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Rs 941 cr plan to clean Tapi river in Surat approved: Rupani 21.5.2018 PTI: All news
Rs 941 cr plan to clean Tapi river in Surat approved: Rupani
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Cauvery: Some light at end of the tunnel 21.5.2018 Opinion | The Asian Age
The February 16 ruling will be the cornerstone of this final process of setting up an authority to oversee the measuring and sharing of water.
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Polluted rivers killing native fish species 21.5.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Fresh water catch has dipped by 80 per cent forcing fishermen to change vocation.
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Stop pollution before bringing Beas water to Jalandhar: Seechewal 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 20 The recent report of water pollution reported from river Beas leading to the death of countless fishes and aquatic species in the river has raised serious concerns over the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded Beas canal water project that would provide potable water from the river to the city residents. According to environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal, with the rise of pollution in the Beas, it will be deadly to bring river water here in Jalandhar. “A few years ago, fishes were found dead in river Sutlej as well. The level of pollution was found so high there that even today, the aquatic life could not be revived. Things have begun to get worse now in river Beas. There is a dire need to make strenuous efforts to end water pollution in the Beas or else, the move will prove deadly for the Doaba residents as well,” said Seechewal. Slamming the state government, Seechewal said citing fund crisis it has failed to get the rivers clean from pollutants. “Does fund ...
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Satluj Pujan enough? 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Having executed 1500-MW Nathpa Jhakri project, one of the country’s biggest hydropower projects, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) has planned Satluj Pujan to express its gratitude to the mighty river.  Planned on the line of Ganga Pujan, prayers will be held on the banks of the Sutlej at Nathpa, where the dam is located. The state’s biggest projects, including Nathpa Jhakri, Karcham Wangtu and Baspa, have come up on the banks of the river.  Notwithstanding protests by environmentalists and NGOs, there seems to be no stopping to allowing more projects on the Sutlej.   However, the question on everybody’s mind is whether treating the river as Goddess is enough or one needs to show genuine concerns towards protecting it. Once bitten, twice shy  The announcement of the visit of the President of India to Solan district has created such a scare among officials that they are virtually on tenterhooks. Since six  officials, including a DC and two SPs,  have been transferred  in the last four months for inept ...
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Nullah pollution takes toll on villages 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 20 Villagers residing near the area where the Buddha Nullah merges into the Sutlej continue to suffer as the successive governments in the state have failed to check pollution in the nullah. The project, ‘Abatement of pollution in Buddha Nullah’, has failed to see the light of day for the past four years. The villagers have blamed toxic water of the nullah for the spread of hepatitis and cancer in the area. They have said the successive governments and MCs have failed to act against industries and residential areas releasing chemical waste and untreated sewage into the nullah. Two contrasting shades of water (black on the Ludhiana side and relatively clear on the other) are still visible near Walipur Kalan village where the nullah merges into the Sutlej. Residents of Walipur Kalan, Walipur Khurd, Talwandi Nau Abad, Kot Umra, Salempur and other villages have been demanding a check on pollution in the nullah for a long time, but to no avail. Tankers of various factories ...
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Water supply halted till reports arrive 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, May 20 The Water Supply and Sanitation Board stopped the drinking water supply in many towns and villages on Sunday after tonnes of fish died in the Indira Gandhi canal, Sirhind Feeder and Gung canal due to contamination of water. It occurred after the release of molasses from a sugar mill into Beas River in the state. A team of lab officials from the Regional Water Testing Laboratory, Mohali, collected water samples from the drinking water reservoirs in Faridkot and adjoining towns on Sunday. Kuldeep Singh Saini, superintending engineer in the board, said the drinking water supply would be resumed after its testing at the board’s laboratory at Mohali and Patiala was done. The chemical examination and testing of the samples of water is expected to take minimum four-five days. Providing water supply to residents is risky until reports are received, said Saini. “We have stopped the water supply in all towns and villages where it is canal-based,” he added. However, the ...
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Pollution concerns Seechewal 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Jalandhar: Noted environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal has expressed concern over the death of aquatic species in Beas river. “A few years ago, fishes were found dead in Sutlej as well. However, the level of pollution was found so high there that even today, the aquatic life could not be revived back. Things have begun to get worse now in river Beas. There is a dire need to make strenuous efforts to end water pollution in beas or else, the move will prove deadly for the Doaba residents as well,” said Seechewal. Further slamming the state government, Seechewal said that citing fund crisis it has failed to get the rivers clean from pollutants. “Does fund scarcity give them a licence to kill people by supplying them contaminated water? Even the Sewerage treatment Plants (STPs) installed by them were inadequate and were not working according to their capacity,” said Seecehwal. Once known for its clean and serene waters, Beas for the past several years has been at the receiving end of waste disposal from ...
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Beas incident leaves residents worried over canal water supply project 21.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 20 Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has announced that the supply of potable water through canal is under process, but residents are worried about the water quality as tonnes of fish have been found dead in Beas recently due to “poisonous” chemical getting mixed in the water body. Experts have been advocating for introducing canal-based drinking water supply after getting an alarming feedback about bad quality of water in the city. The government will provide the treated water under the project. According to the government’s plan, the surface water scheme will replace the existing groundwater supply, thus addressing a serious concern related to the depletion of groundwater and increase in cases of vector-borne diseases. Sidhu on Saturday said in-principle approval had been accorded to the canal-based water supply project costing Rs 3,500 crore for Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala to check the rapid decline and deterioration of groundwater. As per the plan, the ...
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‘SC verdict clear, no need for all-party meet’ 21.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Stating that the Supreme Court had given a clear verdict with regard to the sharing of Cauvery water, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Sunday
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SC verdict clear; no need for all party meeting: CM 20.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
MADURAIStating that the recent Supreme Court verdict was clear on sharing of the Cauvery water, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said
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Rs 941 cr plan to clean Tapi river in Surat approved: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani 20.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A sum of Rs 941.61 crore has been approved for a project, under the National River Conservation Plan, to clean Tapi river that flows past Surat city, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today. Speaking at Sarthana in Surat today, Rupani said that the first phase of the river's clean-up will cost Rs 408.28 crore, 70 per cent of which will be borne by the Union government. The state government will provide 20 per cent of the cost while the Surat Municipal Corporation will chip in with the rest of the amount, Rupani informed. Tapi river rises near Multai in the Betul district of Madhya Pradesh and after traversing a length of 214 kilometres in Gujarat, it joins the Arabian sea in Gulf of Cambay after flowing past Surat city. The state government's Information department, in a statement issued today, said that a total of 3.25 lakh labourers were employed under MNREGA in connection with works under the "Jal Sanchay" initiative that started across the state on May 1. The water conservation campaign aims ...
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Aurangabad DM's escort vehicle attacked by sand mafia 20.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The escort vehicle of a top Aurangabad district official was attacked by sand mafia in the district today, police said. Superintendent of Police Satya Prakash said the sand mafia attacked the escort vehicle of District Magistrate Rahul Ranjan Mahiwal near Tejpura village under Daudnagar police station area of the district. Acting on a tip-off that illegal sand mining was going on from Sone river in and around Tejpura village, Mahiwal went to the spot and directed the police to seize three sand laden tractors from the directive, the SP said. When the cops went to seize the three tractors, sand mafia henchmen attacked the policemen in which three constables received minor injuries, the SP said adding they were treated at a nearby hospital. One of the attackers has been arrested in this regard. Article ...
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Rs 941 crore plan to clean Tapi river in Surat approved, says CM Vijay Rupani 20.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Greens condemn plans to revive multipurpose scheme 20.5.2018 Hindu: National
3-decade-old Kuriarkutty-Karapara scheme billed as solution to water crisis in Chittur
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25 years of International Biodiversity Day 20.5.2018 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Nandkumar Kamat May 22 is observed in world as ‘International Biodiversity Day (IBD)’. The 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity is being marked this year. Naturally, the IBD theme this year is ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’. This is not time only for celebration in Goa ...
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Sewage channel, a bane of Samanatham 20.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Chemical units, welding shops discharge waste into drain
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Khaira for ‘environment emergency’ 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 19 Accusing the state government of ignoring the problem of pollution in rivers and other water bodies, Leader of the Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Saturday asked the government to declare an “environment emergency” in the state. Khaira visited Walipur Kalan village in Ludhiana district where the highly polluted the Buddha Nullah meets the Sutlej. When Khaira reached the village, people from nearby areas told him about the menace of hepatitis due to the polluted water of the Buddha Nullah. “The Buddha Nullah contains untreated chemicals which are released into the Sutlej. Even the waste generated by hospitals is dumped into the nullah. Around 7.50 lakh litres of water is released into the Sutlej from the nullah every day. The Punjab government is playing havoc with the nature,” Khaira said. “People are suffering from hepatitis and cancer due to the polluted water. Villagers from the affected areas told me they had lost up to 10 family members due to hepatitis. The ...
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Now, dead fish in Indira Gandhi canal; Rajasthan sounds alert 20.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, May 19 Two days after a large number of dead fish were found floating in the Beas, a similar scene was witnessed in the Indira Gandhi canal in the Faridkot area on Saturday. Besides, the canal water was black and emanating a foul smell. Officials said the polluted water of the Beas had contaminated the Sutlej too, after their confluence at the Harike barrage. “There were about three to five tonnes of dead fish floating in the canal,” said Vikas Arora, a resident. Ram Prasad, a migrant labourer, said, “Though the water was stinking, some people were seen collecting the dead fish. They later complained of diarrhoea and vomiting.” The Water Sanitation Department of Faridkot has stopped the use of the canal water. The Indira Gandhi Nahar Department (IGND) in Rajasthan, too, has sounded an alert across Hanumangarh, Bikaner and Jaisalmer divisions in the wake of the release of molasses from a sugar mill into the Beas. Carrying water from Harike, the confluence point of the ...
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Molasses spillage into Beas: Dead fish found in Sirhind feeder, Rajasthan canal 20.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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