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Lokayukta pulls up agencies over lakes 18.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Sets 3-month deadline to remove encroachments
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Cyberabad charms real estate buyers 18.1.2018
Hyderabad: Realty is booming in Cyberabad due to affordability despite lack of drinking water and sewerage system. Cyberabad stands as an example for development with a minimum improvement in infrastructure facilities. Almost 15 years ago when the Hitec City was promoted, the West Zone of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) started witnessing an unprecedented transformation. Despite having high-rise buildings and gated communities, it lacks grid roads, sewerage and drinking water facilities, among others. Most of the residents of Cyberabad are non-natives. A significant number of techies from other parts of the country are buying houses in this area as they wouldn"t get such good houses in their hometowns at an affordable cost. Mr S. Rajesh Kumar from Bihar, who purchased a 2BHK in Camelot Layout, said, "Initially, when I decided to buy a house, I thought of buying it in my hometown. But then the education facilities here are great and it is close to my office. When I purchased ...
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Hurdles galore in water scheme implementation 18.1.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The implementation of the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (Phase III) faces a threat of further delay with hurdles remaining and no tentative deadline fixed for its completion. An official source told The Shillong Times that to set a deadline for phase III of the scheme would be difficult as there are issues to […]
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Bengal’s rivers in a bad shape 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
17 of them have high levels of bacteria found mainly in human faeces, says study
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KSPCB admits there are no guidelines to check STPs 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
At last, the truth on maintaining private Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) has emerged, nowhere more significantly than from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). Having varyingly dodged, denied and refused to acknowledge its role in monitoring the STPs it sanctions, KSPCB has accepted that there are no guidelines in existence to operate and monitor them. Admitting to DH that the Board has so far not framed any guidelines, Chairman Lakshman also said it did not think about framing one since its role was largely limited to checking the quality of the treated water to determine if it met the prescribed standards. "Were going to change that now," he said, agreeing that KSPCB has to own up the responsibility to monitor the private STPs it sanctions for installation at apartments, commercial units and educational institutions. "Im planning to call all the stakeholders - BDA, BBMP, BWSSB, PWD - and even the central authority by the month end to frame the guidelines to operate and maintain private ...
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Work on water storage unit for Mastakabhisheka completed 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The pure drinking water storage unit near the pump house on the outskirts of the town, being taken up by the Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWS&DB), as part of Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka has been completed on time. With lakhs expected to attend the festival held once in 12 years, elaborate arrangements are being made by the district administration and drinking water unit is one among them. This would ensure uninterrupted water supply to all the seven wards coming under the town limits and also, to the 12 satellite towns being constructed as part of the festival. Gram panchayat member S V Lokesh said, "Water would be supplied from the pump house to the additional water storage unit of five lakh litres at Nagaiahanakoppal, and three water storage units at Srikantanagar with 9.5 lakh litres capacity each." Speaking to DH, KUWS&DB Assistant Executive Engineer H N Jagadish said, "Six motors of 60 HP, six-panel boards, and three control boards have been installed at the pump house. ...
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MCC approves Rs 33.25 cr under AMRUT scheme 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - District
The Council of the Mangaluru City Corporation gave its approval for utilising Rs 33.25 crore under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme for developing water supply systems in Mangaluru. Informing the special meeting of the council on Wednesday, MCC Commissioner Mohammed Nazeer said that a sum of Rs 185 crore has been sanctioned under AMRUT scheme of which, Rs 2 core will be utilised for developing parks, Rs 4 crore for the construction of stormwater drains and Rs 55 crore will be used for rectifying UGD works in Surathkal. In the second phase of ADB funded project, the government sanctioned Rs 218 crore for drinking water supply and Rs 195 crore for UGD works. To supply uninterrupted water to the city under Jalasiri project, an action plan for Rs 360 crore has been prepared. The fund from AMRUT scheme will be utilised for additional works related to water supply, the commissioner explained. Earlier, Corporator Sudheer Shetty said that poor quality of works have been ...
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Of perennial water crisis and 2 projects in moribund state 17.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Of perennial water crisis and 2 projects in moribund state
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Quiet flows sewage into Vaigai 17.1.2018 Hindu: Madurai
Residents and officials indulge in non-stop blame game
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Madipakkam to get desalinated water 17.1.2018
Chennai: Water-starved Madipakkam is expected to soon receive water from the Nemmeli desalination plant under project Amruth, initiated by the Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board. In a recent meeting conducted by a few officials with residents' associations of Madipakkam, it was briefed that the operations would begin by next year. "The scheme will to be implemented at an expense of Rs 67.5 crore with 33 per cent funded by Centre and remaining by the state. Under this scheme, an overhead tank with capacity of 50 lakh litres and underground tank with the capacity of nine lakh litres will be built this year on the land provided by corporation," an official told the members of resident associations. The water would be supplied from Nemmeli desalination plant that supplies 200 million litres of water per day to the city. For the purpose, storage points would be constructed in the area for distribution. "The authorities are currently planning to construct the storage tanks on ...
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Global IT spend is imminent, says Morgan 17.1.2018 Business | The Asian Age
Cos would continue to invest as they anticipate revenue growth though their spending pattern will shift.
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IT spend to rise soon: Morgan Stanley 17.1.2018
Mumbai: Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley said that the Indian IT sector, which has under performed the broader markets due to global headwinds could start attracting investor interest as it believes that a turnaround in global IT spending is imminent.   "Our January 2018 proprietary global chief investment officer (CIO) survey showed an acceleration in IT services growth relative to 2017 for the second consecutive quarter. The overall increase in CIOs" IT spend expectations is in line with positive commentary from ISG, an industry consultant," Morgan Stanley said. According to it, recent deal wins cited by companies such as the $2.25 billion deal by TCS last month indicate potential conversion of deal pipelines. European geography has been strong and North America is likely to pick up in mid-2018 as banking clients start to spend. Morgan Stanley noted that digital deals have started bulking up from a few million dollars to $40-50mn, which along with the deepening ...
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Indian Oil aid to school for underprivileged 16.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Indian Oil aid to school for underprivileged
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Inform Jal Board about depleting water levels: NGT 16.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The tribunal warned that it would take coercive measures if the direction was not complied with within the stipulated date.
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Delhi Lt Governor approves Kejriwal govt’s ‘doorstep delivery’ scheme 15.1.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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NGT directs CGWA to report to DJB with groundwater data in Delhi 15.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
NGT directs CGWA to report to DJB with groundwater data in Delhi
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GMC to make Guwahati cleanest city, seeks public support 15.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
GMC to make Guwahati cleanest city, seeks public support
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20 dead in California mudslides, major highway closed 15.1.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The death toll from Southern California mudslides that swallowed dozens of homes and forced the closure of a major highway along the picturesque Santa Barbara County coast rose to 20 on Sunday, with four other people still reported missing.  Emergency officials said chances of finding more survivors in the ravaged landscape of hardened muck, boulders and other debris had waned considerably since heavy rains unleashed torrents of mud down hillsides before dawn last Tuesday. Still, the 20 fatalities confirmed in and around the affluent community of Montecito, 85 miles (137 km) northwest of Los Angeles in the coastal slopes adjacent to Santa Barbara, ranks as the greatest loss of life from a California mudslide in at least 13 years. The official death toll early on Saturday had stood at 19, with seven people listed as missing. Four remained unaccounted for on Sunday, including the 2-year-old daughter of the latest victim whose remains have been positively identified. Ten people perished in January 2005 when ...
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Smart City panel’s first meeting tomorrow 15.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, January 14 A seven-member Board of Directors (BoD) of Shimla Smart City Limited will meet for the first time on January 16. The members are expected to take a call on hiring a consultant for preparing detailed project reports (DPR) of 52 different projects to be undertaken in the capital city under the Smart City Mission. The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) recently registered Shimla Smart City Limited as mandated under the National Smart City Mission. Both the SMC and the state government has 50 per cent stake each in the company. Prashant Sirkeck, Additional Commissioner, SMC, said decision would also be taken on the appointment of staff, chief executive officer and the opening of a bank account. Sources said these were four basic conditions to get the first instalment of Rs 500 crore from the Ministry of the Urban Development. Prashant Sirkeck further said after the consultant’s appointment, some of the proposed 52 projects might be merged. The BoD is likely to discuss ...
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Companies complain about poor quality water 14.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Treated water supply to some government and private companies has been disrupted for the past few months due to problems in the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) pipelines. Officials in the board fiercely denied they had problems. The BWSSB supplies tertiary treated water to the Kempegowda International Airport, Bharath Electronics Limited, Indian Tobacco Company, Rail Wheel Factory and the Indian Air Force. One of the companies said it did not get water from the board for two months. The quality of water had deteriorated so much that it considered setting up additional treatment plants to purify the water before use. Sources in the company said the water they initially received was of good quality. But it subsequently began to deteriorate and smelt foul in recent months. They admitted not having received water for two months, owing to issues in the supply pipes. The Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said it had no disruption in receiving treated water from the BWSSB, which they ...
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