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Two rivers may pose challenges for water mangers this season 23.10.2017
Chennai: After a terrible drought year in 2016, two cheers on Tamil Nadu's water front this year, amid two rivers juxtaposing two images and giving enough tasks for the State's water managers whose diligence could better the food front scenario this year. The stars hitched to the Cauvery river have already presaged copious inflows in 2017 - the recent 'Cauvery Mahapushkaram' festival along its banks flagged that optimism despite the late release of water for delta irrigation from the Mettur dam and farmers at best hoping to make one late 'Samba' paddy crop to the market. But will this relative cushion Mother Nature has endowed with in 2017 translate into more cheerful outcomes? While the water level in the Stanley reservoir at Mettur, thanks to the copious Southwest monsoons in the river's catchment areas in Karnataka, hovering around a healthy 95 feet against its full level of 120 feet in October third week and the Northeast monsoon expected to hit soon, reaffirms a positive ...
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CM Pinarayi Vijayan to dedicate power project at Poonthenaruvi 23.10.2017
KOLLAM: The first hydroelectric power generation project across the Pamba river at Poonthenaruvi in Pathanamthitta will be dedicated to the country on Monday. The 6 megawatt smallscale hydel project having two generators of 3 MW each will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the presence of the minister for electricity M. M. Mani at a function to be held at the power house at 3 pm. This is the fourth such project owned by the KSEB in the district. KSEB expects a total production of 25.77 million units of electricity from the project per year. The project that has been completed using pre-engineered building technology includes a check dam 240 metres long  and 7 metres in height, a canal 462 metres long, forebay tank which has a width of 22 metres, two penstocks having a length of 13 metres and width of 3.2 metres.   The reservoir of the dam also ensures availability of water for the pump house installed by the Kerala Water Authority to carry water to Erumeli. A total ...
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One drowns, another missing in Neyyar 23.10.2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 21-year-old drowned and his friend went missing in Neyyar River amidst high water flow due to the opening of the Neyyar dam shutters on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Manikantan, 21, son of Murugappa Pillai of Thekkekalathara veedu, Iravur, Aryanad. The missing person was identified as Adarsh, 21, son of Saseedharan Pillai of SR Bhavan, Keezhattingal. The duo, studying at Neyyatinkara Polytechnic College, had come to the house of their classmate Anoop at Arattukadavu. After lunch at around 3.15pm, they ventured into the bathing ghat here and were caught in the current. The local residents alerted police and Fire and Rescue Services. While Manikantan"s body was found, the search operation for Adarsh was called off due to poor light in the evening. "The Neyyar dam shutters were open since the past two days. Sufficient warnings were given and local residents were aware of the high water flow," said officials attached to Neyyar dam police ...
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Centre to clean Ganga stretch in Varanasi, spruce up ghats 23.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 22 The Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry has gone full tilt to clean the Ganga stretch in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of PM Narendra Modi, and spruce up ghats in the city, inviting frowns in political circles in the process. This, at a time when UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has upped the ante in favour of religioius-mythical symbols associated with Lord Ram this Diwali in the temple city of Ayodhya, about 200 km from Varanasi. In a move that apparently lacks a natural flow, the ministry has issued a communiqué, saying: “All who have been enjoying ghats at Varanasi will soon also bask in the pollution-free waters of the Ganges flowing by the spiritual city.” “Under Namami Gange programme, an all-encompassing approach has been employed to arrest pollution flowing into the river and ensure clean ghats. From sewage treatment plants to ghats’ improvement to river surface cleaning, several steps in a time-bound manner ...
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Safer water for Sabarimala 23.10.2017
Kochi: With a view to ensure quality drinking water to lakhs of pilgrims, the Pollution Control Board (PCB) is setting up a permanent Water Quality Analysis Laboratory at Sabarimala. "The services will be made available from this pilgrimage season itself to ensure that drinking water provided to pilgrims is of standard quality. Water samples from "RO" plants and kiosks at Sannidhanam, Pamba and Nilackkal will be collected and tested at the laboratory on a daily basis to determine the level of coli-form bacteria," said K Sajeevan, Chairman, Kerala State Pollution Control Board. The PCB is already publishing level of coli-form bacteria in Pamba river on a daily basis.  Also samples of treated water from new sewage treatment plant at Sannidhanam, two points at "bhasmakulam" and five points at bathing ghats in Pamba are being inspected daily. "Upon finding high level of coli-form bacteria, we immediately alert the KWA and TDB officials and ask them to take ...
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Though it poured, water tanks in the State have a less-than-bountiful look 23.10.2017 Hindu: National
So far, just 282 tanks — or nearly 8% of all the tanks in Karnataka — have been filled to the brim
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Letters: Technology underuse 22.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The other way to increase supply is by interlinking rivers and diverting the water to the areas where it is needed
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Unlearnt lessons of 2013, as PM Modi promises new Kedarnath 22.10.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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New irrigation technique seeks to save water 22.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Collectors implementing the method in various districts
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Discharge from Mettur Dam comes down to 15,000 cusecs 22.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Following sharp fall in the realisation of water in River Cauvery at Mettur for the third consecutive day, the discharge from the Mettur Dam for the farm operations in the Cauvery basin was brought d...
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Why the city may not be ready for rain 22.10.2017 Hindu: News
Citing non-completion of projects, residents and activists say they have reason to fear water logging; Corporation officials claim things are under control
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Ayodhya saints upset over cold shoulder to Saryu river in UP govt's development schemes 22.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
Out of the Rs 133-crore worth projects announced by the UP government for Ayodhya, not a single scheme focuses on Saryu.
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Sand mining: Rs 3.35 crore penalty imposed 22.10.2017
Vijayawada: District collector B. Lakshmikantham ordered the Vuyyuru MRO to act as the recovery officer with regard to the Pamidimukkala sand mining case. An amount of Rs 3.35 crore has been levied as penalty on the accused in the case. The Vuyyuru tahsildar has been asked to take care of the recovery process, the district collector told Deccan Chronicle. It was this newspaper that has brought the illegal excavation and transportation of sand to light  and then the district administration plunged into the action.  After three months, the department of mines and geology served notices on  the accused, Ghanta Suresh, for illegal excavation and dispatch of ordinary earth in R.S.No's. 40,41,42,43 and 44 of Lankapalli Lanka village, Pamidimukkala mandal, Krishna district.  The tahsildar of Pamidimukkala mandal and his team have inspected the damaged portion of the river and earth, and issued notices to the accused and asked for explanation.  The reply furnished didn't contain ...
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Kolkata braces for more rainfall 21.10.2017 Hindu: National
Alert issued to coastal areas; fishermen asked not to venture into sea
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Nagarjunsagar to have new watch tower, tourist view point 21.10.2017 BusinessLine - National
The Telangana Government has set up a watch tower and tourist view point at Nellikal Forest block near the Nagarjunasagar dam on the Krishna river. This site is expected to facilitate in monitorin...
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Why is it difficult to clean up the Ganga? 21.10.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
How polluted is the river?Coursing about 2,500 km, the Ganga is the longest river within India’s borders. Its basin constitutes 26% of the country’s land mass (8,61,404 sq. km.) and supports 43% of In...
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Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu unhappy over Polavaram project delay, wants Centre to step in 21.10.2017 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Edappadi K Palaniswami orders release of water from Aliyar reservoir 21.10.2017

Chennai: Chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday ordered the release of water from Aliyar reservoir in Coimbatore and Manimutha river in Villupuram districts for irrigation and drinking water purposes. A statement from chief minister said water would be released from the Aliyar reservoir on October 25 and this would benefit irrigation activities carried out along Pollachi canal, Vettaikaranpudur canal and Seththumadai canal benefiting over 22,332 acres.

In case of Manimutha river in Villupuram district the water will be released from Sunday. And this will benefit 5493 acres of farmlands in Villupuram. Palaniswami also appealed the farmers to judiciously use the water.

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Minister reviews Chhath preparations 21.10.2017 BusinessLine - People
Opposition BJP demands high-level meeting to ensure better arrangements
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Week before Chhath, Development Minister Gopal Rai inspects ghat 21.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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