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By invitation: Why our roads are full of potholes, our lakes filled with sewage 23.4.2017
Earlier this week, the National Green Tribunal took a definitive stand to protect Bellandur lake, ordering a total shut-down of all industries in the vicinity of the water body. The bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar noted that no industry will be allowed to operate unless effluents are analysed and found to be within permissible limits by a joint inspection team. Over the years, Bellandur Lake, which has been at the heart of the city's IT boom, has paid the price for Bengaluru's development. Once a thriving agrarian neighbourhood, the crops that do continue to grow there now receive their nourishment from the polluted lake waters. A number of garages and textile units sprung up in the neighbourhood, as did towering apartment complexes constructed by greedy builders who encroached mercilessly upon the lake bed. In light of all this, the NGT's stand is very welcome indeed! Now the question we need to ask ourselves is — how have we arrived at this point? Bengaluru was home to a ...
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Kiss up, Kick down 23.4.2017
The Germans may have coined the phrase, "schadenfreude", meaning "the pleasure derived from the misery of others", but when it comes to relishing the practice, we Indians are gluttons compared to German nibblers. Vijay Mallya is by no means the only tycoon who has taken the banking system, neck-deep in NPA's, for an F-1 ride. There are several other high profile loan default cases, where promoters with larger liabilities and better political connections continue to merrily game the system. But somehow, thanks to his flamboyant lifestyle and the present political climate, Mallya has become the pinata, the whipping boy facing our collective outrage for loan defaults by unscrupulous promoters. This week's UK extradition farce, played out for hours on national TV, was a telling indictment of how gullible we are when it comes to tamasha. Mallya is represented by QC Clare Montgomery, described as, "the first silk solicitors turn to and the last one other barristers want to face…" With her formidable legal ...
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Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman adopts Bengaluru lake 22.4.2017 theweek3938
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Of rocks and hidden temples in Nizamabad 22.4.2017 thehansindia3930
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Green watchdog swings into action to clean Bengaluru lake 22.4.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has also started identifying the industries letting untreated water and wastage into the 3.6 square kilometre lake.
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8 units polluting Bellandur Lake but no effluent plant in place yet 22.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The National Green Tribunal's directive to immediately shut down all industrial units around Bellandur Lake has left the micro and small industries operating there for years in despair.
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No rainwater harvesting in Thiruvananthapuram corporation building 22.4.2017
Thiruvananthapuram: The corporation office building to this day does not have rainwater harvesting system, nor percolation pits. Old timers here say there has never been a proposal to set up a reservoir. It is an omission, the authorities agree. The good news is that the corporation is considering setting up a rainwater harvesting system. When asked why the office does not have a system, Deputy Mayor Rakhi Ravikumar said that the idea never came up for discussion, but should be explored. "The office building normally has enough water supply, probably because of which we never thought of a rainwater harvesting system. We always take pride in this being a solar-powered building. There can be a rainwater harvesting system as well," she said. Mayor V.K. Prasanth was not available for comment. This year, the budget has set aside a small amount for pond restoration. The previous council had conceived a plan to restore ponds in all wards, making use of Rs 110 crores from JNNURM, according to former Mayor K ...
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Water supply network to be set up for Vavdi 22.4.2017 Rajkot - City - The Times of India
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6 Bellandur toxic factories to be shut 22.4.2017
Bengaluru: It's curtains for six major industrials units polluting the frothing Bellandur lake. Come Monday and they will be sealed by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), acting on the orders of the National Green Tribunal to shut down all polluting industries around the lake. "According to our records, 488 industries are located in the Bellandur valley. Of them 97 are water based and are polluting the lake,"  KSPCB chairman, Lakshman, told the Deccan Chronicle. "Our officials have already carried out inspection of the major polluters and we have served notices to 11 industries two weeks ago. Of them six, which are major polluters of the Bellandur lake, will be sealed on Monday," he revealed. Emboldened by the NGT's order, the board plans to  not only shut down industries around  Bellandur that do not treat their effluents to the  standards prescribed before letting them into it, but also industries polluting  all other lakes across the city, including the Varthur, that has  been ...
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workshop on Neeru ? Pragathi held in kakinada 22.4.2017 thehansindia3899
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In the city, water behaviour is a must 21.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Some companies, industries and apartment complexes show excellent water wisdom while some others are unconcerned about the damage they cause to the water ecosystem. By S. Vishwanath
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CPM cautions govt over waste dumping into Hussain Sagar 21.4.2017 thehansindia3900
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Wild animals losing lives while searching for water, food 21.4.2017 thehansindia3899
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'Vicinity' problem may hinder closing of industries around Bellandur lake 21.4.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Shutting down industries that let out untreated effluents into drains leading to the Bellandur lake might not happen in a hurry. Reason: Lack of clarity on the extent of the lake's catchment area.Hundreds of small-scale industrial units linked to garments, laundry, dyeing, leather tanning and automobile maintenance have sprung up around the lake. Many, it is suspected, discharge their chemical-rich waste water into stormwater drains that directly flow into the lake. But if the lake receives 447 Million Litres Daily (MLD) of untreated sewage, shouldn't the scope of the National Green Tribunal (
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Hopes are high for a normal monsoon 21.4.2017 Opinion | The Asian Age
A few NGOs tried to educate people about rainwater harvesting a few years ago, but it ended there.
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Oxygen injections to rejuvenate gasping lake 20.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A Bengaluru startup has offered to help revive Bellandur lake by introducing oxygen injections into the polluted waterbody. Sunandan Lala, technical consultant at PCI Gases, told DH that they can offer a free month-long demonstration on how inducing dissolved oxygen injections into the lake helps revive it. "This method is common in Europe, but has never been tried here. If the government gives us a 8x6 metre plot, in a month we assure positive results. The government will just have to provide us the electricity to operate our machines," he said. Explaining the model, he said they have equipment filled with oxygen. Into this, a small quantity of lake water is mixed and then released back into the lake. "As the lake is highly polluted, oxygen cannot be introduced directly into it. Hence, it has to be dissolved with the same water and then released into the lake. This is effective as oxygen can be induced as and when required," he said. "We have a 30-35 cubic feet cylinder ready at our plant in Bommasandra ...
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KLCDA plans to implement wetlands model to revive polluted lake 20.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
While the urban development department is chalking out engineering methods to revive the 900-acre Bellandur lake, the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) is planning to implement the wetland model for cleaning the lake and conserving it. G Vidyasagar, KLCDA chief executive officer told DH that it is first important to stop dumping in the lake and work on that has already started. Then the work on reviving the lake is needed. "The wetland concept is cheaper and faster. Of course, it calls for periodic maintenance which can be done. This will be discussed with stakeholders on Friday. We also have to see how to handle hyacinth and silt accumulated over the years. KLCDA will discuss with IISc also," he said. The wetland concept implemented by Prof C R Babu at the Yamuna Biodiversity Park in New Delhi and Prof T V Ramachandra in Jakkur lake are very inspiring, he said. Inputs from these two models will be taken for reviving Bellandur and Varthur lakes, he added. KLCDA also introduced ...
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Deadline looms, govt begins lake cleaning 20.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The state government on Thursday got cracking on cleaning up the Bellandur lake, a day after the National Green Tribunal set it a month's deadline. Chief Secretary Subash Chandra Kuntia met top officials from various agencies and urged them to work on a war footing. The meeting was prompted by tribunal chairman Justice Swantater Kumar's order on Wednesday to close down all 585 industries in the vicinity of the lake. He also sought an action-taken report within two weeks. On Thursday, Kuntia called for detailed reports on what various government agencies had done to stop the lake from frothing. The top bureaucrat has convened another meeting on Friday to chalk out an expeditious and concerted plan to restore the lake, notorious for frothing and even catching fire. Mahendra Jain, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development, told DH it was difficult to show major improvement in two weeks.He estimates the construction of sewage treatment plants will take at least two years. "In the meantime, we will remove ...
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Cattle deaths mount in Barmer, Jaislamer 20.4.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Climate crisis helps foster terrorism: Report 20.4.2017 morungexpress
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