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HC directs govt to remove solar fences in reserve forest area 23.6.2018 PTI: All news
HC directs govt to remove solar fences in reserve forest area
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Civic body proposes to double water tariff 23.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 22 Facing its worst financial crisis, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has come up with a proposal to double the water tariff. Sources said the agenda regarding the increase in the water tariff would be placed before the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) at its meeting scheduled for June 26. It is after a gap of over 10 years that a water tariff hike proposal is being placed before a committee. Officials had earlier also tried to push the proposal, but it never came up for discussion at any meeting. The development is important as the proposal will come up at the next general house meeting of the MC if it is approved by the F&CC. The sources said the revision in the water tariff was being proposed for all categories of consumers — domestic, institutional, commercial and industrial. It has also been proposed to enhance the unmetered water tariff. The sources said the MC had made two plans for the hike in the rates. Under one ...
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TN to get ₹2,685 cr. WB aid 23.6.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
It will be utilised for the Health Systems Reforms project
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Civic body house meet on June 25 23.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 22 A 109-point agenda has been released for the upcoming house meeting of the Municipal Corporation (MC) Jalandhar to be held on June 25. With the expansion of the wards in the MC Jalandhar from 60 to 80 this year, this shall be the second meeting of the MC being held ever since the Congress government came to power, with the first having been held on March 20 this year. The house is headed by Mayor Jagdish Raja with a majority of Congress councillors who are 64 in number. Primary agendas included in the meeting shall be the proposal of the recruitment of about 200 safai sewaks in the MC, the confirmation of the land for a slaughterhouse at Gadaipur village, construction of foot bridges across the city, among a host of previously proposed development projects. One of the most controversial agendas included for the meeting is the purchase of an 8 to 10 acre land at Wariana for the setting up of a factory to recycle the city’s garbage – objections to which had been ...
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10 years later, they live in dark ages 23.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panipat, June 22 The tall claims made by the state government of providing basic amenities fall flat. Nearly 80 families have been forced to live without electricity, potable water supply and sewerage in Mahatma Gandhi Basti at Risalu village of the district. The gram panchayat had allotted 104 plots of 100 sq metres to members of weaker sections of the village under the Mahatma Gandhi Awaas Yojana in 2008. Eighty families constructed their houses in the colony and started living there, but they failed to get electricity and drinking water connections. Deen Dayal, Lal Chand, Kamlesh, Santosh, Hawa Singh and Lachman Das, all residents of the colony, said, “We are forced to live without basic amenities for the past 10 years. There are no electricity and drinking water facilities and no proper drainage system in the colony.” Many plot holders had applied for electricity during a ‘khula darbar’, which was organised in the village in December 2016, but to no avail, said Jai Devi, another ...
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Water supply office found using power sans meter 23.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Malout, June 20

A team of the PSPCL on Wednesday conducted a surprise checking at the Water Supply and Sanitation Department office here and detected that power was being supplied without any meter.

Sahil Garg, SDO, PSPCL, Malout, said, “As of now, we can’t say whether it was a case of power pilferage or not. We will tomorrow check our records that whether the department had given any application about the old meter not working or burnt. If the supply was made in an illegal way, action will be taken. Now, we have sent the today’s report to high-ups.”

He further said the team had visited some other places as well today.

Meanwhile, repeated attempts to contact senior officials of the department proved futile. It is to mention here that a large number of departments are yet to clear the outstanding bills of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited.

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No Krishna water in sight 23.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
T.N. government to take up issue of July release with A.P. Chief Minister
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Fluoride-hit Rajupalem thirsts for a few pots of safe drinking water 22.6.2018 Hindu: National
One or two persons from every family suffer from fluorosis and are bedridden
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MLA got demolish drive halted, illegal colonies dot his backyard 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 21 Upcoming illegal colonies dot the dingy Basti area of Jalandhar West constituency, represented by Congress MLA Sushil Rinku, who recently got a demolition drive halted. Most such colonies do not even have signages bearing the name or the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act (PAPRA) number, let alone an office of the builder. Even if the state government comes up with a policy to regularise illegal colonies by the month-end, these colonies are unlikely to get an approval. A Tribune team during a tour of Rinku’s constituency visited an illegal colony along Kala Sanghian road, which was ordered to be demolished by the Town Planning Department a day after Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu’s visit. The colony, spread over 1.5 acres, is owned by Congress leader Major Singh, who sat beside MLA Rinku on a JCB machine to stall the drive. The colony has 20-foot roads, a couple of under-construction houses, and an MC water supply line. Belying the claim of the MLA, ...
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SGH Nokmas seek CM’s intervention into region’s issues 22.6.2018 The Shillong Times
  TURA: Nokmas from Nongalbibra in South Garo Hills (SGH)  on Thursday met Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma in Shillong and sought his intervention into various issues facing the region. The Nokmas led by the Daranggre Nokmas’ Welfare Association (DNWA) highlighted the problem of water supply due to absence of PHE water connections and urged the […]
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Making India carbon-neutral 22.6.2018 Hindu: Religion
We must invest in mass public transport, sustainable constructions, and massive green cover, says Nidhi Adlakha
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Residents want Arcot Road re-laid 22.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Residents seek relaying of the road at the earliest
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HC directs govt to remove solar fences in reserve forest area 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Chennai, June 22 The Madras High Court lambasted   the PWD and Forest department for allowing encroachers to put up solar fences in reserved forest and water spread area in Tamil Nadu's Erode and Coimbatore districts and directed the forest department to take immediate steps to remove them. A division bench comprising Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice G K Ilanthiraiyan passed the order on a public interest litigation filed by T Murugavel, seeking a direction to the authorities to clear encroachments and prevent encroachments in future in the reserved forest areas. The matter relates to the lease of lands in the water spread area of the Bhavanisagar dam in Erode and Coimbatore districts to landless and poor farmers of the region by virtue of an order of the state Agriculture department dated October 18, 1967. However, after the Forest Conservation Act came into force in 1980, forest lands could no longer be legally leased out as farming and cultivation area for non-forestry activities, the petitioner ...
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Back in office, CM assesses water, power supply in city 22.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Skips yoga event due to health issues, heads for treatment.
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Nagla village sans water supply for 8 days 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Satinder Pal Singh Zirakpur, June 21 Nearly 150 families of Nagla village falling under the jurisdiction of the Zirakpur Municipal Council have been facing a tough time for the past eight days due to a shortage of potable water. The reason behind the shortage is said to be a snag developed by the motor of the tubewell from which the village gets water. It has not been repaired for the past one week. To meet their need for water, residents of Nagla village have now switch to water tankers and are forced to purchase water for Rs 350 per tanker.  Some residents are forced to fetch water from nearby houses that has submersibles. Submersible water is also not safe for drinking, poses a threat of epidemic. The water provided through the tankers is also not enough for each household. The residents said despite repeated complaints, MC officials did not take any step to redress their issue. On Thursday, a delegation of villagers met MC officials and urged them to make arrangements to run the tubewell.  The ...
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Kejriwal back at Secretariat for a day 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Holds meeting before flying to Bengaluru for a 10-day naturopathy treatment
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HC says no to extending deadline for regularising constructions on ECR 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Chennai Corporation says it has so far issued notices to 798 building owners
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Water conservation our priority: Minister 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Our correspondent

Hamirpur, June 21

“Providing sufficient water to people is the priority of our government,” said Mahender Singh, Irrigation and Public Health Minister, here Thursday.

He was addressing representatives of panchyati raj institutions in a function ‘Jal hai to Kal hai’. He said the water problem in Shimla had sent a message across the world that conservation of water could no more be ignored and people must stand together to conserve water. Though the water crisis in Shimla was handled, but the government had mooted a plan so that the problem may not arise in coming years.

He said the Centre had approved a plan submitted by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and he had been successful in getting Rs 800 crore for the augmentation of all old water supply schemes.

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Musi to be developed in two phases 22.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Officials asked to formulate action plan for removal of encroachments
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Govt to fine misuse of piped drinking water 21.6.2018 Hindu: News
Hints at reducing charge of piped drinking water
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