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Sewage killing lakes, city needs a 'drain brain' 6.11.2019
Bengaluru"s lakes, among the most polluted in the world, are only getting worse. Recent data from the Karnataka Pollution Control Board shows that water quality remains very poor, while the state government and BBMP received a rap from the National Green Tribunal for making no progress on lake rejuvenation. The trouble is that the storm water drains, which empty into the lakes, carry sewage. Also, as the BBMP has failed to appoint marshals to keep watch, garbage is dumped in the lakes, making the situation even worse, reports Aksheev Thakur On November 1, the National Green Tribunal put the Karnataka government and the BBMP on the dock for failing to improve the condition of Bellandur and Varthur lakes, two of the city's most toxic spots. The  NGT even demanded with civil imprisonment should not be ordered against the officials concerned, for failing to comply with the court's earlier orders. The BBMP had been given the task of implementing measures to rejuvenate both these lakes but ...
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MSPCB moots steps for clean Elephants Falls 19.10.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) has submitted an inspection report on the alleged release of sewage/effluent towards Elephant Falls from EAC Upper Shillong to the state government. The report has recommended immediate repairing of defective septic tank and setting up of pocket sewage treatment plants (STPs) in all the civilians quarters, offices, […]
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Now, CCP stops 28 sewage tankers from approaching Tonca plant 17.10.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji In retaliation to the Saligao residents recently not allowing wet garbage trucks from Panaji areas to enter the Saligao waste treatment plant and blocking them in the village, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Wednesday sent back 28 sewage tankers from North Goa coastal belt that were heading towards the …
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Whats happening? Garbage politics or politics over Garbage 16.10.2019 Video News – The Navhind Times
The garbage fight has become even smellier. In retaliation for garbage trucks from Panaji not being allowed to dump garbage at the Saligao Garbage plant, on Wednesday the Corporation of the City of Panaji stopped and sent back 28 trucks from the North Coastal that were headed for the Tonca Sewage treatment plant on Wednesday. …
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City staring at epidemic outbreak: ex-mayor 9.10.2019 The Navhind Times
Panaji: Former city mayor Shubham Chodankar on Tuesday warned of an epidemic outbreak if the authorities failed to take steps to prevent the release of the sewage and waste water into the city creek. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Chodankar said that he had brought to the notice of the concerned authorities  the malpractice of  …
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In 5 years, Clean Ganga Mission sees 15-fold hike in govt spend 8.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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LGBI airport to get NE’s first sustainable terminal building 20.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
LGBI airport to get NE’s first sustainable terminal building
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Guwahati airport awaits ‘iconic’ building 20.9.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: The upcoming terminal building of Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here will be the first ‘sustainable’ terminal of the North East, the Regional Executive Director of Airports Authority of India’s Northeast region, Sanjiv Jindal, said on Thursday. The terminal building will have a sewage treatment plant, solar power, rain water harvesting units, solid waste […]
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Akbaruddin Owaisi seeks Rs 10,000 crore package for Old City 15.9.2019
Hyderabad: AIMIM Floor Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Saturday demanded the government allocate a Rs 10,000 crore development package for the Old City. Participating in the debate on the Budget, Mr Owaisi demanded the government strengthen the Wakf Board and set up Sewage Treatment Plants and check the mosquito menace. Speaking on the issues related to minorities and the Old City, he pointed out that the TRS government has cumulatively allocated Rs 6,589 crore in the last five years for minorities and released Rs 4,723 crore (71.68 per cent of the allocation), while the expenditure stood at only Rs 3,839 crore (58.26 per cent). The MLA pointed out that only Rs 3crores was earmarked for pre-matric scholarship. "The amount spent on minorities is not even 1 per cent of the state expenditure," Mr Owaisi said. "Even you admit that Muslims deserve 12 per cent share in all fronts. I will not demand 12 per cent share in the budget for Minorities, but would like to demand 2 per cent to 3 per cent ...
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Rs 42.37-crore action plan to rejuvenate Sal 23.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao The action plan report prepared by the River Rejuvenation Committee (RCC), which was constituted by the state government as per the September 20, 2018, order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has suggested various strategies roughly proposing to spend Rs 42.37 crore on how to clean up the highly polluted River …
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Bengaluru: After spending Rs 5 crore, lake gets overrun by plastic 21.8.2019
Bengaluru: After spending more than Rs 5 cr on rejuvenating the nine-acre Halagevaderahalli lake in Rajarajeshwarinagar three years ago, the water body is now contaminated with plastic and release of sewage from the nearby apartments. The lake was in good condition until last year. United Conservation Movement has lambasted the authorities for neglecting the lake and demanded that the Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka should take the issue as a sou moto case. "The authorities have failed to protect the lake. Either, they should have put up a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) or have diverted the sewage. After spending so much they could not maintain the lakes," said Joseph Hoover, a member of United Conservation Movement. On August 14, the High Court of Karnataka had directed the state government and the BBMP to bring out a scheme to either restore the 19 disappeared lakes, including the ones used for forming layouts by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), or create artificial lakes. Hoover ...
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House panel nod for JNV to reopen 14.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The Assembly Committee on Environment (CoE), which had closed down the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) at Mawphlang for non-functioning of its sewage treatment plant (STP) in June, on Tuesday decided to reopen the school with immediate effect. The Committee on Tuesday discussed at length on the measures taken by the school to make the […]
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Afroz Shah on ‘clean river’ mission in Shillong 8.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Mumbai environmentalist and United Nations awardee, Afroz Shah was in Shillong to launch a cleaning drive that started with cleaning the bed of Umkaliar river which is the up-stream flow of Wah Umkhrah. The river bed in Umkaliar is ridden with enormous amount of garbage, filth, plastics, sacks, clothes. For Shah, cleaning rivers is nothing […]
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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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Lack of rainwater harvesting system, storm water drains hits Ludhiana hard 2.8.2019 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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CM toughens stance on people opposing developmental projects 31.7.2019 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the government needs to make sewerage connections compulsory for all residences in the state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday condemned the attitude of some groups in the state, which oppose the developmental projects in the state including setting up of sewage treatment plants. Speaking in the state legislative assembly …
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Remedy for pollution of Kochi backwaters 26.7.2019
Kochi: A major cause for pollution of Kochi backwaters for long was disposal of wastes from tourist boats and vessels.  The Ernakulam District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) will set up a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Marine Drive, the hub of tourist boat operations, where each boat operator can ecologically dispose of wastes for a fixed user fee. The initiative comes in the wake of the DTPC facilitating houseboat and sea-cruises among others to woo more tourists to the commercial capital. Kochi-based Empire Greenix Ventures Pvt Ltd, aided by the Council, on Thursday started houseboats with night stay facility.   "The STP will be set up at a cost of Rs 10 lakh and the DTPC will provide the initial fund of Rs seven lakh. The PCB will then be entrusted with its functioning. Also there will be regular checking to ensure the sewage waste from boats is not dumped into water," said DTPC secretary S Vijayakumar. Already the Pollution Control Board (PCB) has mandated the wastes should be ...
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Sewage plant inaugurated in Nizamabad 25.7.2019
Nizamabad: A new sewage treatment plant was inaugurated in Nizamabad on Wednesday. The UGD works was taken up at a cost of Rs 6 crore.   Speaking on the occasion, minister for roads, buildings, transport and legislative affairs Vemula Prashanth Reddy said, "Developmental works to the tune of Rs 300 crore have been taken up in the Nizamabad Municipal Corporation limits. After 40 years, Nizamabad city has received sufficient funds to carry out development works." The minister appreciated the collective efforts of Nizamabad urban MLA Bigala Ganesh Gupta, engineers and contractors for completing the work at the earliest. Instead of 88 acres, STP works were completed with open aeration system in 18 acres only, he said. The remaining land is being used for 2BHK houses, IT Hub, new collectorate building and gardens, the minister said.  Mr Prashanth Reddy said, "Road works at a cost of Rs 125 crore were taken up in Nizamabad out which about Rs 50 crore has already been ...
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GSPCB asked to take action over effluent discharge in Cavelossim 7.7.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Margao The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) to take action over alleged  ‘release of effluents’ at a resort in Cavelossim. The NGT also directed the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) to verify facts about the STP being located in NDZ area of the village. …
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NMCG lays stress on cleaning tributaries of Ganga 4.7.2019
Mathura: Rising in the Himalayas and flowing to the Bay of Bengal, Ganga traverses a course of more than 2,500 km through the plains of north and eastern India. Serving as one of India's holiest rivers, Ganga is joined by Ramganga, Gomti, Ghaghara, Gandak, Kosi, and Mahananda from left bank and Yamuna, Tamsa, Son and Punpun from the right bank. Ganga can't be clean unless its tributaries are clean. Under the Namami Gange programme, the government has initiated several major projects to clean Ganga and its tributaries. The Yamuna, the westernmost and the longest tributary of the Ganga, has its source in the Yamunotri glacier on the western slopes of Banderpunch range. It joins the Ganga at Prayag and holds 40.2 percent of the entire Ganges Basin. To preserve people's faith in the purity of the river, the National Mission for Clean Ganga under its Namami Gange programme has been taking significant steps towards keeping the holy waters of Yamuna clean from sewage generated in cities falling ...
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