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Oppn’s march rings alarm bells 17.12.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
PULLING CROWDs Joint force of both Cong & NCP would ignite trouble for ruling alliance. Nagpur :
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Kozhikode in need of sewage plant 17.12.2017
KOZHIKODE: If the city fails to act in tune with several court orders and directions from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on setting up a Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (STP), the water bodies in and around the city will continue to be polluted with septic tank waste, according to environmental and developmental activists. The septic tanks of the city when got filled have been pumped out into tankers, which has been later drained out to water bodies and isolated spots.  The drinking water sources and drinking water from Kerala Water Authority supply network have high coliform bacteria presence. It is to be recalled that the South Zone bench of the National Green Tribunal, Chennai had stayed the construction of the sewage treatment plant in 18.5 acres land at Kottooli. The state government had also withdrawn permission for the plant as the Wetland Protection Committee approa-ched High Court in 2013.  Later there were attempts to relocate the STP to the 2.6 acre land of Kerala Water ...
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Nellore: Average groundwater level on the decline 17.12.2017
Nellore: Average groundwater levels in SPSR Nellore district have been gradually dropping following excessive tapping of the resource  for various utilities including drinking, agriculture and aquaculture apart from industrial use. The situation is such that the water levels have dropped to 8.49 metres from 5.74 metres five years back in the district. Though the levels improved considerably in November and December 2015 because of heavy rains, they came down to 10.88 metres by July 2017. According to groundwater officials, over exploitation of water was recorded in 14 villages and the situation is critical in 48 villages and semi critical in 109 habitations of the district as per the latest findings. Worst hit is Manubolu mandal with water availability at 22.5 metres followed by 19.4 metres at Seetharamapuram and Varikuntapadu mandals. Incidentally, Seetharamapuram is notorious for acute shortage for water whether it is for drinking or for irrigation for decades. Even when the district recorded good ...
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Efforts on to acquire land for Kottarai reservoir 17.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
With nearly 60% of work for construction of a reservoir across the Maruthaiyar at Kottarai having been completed, the authorities concerned have expedited efforts to acquire lands required for the pr...
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Panchkula hit and run: Tribunal orders Rs 16.81 lakh compensation for victim’s kin 17.12.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Admn launches helpline No. against illegal sand mining 17.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 16 Unabated illegal sand mining has caused headache for the Mining Department and the District Administration. They are calling upon public to register their complaints on web a portal. The Deputy Commissioner, KS Sangha, said, a helpline number 94638-19838 was launched in the city to register complaints against illegal sand mining and the same complaints can be registered at the portal. He informed that officers of drainage, forest, panchayat and pollution control board departments have been authorised to register the FIRs against the illegal mining of minor minerals. He said teams of officials, drawn from different departments, including, irrigation, drainage, forest and mining was formed under the concerned SDMs to jointly hold meeting and carry out raids to check illegal mining of minor minerals. The team monthly meets and jointly carries out raids against illegal mining. He said a strict action was invariably taken whenever illegal mining was detected. ...
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Captain Amarinder Singh stays away from Rahul Gandhi’s ceremony 17.12.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Deaths most foul: What sanitation workers go through in Punjab 17.12.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Minister opens pelletisation plant 17.12.2017 The Tribune

Patiala, December 16

Nabha Power Limited supported by Energy Harvest (of UK) took corporate leap to check stubble burning. A demonstration project has been established near the 1400 MW power plant in Patiala to convert paddy straw into pellets. The pelletisation plant was today inaugurated by Minister of Power and Irrigation (Punjab) Rana Gurjit Singh in the presence of the British Deputy High Commissioner in Chandigarh, Andrew Ayre.

The minister urged the farmers not to burn the straw and use new and innovative ways to use the straw. Prof Robert Berry from Aston University highlighted that how the agriculture waste was being used in the UK for energy purposes. These technologies can immensely benefit the local community and have huge economic and environmental impact. — TNS

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55 illegal hotels lose power, water supply 17.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dharamsala, December 16 After the High Court order, the district administration of Kangra today snapped water and power connections of 55 illegal hotels in McLeodganj and its surrounding areas. A team, constituted by the district administration, including officials of the Electricity Department, IPH Department and Revenue Department, reached hotels. Officials did not receive any resistance from hotel owners and executed the court orders. Most hotels that lost power and water connections were located either on the Jogibara road, Temple road in the heart of McLeodganj or the McLeodganj-Bhagsunag road. Most of the illegal constructions in McLeodganj and its surrounding areas came up after the Congress government announced its retention policy to regularise 100 per cent deviations from the approved maps. Most hotel owners rushed to add rooms to their existing structures to take the benefit of the policy. The hotels whose power and water connections have been snapped include Hotel Back ...
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Master motivators demand salary 17.12.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 16

Master motivators and motivators deployed under the Swachhta Mission in the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation, today said at a press conference that they were appointed two years ago, but no monthly salary had been fixed for them yet. Ravinderjit Singh Gill, state president of the union, said they apprised people of constructing toilets in their homes and told them how defecating in the open could be dangerous for health. They said they also held a protest in Patiala on December 12, but to no avail. “We are not getting anything apart from an incentive,” they added.

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Hi-tech nursery to produce two crore seedlings 17.12.2017 Hindu: Kochi
CM inaugurates VFPCK facility at Muvattupuzha
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How green was my village 16.12.2017 The Shillong Times
Olivia Lyngdoh Mawlong, who spent her childhood in Lawsohtun and witnessed the transformation of the village, recollects the days of flourishing organic farming and reports on the plight of farmers now Once known for its organic vegetables, Lawsohtun is now grappling with the hazards of fast urbanisation. The acres of greenery and vegetation have dwindled […]
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Water released for rabi crops in Srikakulam 16.12.2017 BusinessLine - Indira Balaji
Historic occasion, says Collector; promises water to 5 lakh acres from next rabi
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Kinfra starts pipeline project amid protests 16.12.2017 Hindu: National
Govt to release 20 mld from Malampuzha for industrial use
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Hotels, restaurants not bound by MRP while selling packaged mineral water: SC 16.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, December 16 Hotels and restaurants are not bound by the maximum retail price (MRP) while selling packaged mineral water to consumers, the Supreme Court has ruled. A bench of Justice RF Nariman and Justice Navin Sinha said no action can be taken against hotels and restaurants for charging prices above the MRP for packaged mineral water within their premises. “We are…of the view that neither the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 read with the enactment of 1985, or the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, would apply so as to interdict the sale of mineral water in hotels and restaurants at prices which are above the MRP,” the Bench said. The December 12 order -- uploaded on the court’s website on December 16 -- will have a direct impact on sale of packaged water and other such products and can potentially be used to fleece consumers in the absence of any legal provision prohibiting hotels and restaurants from selling this category of products at a price beyond MRP. The ruling ...
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'Tribal colony devoid of facilities' 16.12.2017 deccanherald.com
"We also want to come to the mainstream of the society. We want our Jenukuruba tribal colony to develop through education." Was the dream expressed by Alooru Siddapura Gram Panchayat president Veena Ramesh who has been residing in the colony at Malambi, 10 km away from Shanivarasanthe. The tribals have been residing in the colony for the last 85 years. There are 73 families with a total population of 350. About 60 houses have seen facelift through the department of ITDP in 2012-13. The remaining 10 houses are in pathetic condition. Only a few houses in the colony have electricity connection. The colony, ironically, has water supply system yet water crisis. Although houses have seen facelift, the tribals have not seen any progress in their life. They are still away from portals of the schools. Also, although the Ashrama School is situated adjacent to the colony, the tribals are not keen on educating their children. Toilet facilities Veena Ramesh, the Gram Panchayat president, has studied up to seventh ...
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Creating facilities to double farmers income: Arun Jaitley 16.12.2017 Free Press Journal: Business
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the government has been creating “instrumentalities”
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Govt working to double farmers income, provide cheap credit: Arun Jaitley 16.12.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Last year, PM Modi unveiled a seven-point strategy to double the income of farmers in six years
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NRIs restore auditorium at Ashok Nagar school 16.12.2017 Hindu: Chennai
The facility was damaged in the 2015 floods and had been waiting long for a facelift
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