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Staff crunch, poor infra ail ESI dispensary 19.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 18 The health services at the ESI Dispensary (No.3) at Focal Point, Phase V, Ludhiana, are getting affected due to shortage of staff and lack of infrastructure. As the dispensary located in the industrial area, a large number of labourers having the ESI cards visit this dispensary to get treatment. Out of four posts of doctors, two posts of doctors are lying vacant at dispensary wherein an average 600 patients visit daily. It is noticed that a huge rush is witnessed on every Monday. As many as 800 patients visit on this day. The dispensary lacks required infrastructure as seating arrangement is available for only few patients while mostly patients are seen standing in queues outside a doctor’s room. A patient on condition of anonymity said, “I am holding an ESI card under which free treatment is provided. I came here at around 10 am. It is afternoon now, and I am still waiting for my turn. I have been asked to come after 2pm as a dispensary staff member announced ...
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Councillors fume, term it wastage of money 19.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, November 18 Councillors are irked over the Municipal Corporation (MC) for “wasting” money on dustbins, tree guards and proposals like green garbage plant whereas several development projects are hanging fire due to shortage of funds. Raj Kumar, councillor, Ward No. 27, said the condition of sewerage, drains and roads was poor. “When we ask the MC for action, it claims to have no money. However, funds are being wasted on buying tree guards and dustbins,” he said. Darshan Kumar, councillor, Ward No. 20, said he had been raising the issue as people in his area were not getting proper water supply. Even the condition of roads is poor. He said the MC had halted development works in the city and was spending on garbage bins, due to which they had to face public ire. Another councillor from Ward No. 40, Shinder Kaur said the Sukhpeer main road was in a shambles for long. The MC doesn’t have funds for recarpeting it, but they spend unnecessarily on other things, she said. Sanjay ...
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KCR asks for sector-wise energy demand projections 18.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
CM anticipates additional demand of 10,000 -12,000 MW in view of new projects
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Chennai: Lack of funds hits Rs 3,000 crore projects 18.11.2017
Chennai: Shortage of funds in TN local bodies has come as a cropper stalling major infrastructure proposals across the state. Projects worth more than Rs 3,000 crore starting from flyovers, subways, integrated drinking water projects and new stormwater drains in Chennai and other parts of the state are pending for the past three years and some of the projects are all set to be shelved, confirmed confidential sources with secretariat. In Chennai, the city corporation has already stalled proposals like construction of new flyovers at Valluvar Kottam, Chetpet, Mandaveli, Egmore and commissioning of Amma theatre and Amma weekly markets, which were earlier announced in corporation council. The extension of Usman Road flyover in T Nagar and construction of multi storey parking lots also remains a non-starter. "There are no signs of major projects coming to TN and the Japan consortium which earlier assured funding for stormwater drains and other civic infrastructure projects had also expressed lack of ...
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Climate change adaptation in Brahmaputra river basin discussed 17.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Climate change adaptation in Brahmaputra river basin discussed
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Lack of education and jobs buried hopes of many village youth 17.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
About 2,300 odd natives of two backward villages in Nandod constituency of Narmada district are eagerly waiting for the elections to get over. Immediately after exercising their electoral right on December 9, about 35 to 40% men and women of these two villages will migrate to Bharuch and Ankleshwar join work in the construction sector and chemical factories. Their only hope, return home with some savings on Holi. The unfortunate ones will head to nearby Rajpipla to work as labourers in the farms of affluent Patidars. A handful of the fortunate ones will harvest crops of Tuvar and Peanuts, fetching them some respite. "We should be moving now as there is nothing to do here. The farms have dried up. There is no facility to irrigate except rains. But, elections ensure good food and some other benefits for four to five days," says Suresh Dalsukh Vasava, a marginal farmer in Palsi. However, there are many who stay back in the village to cast their vote. Last Sunday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had ...
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Telangana: 2 farmers forced to fix transformer, die 17.11.2017
Hyderabad: Negligence of the electricity department officials in repairing a faulty transformer forced two farmers to attempt the task themselves, resulting in fatal consequences in Sangareddy district on Thursday. A case of death due to negligence has been registered against assistant engineer Ramulu and lineman Gangaram of the electricity department. The victims were identified as Velu Ravinder Reddy, 35, and Marelly Srisailam, 37, both residents of Chikmaddur village in Hathnoora mandal. Ravinder owned one- and-a-half-acres of land and Srisailam owned two acres of land in their village. But due to shortage of water supply, crops dried up in both the fields. The transformer from where they get electricity supply to their fields was under repair for more than a week. The farmers took the issue to the notice of the officials concerned but there was no response. On Thursday  morning, when Ravinder contacted lineman Gangaram, he was told that he would repair the transformer and will also ...
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Kancheepuram stays prone to disaster, drought 17.11.2017
Chennai: Kancheepuram has received excess rainfall with incidence of flooding in Mudichur and Perungalathur bringing back memories of 2015. But, despite its lakes brimming, several pockets in Kancheepuram are now suffering drinking water shortage. During 2015, the state authorities announced flood mitigation projects and assured that drinking water sources will be augmented to meet the growing water shortage, but two years have passed without any major change. The district records both flooding and water shortage and the paradox is due to official apathy. According to weather office sources, Kancheepuram has received over 25 per cent surplus rains this monsoon. The usual rainfall for the season is around 397.8 mm rainfall and the district has received 548 mm of rainfall and this represents 151.77 mm increase in rainfall. The irony is that the district administration sounded a flood alert to the villagers residing near Maduranthagam last week, but the villagers of Gandhi Nagar near Maduranthagam on ...
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Kuttanad wetlands to get new lease of life 16.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Move to link revival package with Haritha Keralam Mission
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Drought relief team reviews situation in Gwalior 16.11.2017 Central Chronicle » Business
Staff Reporter, Bhopal Central Drought Relief Team deliberated with the Collector and Departmental Officers as... more »
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Central drought relief team tours Vidisha & Tikamgarh districts 16.11.2017 Central Chronicle » Business
Inspects Agriculture Fields, Wells and Ponds; Deliberates with Farmers   Staff Reporter, Bhopal Central Drought... more »
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Delhi's smog and climate change are separate environmental crises 16.11.2017 Latest News
Rise of private diesel cars in the last two decades requires the city to de-dieselise private cars as it did to public transport a decade and a half ago
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An opportunity wasted 16.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
With the northeast monsoon pretty active over the districts of Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram in the first week of November, several waterbodies in these districts got filled up. However, due t...
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Climate change: Water crisis engulfs world’s highest village 15.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Chennai floods: When will we ever learn? 15.11.2017 HBL: Opinion
Absence of proper drainage, and encroachment of marshlands and water bodies have choked the city. This should stop
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How Delhi’s air pollution crisis may have origins in the Green Revolution 15.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Punjab's early groundwater tubewell revolution enabled (read, entrenched) double-cropping in a big way as it fought to grow rice amid a harsh paddy-wheat cycle. Here's how it all happened.
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Kajauli waterworks develops snag again, supply to be hit on Wednesday 15.11.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Dry spell triggers water crisis in Valley 15.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, November 14 For the first time, Kashmir is battling an acute drinking water crisis as over 700 water supply schemes have been affected because of scanty precipitation in the past six months. Of the 1,681 water supply schemes in Kashmir, officials say that over 700 are badly hit as the Jhelum —- the main source of drinking water in Kashmir —- is flowing at a record low level in the past six decades. “Unprecedented water crisis is unfolding in Kashmir due to continuing spell of dry weather. We are improvising on available resources by resorting to a long-curtailment schedule,” said an official of the Public Health Engineering (PHE). The reducing water level in the Jhelum —- which traverses from south to north Kashmir —- has forced the authorities to block its flow near the Chattabal locality here to manage the crisis in the city. The barrier to the water flow in the Jhelum has, however, aggravated the crisis in north Kashmir, where taps are running dry for the past several ...
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Sewerage network will have to take on extra load 15.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Proposal for all households to get food waste crushers
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Contempt petition filed for non-payment of library cess 14.11.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
HC issues notice to officials of two departments
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