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Chennai Corporation to desilt Velachery lake, Okkiyam Maduvu | Chennai News - Times of India 23.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Chennai Corporation to desilt Velachery lake, Okkiyam Maduvu | Chennai News - Times of India
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Opposition MLAs physically removed from House 23.6.2017 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal called Speaker Rana K.P. Singh a “goonda” after he too was marshalled out of the Assembly.
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Violation of wetland act unabated in Purakkad 23.6.2017
ALAPPUZHA: Authorities do nothing to stop illegal sand mining of Naaluchira surrounded by the Travancore-Shoranur (TS) canal in Purakkad, a nightmare for paddy farmers for long. On Wednesday, Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC), ordered Ambalappuzha Tahsildar immediate steps to check violation of Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act after M. Satheesan, a resident, complained of widespread crop losses. The sub-collector, confirming sand smuggling there, in his report, had assured the NHRC to intensify police patrolling and that Purakkad village officer was asked to act under Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act. Tahasildar (land records) C. Ajith Kumar said they had constituted squads under assistant Tahasildar to check it. "We need a boat to reach Naaluchira. Unfortunately, we were not provided with one. So we find it difficult to reach there," he said. An official at the village office said a new VO assumed charge only a couple of days ago. "He will take up the ...
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Farmers get Rs 928 cr towards damaged crop; Rs 1,600 cr more shortly 23.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
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New water policy ready 22.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Groundwater sources to be identified; rainwater harvesting to be promoted
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‘Communities are the ultimate salvation’ 22.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Various organisations are stressing on the need for community participation in the conservation of temple tanks and even temples themselves. Unless locals become aware that temple tanks help in ground...
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Speaker Rana KP Singh’s kin involved in sand mining, claim Sukhpal Khaira, Simarjit Singh Bains 22.6.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Leader of AAP Sukhpal Khaira and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) leader Simarjit Singh Bains alleged on Wednesday that the family of speaker Rana KP Singh was also involved in illegal mining being carried out by ‘powerful politicians’ of Punjab. Dismissing the allegations, speaker Rana KP on the other hand “strongly denied” the charges against his son-in-law.
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Manoj Tiwari on Delhi CM ambitions: Did you see how BJP selected Kovind for president? 21.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
The saffron party's MP from North-west Delhi is now preparing the party for the 2020 Assembly elections.
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Bulging waste-lines killing the Narmada 21.6.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
Unfettered mechanised sand mining is taking its toll throughout the nearly 1,100km length of the Narmada in MP.
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Bulging waste-lines killing the Narmada 21.6.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
Rampant Illegal Sand Mining Along Its 1,100-km Stretch In MP, Unchecked Flow Of Sewage And Effluents Scripting Disaster For The Iconic River In May this year, a team of environmentalists travelled along the Narmada river from its origin at Amarkantak in Anuppur district of eastern Madhya Pradesh down to Barwani district abutting Gujarat in the west.
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Direct seeding of rice gets tepid response yet again 21.6.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ambala, June 20 The direct seeding of rice (DSR) technique continues to receive a lukewarm response from farmers across the state. This year, the government had set a target of 33,000-acre demonstration plots spread over 11 districts of the state under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana. It gives a subsidy of Rs 3,000 per acre on demonstration plots, but the Agriculture Department has received applications for nearly 13,550 acres. The technique involves direct sowing of rice rather than the conservative transplantation method. The Agriculture Department says it requires less water, labour and electricity and was considered a better technique in view of the depleting water table. However, an official of the Agriculture Department said: “Excessive weeds, online registration and delay in transfer of subsidy have been major obstacles in achieving the target.” Meanwhile, today was the last date to apply for the demonstration plots. The website of the Agriculture Department says that of the ...
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Amrut plan to make PCMC areas greener 21.6.2017 TOI: Pune Times
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Diminishing returns 20.6.2017 FrontLine: Home
Farmers’ organisations in Punjab and Haryana are determined to continue their agitation. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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46 SWM units sanctioned to Dakshina Kannada district 20.6.2017 Deccan Herald - District
Zilla panchayat president Meenakshi Shanthigodu said that 46 solid waste management units have been sanctioned in Dakshina Kannada district. Speaking to reporters here on Monday, she said efforts will be made to segregate waste and will focus on implementing ban on plastic. The work on sewage treatment plant (STP) at Kinnigoli is in progress. The unit cost of each solid waste management unit is Rs 20 lakh. Already, 18 units have been functioning in the district, she informed. The council of the zill panchayat has approved 'Swachh Nithi-2017,' focussing on the implementation of plastic ban at the gram panchayat-level. She said that the zilla panchayat aims to convert each village into a clean village by effectively implementing cleanliness policy. The ZP president said that under 'Swachh Nithi-2017,' a committee will be constituted at the gram panchayat-level to monitor the implementation of plastic ban. To a query on plastic hoardings and flex boards that continue to dot the landscape at gram ...
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₹3,350 cr released for Polavaram project 20.6.2017 BusinessLine - News
A total of ₹3,349.70 crore has been released to Andhra Pradesh for early completion of the Polavaram irrigation project, which has been put on fast track, the Water Resources Ministry said here while...
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Some cheer: Big dip in demand for water tankers in city heart 20.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Some cheer: Big dip in demand for water tankers in city heart
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HNSS canal turns vicinity lush green, farmers rich 20.6.2017
Anantapur: The fields in the vicinity of the HNSS project main canal have turned lush green following improved groundwater table in the region. The irrigation authorities have pumped over 15 tmc ft from Srisailam backwaters through Handri Neeva Sujala Shravanti project main canal last season. The groundwater table got recharged along the length of the main canal and also the reservoirs under the project over the past two years while the water pumped up to Jeediapalle reservoir, a distance of over 220 km distance from Malyala in Kurnool district towards Anantapur district. The surroundings of the HNSS main canal parts have turned into orchards with suitable horticulture crops in the district. “Prior to HNSS project, the fields were symbolic of drought with thorny shrubs and uncultivated lands. But the fields covered under the canal have turned into orchards due to availability of sufficient groundwater table,” K. Prakash, a farmer from Guntakal area observed. Further, the HNSS water is being released to ...
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Major nalas in Hyderabad are blocked 20.6.2017
Hyderabad: Hyderabad has 16 hydraulic zones that are connected to one watershed. All 16 are obstructed in some way and that results in inundation. Out of 47 km of storm water drains that have been identified as critical, a large chunk falls in the west zone, starting from Moosapet. Based on several parameters, Hyderabad has been divided into 16 hydraulic zones, based on groundwater and size of the nalas. It was found that Kukatpally and Moosapet were critical zones, with more bottlenecks, inundation points, past flood events and also the present length of the Kaccha nala. In critical zones, the length of the nala should be 20-30 metres, but in many areas it is less than 10 metres. Their capacity to carry rainwater is less. At certain points the width is drastically reduced due to illegal constructions. “Unless the upstream portion is of the required width, there won’t be a free flow of water, and this will cause inundation. These are man-made blockages. Every monsoon Safdarnagar and Allwyn Colony in ...
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One booked for illegal sand mining 20.6.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 19 The police have booked a man on the charge of stealing sand from the Sutlej riverbed. The police had stopped a tractor near the Mangli Khas bus stand on Rahon road. On checking, it was found that the tractor was full of illegally-mined sand. The accused has been identified as Monu of Meharban. He has been booked under Section 21 of the Mining Act. Gang of thieves busted The police claimed to have busted a gang of thieves. The Sub-Inspector from Division No 1 said they had received a tip-off that the gang was planning a theft near the Jagraon Bridge area. He said a team reached the spot and nabbed the gang and recovered a stolen motorcycle, two swords, a dagger, a knife and a rod. The accused have been identified as Parmod of Shimlapur, Vikas Pandey of Jassiyan Road, Akash of New Manthopur, Satish Kumar of Madhopuri, Mohamman Farvez of New Madhopuri. The accused have been booked under Sections 399 and 402 of the IPC. Drugs recovered The police had carried out a check ...
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Prohibitory order to check illegal sand quarrying 19.6.2017 Hindu: News
Sub-Collector of Karaikal R. Kesavan in his capacity as Sub-Divisional Magistrate of the district has issued orders promulgating Sec. 144 (1) of Criminal Procedure Code, banning entry of any person or...
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