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Dry days after heavy rain: Power cuts fuel water crisis 28.7.2017 Ranchi - City - The Times of India
Water supply to the city was disrupted after an electrical fault developed at the water pumping station and filtration plant at the Getalsud Dam on Wednesday because of heavy rain.
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UN urges Maldives to lift parliament blockade 28.7.2017 World – The Indian Express
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‘Let’s first desilt these tanks’ 28.7.2017 Hindu: Mangalore
Experts decry move to sink borewells at temple tanks in times of water crisis
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Low, spiked water supply haunts several areas in Lucknow 28.7.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
Lives of residents of over a dozen localities in the city, facing water crisis over the past several weeks, have turned miserable in the blazing summer.
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Tamil Nadu water crisis may extend till Deepavali 28.7.2017
Chennai: The water shortage scenario in Tamil Nadu due to the 130-year-old drought may prolong up to Deepavali this year, warned water administrators in the state. Public works department officials, who are monitoring the inflow of water into Tamil Nadu reservoirs, are upset with the paltry or no release of water by neighboring Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra. "Southwest monsoon so far has been weak with neighbouring states now filling their reservoirs and as usual Tamil Nadu and Puduchery being riparian states will continue to be affected,"said an informed state official. The only respite is that drinking water should not be a problem for western and southern Tamil Nadu as there are inflow in reservoirs in Coimbatore, Salem and Tirunelveli, but if rains continue to disappoint north Tamil Nadu, Chennai will suffer for two more months, the official said. The respite is that after several months Hogenakkal has started receiving above 5,000 cusecs of water since Wednesday taking Mettur storage to 7 ...
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Staff crunch hits services at GPO 28.7.2017 The Tribune

Phagwara, July 27

Though residents of the town can avail of passport and Aadhaar card-related facilities at the post offices, the General Post Office here is facing difficulties in providing the facilities due to a shortage of staff.

Asha Rani, Officiating Postmaster, General Post Office, said only 10 employees were working against the required 21 employees. Though the jurisdiction of the Phagwara post office had increased after the formation of a municipal corporation, only eight postmen were working against the sanctioned strength of 16 postmen.

It is also learned that only bicycles have been provided to the postmen to deliver posts in the scorching heat.

The Officiating Post Master said shortage of staff was the main hindrance in the smooth working of the post offices. When told that these services have been introduced by the government, she said the government should have first increased the number of staff before introducing these services. — OC

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Awareness camps for farmers 28.7.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, July 27

The District Agriculture Department is organising awareness camps for farmers. Chief Agriculture Officer Bathinda Dr Gurditta Singh said for spreading awareness among farmers growing cotton, 35 teams had been constituted which were going to various villages and making the farmers aware about how to curtail the attack of white fly and others pests on their cotton crop.

“Although the present condition of cotton crop in the district is satisfactory but the farmers need to be on their toes all the more now. Following the directions issued by the Punjab Agriculture University, the farmers should make sure that urea is sprinkled on the cotton crop after irrigation,” he added.

He explained that this was necessary for compensating the shortage of nitrogen in the crop. He also advised farmers to make sure that they should follow the guidelines given by the agricultural experts.

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Madhwaraj urges farmers to allow Varahi water for Udupi 28.7.2017 Hindu: News
Minister chairs review meeting of Varahi Irrigation Project
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Water woes: upper riparian States blamed 28.7.2017 Hindu: National
Minister promises expeditious completion of HNSS canal- widening work
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500 RO units not working in Karnataka: Centre 27.7.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Around 500 reverse-osmosis (RO) units of the total 9,000 installed in various districts in Karnataka are not working, Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ramesh Jigajinagi informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Replying to Pralhad Joshi (BJP-Dharwad) during the Question Hour, Jigajinagi said the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has taken up the issue with Karnataka government to ensure that all ROs function throughout the year and rural mass get clean drinking water. The Ministry is giving funds to the state to instal ROs to provide safe and clean drinking water in water crisis-hit regions.

When Joshi asked whether the Karnataka government has sent proposal to adopt modern technology for ROs to prevent wastage of water, the minister said the Centre has not received any such proposal.

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The challenges of Indian agrarian crisis 27.7.2017 thehansindia3918
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Chennai's thirst grows as Tamil Nadu water crisis worsens despite monsoon 27.7.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Even as the South West Monsoon hit the Southern part of the country almost two months back, the water shortage in the State of Tamil Nadu, including its capital city of Chennai is becoming more serious.The State is facing one of the worst droughts hit in over 140 years, which has been affecting various walks of life for past several months.According to data from the Central Water Commission (CWC), the technical organisation in the fiels of Water Resources in the country, six major reservoirs in the State put together has around 8.63 per cent of the total live capacity.The six important reservoirs, including Mettur, Lower Bhavani, Vaigai, Parambukulam, Aliyar and Sholayar, has a live storage of 0.365 Billion Cubic Meters (BCM) as against a total live capacity at full reservoir level (FRL) of 4.229 BCM, as per the data on July 20, 2017.The situation is worse in Chennai, which has a population of around 8.6 million in the metropolitan region alone, as per the Census 2011. The city also ..
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Will a water security bill resolve lack of access in India? 27.7.2017 Downtoearth
Civil society members have proposed a water security bill to ensure access to safe water for 76 million Indians who do not have it
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Not enough water reaching DLF-3 27.7.2017 Gurgaon - City - The Times of India
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Expertspeak: Sink teeth into good habits! 27.7.2017
Dental care is important for every child and dental health is key as they go to school and study. Most parents have in common, a wrong notion that baby (milk) teeth do not require proper care or treatment as they are eventually replaced by the bigger permanent (adult) teeth. As the basic step, this notion needs to be uprooted from their minds. Milk teeth are as, or even more important than permanent teeth as they are essential for proper chewing, for development of the child"s speech and for guiding permanent teeth into their correct positions in the oral cavity. Some of the common dental issues faced by children include tooth decay, bad breath, grinding of teeth, protruded teeth, traumatic dental injuriesetc (to name a few). Tooth decay or dental caries is the most prevalent dental problem in children. Summer vacation calls for ice creams and popsicles, but it is important to keep an eye on the young ones" sugar intake. Carbohydrate rich foods like candies, cookies, pastries stick to the ...
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Govt schools in district sans infra 27.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, July 26 While the state government has asserted its commitment to improve the level and quality of education in government schools for the benefit of the underprivileged, it is going to be a herculean task for the government to fulfill shortcomings in these schools. Right from missing boundary walls, non-availability of rooms and other infrastructure, to poor sanitation and lack of drinking water, government schools in Patiala district, the home district of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, face it all. Sample this, Government Primary School, Kuka, 25 km from here, is a picture of gross neglect. It does not have its own building and is being run from the village Panchayat Bhawan. Surprisingly, all 40 students from Classes I to V share the same room which has only one blackboard and are made to study there only. The children from different classes share same benches and therefore, it becomes extremely difficult for the two teachers to teach different subjects and ...
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Time to change course 26.7.2017 Hindu: Opinion
Chennai city will have no future if plans to fill the Ennore creek go ahead
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KWA looks skyward as water level in dams dip 26.7.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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‘Rainwater from quarries in Tambaram fit for drinking’ 26.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Plan to tackle water crisis 26.7.2017 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Nine bore wells to be sunk at a cost of ₹ 71 lakh
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