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Students join Vembanad mapping project 6.8.2019
Kochi: Around 250 students from 16 colleges joined a multi-institutional research project for optical mapping of Vembanad lake on Monday as part of a campaign by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to promote citizen participation in scientific research. The project aims at understanding the extent of pathogenic vibrio pollution in the Vembanad lake, identifying their reservoirs in the ecosystem, mapping the distribution of vibrio carriers using remote-sensing techniques and developing forecast models that would serve to anticipate hotspots of microbial infection. The study is jointly carried out by the CMFRI, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Nansen Environmental Research Centre-India (NERCI) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the UK under the India-UK Water Quality Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The students started collecting data for the study using Secchi Disc, a simple handheld device to measure turbidity level of water, after ...
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BBMP installs CCTVs at Bellandur Lake 4.8.2019

Bengaluru: The BBMP has installed CCTV surveillance systems at sensitive locations on the periphery of Bellandur Lake as per the directions of the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT).

The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has also started desilting the lake to rejuvenate it by constructing temporary diversion channels which will drain out water from the lake.

The channel work is going on near Doddamma Devi Temple and these temporary channels will prevent entry of sewage into the lake.  

Such temporary diversion channels will also be created soon at Varthur Lake too.

The rejuvenation of the lakes will take about 15 months and it is hoped that after the BWSSB builds a sewage treatment plant by 2020, farmers will get treated and not contaminated water.

The silt dredged out will be tested and distributed to farmers, officials said.

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Sunday story: The boy from Bookanakere who made it to Race course Rd 4.8.2019
There are political leaders who are born rich and into prominent families and do not have to battle it out to make it big. And there are others who are born in less than ordinary families and yet make it to the top because of sheer determination, commitment and the ability to sacrifice for the goals they consider dear to their heart. Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa obviously belongs to the second category and all that one needs to do to reaffirm this is visit his native village in KR Pete taluk in the sugar bowl of the state, Mandya. He may have occupied the top post in Karnataka but  for many in Bookanakere, Yediyurappa is still their classmate who played football and volleyball with them and accompanied them to the nearby RSS shakha. Like other parts of the state, the CM's village too is waiting to enjoy the fruits of development and maybe a lot more considering that he still holds Bookanakere dear to his heart though his political turf in recent decades has been Shivamogga. Shyam ...
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Sriramsagar nears full tank level 4.8.2019
NIZAMABAD: The Sriramsagar Project (SRSP), the lifeline of northern districts, received sudden inflows on Saturday following incessant rain in the catchment areas. Water stands at 1,051.60 feet against the full reservoir level of 1,091.00 ft. It now holds 7.079 tmc ft against its full capacity of 90.313 tmc ft. The same day last year, the water stood at 1,062.00 ft and storage was 5.933 tmc ft. An irrigation official said the inflows surged from 2,617 cusecs to 30,320 cusecs by 11 am on Saturday. It later stabilised at 20,215 cusecs. Nizamabad district received 990.3 mm rainfall on Saturday, all but wiping out the deficit, Of the 29 mandals, three mandals received excess rainfall and 20 normal rainfall. Mugpal, Mosra, Rudrur, Kotagiri, Nizamabad Rural and Varni mandals still facing deficit rainfall. SRSP officials have been releasing water for Mission Bhagiratha sche-me for Korutla, Jagitial, Nirmal, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Kamareddy and Armoor divisions. The total outflow is 232 cusecs. It is believed that ...
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Nizamabad: Sriramsagar nears full tank level 4.8.2019
Nizamabad: The Sriramsagar Project (SRSP), the lifeline of northern districts, received sudden inflows on Saturday following incessant rain in the catchment areas. Water stands at 1,051.60 feet against the full reservoir level of 1,091.00 ft. It now holds 7.079 tmc ft against its full capacity of 90.313 tmc ft. The same day last year, the water stood at 1,062.00 ft and storage was 5.933 tmc ft. An irrigation official said the inflows surged from 2,617 cusecs to 30,320 cusecs by 11 am on Saturday. It later stabilised at 20,215 cusecs. Nizamabad district received 990.3 mm rainfall on Saturday, all but wiping out the deficit, Of the 29 mandals, three mandals received excess rainfall and 20 normal rainfall. Mugpal, Mosra, Rudrur, Kotagiri, Nizamabad Rural and Varni mandals still facing deficit rainfall. SRSP officials have been releasing water for Mission Bhagiratha sche-me for Korutla, Jagitial, Nirmal, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Kamareddy and Armoor divisions. The total outflow is 232 cusecs. It is believed that ...
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Remove encroachments on water bodies: P Anilkumar 3.8.2019
Nellore: AP Irrigation minister P. Anilkumar Yadav has ordered the irrigation department  to launch a drive to remove the encroachments in all the canals and tanks in the state. He was reacting to a story published in Deccan  Chronicle two days back over encroachments in water bodies posing a threat to availability of water for drinking and irrigation and drop in groundwater levels. Speaking to this newspaper, he said he also sought a detailed report from the irrigation department on encroachments in all the tanks in the district. The minister maintained that they intended to renovate all the tanks in the district and carry out de-silting operations in a phased manner. To avoid any burden on the treasury for the activity, the silt would be sold to interested parties including real estate promoters for raising the height of their layouts. Reacting to a question on his plans to improve the functioning of Nellore Municipal Corporation, he said that his first priority was to improve  sanitary ...
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Bogatha falls shut for 2 days 3.8.2019
WARANGAL: Several rivers and streams in undivided Warangal district are in spate due to incessant rains in the past week. Rivers and tanks that were dry due to the late onset of the monsoon have begun overflowing. On Friday, the Cheekupalle stream in Vajedu in Mulugu district was full and the forest department closed the Bogatha waterfall to tourists for two days. Being a weekend, a large number of tourists were expected to visit the waterfall. The Moranchavagu, Jeedivagu, Jampanna Vagu and other streams in Bhupalpally and Mulugu districts are swollen. The Jampanna Vagu at Medaram shrine has inundated the twin bridges. Several interior villages in the Agency areas are cut off due to streams overflowing onto the roads. Palimela mandal in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district is completely cut off. Electricity supply has been disrupted. The Kaleshwaram project is receiving flood water due to heavy inflows into the Godavari and Pranahita rivers. The Godavari was running at 8.1 metres at Kaleshwaram and 7.6 ...
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Centre selects East Garo Hills for water conservation 28.7.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: In a major boost for water conservation in the green rich district of East Garo Hills, the Central government’s Jal Shakti Abhiyan has identified and selected the district alongside one from the state of Manipur for an intensive water conservation campaign, an official government release stated on Saturday. The focus area to be covered under […]
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East Garo Hills selected for water conservation by Central Govt 27.7.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: In a major boost for water conservation in the green rich district of East Garo Hills, the Central government’s Jal Shakti Abhiyan has identified and selected the district alongside one from the state of Manipur for an intensive water conservation campaign, an official government release stated on Saturday. The focus area to be covered under […]
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Bio-toilet installation soon in 5 talukas 26.7.2019 The Navhind Times
Panaji: The first phase of the installation of bio-toilets in the state will commence soon in the rural areas of five talukas, benefitting over 30,000 families, which have been identified as living without toilets. These bio-toilets will be lime colour-painted and fitted with Indian-type water closet. They will be installed outside the houses so as …
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Chennai: Elders mourn death of their water bod 24.7.2019
Chennai: In the midst of all the sobbing over the acute drinking water crisis in Chennai, a 75-year-old environment activist riding an old bicycle is doing his bit campaigning for the restoration of seven ancient ponds that have disappeared years ago under human encroachments in his Padi-Korattur-Ambattur area. Among all those hundreds of buildings that have come up over the parched water bodies is a large fish-market built by the Corporation of Chennai close to the Chennai-Tiruvallur highway at Padi. It was inaugurated with much fanfare by none other than Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in 2017 and was closed-sealed following a stinging order by the First Bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, presently a judge of the Supreme Court. The petitioner in this case was none other than our septuagenarian hero, N Shanmugam, who retired as a PWD contractor to take up public causes and environment issues. "I had filed that petition and was very happy when the Honourable Court quickly saw ...
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The secrets behind the all-weather lakes in Shivaji-era forts 7.7.2019 Eye – The Indian Express
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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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Water crisis: Easy ways to save water at home 1.7.2019 Life-style – The Indian Express
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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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Lessons from Bengaluru on how to reclaim our water bodies 23.6.2019 Eye – The Indian Express
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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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