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BMC to distribute recycled sewage water in Mumbai 18.11.2017 news
Mumbai is likely to get 1,700 MLD of treated water every day for non-potable use in few years time. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is developing a parallel network to distribute recycled sewage water, and has appointed consultants to draw the plan. The other good news for the civic body is that after revised discharged norms were notified by the MoEF for the construction of sewage treatment plants, there will be a dip in the project cost by almost 20%. File picture of a sewage plant in the city, for representational purposes only A sigh of relief Under the Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Project (MSDP) – 2, the civic body has plans to construct and upgrade seven waste water treatment facilities or sewerage treatment plants (STP) at Colaba, Worli, Dharavi, Bandra, Bhandup, Ghatkopar and Malad to treat sewage to the level where the water can be reused. While MSDP-2 estimated at Rs12,000 crore was supposed to be completed 10 years back, except for the plant at Colaba, the other treatment plants are ...
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School qualifies for national contest 18.11.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Karnal, November 17

As many as four students of Dyal Singh Public School, Sector-7, have qualified for the National Level Science Exhibition to be held at Science City, Ahmedabad, from December 27 to 31.

School students — Chirag, Muskan, Komal and Prerna — had prepared a model on ‘e-toilet,’ which works on electricity produced by bio-waste. The model was appreciated at the state level science exhibition held in Jhajjar from November 11 to 12.

As many as 35 schools had participated in the exhibition held in Jhajjar. The objective of the exhibition was to inculcate scientific temperament amongst the youth. A team of four students represented the school in the junior category.

They had prepared a model on waste water treatment plant.

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The great escape 17.11.2017 Hindu: Youth
It’s time to introspect if you want a home in the city. There’s an alternative life, says Sonal Sachdev
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Whisky clearing graphene by Malayali professor Rahul Nair 17.11.2017
ALAPPUZHA: A research team led by Malayali professor Rahul Nair in a UK university has developed a graphene-oxide membrane that  makes whisky clear, paving the way for new commercial application of graphene membrane. Dr Rahul Nair, 34, is professor at the National Graphene Institute and School of Chemical Engin-eering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester, U.K. The latest research report published in Nature Materials on November 13 said that the newly developed membrane allowed  alcohol to pass through and remove the larger molecules, which gives the amber colour to whisky. Dr Nair, who hails from  Kuttanperoor near Ma-nnar here, told Deccan Chronicle in an online interaction that the new research would help them  expand the applications of grapheme-based membranes from sea water desalination to organic so-lvent nanofiltration. Unlike sea water desalination, which separates salt from water, OSN technology separates charged or uncharged organic compounds from an ...
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KWA sets up 12 water dispensing units 15.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Lab at Pampa to carry out hourly quality checks
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Mangrove cell razes 108 hutments in Mankhurd 15.11.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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SP Velumani's Australia tour for flood control draws flak 12.11.2017
Chennai: Tamil Nadu municipal administration minister S.P. Velumani's official visit to Australia to study the latest flood mitigation techniques to import solutions for the flood-prone Tamil Nadu has come under severe criticism from the opposition. The DMK on Saturday found fault with the minister and said that ministers should be leading from the front, particularly when the state is reeling under sheets of flood and question the rationale behind the minister's six-day visit when TN is experiencing the northeast monsoon. According to secretariat sources, the minister is on a six-day visit to north Australia along with the municipal administration and water supply secretary Harmadher Singh to explore the stormwater techniques adopted by Australia and also look into the desalination process practised on the foreign continent. Sources also said that the official team would visit the developed counties for the first two days and then interact with the mayors and council members of Australia seeking ...
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IIT Bombay’s very low power water filter 11.11.2017 Hindu: Science
The water filter can desalinate water as it trickles down the electrodes by gravity
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Harsh Vardhan: Goa must play its role and help nation meet energy needs 10.11.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that coal is required for energy needs, Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday refused to comment on the pollution caused in Vasco due to coal handling at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT). “There cannot be any specific reaction to the issues pertaining to a particular ...
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Gambujia fish released in STP 10.11.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 9

Gambujia fish were released at the water treatment plant being run by environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal at Sultanpur Lodhi. This was part of the common review mission of the Health Department, Kapurthala, under Dr Sher Singh and Civil Surgeon Dr Harpreet Singh Kahlon.

Dr Kahlon said Gambujia fish eat larvae in water due to which the spread of malaria and dengue could be stopped. He said by 2020, the department had fixed a target to free the state of malaria.

He said this was only possible when everyone helped in the project. While dropping the fish, epidemiolgist Dr Shobhna Bansal and Dr Guntas were also present at the site.

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120 lakh litres of water a day for Sabarimala 9.11.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Erumeli water supply scheme to be commissioned soon
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Australia keen on exchange of info, ideas with Rajasthan 9.11.2017 DNA: Top News
South Australia’s minister of trade and industry Martin Hamilton-Smith believes that Rajasthan is a doorway to India for exchange of information and ideas, in the same ways as the former is a doorway to Australia. “We don’t aim to set up economic zones in our sister state. Our approach is different. Our approach is to help with water, arts, and otherwise, where we can with education. It is to be helpful, to cooperate, to exchange information and idea, rather than setting up for economic zones,” Smith told DNA. “Like any other relationship, you get out of what you’ve put into it. We’ve put a lot into our relationship, and I think Rajasthan has too. But where we go from here, is up to the two states. When we want to build a relationship, we both have to contribute,” he added. He then explained that various MoUs have been signed with the Government of Rajasthan to continue the relationship. “We are building relationship on water and cooperation on water excellence and water science. We’ve opened a joint ...
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High fluoride, arsenic content in water: State 8.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 7 The state government has admitted that besides the declining water level, the state is facing acute problem of water quality due to high concentration of fluoride and arsenic. Dr Veenakshi Sharma, Director, Water Quality, Department of Water Supply and Sanitation, Punjab, who attended the World NCD Congress at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), said, at many pockets in the state the water was not fit for human consumption. “Punjab is facing an acute problem of water quality due to high concentration of fluoride and arsenic. The areas of Patiala, Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib are badly affected with fluoride and Amritsar and Tarn Taran belt with arsenic. Nearly 700 habitations have arsenic beyond the permissible limit,” said Dr Veenakshi while addressing the experts. She added, “The department is installing different treatment technologies. Nano-based arsenic removal plants are being installed in arsenic-affected areas. ...
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Telangana government to issue safer farm passbooks by Republic Day 8.11.2017
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said the government would distribute pattadar passbooks with 26 safety features to farmers on Republic Day. Survey of land in the urban areas would be taken up after that. Replying to a short discussion on purification of land records, Mr Chandrasekhar Rao said the passbooks would be like passports and be water- and tamper-proof. He said 90 per cent purification of land records had been completed in 14 districts, and the work would be completed by December. Jagityal district topped the list with 99 per cent of purification of land records complete. Mr Rao said there were 10,885 revenue villages in the 2.76-crore acre of which 10,806 were in rural revenue villages.  A total of 60 per cent of land records had been purified. He said the survey was being done in two parts, the first phase involving land with clear titles. Land under dispute would be taken up later. Reacting to a claim of Congress members, Mr Rao said under the Congress governments, 2,93,654 ...
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Will centralised waste disposal work for Punjab? 7.11.2017 Downtoearth
Safe waste disposal is a big challenge for the national sanitation overdrive. Punjab has been experimenting with centralised systems to tackle this. Has it worked?
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Ongoing exercise on land records to end confusion over categories: CM in Assembly 7.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Govt. to start issuance of new pattadar passbooks with 26 security features from Jan. 26
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Treating waste water right 7.11.2017 BusinessLine - Clean Tech
Recycling to reduce need for fresh water
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GMC launches singing of National Anthem 7.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
GMC launches singing of National Anthem
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Seasonal fevers: Kamineni formore focus in vulnerable areas 4.11.2017 Hindu: News
Don’t sanction leave for doctors and nursing staff, officials told
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Young leaders working under 'SBI Youth for India' felicitated 3.11.2017 DNA: India
Thirteen months in remote villages of different states, living amongst strangers, working on projects that will benefit the community at large, taught 53 youngsters the meaning of selfless service. These young boys and girls were part of a 13-month long programme called SBI Youth For India, devised to bridge the rural-urban divide, using the young blood as a catalyst. These youths were felicitated for different projects they worked upon during the fellowship by the State Bank of India at SBI Academy here on Thursday. From women empowerment, environment conservation, watershed development, female reproduction health, the project was "life-altering" according to the youths. 22-year-old Jaswanth Dadi, an engineering graduate remembers how a visit to Bandgaun, a village in Ajmer district of Rajasthan, made him realise the significance of water. As he went around talking to villagers, each one came up with one common woe - water scarcity. Making matters worse was the huge quantity of fluoride in it that made ...
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