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After NGT order, BWSSB looks for a stopgap 25.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Under immense pressure from the National Green Tribunal, civic bodies are now working at full speed to complete obligations that were first suggested more than a year ago. After weeding of the lake an...
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Bellandur Lake: apartments, industries come under lens 25.4.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
The inspection follows last week's rap by the NGT, which gave authorities a month to take steps to arrest pollution of the 919-acre lake, the city's largest water body.
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Statutory bodies coming under pressure to improve sewage treatment 25.4.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
Bengaluru generates about 1,400 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage but the BWSSB has an installed sewage treatment plant (STP) capacity of 720 MLD and operates only at 80% of this.
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Developer releases sewage near society: Esencia residents 25.4.2017 Gurgaon - City - The Times of India
Residents of Ansal Esencia in Sector 67 claimed the developer, Ansal API Limited ,is dumping sewage waste in the open in violation of National Green Tribunal (NGT) norms.
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Uma to officials: No untreated sewage discharge in Ganga 25.4.2017 TOI: Patna
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India’s ‘cleanest’ river Narmada going Ganga way? 24.4.2017 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Narmada among one of six major river basins in world facing existential crisis, says a US report.
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Cantt nullahs remain filthy amid civic bodies’ tussle 23.4.2017 TOI: Pune Times
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Three agencies dither over revival of Bellandur Lake 23.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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NGOs to drive Pavana river conservation programme 23.4.2017 TOI: Pune Times
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Nirmala Sitharaman adopts city lake 22.4.2017 Hindu: News
The 7.5-acre lake in Kalena Agrahara had been a sewage disposal point
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5 more lines to supply recycled water to city's gardens 22.4.2017 DNA: India
After a proposal to lay down a separate pipeline to supply recycled water to Raj Bhawan for non-potable purposes received the civic standing committee's approval, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to lay down five more such pipelines in the city. The water supply and sewage operation department of BMC has already started working on the proposal. "We have been working on laying down five more separate pipelines to supply recycled water to gardens and parks,"said a BMC official. Earlier this week, the pipeline to Raj Bhawan had received an approval. As per the plan, the separate pipeline will be laid down from the sewage treatment plant to nearby gardens or parks. The Dadar-based sewage treatment plant will supply recycled water to Pramod Mahajan Kala Park in Dadar and a separate pipeline will be laid down for the purpose. The Dadar plant has a capacity to recycle around 300 MLD water on a daily basis. Similarly, a separate pipeline will be laid down from Worli, Colaba, Bandra, ...
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Engg colleges to conduct third-party audit of works 22.4.2017 tribuneindia.com
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 21 Top engineering colleges in Punjab will be conducting the third-party audit (TPA) of 60,666 works ordered by the previous Akali BJP government in villages across the state. Thapar Engineering College, Patiala; Lovely Professional University, Phagwara; and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University, Bathinda; will check whether the material used for laying roads, water supply, sewerage, sewage treatment plants were according to the technical specifications specified under the Rural Urban Mission. Rural Development Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said the TPA would be ordered next week, adding that the engineering colleges would be asked to check the quality of works. Sources told The Tribune that the previous government had ordered 60,666 works in 13,050 villages. After the change of guard, works where the project had been awarded but the contracts had not been approved were stopped. Many of the ongoing projects under the Urban Rural Mission had been put on ...
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Sidhu finds anomalies, suspends SDO 22.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Gurdaspur, April 21 Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu paid a surprise visit to Dera Baba Nanak Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and suspended an SDO of the Water Supply and Sewerage Board after finding anomalies in the working of the plant. Sidhu was on a private visit to the town on an invitation of the Dera Baba Nanak sitting Congress MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa. During their conversation, the issue of the virtually defunct STP, constructed at a cost of several crores in 2013, cropped up. Randhawa told him that the plant was dysfunctional ever since it was set up. Sidhu decided to visit the plant. On the way, he stopped at a couple of places and requested residents to reach the site. Once there, he inspected the facilities and came across many shortcomings. He asked residents if they had benefited from the plant or not. Sidhu got livid when almost all residents who had reached there replied in negative. He then placed SDO (maintenance) Jugal Kishore, who was present, under ...
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Mangaluru first taluk to have all its govt facilities mapped 21.4.2017
Mangaluru: If everything goes according to plan, Mangaluru taluk could, in the next three months or even less, become the first in the state to have mapped every government facility in its gram panchayats. The mapping, being done with the help of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat and Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology will list education institutions, government offices and quarters, post offices, banks, water supply agencies, sewage treatment plants and health centers of every gram panchayat on the Bhuvan portal. Although the project has been given a  three month deadline, the authorities hope to complete it in a month and move on to cover other taluks of Dakshina Kannada. A Bhuvan Panchayat mobile application has been developed to do the asset mapping directly from the field through geo-location and photographs, according to Mr A T Jayseelan of NRSC. “The Asset Directory will be a comprehensive ...
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Should we privatise water? 21.4.2017 Hindu: Opinion
There is no case for water privatisation. In pushing for it, we are ignoring the key issue, which is better governance, writes Himanshu ThakkarPrivatisation of water is unwarranted, unjustified and un...
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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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NHRC notice to Noida brass over death of sewage workers 20.4.2017 Noida - City - The Times of India
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Officials slept while Bellandur lake frothed and foamed 20.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
For the past one year, civic agencies ignored roadmap for rejuvenation
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Water from Muttathara to be released for works 19.4.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Stress on strict controls on daily water usage
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Road caves in at busy junction as sewer line bursts 19.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Sewage water flows on road, slowing down vehicle movement
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