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Ambedkar Nagar not in HS buffer zone: GHMC 28.7.2017 thehansindia3900
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Greater the green cover, more the rains: Eatala 28.7.2017 thehansindia3918
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Bizman gets letter from ‘terror outfit’ 28.7.2017 Coimbatore - City - The Times of India
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Gujarat floods: State govt takes disciplinary action against Panchayat Irrigation Department engineer 27.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Solar power for borewells of SC, ST farmers 27.7.2017 thehansindia3899
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Lumbini Park: A haven in the heart of the city 27.7.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Lumbini Park provides the much needed recreation and lung space to locals and tourists in Hyderabad
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AFMI invites Harish Rao for convention in Chicago 27.7.2017 thehansindia3900
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Water levels in Mumbai lakes on July 26, 2017 27.7.2017 news

Water levels in Mumbai lakes on July 26, 2017

There are 7 lakes that supply water to Mumbai. They are Bhatsa Lake (built in 1983), Upper Vaitarna (built in 1973), Middle Vaitarna (built in 2012), Tansa Lake (built in 1925), ModakSagar Lake (built in 1957), Tulsi Lake (built in 1879) and Vihar Lake (built in 1860).

The water treatment plant in Bhandup, India is the largest and oldest in Asia. Tansa and Vaitarna dams supply water to south Mumbai, while the rest supply to the suburbs. An underground tank in Malabar Hills is used to store the water.


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No proposal to denotify dead lakes: TB Jayachandra 27.7.2017

Bengaluru: Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T.B. Jayachandra on Wednesday claimed that there was no proposal before the state government to denotify dead tanks across the state.

Talking to reporters after a meeting on water bodies, chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here, he said the meeting mainly discussed measures to check encroachment of tanks and steps to revive them. A discussion was also held on bringing all tanks under a single department. Presently, tasks related to tank management are distributed among various departments because of which protecting them has become a big problem.

Bengaluru City Development Minister K.J. George said the meeting did not discuss denotification of tanks. The issues discussed were protection of tanks, desilting and growing forests in areas adjoining tanks.

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Harish invited to AFMI convention in the US 27.7.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Indian Diaspora appreciate his work
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BJP writes to guv on move to give up ownership of lakes 26.7.2017 deccanherald.com
BJP state general secretary and MP Shobha Karandlaje has urged Governor Vajubhai Vala to direct the state government to drop its controversial proposal to give up control and ownership of parts of dried up lakes. In her letter to the Governor, dated July 22, 2017, Shobha said the government has proposed to amend the Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964, seeking to give up control and ownership of lakes, ponds and other water bodies that have dried up. She has cited three specific instances of lakes in Bengaluru being 'killed.' These include construction of a layout on the Sadaramangala lake land in Kodigehalli, encroachment of the Haralur lake, off Sarjapur Road, and laying of a cricket pitch on the Sarakki lake in JP Nagar. "One day or the other, the state is sure to get copious rains that would fill up these tanks. But the present policy of the government seems to be myopic, insensitive and callous," the BJP leader stated, urging the Governor to ask the government to "come to its senses and stop ...
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Water levels in Mumbai lakes on July 25, 2017 26.7.2017 news

Water levels in Mumbai lakes on July 25, 2017

There are 7 lakes that supply water to Mumbai. They are Bhatsa Lake (built in 1983), Upper Vaitarna (built in 1973), Middle Vaitarna (built in 2012), Tansa Lake (built in 1925), ModakSagar Lake (built in 1957), Tulsi Lake (built in 1879) and Vihar Lake (built in 1860).

The total annual water capacity of Mumbai’s 7 lakes is 14,47,000 million litres. Of these 7 lakes, only Tulsi Lake and Vihar Lake are within Mumbai.

The water treatment plant in Bhandup, India is the largest and oldest in Asia. Tansa and Vaitarna dams supply water to south Mumbai, while the rest supply to the suburbs. An underground tank in Malabar Hills is used to store the water.


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Tragedy of the commons 26.7.2017
Once upon a time, there was Dakshina Pinakini or Ponnaiyar river, an old perennial waterbody, with lush vegetation on its banks and beautiful temples. Sangam literature talks of this lifeline of livelihoods and culture. This Pinakini was fed by water gathered by the Great Lake of Bellandur. A breathtakingly beautiful glimpse Bellandur Lake's glory is seen in a series of photos taken by Praveen Singh in 1989. Bellandur in its happy days was rainfed by its three lakes upstream and its dream catchment area of 37,000 acres, It is now gasping to survive, clearly seen in the juxtaposed photos shot by Praveen from the same place and angle. All that is left of it today is a shrunken catchment area, disappearing wetlands and the lake itself an unbelievable toxic mess that flows into Varthur lake and lands into the Dakshina Pinakini river. The old river Dakshina Pinakini does not exist anymore. Only some of Bengaluru's sewage enters this river through Varthur Lake and other channels. You will be surprised ...
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Drinking water to all households by next Ugadi: Tummala 26.7.2017 thehansindia3918
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Rise of the citizen warriors 26.7.2017
In 2016, nearly 10,000 people came out onto the streets to protest against the government"s proposed steel flyover from Chalukya Circle to Hebbal. Their resounding victory has helped the citizen "army" gather steam, with a battery of well-intentioned residents stepping in to protect the city from the vested interests of self-serving politicians and babus. What drives our citzen activists, ask Chandrashekar G. and Aknisree Karthik "Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." This oft-used and even more oft-misused quote from John F. Kennedy's inaugural address has never rung truer than here in Bengaluru. Falling apart at the hands of corrupt politicians and inept administrators, it is the army of citizen activists that have stepped boldly into the fray, snatching their city back from the brink of chaos.  Whether it was the relentless protest that brought the government to its knees, forcing it to scrap the controversial steel ...
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DC impact: PWD commences desilting of Korattur lake 26.7.2017
Chennai: After back-to-back coverage on the pathetic state of Korattur lake, the public works department has taken up restoration works. A stretch of the Korattur lake near Kallikuppam is being desilted and survey is being taken to assess the capacity of the parched lake. The works include strengthening the bund and deepening the lake, so that it holds the good storage capacity. The inlets and outlets of the lake, which is now blocked with garbage would also be cleared, said officials. "The works, estimated at Rs 1 crore, would be completed within two months, so that the North East monsoon rains would be utilized to increase the ground water table," an assistant engineer from the public works department told Deccan Chronicle. This paper had earlier reported on the state of the sprawling lake, with water hyacinth plants occupying the water and thorns seen all over the lake. It may be noted that the other stretches of the lake had already been desilted and deepened. Pre-monsoon works also ...
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Water tank’s wall falls before completion 26.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, July 25 A side wall of a ground water storage tank at Gurusar village in Gidderbaha Assembly segment collapsed today. This speaks volumes about the alleged poor quality of material being used in the construction of the water works. The water works being built with nearly Rs 3 crore on Badian road is yet to become operational. The construction had started during the previous SAD-BJP government and is in its last leg now. Balraj Singh, a resident of Gurusar village, said, “The side wall’s collapse has raised questions about the quality of the construction material. It needs a fair probe so that the culprit is penalised.” Ranjit Singh, another villager, said, “This is not the first such instance. Last month, the overhead water tank had developed cracks that were repaired immediately.” Amrik Singh, Executive Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Muktsar, said, “I recently assumed the charge of this division. The payment has not been made to the contractor as of now. ...
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11 years on, horror house keeps Nithari’s wounds raw 25.7.2017 Noida - City - The Times of India
D-5, located on the edge of the Nithari village road in Sector 31, is, to the rest of the village, a painful reminder of the dreadful murders that surfaced in 2006 and plunged the name, Nithari, into infamy.
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Hoysala-era kalyani dredged; to be restored to its former glory 25.7.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
ASI took up work even though it isn’t a protected monument
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Kappatty residents demand regular water supply 24.7.2017 Hindu: Cities
Frustrated at their more than decade-long pleas to the village panchayat to get regular supply of water to their village, more than 30 residents of Mel-hatty Kappatty village in Nedugala, Kotagiri, st...
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