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Manual scavenging: Mayor denies charge 21.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
While a complaint was filed against reported manual scavenging in Bunder, Mayor Kavitha Sanil denied it and said that it was case of some workers repairing a damaged manhole.In a complaint to the Mang...
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Modi to visit Guj on Sunday, inaugurate slew of projects 21.10.2017 PTI: All news
Modi to visit Guj on Sunday, inaugurate slew of projects
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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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Dev 360: Hungry India - Are we angry enough? 21.10.2017
Do we really trail North Korea and Iraq in the malnutrition stakes? There have been outbursts of anger at India being ranked 100th out 119 countries in the latest edition of the Global Hunger Index by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Experts are quarrelling over the methodology and evaluation parameters and in a hyper-polarised India, it comes as no surprise that the hunger scores have triggered jousts between supporters and critics of the Narendra Modi government. Has malnutrition really worsened since 2014? The short answer — we don"t know because we don"t have the most recent data. But does the commotion over such ranks really matter when Santoshi, an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand, died begging for rice last fortnight? According to a Web portal, the girl died crying for bhaat (rice). Her family didn"t have any. Her family"s ration card was reportedly cancelled because it was not linked to their Aadhaar number, say local Right to Food Campaign ...
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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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‘Nirmal Ganga’ a reality for Varanasi soon: govt 21.10.2017 National News – The Navhind Times
NEW DELHI: With new sewage treatment plants coming up, the dream of Varanasi residents and visitors to have a ‘Nirmal Ganga’ (clean Ganga) will soon become a reality, the Water Resources Ministry said on Friday. Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently generates an estimated 300 million litres per day (MLD) of ...
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An adventure tourism hub in the making 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Facilities to be developed at Tatipudi reservoir at a cost of ₹ 4.3 crore
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Farmers want check dams across Palar 21.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
They voice their concern over encroachments on waterbodies and canals across Vellore district
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Earthmovers used to load sand on to trucks 21.10.2017 Hindu: Mangalore
Union Ministry guidelines are being flouted: Villagers
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Canal front to be developed for recreational activities 21.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, October 20 The Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) has chalked out a plan to develop a canal front at the junction of three canals—including Western Yamuna, Bhakra and SYL — near Saidpura village on the outskirt of the city. Taking inspiration from the development of the Sabarmati river front in Ahmedabad, the step aims at promoting tourism and recreational activities among residents. A proposal has been sent to the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Irrigation and Water Resource Department, for the transfer of land and an NOC. The authorities are hopeful for the NOC and if all goes as per the plan, the city will have a spot for several fitness activities. “The KMC has sent a proposal to the ACS requesting grant of an NOC for developing a canal front to boost social-economic development of the areas,” said Priyanka Soni, Commissioner, KMC. A branch of the Bhakra canal touches the SYL canal and the Western Yamuna canal near Saidpura village. These canals make the land fertile ...
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Pending projects leave city at risk 21.10.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Preparedness for northeast monsoon has been compromised by unfinished work
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Telangana: Rains revive hopes of farmers for Rabi 21.10.2017
Hyderabad: Widespread rains in the state over the past two weeks have revived hopes for the Rabi season among farmers who suffered losses due to the failure of the monsoons in Kharif.  With all the irrigation projects brimming with water, the state agriculture department is coming out with an advanced Rabi action plan to irrigate 25 lakh acres. Seeds and fertilisers have been kept ready in all districts to enable early Rabi sowing. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed Pocharam Srinivas Reddy,  agriculture minister, to tap the opportunity of having full water levels in all projects to increase agriculture production. The minister is holding meetings with agriculture officials on preparing the advanced Rabi action plan, which will be released soon. Principal secretary of agriculture C. Partha-sarathi said, "All the major, medium and minor irrigation projects put together cover 48.95 lakh acres in state. Of this, crops are sown in an extent of 23.95 lakh acres, if we take the ...
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Krishna river: Inflows fall, officials shut crest gates 21.10.2017
Hyderabad: Due to a drastic reduction in inflows in the Krishna river, respective authorities of various dams have closed the spillway/ crest gates by Friday morning.  Almatti, Narayanapur, Jurala and Srisailam have closed the shutters and are managing the surplus inflows by operating power houses.  Presently, there is inflow of around 53,000 cusecs at Srisailam Dam which is being routed to downstream  Nagarjunasagar dam through power houses.  "We have actually asked the TS Genco to stop power production in view of reduced inflows and from Andhra Pradesh side as we have closed Right Bank power house, but TS Genco officials are still operating it," Srisailam Chief En-gineer C. Narayana Reddy said.  However, Nagarjuna-sagar Dam on Friday evening touched 570 ft level against full level of 590 ft. The Krishna river management boa-rd has not decided on the meeting with TS and AP over making fresh allocations for raising crops under the Rabi season due to their preparatory ...
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Pollution killed 2.5mn in India: Lancet study 20.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
India has had most number of pollution-related deaths in the world in 2015, even more than the sub-Saharan countries, reveals the latest report published in the medical journal The Lancet. According to the report, 2.51 million premature deaths were reported in the country due to diseases linked to air, water and other forms of pollution. India accounted for about 28 per cent of an estimated 9 million pollution-linked deaths worldwide in 2015, the study found. It also topped the list of deaths linked to polluted air (1.81 million) and water (0.64 million). China, with 1.8 million pollution-linked deaths in 2015, followed India on The Lancet list. Most of these deaths were due to non-communicable diseases caused by pollution, such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health's study. The pollution risk factors examined by the Commission were air pollution: household air pollution, and ambient fine particulate ...
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India tops world in pollution deaths in 2015 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Pollution killed 25 lakh Indians — the highest in the world — in 2015, of whom more than 18 lakh lives were snuffed out by foul air alone, a global panel of public health experts have said in their latest report.Most of these deaths were caused by heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, triggered by pollution.Air pollution apart, water pollution killed nearly 6.46 lakh Indians.Other forms of pollution, including passive smoking and exposure to lead, resulted in the death of another 1.68 lakh people, according to the report published in the journal Lanc
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A flood of questions 20.10.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Several issues must be sorted out first before the ambitious river linking plan is taken up
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Modi to visit Gujarat on Oct 22 to launch several projects 20.10.2017 The Tribune
Ahmedabad, October 20 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit poll-bound Gujarat on October 22 for the third time this month, where he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a number of projects in Bhavnagar and Vadodara districts. Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Rs 615 crore roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district and Dahej in Bharuch in the Gulf of Cambay. The Prime Minister had called ferry service his “dream project” while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday. He will address a gathering in Ghogha and undertake a journey to Dahej from Ghogha on the ferry. From Dahej, he will leave for Vadodara, where he is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore. Ajay Bhadoo, Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Maritime Board, which is executing the ro-ro project, said the first phase of the service to be inaugurated by Modi on Sunday is meant for passengers. In the second phase, which would be ready ...
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Officials indicate release of Vaigai water soon 20.10.2017 Hindu: News
Water position better compared to previous year: Collector
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