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Delhi: Water supply to be disrupted 26.7.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Tragedy of the commons 26.7.2017
Once upon a time, there was Dakshina Pinakini or Ponnaiyar river, an old perennial waterbody, with lush vegetation on its banks and beautiful temples. Sangam literature talks of this lifeline of livelihoods and culture. This Pinakini was fed by water gathered by the Great Lake of Bellandur. A breathtakingly beautiful glimpse Bellandur Lake's glory is seen in a series of photos taken by Praveen Singh in 1989. Bellandur in its happy days was rainfed by its three lakes upstream and its dream catchment area of 37,000 acres, It is now gasping to survive, clearly seen in the juxtaposed photos shot by Praveen from the same place and angle. All that is left of it today is a shrunken catchment area, disappearing wetlands and the lake itself an unbelievable toxic mess that flows into Varthur lake and lands into the Dakshina Pinakini river. The old river Dakshina Pinakini does not exist anymore. Only some of Bengaluru's sewage enters this river through Varthur Lake and other channels. You will be surprised ...
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Finally, city all set to get complete sewage system 26.7.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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Move to use sewage water for irrigation 26.7.2017 TOI: Patna
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Rise of the citizen warriors 26.7.2017
In 2016, nearly 10,000 people came out onto the streets to protest against the government"s proposed steel flyover from Chalukya Circle to Hebbal. Their resounding victory has helped the citizen "army" gather steam, with a battery of well-intentioned residents stepping in to protect the city from the vested interests of self-serving politicians and babus. What drives our citzen activists, ask Chandrashekar G. and Aknisree Karthik "Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." This oft-used and even more oft-misused quote from John F. Kennedy's inaugural address has never rung truer than here in Bengaluru. Falling apart at the hands of corrupt politicians and inept administrators, it is the army of citizen activists that have stepped boldly into the fray, snatching their city back from the brink of chaos.  Whether it was the relentless protest that brought the government to its knees, forcing it to scrap the controversial steel ...
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Metro plans to reuse water 26.7.2017 Hindu: National
Around 2,000 litres of water will be saved through the initiative
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Hitting stone walls but finding water 26.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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‘It’s all about simple solutions’ 25.7.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Architect Vishnupriya turns filmmaker with Meel, a documentary on things we can do to help the environment
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Safe drinking water a myth 25.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Safe drinking water a myth
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Gujarat: 2,500 mt tonne garbage slides, buries vehicles 25.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Bengaluru: Metro line to KIA - Project report by next month 25.7.2017
Bengaluru: The BMRCL will prepare a project report for the Metro line to the Kempegowda International Airport by next month, Namma Metro officials told Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, during a review meeting of infrastructure projects on Monday. Officials briefed him about the progress of works, including Namma Metro, flyovers, underpasses, Tender Sure roads, signal-free corridors and drainage works. All the stakeholders, BBMP, BWSSB, BESCOM and BMRCL, attended the meeting.  The chief minister instructed the officials to finish off all ongoing infrastructure projects on time. He ordered the BWSSB and BESCOM to coordinate with BBMP and BMRCL to speed up the projects.  The meeting also discussed about a new Metro line from K.R.Puram to Hebbal. The CM asked the officials to prepare the project and feasibility reports.  BWSSB officials briefed the chief minister about disposal of solid waste and collection of waste from the households, while BDA officials discussed about rejuvenation of ...
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Open drains a threat to road users in Hyderabad 25.7.2017
Hyderabad: Residents of BHEL X road, Chandanagar, say uncovered sewage drains pose a major threat to life and limb of passerbys. They point out that some of the slabs covering the drains on the road opposite Lingampally bus stop have been removed. When it rains, the water covers the drains and people would not know where the slabs are missing. Rafiha Ali, a resident of Gachibowli, said, "Two slabs were removed at  a spot which was not visible when the roads were flooded. I lost my footing while walking there and was about to fall into the drainwhen a passerby managed to catch hold of me.  Workers at Siddiqui Kabab, Chandanagar, said many passersby fall into the knee-deep drains but thankfully suffer only minor scrapes and scratches. Mohammed Aslam, a worker, said, "The slabs were removed for road repair work recently. We thought that they would be replaced because they had developed cracks. The situation, however, grew worse with the slabs not put back in place. We try to warn ...
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Leaky pipes hit supply in east Delhi 25.7.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Main water line of the Delhi Jal Board was damaged
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Pipeline burst leads to snarls in East Delhi, water crisis likely 25.7.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, July 24 A stretch of Vikas Marg abutting the Laxmi Nagar Metro Station was flooded today due to a pipeline burst, causing hardship to locals and severe traffic congestion in the busy market area. The incident was reported around 9 am, a PWD official said. Delhi Jal Board (DJB), in a statement, said it was repairing the leakage, which would affect water supply in East Delhi till tomorrow morning. Supply would be affected in several areas of Central and South Delhi on July 26 and 27 as the agency would undertake plugging of another leakage near Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van near Sarai Kale Khan, the DJB statement said. The South Delhi areas that would be affected include Jal Vihar, Lajpat Nagar, Greater Kailash, Vasant Kunj, Ambedkar Nagar, Okhla, Panchsheel Park, Shahpur Jat, Kotla Mubarakpur, Sarita Vihar, Malviya Nagar, Chhatarpur and areas under the jurisdiction of the New Delhi Municipal Corporation. The East Delhi areas that may be hit by a water crisis are Nirman Vihar, Preet Vihar, East Laxmi ...
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Area-based projects to be notified 25.7.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Compact development is one of the key features
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Dug up roads continue to put commuters at risk 25.7.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Roads in as many as 13 locations in the Capital are lying dug up despite orders for all repairs to be stopped before monsoon, the Delhi traffic police has said.‘Same thing each year’“The same thing ha...
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As craters grow bigger, traffic crawls near Kalkaji temple 24.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Govt. to get tough on unapproved buildings 24.7.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Registration of sale deeds to be banned
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Rain, high tide batter Kolkata, Bengal, Mamata blames Jharkhand 24.7.2017 thehansindia3901
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Preventive steps can reduce risks during flash floods 24.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Preventive steps can reduce risks during flash floods
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