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River pollution poses threat to Amaravati 19.8.2017
Vijayawada: Toxic discharges from cement projects and chemical factories upstream Krishna river threaten to overshadow "blue and green" capital city Amaravati. Industries in Jaggiahapeta, Nandi-gama, Gudimetla, Ramanapeta and other areas were allegedly polluting the river water, but the Pollution Control Authority is turning a blind eye to it. Huge biotech factories in Peddavaram and Keesara are polluting Munneru, which is a major tributary to river Krishna. "The dream of Chief Minsiter N. Chandra-babu to construct eco-friendly capital city is in danger with huge industries polluting river Krishna. CRUX Biotech, located at Peddavaram village of Nandigama mandal, has become a big problem for us. It produces ethanol, a form of spirit from corn. Many lift irrigation schemes are operating in this area and lakhs of people in and around 40 villages use this polluted water for drinking purposes," social activist K. Ramana Babu said. Many locals earlier staged protest in these regions, ...
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Doubling the farmers? income 19.8.2017 thehansindia3918
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Drinking water crisis looming over Hyderabad 19.8.2017 thehansindia3900
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Cleansing of land records on pilot basis underway 19.8.2017 thehansindia3899
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Make fertiliser from straw, farmers told 19.8.2017 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Fazilka, August 18

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) scientists have urged farmers not to burn paddy straw. Scientists have advised farmers to use paddy residue to prepare organic fertiliser to save the land and prevent air pollution.

PAU scientists, agriculture experts and farmers from Fazilka, Ferozepur, Muktsar and Faridkot districts participated in a seminar “Don’t burn paddy straw; save land” organised by Sampuran Agri Venture Pvt Ltd (SAVPL) here today.

Senior PAU scientist Dr Jaswinder Singh Brar said there are four major benefits of using bio-fertilisers prepared from paddy straw. These are financial benefits, preservation of the environment, checking of arsenic content in sub-soil water and improvement in the quality of land.

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Reviving Najafgarh basin key to stop flooding in Gurgaon 18.8.2017 Gurgaon - City - The Times of India
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Oppose Megedatu project, PMK tells Tamil Nadu government 18.8.2017
Chennai: PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Thursday strongly opposed the consent of Tamil Nadu government"s counsel in the Supreme Court to allow Karnataka to build a dam across the Cauvery in Megedatu and described the move as "a betrayal". He said the state government should make it clear that it would oppose the project, during the next hearing in the Supreme Court. He also lashed out at Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami"s announcement in Cuddalore that his government would set up a desalination project to solve the drinking water crisis. He charged that indiscriminate sand mining and lack of checkdams were the major reason for the water scarcity and added that desalination project would remain only on paper. During the hearing of Cauvery dispute in the Supreme Court, Karnataka had stated that water could be released to Tamil Nadu only if Megedatu dam is built and the judges too had concurred with the view. The counsel for Tamil Nadu had replied that there would be no objection to ...
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Hyderabad: Patancheru victims yet to get compensation 18.8.2017
Hyderabad: Though the victims of industrial pollution in Patancheru have been demanding compensation since 30 years, it has not materialised due to the lackadaisical attitude of the concerned officials.  The Supreme Court and the High Court had found that the 36 km river bed of Nakkawagu is polluted with chromium and arsenic, and had ordered a free and continuous water supply to all the affected villages.  The courts also ordered compensation to all the people whose land lay up to 500 metres of the riverbed. The residents alleged that they are yet to get the compensation as corrupt officials are changing the records.  On  July 31, the collector of Sangareddy district had submitted a report to the Pollution Control Board (PCB), and stated that water supply to six villages Kajipally, Inole, Byanthole, Artula and Chidruppa is being carried out via tankers and lorries.   "In the last 35 years, the number of industrial units have increased from 60 to over 400, and is spread ...
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AO Smith mulls expansion in India 18.8.2017 The Tribune

Chandigarh: AO Smith Corporation is bullish on Indian water purifier segment and plans to increase its footprint. The company aims to garner a major share in the Rs 1,500-crore RO (Reverse Osmosis) water purifier segment. Parag Kulkarni, MD, AO Smith India, who was in the city on Thursday, said, “We have received good response for our water heaters. Buoyed by the response and in line with our commitment with the exceptional product offerings, we have launched RO water purifier and plan to launch nationally. Currently, we are present in 23 locations,” he said. TNS

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Sewage keeps 3K plants blooming at Otteri park 17.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
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The health spin-off of PAP extension 17.8.2017 Hindu: National
Groundwater the prime reason for dental fluorosis in 33 Palakkad villages
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Bengaluru lakes are frothing and a household item may be the cause 17.8.2017 Downtoearth
Scientists say excessive phosphorus from detergent, which enters the lakes along with sewage, is creating the foam
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Neeri experts visit Kanhan WTP 17.8.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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PAP extension to mitigate fluoride threat 17.8.2017 Hindu: National
Dependence on groundwater leading to dental fluorosis in 33 Palakkad border villages
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Over 3 lakh Jains to observe World Forgiveness Day from Aug 19 17.8.2017 thehansindia3900
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Priyanka Chopra trolled yet again, this time for not wearing a saree on Independence Day 17.8.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Flood relief by Assam Association, Mumbai 17.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Flood relief by Assam Association, Mumbai
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Relief for farmers as all set for correction of land records 17.8.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Even for the correction of a simple spelling mistake in a land record, a poor farmer will have to make rounds to the local revenue offices several times and yet end up with no permanent solution in si...
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Water slightly turbid but potable: OCW 17.8.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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Chennai: Two-month rain has gone down the drain 17.8.2017
Chennai: From now on, Greater Chennai that comprises suburbs located in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts will have to rely only on artificial ways to meet its drinking water needs. The capital city has lost its eco balance in water conservation. The surplus rains since June has completely gone waste without serving drinking water shortage. Further the recharging groundwater is no match to the Chennai"s population influx, said a senior municipal administration official. The two desalination plants have been the saviour for water starved Chennai and now the state is focused on establishing the third desalination plant. A re-tender has been floated again with August 31 as the last date for submission of forms. The project will be on design build and maintenance base at Nemmeli, East Coast Road. The 150 MLD project will be supported through a loan from kfw, Germany, the official said. Justifying the need for desalination plant the officer further explained that the inflow of all the four major ...
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