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Mumbai: Now, MTHL gets final environment clearance 26.5.2017 mid-day.com
Also read: BMC budget size cut by Rs 12,000cr; Rs 1000cr for coastal road The MTHL will have an impact on 47.4 hectares of forestland, including the portion of mangroves admeasuring 38.6 hectares near Navi Mumbai and Sewri. MMRDA has promised afforestation on 47.4 hectares as well as compensatory plantation of mangroves on another 222 hectares. Also read: BMC's Coastal Road project plan awaits final green nod State mangrove cell officials confirmed that as directed the MMRDA had deposited R5 crore with the cell, besides the Rs 86 crore already given to it, and hence, the final clearance was given. The MMRDA had invited tenders for request for qualification of the project. The same for the construction will be invited soon. On March 31 this year, the Japan International Cooperation Agency signed an agreement with the MMRDA to provide an Rs 8,600-crore loan for the project. Rs 18k cr Total cost of the project Download the new mid-day android app to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the ...
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Mumbai: Mahul Gaon residents raise issues of cleanliness 26.5.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The residents of Mahul Gaon at Chembur (east) who have been rehabilitated there by Brihanmumbai
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Jackal causes panic, rescued by animal NGO 26.5.2017 DNA: Top News
A jackal, which got separated from its pack, caused a huge commotion in Godrej Colony at Vikroli on Wednesday evening and fell into an open manhole while it was being chased. It was then rescued by an animal welfare organisation and is now recuperating at the animal hospital inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). According to an eyewitness, several residents of the Godrej colony, which is closer to mangroves, spotted a jackal near their houses. Keeping in mind an incident where a jackal had attacked two BMC security guards in the mangrove areas of Ghatkopar, they started chasing it away. Pawan Sharma, founder of NGO Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW) said that as soon as they received the call from the residents, they intimated the forest department and a rescue team led by Chinmay Joshi and Praik Bhanushali along with six others rushed to the spot in the ambulance. "It was a challenge to quickly rescue and transport the mammal to SGNP but our biggest challenge was to manage the mob that ...
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After bout of deliberations, Ken-Betwa link gets nod for forest clearance 26.5.2017 DNA: India
After a round of deliberations on easing certain riders and modifying conditions over the course of two recent meetings, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of Environment Ministry has finally recommended the Ken-Betwa river linking project for forest clearance. The proposal will now be forwarded to the new Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan for approval even as it is being scrutinised by the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) of the Supreme Court. The proposal has already received nod for environmental clearance. The National Board for Wildlife has accorded it wildlife clearance as wel. The controversial project proposes to transfer water from the Ken river basin in Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR), Madhya Pradesh, to Betwa river basin in Uttar Pradesh, for irrigation. The project will submerge 6,017 hectare of pristine forest, much of it in PTR. It will have large scale impact on wildlife there. In its last meeting on May 16, the FAC gave a final recommendation for the project after settling pending issues ...
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Water pipeline repair work at SB Road irks residents, commuters 26.5.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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U'khand CM launches water conservation campaign 26.5.2017 PTI: All news
U'khand CM launches water conservation campaign
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Tamil Nadu: 'App'solutely right for sanitation 26.5.2017
CHENNAI: The Septage Management Guidelines issued by the Tamil Nadu government in 2014 to regulate septic tank design, transporters license and issues related to effectively managing sewage faded out within less than six months. And the result was overflowing community and public toilets, stinking buildings and not to forget the humiliating ranking in Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017. In a move aimed at bringing the guidelines back into effect, the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Programme (TNUSSP) under the aegis of the Municipal Administration and Water Supply (Maws) is going to launch an app called Muzhu Sugadharam by June. “The application will provide accurate data about septic tanks in households, areas having access to containment, number of toilets built under Swachh Bharat scheme, number of sewage truck operators, location of sewage treatment plants and the technologies they use and so on. This way we can know where we are lacking,” Kavitha Wankhade, team leader TNUSSP, told Deccan Chronicle. The ...
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DC's Gamechangers: Scarce water - Does Keerthi have the answer? 26.5.2017
Every morning, Arvind Keerthi and his neighbours in Whitefield would awake to a new day without water. Barely a drop came from their borewells, there wasn’t enough to drink, bathe or water the plants. The gated community in Kundanahalli resembled a desert, with the community being forced to spend exorbitant sums on tanker water. And things got worse. In April 2011, the city was hit by a massive storm, which flooded the streets and left their compound wall in pieces. Clearly, the situation presented a dichotomy. On the one hand, borewells didn’t give them enough water to drink and on the other, rain was in such surplus that it destroyed their property. “After the deluge, I checked the borewell, assuming to find some water there. We didn’t see a drop. Not even a trickle had made it below ground. That’s when a light came on in my mind,” said Keerthi. This 'Cellphone Chip Designer' in Bengaluru decided to go back to one of India's most ancient water conservation systems- Rainwater Recharging. “You can dig ...
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DC's Gamechangers: Shivakumar - This Varuna harvests the rain 26.5.2017
A.R. Shivakumar's has championed sustainable living for years and his charming, brick-walled home, Sourabha, in Vijayanagar, is at the epicentre of his life's work. The Principal Investigator of the Rainwater Harvesting Project with the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, A.R. Shivakumar hasn't paid a water bill in years! Not a drop goes to waste in his home's rainwater harvesting system, with the water being used for all purposes aside from drinking. "A 40x60 site in Bengaluru receives about 2 lakh litres of rainwater during a normal monsoon. This can be stored for domestic use and to recharge groundwater." And it can be done, too. Shivakumar has designed rainwater harvesting plants for the Vidhana Soudha and the High Court, making both buildings completely self-sufficient. "Bengaluru receives 21 TMC of rain each year and the BWSSB draws 19 TMC from the Cauvery. Harvesting even half our rainwater might free us of shortages." Sourabha was built in 1994 and its rainwater harvesting system ...
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Centre plans changes in CRZ rules to give tourism a boost 26.5.2017 TOI: India
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Chopper carrying Maharashtra CM Fadnavis, 5 others crashlands after take-off, all safe 26.5.2017 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Meeting with consultants held on making Tirupati as smart city 26.5.2017 thehansindia3899
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Jackal falls into pit at Vikhroli, rescued 26.5.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Fadnavis adopts drought-prone Halgara village in Latur 26.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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No more water scarcity in Gandimoga 26.5.2017 thehansindia3899
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Tamil Nadu: Looming crisis drives govt hospital to seek metro water help 26.5.2017
Chennai: With the city not getting rains yet, this year, hospitals like the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) has been forced to seek the help of the metro water for assistance to cater to the needs of the over 10,000 patients it sees every day. Stating that the issue of water shortage is the biggest problem the hospital faces, a source at the hospital, said, “We sought help from metro water which has started giving us a large supply of water. In the case of a shortage, we tend to get water from lorries as well.” The metro water that the hospital would earlier use in the wash areas is now being used for cooking purposes as well as in operation theatres and the intensive care units. “The hospital depends on metro water to a large extent. On Thursday itself, 26 loads of water were supplied to them. On a general basis, if the water supply is very comfortable, the hospital would need not more than 20 loads, however, as the heat is getting worse and the city is seeing no rains at all, the need ...
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LIT approves surplus budget of Rs 147.05 crore 26.5.2017 The Tribune
Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, May 25 The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has approved a surplus annual budget of Rs147.05 crore for the current financial year. The Trust has shown a surplus of Rs9.94 crore over an annual expenditure of Rs137.11 crore during the year. The annual budget was approved in a meeting of LIT presided over by Chairman Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal. Executive Officer Kuljit Kaur and Accounts Officer Ripan Kakkar were also present in the meeting. In the budget proposal, biggest source of income was projected from the sale of properties (Rs99.82 crore), cess (Rs16.40 crore), fines and penalty (Rs7 crore), recovery from Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (Rs7.06 crore), recovery from Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (Rs2 crore), recovery from Improvement Trust, Phagwara (Rs3.63 crore), earnest money deposit from contractors (Rs5 crore) and earnest money deposit from applicants (Rs1.45 crore). On the expenditure side LIT proposed to allocate around 68 per cent (Rs93.11 crore) for development ...
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LIT approves surplus budget of Rs147.05 crore 26.5.2017 The Tribune
Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, May 25 The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has approved a surplus annual budget of Rs147.05 crore for the current financial year. The Trust has shown a surplus of Rs9.94 crore over an annual expenditure of Rs137.11 crore during the year. The annual budget was approved in a meeting of LIT presided over by Chairman Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal. Executive Officer Kuljit Kaur and Accounts Officer Ripan Kakkar were also present in the meeting. In the budget proposal, biggest source of income was projected from the sale of properties (Rs99.82 crore), cess (Rs16.40 crore), fines and penalty (Rs7 crore), recovery from Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (Rs7.06 crore), recovery from Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (Rs2 crore), recovery from Improvement Trust, Phagwara (Rs3.63 crore), earnest money deposit from contractors (Rs5 crore) and earnest money deposit from applicants (Rs1.45 crore). On the expenditure side LIT proposed to allocate around 68 per cent (Rs93.11 crore) for development ...
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11 SoBo properties fined Rs18 lakh for selling water to tankers 26.5.2017 TOI: Mumbai
Allowing water supply tankers to fill up water through residential wells/taps for distribution in areas facing a scarcity can attract a heavy fine.
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Fund crunch: MC yet to pay Rs 8 crore power bill 26.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 25 The Municipal Corporation (MC), facing acute shortage of funds, hasn’t paid the power bills worth Rs 8.31 crore to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) for the past eight months. The power bills from October 2016 to May 2017 are pending. The bills for water tube well connection, zone offices and sewerage disposals is Rs 21.50 crore, while the bills for streetlights are Rs 10 crore. Senior officials of the local bodies have asked the MC officials to pay the dues till May 31. Such is the financial health of the MC that it finds itself unable to pay salaries to its employees on time. The civics body has insufficient revenue to pay the traffic dues and salaries. Due to this, water supply can be disrupted in the city. The PSPCL can stop the power supply to 300 tube wells and 50,000 street lights. MC Commissioner Gurlovelen Singh Sidhu held a meeting recently with the heads of various departments to achieve the target of recovery of dues. Officials of house ...
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