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U’khand, UP to sign pact on Jamrani dam project soon 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dehradun, April 26 The state government is on the verge of signing the memorandum of understanding with the Uttar Pradesh government for starting construction on the Jamrani multipurpose irrigation dam project within a month. “What ever differences the two states had over the years on the issue have been ironed out. During the meeting of Chief Minister TS Rawat with his UP counterpart in Lucknow in early April, it has been decided to expedite the matter. The entire formalities will be completed within a month,” said Om Prakash, Additional Chief Secretary, Uttarakhand. He had accompanied Chief Minister TS Rawat during his April visit to Lucknow. The multipurpose dam envisaged in 1975 is expected to provide drinking water for not only the people of Haldwani and Nainital but also will quench the thirst of nearby Bijnor and Rampur districts in Uttar Pradesh. Steps for finally resolving the matter between UP and Uttarakhand began in 2015 and the nitty-gritty of the MoU that will be ...
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Forest mafia at it again 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 Well-heeled forest mafia is spreading its wings across Punjab, especially in Chandigarh’s periphery – threatening the ecologically-fragile Shivalik Hills. Even as the Capt Amarinder Singh government is taking measures to check mining, transport and cable mafia, chopping of trees is going on unchecked under the patronage of revenue and forest officials. Despite Forest and Wildlife Preservation Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot issuing strict guidelines, the illegal felling of ‘khair’ trees is going on in the forest areas of Siswan and Mirzapur villages, located along the road connecting Kurali with Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. On the pretext of clearing the land that has been de-listed from the provisions of the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA), 1900, a large-scale felling has been going on for the last few days in the thick forest area abutting the Siswan check dam. Fresh signs of felling of ‘khair’ and other trees and chopping these into pieces for smuggling were ...
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Departments to help GHMC fence lakes in urban areas 27.4.2017
Hyderabad: In a bid to protect water bodies like tanks, ponds and nalas in IT corridor, the GHMC is working with the irrigation department and installing fencing and compound walls them. The GHMC, which has announced a plan to beautify urban water bodies, has requested the irrigation department to take up beautification works at 24 of the 185 tanks under the government’s Mission Kakatiya programme. In phase-I, the irrigation department is concentrating on four water bodies in the IT corridor, including Devuni Kunta in Nanakramguda, Komatikunta in Gopanpally, Pedda Cheruvu in Lingampally and Malkam Cheruvu in Raidurgam. The teams, comprising staff from GHMC, revenue and irrigation departments, have been carrying out surveys at these lakes since a week and have fixed the boundaries of the tanks based on the Full Tank Level (FTL) records available with the irrigation department. GHMC commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy told DC that the decision was taken during a recent review meeting chaired by irrigation and ...
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Frequent rain, snowmelt up flood threat in Valley 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, April 26 The Valley is facing an imminent flood threat as the snow on mountains is melting fast due to the rising temperature and the water bodies are flowing at higher than normal level for the past few weeks. The Jhelum has been flowing near the danger mark, ranging from 13 to 19 feet in Srinagar, since the first week of April. Following the devastating floods of 2014, even moderate rain leads to a flood-like situation in the Valley as the government has failed to clean the Jhelum of silt. The rain triggers panic among locals as the water level in the river rises. “Rain is no longer a blessing for us. It scares us. We shift our belongings to the upper storey of the house even when there is a slight drizzle,” said Mushtaq Dar, a resident of Raj Bagh, located on the banks of the Jhelum. Dar along with his neighbours have been getting sleepless nights due to frequent rain in April. “The government has failed to do anything for flood management. We feel flood is a shower ...
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3 irrigation schemes inaugurated in Haroli 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Una, April 26 Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri today inaugurated three irrigation schemes in the Haroli segment on which Rs 2.2 crore has been spent. The schemes dedicated to the farmers of Thakaran, Kuthar Beet and Makodgarh villages will collectively irrigate about 70 hectares. Speaking on the occasion, Agnihotri said irrigation and drinking water were traditionally, the major problem areas of the Haroli segment, adding every single village had been provided with piped drinking water and irrigation facilities during the last four years. He said a medium irrigation scheme estimated at Rs 44 crore was almost ready for commissioning, which would provide irrigation in six panchayats situated at a high altitude in the segment. The minister said the three-day Haroli Festival, which would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on 28 April, had been declared as a district-level festival by the state government. He said besides cultural events, the festival would showcase the ...
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Worried about her health, Sadhvi Pragya kin hail bail order 27.4.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Stinking Durgam Cheruvu Lake gets new bridge 27.4.2017
Hyderabad: The cable bridge over Durgam Cheruvu will run across a highly polluted, shrinking lake. While Rs 184 crore has been sanctioned for the bridge, very little has been done to improve the condition of the lake. The new sewerage treatment plant is dysfunctional and sewerage from surrounding colonies flows into the lake. Once, one of the largest lakes in the Cyberabad area, it is now filled with stagnating garbage and covered with water hyacinth. “The catchment area of the lake and the surrounding area has been totally encroached upon. One estimate reveals over 100 million litres of sewerage flows into the Durgam Cheruvu every day,” says Lubna Sarwath of Save Our Urban Lakes, a city-based lake protection organisation. Changing lake: Google image from the year 2016 shows massive construction and encroachments around the lake. She says aquatic life has almost disappeared. The water spread area has been shrinking over the years and the benefits of the 5 MLD sewage treatment plant of HMDA in the lake ...
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Neduvasal stirs stall water mapping project in state 27.4.2017 TOI: Chennai
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No police protection for demolition drives: BMC to HC 27.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Mumbai: The BMC on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that its officers are not receiving police protection while removing illegal encroachments near pipelines in the city, and were facing polit...
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Conduct research on projects related to J&K, says Governor 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, April 26 Governor NN Vohra today said in research arena, some projects must relate to finding practical solutions to the problems of J&K. He further said likewise in arena of security studies, the socio-economic and political implications of the cross-LoC trade and bus services between India and Pakistan could be gainfully studied, as perhaps the Chinese Economic Corridor through PoK and Pakistan. The Governor was speaking at the fourth court meeting of the Central University of Jammu held at its main campus in Raya Suchani (Bagala), Samba, today. He observed that the Vice Chancellor should redouble efforts for completing the university’s infrastructure within a definite timeframe and advised that a scientific survey should be carried out to map the groundwater potential at the site of the university. Vice Chancellor Prof Ashok Aima made a presentation about the activities undertaken over the past two years and highlighted the achievements with respect to academics, research, ...
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Manual scavenger dies due to asphyxiation; another critical 27.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Contractor had hired the men for Chennai Metrowater work
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GHMC takes help of state wings to fight inundation 27.4.2017
Hyderabad: Following the bitter experiences during heavy rains in September and October of last year, the GHMC, in coordination with irrigation, revenue and other departments, will be constructing rainwater drains at colonies susceptible to inundation like Bandari Layout, Datri Nagar in Kukatpally and Manasa Sarovar Heights in Hasmathpet. An official from engineering wing said that Rs 1.49 crore would be spent in Circle 14A and Rs 1.01 crore in Circle 14B.  “We have already completed a few minor works at these colonies. Once the tender process completes, we will begin rainwater drain works, widening of existing nalas and installing pipelines against open nalas,” the official said. In Circle 14A, officials have earlier finished seven works of rainwater drains and Hyderabad Metro Rail constructed a culvert at Kali Mandir Junction and near Kalyaninagar nala in Balanagar.  Backwater from the Kalyaninagar nala during heavy rains has been resulting in inundation in surrounding colonies. An official said that ...
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Venue decked up for the event 27.4.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Unprecedented arrangements are being made for the TRS public meeting commemorating its 16th Foundation Day here on Thursday.Arrangement essential for a gathering of more than 10 lakh people in severe ...
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Cap defunct borwells in DK dist within 15 days: ZP CEO 27.4.2017 Mangalore - City - The Times of India
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Gadkari blames Cong-NCP govts’ ‘bad policies’ for farmer suicides 26.4.2017 TOI: Pune Times
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Monsoon on its way, only 7% desilting done 26.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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Europe's meat and dairy farming vulnerable as climate change worsens water scarcity - study 26.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Umberto Bacchi ROME, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Water scarcity half a world away caused by climate change could push up prices for meat and diary products in Europe by disrupting supplies of soybean, which is widely used as feed for livestock, researchers said Wednesday.
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Soaring heat affects normal life in Odisha 26.4.2017 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
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Special squad inspects food joints at Kalamassery 26.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Collector orders closure of all unhygienic eating joints
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Ken-Betwa link to get nod without reducing dam's height 26.4.2017 Environment News, Earth News, Global Warming, Wild Life, Carbon Trading, Climate Business, Climate Change & Pollution News
The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC), which takes a call on diversion of forests for any major development project - on Tuesday agreed in principle to give a green signal to the Centre's ambitious Ken-Betwa river-linking project without insisting on reducing height of its proposed dam.
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