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IIIT students prevented from meeting Jagan: YSRCP 21.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘Staff shifted them to dormitories after classes are over’
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Water supply: 'A pipe dream'? 21.4.2018 DNA: India
This information was provided by Union minister Kiren Rijiju in the Lok Sabha while replying to a question raised by members C Gopalakrishanan, K Parshuram and P Nagarajan on the water crisis along the border. Rijiju said that the BSF is manning 293 BOPs along the lndo-Pakistan border in western Rajasthan. “Out of this, water is available in 129 outposts only through pipelines,” said the minister in his reply. But in the remaining posts, tankers have been engaged to quench the thirst of the security personnel. The number of BOPs having drinking water pipeline is nearly 43% while the rest 57 posts are meeting their water requirements through tankers. The minister said that out of the 129 posts having piped water, there are 31 posts wherein works relating to drinking water supply were approved under the Annual Action Plan of Border Area Development Programme (BADP) during the year 2014. “Sufficient water supply is being made available to the remaining BOPs through water tankers,” said the minister. The ...
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Sabarmati weir could meet water need for 15 days 21.4.2018 DNA: India
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is all set to construct a weir near Indira bridge on the Sabarmati river. The weir, once completed, would be able to store up to 20,000 million litres per day (MLD) and cater to the city's water needs for 15 days, in case of a shortage. "On daily basis, the AMC gets water from different sources. Many times, breaches happen in the canals and around 200 MLD of water supply stops for a few days. To avoid such situations, we are building a new weir on the Sabarmati River," said Pravin Patel, Standing Committee Chairman, AMC. He added, "For the optimum usage of water, we are planning to construct the weir near the Indira bridge in Kotarpur. This water can be treated at the Kotarpur water works, so it would be cost effective as well. We have allotted Rs 10 crore for the same and the state government has given us permission for it." Change in design of Riverfront Phase II Pravin Patel said that the AMC is considering changes in the design of the second phase of Sabarmati ...
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Bisalpur dam level a cause for concern 21.4.2018 DNA: India
Drinking water supply in Jaipur hinges on Bisalpur dam completely. This has been the situation after Ramgarh dam dried up, prompting the government to initiate water connection from the former. But the alarming fact is that besides Bisalpur dam, there is no other source of drinking water for the city. And in the event of the Bisalpur dam drying up, the city would be left high and dry, literally. During monsoon last year, the Bisalpur dam was not completely filled up and currently, the water level in the dam is low. With the current level of water, the city’s water needs can last till October 2018. However, if the monsoon remains weak this year, the ripple effect (of water shortage) will take place in summer next year. Despite the high court order, the government could not make the Ramgarh dam operational even though 70% of the capital is in the Dark Zone. All the dams lying around the city of Jaipur are dry and the ground level of the city is rapidly falling. Bisalpur dam located in Tonk district is the ...
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Infra mess ‘grows’ in the Millennium City 21.4.2018 tribuneindia.com
Vinod Behl Land acquisition and legal issues, coupled with shortage of funds and poor governance are holding up key infrastructural projects in Gurugram, causing a major setback to the development of the Millennium City. The poor state of infrastructure in Gurugram is reflected in its low ranking in the city competitive index, due to the lack of proper basic facilities of drinking water, power, drainage, sewerage, besides connectivity. According to the Institute for Competitiveness, the infrastructure and civic mess in Gurugram created by flawed development, is further precipitated by multiplicity of authorities. All these factors have led to poor civic governance here. Poor track record Gurugram, in fact, has a poor track record in terms of connectivity, mobility and traffic management. For years, a full-fledged city bus service has been eluding Gurugram. The  authorities are now promising to launch it this year. Similarly, the extension of  metro to old Gurugram has been hanging fire for years because ...
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With summer, water woes return 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 20 With the advent of summer, city residents have started facing a shortage of water despite the fact that the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has been claiming of providing round-the-clock water supply this season. In many parts of the city, residents complained of low water pressure and also of not getting supply as per schedule. The problem started five to seven days ago. At some places, the water supply is stopped at 7.45 am or 8.30 am. Even in the evening, water is supplied from 5.45 pm to 6 pm. Those living on upper floors of houses are not getting proper water supply. Whereas, in October last year, the MC had declared to provide water from 3 am to 9 am and 5.30 pm to 9 pm. “We live on the ground floor but face low water pressure. The water supply does not reach even the first floor. In the morning, water is supplied from 5 am to 8. 30 am,” Dr GC Bansal, a retired professor and a resident of Sector 18. Rakesh Kanojia, a resident of Sector 22, said, “The ...
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Faridabad MC starts sealing illegal tubewells 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridabad, April 20 The Faridabad Municipal Corporation (MC) has sealed over a dozen unauthorised tubewells used for illegally supplying water in the city. The civic body has also sought help from the police department to curb illegal plying of water tankers here. As per official estimates, there are 250 unauthorised water tankers here, but unofficially, these number around 1,500. “The private water tanker mafia has been existent for the past several decades due to shortage of drinking water in a large number of residential colonies. They charge between Rs 500 and Rs 800 per tanker depending upon the location. The rates are low in winter, but they double in summer,” said an MC employee. The private watersuppliers have reportedly dug up borewells to supply the water. Mohammed Shayin, Commissioner, MC, said 110 illegal tubewells would be closed permanently. He said five tubewells were being sealed daily and the MC had already hired adequate number of tankers to supply water in the ...
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Scarcity to end soon as water released into canal 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 19 The water shortage woes, which had hit the city due to Sirhind canal closure, may end soon as water has been released into the canal. It also started flowing into the Bathinda section of the canal on Thursday evening. The shortage of water, however, may prevail in some areas of the city for at least two more days as it will take a few days to supply adequate water to all households and other establishments. Meanwhile, residents of several areas are still reeling under a shortage of water. Residents of Nita Street near Mehna Chowk on Thursday staged a protest against officials of the civic body. Protesters Rajni, Santosh, Prem Lata and other ladies of the area said despite bringing the problem to the notice of the authorities concerned, they had not tried to make any alternate arrangement to address their issues. Malkit Kaur and Rani Kaur, residents of Gurukul Road area near Jogi Nagar, also expressed unhappiness over water shortage. They said for the past 10 days, ...
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Vemulawada reels under water crisis 20.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Municipal authorities supplying water through tankers
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Chandigarh: Hopes of getting more water from May 1 dashed 20.4.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Yamuna water: SC summons chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana 20.4.2018 PTI: All news
Yamuna water: SC summons chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana
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Water supply: Haryana, Delhi Chief Secretaries summoned 20.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
SC issues directions after Jal Board says it is not receiving enough water to supply to the Capital
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SC summons state, Delhi Chief Secys over Yamuna water supply 20.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, April 19 Piqued at wrangling between bureaucrats of Delhi and Haryana over supply of water to the National Capital, the Supreme Court on Thursday summoned their chief secretaries to appear before it on Monday. “People are dying. But no urgency is being shown by you people,” said a Bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur, who took a strong note on the apathy shown by the authorities concerned in dealing with the water crisis in the National Capital. It directed the two senior bureaucrats to appear before it in person on April 23 after the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said it was not receiving enough water to supply to Delhi residents. The Delhi government has been in talks with Haryana for the release of 450 cusecs of water from the Yamuna daily for the National Capital. Last month, the DJB had moved the top court seeking a direction to Haryana to release 450 cusecs of water per day meant for the Wazirabad reservoir in Delhi. Haryana was supplying 120 cusecs less water, the DJB ...
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Water crisis in capital: SC summons Delhi, Haryana chief secys on Monday 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, April 19 Piqued at wrangling between bureaucrats of Delhi and Haryana over supply of water to the national capital, the Supreme Court on Thursday summoned their chief secretaries to appear before it on Monday. "People are dying. But no urgency is being shown by you people," said a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur who took a strong note of the apathy shown by authorities in dealing with the water crisis in the national capital this summer. It directed the two senior bureaucrats to appear before it in person on April 23 after Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said it was not receiving enough water to supply to Delhi residents. The Delhi government has been in talks with Haryana for the release of 450 cusecs of water of the Yamuna daily for the national capital. Last month, DJB had moved the top court seeking a direction to Haryana to release 450 cusec of water per day meant for the Wazirabad reservoir in Delhi. Haryana was supplying 120 cusecs less water, the DJB alleged. In its ...
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NCR water crisis: SC summons Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Haryana on Monday 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The apex court was hearing a plea filed by the DJB alleging that Haryana had reduced by one-third the supply of Yamuna water to the national capital, leading to a grave water crisis
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India stares at acute shortage of safe water, urgent steps needed: experts 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The indiscriminate use of rivers and other surface-water bodies in many areas for disposal of sewage and industrial waste has rendered groundwater non-potable
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Take a safari around Puducherry’s lakes 19.4.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
Environmentalist Foundation of India invites you to cycle around the town’s water bodies and educate yourself
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'People are dying, but no sense of urgency', SC to Delhi, Haryana chief secretaries over water woes 19.4.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The top court has ordered senior officials of the two state governments to appear before it in person on April 23.
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Malaria knocks at city’s door 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 17 With the onset of summer season, cases of malaria and diarrhoea have started surfacing in the densely populated areas of the city. While the city has witnessed its first malaria case in Mani Majra, there is a spurt in diarrhoea cases in Sanjay Labour colony. Rani was busy drying clothes at Sanjay Labour colony. When asked about the source of water, she indicated towards a pit. People have punctured the water pipe. Similar holes have been created in the government pipes supplying portable water in Colony No. 4. “This pipe is the only source of water for hundreds of residents living in the colony. We drink, take bath and wash our clothes here,” said Rani. Due to these punctures, sewerage water is getting mixed with portable water and leading to rise in diarrhoea cases. “A majority of the people in our area are down with diarrhoea. Visit the dispensary and you will find residents complaining of stomach ache and loss of appetite,” said Sunita, a resident of Sanjay ...
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14 issued challans, 74 get notices in UT 19.4.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh, April 17

The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Tuesday issued 14 challans and served notices to 74 residents for misuse of water.

The MC started its morning drive on April 1 and will continue it till June 30 in view of the shortage of water supply in the summer season.

MC officials said those found washing cars/bikes or lawn using water pipe are issued challan for the first offence. Instead, water from bucket can be used. For the second violation, their water metres will be removed.

While in case of overhead tank/pipe/cooler leakage, a warning notice will be served first. If the problem is not fixed by the occupant of that house in 10 days, then Rs 2,000 challan will be issued. For third violation, water metre will be disconnected. — TNS

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