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Stagnant water, overflowing sewage raise a stink in many localities 29.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Stagnant water, overflowing sewage raise a stink in many localities
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Maharashtra: Knowledge-based system should be created, says CM Fadnavis 29.5.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Nashik: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that a knowledge based system, which would
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Bengaluru: Wet spell triggers froth in Varthur Lake 29.5.2017
BENGALURU: While citizens are happy that spells of rain over the last few days have brought down the searing temperatures, those staying around Varthur Lake are angry. As the inflow into the water body has increased, the old frothing problem is back to haunt the residents. Over a month ago, the BWSSB introduced the “siphon technology”, an idea mooted by Mr Pradeep Kharola, BMRCL chief, and was successful in reducing the froth by 90 percent on the waste weir on the north-eastern side of the lake. But with rains lashing over the last one week, frothing is back again. Mr Jagadish Reddy Nagappa of the Citizen Lake Warden Committee said, “The siphon technology was adopted in only one part of the lake, while the other parts of the lake, which extends up to Varthur village, are spitting froth all over roads making life difficult for us.” Members of the Lake Warden Committee had earlier warned the officials working on the siphon technology that it will not help if the inflow to the lake increases, he said. As ...
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Bengaluru: Veeranapalya Main Road a civic black hole 29.5.2017
Bengaluru: Potholed roads, broken footpaths, clogged drains, overflowing manholes and leaking water pipes … for residents of Veeranapalya Main Road in Nagawara this is a grim everyday reality. Their numerous efforts to raise the issues with civic officials, local politicians and even the city in-charge minister have only elicited false assurances. The residents of Veeranapalya Main Road, Nagawara, are going through a civic nightmare, thanks to shoddy infrastructure and the authorities have turned a blind eye. Rains wash away tar and flood clogged drains, manholes overflow, drinking water pipes leak and footpaths are broken. All this is due to poor execution of civic works. "We have been shouting out for six months about the state of Veeranapalya Road. There is garbage, potholes, debris on open drains, which cause flooding. There are three schools here and it is very dangerous for children. There are half covered footpath slabs, which means pedestrians can't use the pavement," said Deepa, a resident. Not ...
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Slaughterhouse in Aligarh under NGT scanner 29.5.2017 PTI: All news
Slaughterhouse in Aligarh under NGT scanner
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Chennai: Lake at Integral Coach Factory gets new lease of life 29.5.2017
Chennai: With the summer sun  beating down harshly on Chennai, a number of wells, lakes, and temple tanks are running dry. An old lake at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Ayanavaram has, however, been reclaimed thanks to the interest taken in its restoration by the ICF general manager, K Mani . Despite the government and the opposition spending lakhs of rupees on restoring and desilting water bodies and cleaning temple tanks, the dearth of water is hitting the city residents hard. A lake at ICF has been around for about 20 years but of which not many were aware. It was recently cleaned and restored, and water from it is being used for various activities at ICF. “The lake is about 30 feet deep, and the water is used for non-drinking purposes. There are trees around the lake, amid which a 3-km pathway for people to walk is being thought of. The plan is to open the pathway for morning walkers once ready,” said a source. Rainwater flows into the lake. For many years, residents in the nearby areas had ...
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BMC to set up garden near Mithi 29.5.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
However, the river continues to remain in sorry state and a raises stink.
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Lake frothing goes from bad to worse 29.5.2017 Hindu: National
With rains lashing Bengaluru, inflow into lakes has increased leading to more volumes of froth
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Land acquisition for new STPs hits hurdles 29.5.2017 TOI: Pune Times
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Packaged water unit suspend operations 29.5.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Drinking water crisis of a different kind in the city
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Fresh froth in Varthur lake flies in the face of BDA 28.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The downpour over the last couple of days has laid bare the lack of measures to control the frothing in Varthur and Bellandur lakes and rejuvenating the water bodies. Residents of Whitefield and those around Varthur lake were shocked at the sight of froth flying out of the mesh put up by the lake custodian - Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). According to local residents, there is frothing even on the side of Varthur main road, where BWSSB has undertaken siphoning to control the frothing. The siphoning was introduced on March 29. But it has not been effective during the rain. The residents said they noticed the froth on Saturday itself. But on Sunday, it started flying out of the mesh. They accepted it was because of the downpour over the last couple of days and strong winds. But they demanded that the government control it as the monsoon was approaching. Pravir Bargodia, member of Whitefield Rising Group, said this was for the first time that the froth had spread up to Columbia Asia Hospital. It ...
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Water scheme ‘scam’: Panel for suspension of 4 officials 28.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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2 lakh villages declared open-defecation free 28.5.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
​​While for rural areas the next challenge is to deal with the liquid waste generated, the situation across cities and towns seems to be getting worse.
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Slaughterhouse in Aligarh under NGT scanner 28.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Malkam Cheruvu choking due to sewage from Durgam Cheruvu 28.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Malkam Cheruvu choking due to sewage from Durgam Cheruvu
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Two days of consecutive rain leave Bengaluru in complete mess 28.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Two days of consecutive rain leave Bengaluru in complete mess
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2L villages declared open-defecation free 28.5.2017 TOI: India
Over two lakh villages have become open defecation free, the drinking water and sanitation minister said on Friday. While for rural areas the next challenge is to deal with the liquid waste generated, the situation across cities and towns seems to be getting worse as urban areas struggle to manage their daily municipal waste and open urination.
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Chennai: Shoddy re-laying of roads causes water to enter houses 28.5.2017
CHENNAI: Despite the Madras HC passing a directive for re-laying roads after milling the existing roads, work is being shoddily being carried out in different parts of the city. The level of the newly laid roads has become higher than the level of houses. As a result, water enters homes every time it rains. Residents are irked about the issue. From near Sadasiva Nagar to Tharamani road levels have been raised over the years. Due to this, the houses are now at a level lower than the roads. The problem occurs when roads are re-laid over existing roads and this is an issue across the city. Many areas suffered during the floods due to such issues. Residents in Korattur also face similar issues where the metro water pipelines have gone way below the level of their houses. To adjust with the road level, residents suggested increasing the height of the water pipeline. “Due to this road level rising each time roads are laid, during heavy rains, the rainwater gets mixed with the sewage water which became a big ...
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Telangana: Flood funds go down the drain 28.5.2017
Hyderabad: Model House at Punjagutta, the RTA office in Khairatabad, the Chief Minister’s camp house, Bible House and 70 other places are critical water stagnation points in the city.  Funds are allocated every year to drain out water after a flash downpour but it is all literally water down the drain as the problem persists. This suits civil contractors only too well, being an annual cash cow.  Stagnation points are those where large amounts of rain water accumulate due to the absence of drains or because existing drains are clogged or encroached upon, impeding the free flow of water or where roads are situated in low-lying areas.  The GHMC has categorised the water stagnation areas as critical, major, and minor. There are 12 critical spots, such as opposite NIMS Hospital, and Oliphanta Bridge in Secunderabad. So much water accumulates in these areas that traffic can be thrown out of gear for hours.  Rain water also accumulates when a road is situated in a low-lying area, as for instance near Raj ...
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Telangana: Pre-monsoon preparedness is the golden goose for civil contractors. 28.5.2017
Hyderabad: “Pre-monsoon preparedness” is the golden goose for civil contractors. Every year they bag lucrative contracts from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and due to poor oversight by the municipal corporation, get inflated bills passed and rake in a hefty profit. This year the GHMC has shelled out Rs 27 crore on monsoon preparedness towards road repairs, de-silting of nalas and cleaning of storm water drains.  Clearing water-logging Pothole filling before the monsoon De-silting of nalas and storm water drains. The two heads under which contractors earn is labour charges and vehicles pressed into operation.  GHMC pays contractors as per the standard rate per shift, that is, Rs 1,500 for two shifts. However, contractors get unskilled labour from villages and pay them half the amount, earning a tidy profit for themselves and producing shoddy work with an unskilled workforce. The second way in which the contract is lucrative is in falsifying the amount of work done. So where 10 km of a drain ...
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