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Boy drowns in tank in Bidar, body recovered after 12 hours 19.11.2017 Hindu: News
The body of 16-year-old boy, who drowned in a tank in Kamthana village in Bidar district on Saturday evening, was recovered by the fire and emergency team on Sunday morning.A II PU student, Shivakuma...
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Reservoir work gets underway 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Work begins at Thanedarpally on land acquired by govt.
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New bridge across Pulicat lake remains a pipe dream 18.11.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Parents, students wade througn knee-deep water or take the boat to school
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Centre unveils new scheme for unapproved layouts 16.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Sites registered on or before January 30, 2017 will be regularised
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Chennai floods: When will we ever learn? 15.11.2017 HBL: Opinion
Absence of proper drainage, and encroachment of marshlands and water bodies have choked the city. This should stop
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Madurai's Mariamman Teppakulam: a temple tank losing its sheen 15.11.2017 Hindu: Madurai
Empty liquor bottles, matchsticks, garbage are found on the steps of Mariamman Teppakulam
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A temple tank losing its sheen 15.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Empty liquor bottles, matchsticks, garbage are found on the steps of Mariamman Teppakulam
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Villivakkam lake loses 177 acres to encroachments 15.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
From 214 acres in 1972, it is now 36 acres; Corporation plans floating gardens
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One garden, two different tales... 13.11.2017 Hindu: News
Krumbiegel Hall lies in neglect while work on ‘mini Niagara Falls’ is going on
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Wells of wellbeing 13.11.2017 The Tribune
Manu Moudgil Two women in veils are pulling out a pitcher from a shallow well adorned by a yellow stone. The water is poured into leather bags carried by two donkeys. After a few minutes, the women start walking back home, a short distance away, with pitchers on their heads and donkeys in tow. We are at Dablapar, a small village around 80 km from the tourist town of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Till sometime back, the women of this village used to walk 12 km to get water from a pond. During drought years, they were forced to migrate with their livestock. This change in fortune that literally has a well walking up to their doorsteps did not come from a new enterprise, but is a  rediscovery of an ancient system that has been serving the Thar desert for centuries.  Shifting sands Western Rajasthan is punctuated by ponds, many of these are fine examples of architectural geniuses and managed with religious reverence. It’s not difficult to see why! Groundwater runs very deep and is often saline. This makes ponds ...
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Wells wellbeing 12.11.2017 The Tribune
Manu Moudgil Two women in veils are pulling out a pitcher from a shallow well adorned by a yellow stone. The water is poured into leather bags carried by two donkeys. After a few minutes, the women start walking back home, a short distance away, with pitchers on their heads and donkeys in tow. We are at Dablapar, a small village around 80 km from the tourist town of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Till sometime back, the women of this village used to walk 12 km to get water from a pond. During drought years, they were forced to migrate with their livestock. This change in fortune that literally has a well walking up to their doorsteps did not come from a new enterprise, but is a  rediscovery of an ancient system that has been serving the Thar desert for centuries.  Shifting sands Western Rajasthan is punctuated by ponds, many of these are fine examples of architectural geniuses and managed with religious reverence. It’s not difficult to see why! Groundwater runs very deep and is often saline. This makes ponds ...
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Efforts to restore Fox Sagar 11.11.2017 Hindu: Home
WWF gets funds for study of the lake’s biodiversity
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Land acquisition delaying reservoir: CM 11.11.2017 Hindu: Chennai
The execution of a reservoir project in Kannankottai village of Tiruvallur district has been stalled due to “the refusal of owners to part with their lands,” Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said...
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Temple tank teeming with fish again 11.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Timely intervention by volunteers of “Namma Ooru! Namma Kulam!” makes a difference
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Big cat’s in the well: The story behind an award-winning photograph 10.11.2017 Hindu: S & T
This isn’t the first time a charpai has helped rescue a leopard in a well
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Rain lashes Puducherry after two-day lull 10.11.2017 BusinessLine - News
Dry tanks and ponds in the suburbs receive copious inflow
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Kerala High Court slams state for being soft on minister 9.11.2017
Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the kid-glove treatment meted out to transport minister Thomas Chandy by the state government in the probe into  the allegations of encroachment and filling  up of Vembanad lake. The court, while hearing a public interest litigation filed by a Thrissur native in this regard, orally observed that the state government was proceeding slowly in the case.   Seeking to know the present status of the investigation and the common approach of the government in such cases, the court asked whether the government would not use bulldozers if such encroachments were done by the common man. It also said that everybody was equal before  law and that the minister would not get any special preference in the court when such matters are dealt with. The government attorney said that the investigation in the case has not been completed. What has been submitted before the court on behalf of the government is only the preliminary inquiry report ...
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Removal of hyacinth begins 8.11.2017 Hindu: News
Tenders will be floated soon to restore tanks to their original shape
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Tamil Nadu: 24 lakes identified for restoration 8.11.2017
Chennai: The state, which has been silent over the status of its dying water bodies in greater Chennai, is all set to kick start a massive lakes restoration project under which the pollution and inflow of fresh water into 24 water bodies will be addressed. Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services has floated tenders and consultants would soon study the topography, ecological factors and the hydrology flow of water connecting these neglected large lakes and small ponds. "Most of these lakes serve as a major cause for flooding in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur district and there are proposals to convert these water bodies in to drinking water sources. The restoration of water bodies also include massive plantation of indigenous trees," said K. Sathyagopal, Commissioner of Disaster Management. According to TNUIFSL sources, eight large water bodies including Ramapuram lake, Madipakkam village pond, Madipakkam lake,  Kolathur pond, Vannan kuttai near Jaladiampettai, Pallikaranai, ...
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Will centralised waste disposal work for Punjab? 7.11.2017 Downtoearth
Safe waste disposal is a big challenge for the national sanitation overdrive. Punjab has been experimenting with centralised systems to tackle this. Has it worked?
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