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CM for early approval for projects under Forest Conservation Act 17.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal The Chief Minister Kamal Nath suggested the Niti Ayog that at present, for public utility projects, the approval can be granted by State Govt under the Forest Conservation Act 1980. Citing the reason Nath said that Madhya Pradesh has put in untiring efforts for conservation of forests. Resultantly, the state has about […]
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Water conservation, harvesting should be priority : Sadho 17.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Dr. Vijayalakshmi Sadho, Minister of Medical Education, AYUSH and Culture today took the meeting of the Planning Committee in the District of Charges of charge. Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar and Narmada Valley and Tourism Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel attended the meeting. Dr. Sadho instructed in the discussion on the drinking […]
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ADB sanctions Rs 1,650 crore for development in Tripura 17.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
ADB sanctions Rs 1,650 crore for development in Tripura
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Thiruvananthapuram: Pipe leak leads to road caving in 17.6.2019
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Water supply to various part of the city was disrupted on Sunday following a pipe-burst in the age-old 400 mm Premo pipeline at Ambalathara in the state capital. The pipe burst happened at around 5.15 am on Sunday when a truck loaded with construction material from Tamil Nadu passed over the leaking pipeline at Ambalathara. The traffic went haywire in the region as it took several hours for the KWA to fix the broken pipe-line and restore the road. The truck partially sank as the road caved in following the burst. According to locals, there was a minor leak in the pipeline which resulted in the caving in of the road as it was wet already.  By 7 am, the KWA officials swung into action and JCB was brought in to remove the caved-in truck from the site to facilitate the work. Water supply to various areas including Muttada, Kesavadasapuram, Ulloor, Paruthipara got disrupted. According to KWA officials, it took over five hours to fix the leak. "The water supply will come back to ...
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PM: Goal of becoming $5 trillion economy by 2024 achievable 16.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The Aayog also set up a high level committee on agriculture to suggest reforms aimed at benefitting farmers and reviving rural economy.
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Dilli Ka Babu: A tweet too many 16.6.2019
A carelessly worded tweet has landed Maharashtra IAS officer Nidhi Choudhari"s career in hot water. Posted as joint municipal commissioner of the Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation, she has been transferred as deputy secretary in the water supply department. The tweet in question was about Mahatma Gandhi and his approaching 150th birth anniversary celebrations in the context of the rise of hyper-nationalism. It was seen as derogatory to the Father of the Nation, and Ms Choudhari faced a severe backlash on social media. Even Opposition parties demanded "exemplary" action against the babu. Ms Choudhari"s denial that her tweet was "sarcastic" was lost in the din, especially on social media platforms where rhetoric scores far more than nuanced communication. Though the IAS officer immediately deleted the tweet, it has not stopped the Maharashtra government from seeking an explanation from the babu over the derogatory tweet. A show-cause notice has now been issued. Though ...
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Punjab CM seeks PM's support to improve state's water distribution system 16.6.2019 PTI: All news
Punjab CM seeks PM's support to improve state's water distribution system
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In Letter & Spirit 16.6.2019 The Shillong Times
To Sunday Shillong, This is in reference to the article, ‘Crisis call’, published on June 2. Water problem is a major issue in Shillong and other parts of Meghalaya. The crisis has been persisting for decades now and despite sanctioning of several projects, absolutely nothing has changed. But as many people here accept the crisis […]
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Tech tool aims to predict global water conflicts before they happen 15.6.2019
Artificial intelligence can predict where conflicts over scarce water will break out up to a year in advance and allow action to prevent them, researchers said on Friday. An early warning tool that tracks water supplies worldwide and mixes in social, economic and demographic data to flag up potential crises is being developed by the Netherlands-based Water, Peace and Security partnership (WPS). During tests, the system predicted more than three-quarters of water-related conflicts in Mali"s Inner Niger Delta, said WPS, which plans to launch it globally later this year. "We want to detect conflict early enough...to then engage in a dialogue process that helps to address these conflicts - ideally mitigate them early on or resolve them," said Susanne Schmeier from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, which leads the WPS. Climate change often impacts on water – from driving droughts to sea level rises – which in turn can fuel clashes over diminishing resources and force ...
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Adani gets green light for Australia coal mine 14.6.2019
MELBOURNE: Adani Enterprises on Thursday received the go-ahead to start construction of a controversial coal mine in outback Australia, after a state government approved a final permit on ground water management. The Carmichael mine has been a lightning rod for climate change concerns in Australia, and was seen as a factor in the surprise return to power of the conservative Liberal/National coalition in a national election in May. First acquired by Adani in 2010, the project is slated to produce 8-10 million tonnes of thermal coal a year and cost up to $1.5 billion, but has been mired in court battles and opposition from green groups. "In two years" time people should be expecting we have exported our first piece of coal," Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow told reporters, adding that construction work would begin within weeks. Conservation groups expressed disappointment with the decision and vowed to continue fighting the development. Adani has scaled back initial plans for a 60 million tonne ...
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University of Hyderabad students block campus road in protest 14.6.2019
Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad students blocked the roads in the university campus after officials cut off water and electricity supply to six hostels on the campus. Irked by the interruption and the resultant inconvenience, the students did not allow faculty members and other administrative staff to enter the premises. The administration then issued a strict warning to the students to call off the protest. The University of Hyderabad at present houses around 650 students, who have been living on the campus to prepare for their post-graduation and integrated courses, and to appear for competitive exams. The University of Hyderabad administration in a letter to its students on June 3 stated that a notice was issued to them on April 26 to vacate their hostels and shift to another section and that the deadline for the same, although then declared as May 4, was eventually extended to June 3 by the chief warden for some students who were taking longer to move. The letter warned the students who had failed ...
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SGBG for white paper on water supply schemes 13.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
SGBG for white paper on water supply schemes
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Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in NE projects 13.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in NE projects
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PWD, PHED to meet on water issue 13.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: A joint meeting of the PWD and PHE departments will be held on June 20 to discuss the laying of pipes by PHE department under the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme phase III. There was a delay for eleven months to resume the work related to laying of pipes in parts of the city. […]
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Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in North East projects 13.6.2019 The Shillong Times
From Our Special Correspondent GUWAHATI: Japan has decided to invest Rs 13,000crore (205.784 billion Yen) in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of the Northeast, including the Northeast Network Connectivity Improvement Project in Meghalaya. This was disclosed after a meeting DoNER minister Jitendra Singh had with the Japanese delegation led by […]
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Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in NE projects 12.6.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: Japan has decided to invest Rs 13,000crore (205.784 billion Yen) in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of the Northeast, including the Northeast Network Connectivity Improvement Project in Meghalaya. This was disclosed after a meeting DoNER minister Jitendra Singh had with the Japanese delegation led by ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu in ...
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Sheila Dikshit meets Kejriwal demands six-month waiver for power consumers 12.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The Congress delegation also discussed power outages, problems of 'contaminated' and 'scarce' supply of water during meeting.
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Coimbatore: Normal monsoon expectation eases pressure 12.6.2019
COIMBATORE: The rains textile city has received in the last two days, as part of Southwest monsoon has made up for the low water storage levels in the dams and wells across  the city. Officials are confident that the expected rains in the days to come will not leave Coimbatore water deficit. "Based on mean data for the last 50 years, a nearly normal monsoon is predicted this year for Coimbatore this year." a source from the Agro Climate Research Centre, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University said. According to data provided by the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board for observing district water level monitoring of wells for pre-monsoon period for May, the level of water in the wells in 38 panchayats is lower that what it was in May 2014. However, officials from the civic body are confident that the textile city will not be water starved in the days to come. "Already with two rainy days which we experienced, the water level across the wells and dams has considerably increased. With ...
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 12.6.2019 Commentary – The Navhind Times
Bengal Showdown Uncalled For WEST Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Centre are fast inching towards a showdown. On Monday West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah apprising them of the situation in the state, which has been in the grip of political violence ...
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Manoj Tiwari attacks Kejriwal over power, water crisis 11.6.2019
New Delhi: Accusing the Arvind Kejriwal government of failure to address the basic needs of Delhiites, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said power outages and acute water crisis were gripping the national capital. In a letter to Kejriwal, Tiwari said, "With Delhi temperature touching 48 degree Celsius, it is appalling to learn that the government led by you does not have the summer action plan in place till date. The government is clueless about power arrangements to meet the ever-growing electricity demand of the city which is constantly over the 7000 MW mark." The MP from North East Delhi said a large number of localities in South, North, Outer and East Delhi have "already plunged into darkness". The city is "staring at further power crisis due to short supply from power generation units in different states" since Delhi is dependent on other states for its power requirements, he said. Tiwari, who is also the Delhi BJP president, wrote, "It is not just the power cuts but ...
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