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Graft kills projects for parched areas 25.9.2017 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Names of dead people found in workers' rolls, funds given for non-existent water bodies.
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Farmers restive over govt apathy 25.9.2017 thehansindia3920
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Sukhna water level reaches highest point 25.9.2017 The Tribune

Chandigarh, September 24

The last two days’ rain has brough the water level in the Sukhna to 1162 feet, its highest level. The city has witnessed 104 mm of rainfall in the past two days. The water level in the lake had reached 1161.70 ft on August 24. Officials said the present level was just one feet from the danger mark.

It was in 2008 when flood gates of the lake were opened after the water level crossed the 1163 mark. GS Dhillon, former Chief Engineer-cum-Director, Irrigation and Power Research Institute, Amritsar, said sign was good for the lake. He said the water was also coming to the lake in good quantity from the upper reaches of the Himalaya.

The Sukhna has been facing a shortage of water for many years. Experts say with the water level reaching the highest level, the lake would not dry in next three years. — TNS

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City faces acute drinking water deficit 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, September 22 With the much-hyped Rs 886-crore Chenab water diversion project still in limbo and the increasing population putting huge pressure on the drinking water sources, Jammu is facing a shortfall of whooping 15 million gallons daily (MGD). As per the latest data of water requirement in Jammu city, only 50 MGD is being generated from the available resources while the need is 65.10 MGD. Jammu district is home to 15 lakh people and caters to a huge floating population, mostly pilgrims. The core city area (Jammu city) has a population of 7.5 lakh. Senior officials of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department have expressed inability to meet the water needs of the rising population in Jammu and sought immediate government intervention to tide away the incoming crisis as drought and pollution are leaving the Tawi and underground aquifers overstressed. A senior official said the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, which had to fund the project, was not ...
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KWA’s failure to prevent pipe bursts irks residents 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
No dedicated workforce to address emergency complaints
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Spurt in dengue cases in Shivamogga district 24.9.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Urban and semi-urban areas worst affected; 95 cases reported in Bhadravati
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Weakened dam the latest threat as Puerto Rico reels from hurricane 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
A Puerto Rico dam damaged by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a risk to communities downstream, as people across the U.S. territory sought to dig out from the deadly storm. Some 70,000 people who live downstream from the compromised Guajataca Dam in the northwest of the island were under orders to evacuate, with the structure in danger of bursting at any time. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, after surveying damage to the cracked dam, reiterated his request on Saturday that people leave the area as soon as possible. "The fissure has become a significant rupture," Rossello said at a news conference. The dam, which is made of earth and surrounded by trees in a largely rural region of Puerto Rico, is 120 feet (37 metres) tall, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers database The National Weather Service extended a flash flood watch for communities along the rain-swollen Guajataca River, downstream from the dam, until 1400 local time on Sunday. If the dam ...
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AP CM Naidu announces TDP committees for nation, state, Telangana 24.9.2017 thehansindia3899
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Call to revive rivers 24.9.2017 thehansindia3899
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City inches closer to average rainfall target 24.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 23 The city received over 104-mm rainfall in the past 24 hours. According to the Met Department, till morning the observatory located in Sector 39C had received 57.1-mm rain, while 47.1-mm rain was recorded from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm. Surinder Paul, Director, Chandigarh Meteorological Centre, said the rain was beneficial and would help revive the water table. He said today was the last day of rain.  Paul said Sunday would remain dry. He added that after a long time, the city had inched closer to achieving its average monsoon target.  From June 1 till this evening, the city had received 779.5-mm rainfall, while the average rainfall till September 23 should be 809.5 mm, Paul said.  The city has been rain deficit since 2012. “Due to incessant rains in the past 24 hours, we have come closer to the average rain target. However, there is still a deficit, but not so significant as compared to the huge deficit we have witnessed in the past five years. Especially, the past ...
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Politics gobble up water bodies in Anantapur 24.9.2017 thehansindia3899
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Recharging projects in only four schools 24.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 23 With all 10 zones of the district in the dark zone due to the overexploitation of groundwater here, the complete lack of the setting up of recharging units across 30 villages – where these had been planned – has aggravated the groundwater crisis. Only 30 per cent of the grants have been received in the state so far, while the remaining amount is pending and the released amount is also yet to reach the department. While the units had to be set up under the Centre’s Integrated Water Shed Management Programme, across schools and community centres in 30 villages, so far it has been set up in only four schools. While the water recharging projects had been planned since 2011, due to the lack of funds from the Central Department of Land Resources, which formally allocates funds for the project, the units haven’t been set up at a single school so far. There is over 200 per cent exploitation of groundwater in over 30 blocks across many districts of the state. Blocks in ...
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Fund crunch halts MC development works 24.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 23 The Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, is facing hurdles in getting its day-to-day development works done due to a shortage of funds. Everyday many councillors come to the Mayor office with several problems, including sewage overflow, leakage in pipes, contaminated water supply and other issues, but instead of solutions to the problems, they get only assurances. Besides, the MC has approved development works of more than Rs 30 crore at the recently held General House meeting. It doesn’t have funds for these projects and it has written to the state government for the same. So far, the state government has not replied to the MC on the issue. Mayor Balwant Rai Nath said the state government was not providing any funds. They had demanded funds for various works but to date, they had not received any reply from the government in this regard, the Mayor added. The MC is also facing problems in paying instalments of various loans. It has taken a loan of Rs 105 crore from ...
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VP to declare Nargund as defecation-free on Sept 26 23.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will declare Nargund taluk in the district as a defecation-free taluk during his visit on September 26.

This was announced by district incharge Minister H K Patil at a press conference in the city on Saturday.

"Toilets have been constructed in 100% of the houses in the villages of the taluk. Construction of toilets is going on in full swing in the villages of two other taluks by October 2, so that they become defecation-free," the minister said.

He launched a veiled attack on former chief ministers B S Yeddyurappa and Jagadish Shettar for their "failure" to solve the drinking water woes in the district.
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Extend support to agri sector, Chandrababu Naidu tells bankers 23.9.2017 thehansindia3899
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No water supply to SC Colony in Panchalingala village 23.9.2017 thehansindia3899
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High-level meet deliberates on ways to end N Goa water woes 23.9.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
  PANAJI: In order to address the water scarcity problem in the state, more particularly in those North Goa areas, which are affected by the floating tourist population visiting the North Goa beach belt, the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday chaired a high-level meeting, and deliberated on measures to be taken up to overcome ...
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RCF’s Trombay unit not to rely on BMC for water after 2019 22.9.2017 Free Press Journal: Business
Mumbai: In order to be self-sufficient with its water requirements, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers
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KRMB bid to end water war 22.9.2017 thehansindia3900
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Water complaints dip by 20 per cent in Chennai 22.9.2017
Chennai: The acute water crisis that haunted Chennai is receding with complaints to metro water ward offices coming down by 20 per cent. With groundwater table and borewells improving due to the above normal southwest monsoon, the demand for metro water trips scheduled at metro water headquarters has also come down by 200 trips per day.  "The daily trip sheets in last month were 8,100, an all-time high and now a daily supply of 7,900-trips is maintained", Chennai metro water managing director Arun Roy told Deccan Chronicle. "We were worried about August and September and it was the recent rains that helped improve the groundwater table. There were plans to reduce the water supply to 400 MLD from 430 MLD in Chennai, but now with the recent showers the daily supply is enhanced to 470 MLD and we are confident of handling Chennai", he said. Once the southwest monsoon kicks in, rains will take care of the rest and the metro water is also hoping for surplus water release from ...
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