are prone to breakage, causing leakage of water and affecting the supply pressure, leading to water scarcity in elevated areas Kuttanad turns brackish during summer owing to saline intrusion from Vembanad lake causing deep pollution.  The 13 ...
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Census of water bodies underway in Bardez 6.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Mapusa With an aim to have a data on all water bodies in the state, a census on minor irrigation schemes and census of water bodies is currently underway in the state. In Bardez taluka around 70% census has been completed and a detail report is expected to be submitted to the Planning, Statistics & Evaluation ...
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Karnataka village excels in water conservation 5.6.2019
Shivamogga: Amidst the scorching heat and delayed monsoon across the country, residents of the Vitagondana Koppa village in Shivamogga district are living happily with sufficient drinking water and are easily able to meet the requirements of their livestock. The Vitagondana Koppa village situated near Ayanuru town is an inspiration to many neighbouring villagers. With the help of government assistance and crowd-funding, the villagers have rejuvenated a water tank called Hulikere. The tank helps to keep groundwater stable and recharges the borewells. With its expanse reaching to over five acres, it is the biggest tank of its kind near the Shivamogga city. A retired accountant from the village, Shivanadappa, deposited three lakh rupees from his pension to get approval for the tank restoration under the government scheme 'JalaSamvardhane' in 2011 and the tank till date has prevented the village from facing the water crisis. "In 2011 there was a World Bank-assisted 'Jalasamvardhane' ...
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Crisis call 2.6.2019 The Shillong Times
Kordor Sohtun wakes up at four in the morning and the first thing he does is reserve a space in front of the public tap near his house. He fetches eight buckets of water before heading off to office. This is his daily routine, come rain or shine, as water is a precious commodity here. […]
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Low water levels in rivers a concern for Sattari farmers 20.5.2019 The Navhind Times
Valpoi: A vast area in Sattari still does not have access to potable water in summer.  Women in some villages have to walk kilometres to bring home a few pots of drinking water. There are areas in Valpoi town where families depend on water supplied by tankers. So, if there is scarcity of drinking water in ...
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Khammam: Tahsildars told to collect info on water bodies 8.5.2019
Khammam: District is located in a semi-arid area and it has predominantly hot and dry climate. The sixth minor irrigation census has stressed that the collecting of information on water bodies should be acute and detailed. The tahsildars were asked to play a key role in collecting the information, which will be very important to Telangana in shaping the state as Bangaru Telangana. All natural or man-made units bound on all sides with some or no masonry work and used for storing water for irrigation or other purposes including  industrial, pisciculture, domestic, drinking, recreation, religious and ground water recharge, would be treated as water bodies in this Census. These are known by different names like tank, reservoirs, ponds and bundhies. Water bodies are areas of water, both salty and fresh, large and small, which are distinct from one another in various ways. Smaller accumulations of water, such as puddles or swimming pools are not usually referred to as water bodies in the geographical ...
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Krishnagiri: Birds flock to alternate site in Hosur 5.5.2019
Krishnagiri: Big lakes around Hosur where the birds commonly camp during its migration have found their new home in TVS motor company as an alternative site after the water bodies here have dried up following monsoon failure for years. Krishnagiri district elevated from 300-metres to 1400-meters above sea level has a geographical extent of 5,14,326 hectares and of which 2,02,409 hectares has been recorded as forest region.The district has rich flora and fauna including good number of elephants, gaur, wild boar, Sambar and spotted deer. Besides, the district lakes receive migratory avian population. During the migration period, painted stork, grey heron, cormorant, pelican, teals and other birds stay in Ramanayakan Lake of Hosur town and other lakes across this taluk. But, they could not be seen this year as the lakes have already dried up at the onset of "Agni Nakshatram" from today. However, as "a blessing in disguise"-the birds have found their new home inside the TVS motor ...
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Rane visits Zarme over reports of ‘scarcity of drinking water’ 4.5.2019 The Navhind Times
Valpoi: Taking cognizance of the media reports on ‘scarcity of drinking water’ in Zarme, Poriem MLA Pratapsing Rane visited the village along with the officials of PWD on Friday. Rane, on Friday morning, along with OSD to PWD Minister and PWD executive engineer Baretto; assistant engineer Subash Gawde and JE Viraj Patil met the villagers ...
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Intense Heat 27.4.2019 Central Chronicle
Madhya Pradesh is reeling under the intense heat conditions crossing 40 degree Celsius in most of the places. The Western district Khargone worst hit temperature soaring upto 45.6 degree. In nearby Dhar district it is at 44.5 degree. The capital Bhopal having 42.2 degree temperature. The heat waves are prevailing all over the State. The […]
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Nature-blessed Neturlim yet to catch up 17.4.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
SAMIR BHAT | NT Curchorem: Gifted by nature’s bounty, Neturlim village of Sanguem taluka is waiting to see more development from tourism point of view that can elevate it to touristic prominence not only in India but world over. The village has two waterfalls-Mainapi and Savari to boast of, so also a mysterious tank known ...
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NGT seeks report on illegal coal transportation 13.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The NGT panel headed by retired Judge BP Katoki has sought a report from the state government on the series of cases of trucks carrying coal in violation to the ban on coal mining. Source said the NGT panel was annoyed over several reported cases of transportation of coal in trucks. Some coal-laden trucks […]
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21-year-old Andhra boy threatens to commit suicide demanding political reforms 8.4.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The man identified as Vijay Raju was later rescued by police and taken into custody.
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