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Last updated: Dec 18 2017 06:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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BWSSB to hard sell RWH 18.12.2017
BENGALURU: The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, which could not get its away with a retrospective rule on STPs for apartments with 50 units and above, now aims to seriously implement the rainwater harvesting plan. Of the 1.5 lakh buildings identified in the city, only 80,488 have installed RWH structures on their premises. Board claims to have collected over Rs 15 crore in fines from offenders. A senior BWSSB engineer, who did not wish to be named, told Deccan Chronicle, "Though the STP rule was in the interest of the city, it did not go down well. Now we have started pursuing our RWH plan a bit aggressively. We have been conducting awareness camps, holding streetplays and organising programmes at the Rainwater Harvesting Theme Park in Jayanagar to stress on the importance of water and how beneficial it is to save rainwater." He said, "On one hand, we are spreading awareness and persuading the defaulters to set up RWH structures, while on the other, we are fining the offenders ...
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Channi’s elephantine act 18.12.2017 The Tribune
Chandigarh: Neighbours of Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi were bemused to see him riding an elephant in the courtyard of his house in Kharar. The short ride that saw the minister climbing on the pachyderm barefoot left everyone thinking whether the act was part of an advice from an astrologer or Channi’s love for the animal. For saffron-clad mahants, it was an amusing moment to see Channi, who like his ilk travel in SUVs, ride an elephant.  ‘Uncle, bijli kad aoogi?’  Chandigarh: Around 8.30 pm on Thursday, Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh got a call on his mobile phone from an unknown number. “Uncle, bijli kad aoogi?” the caller asked. Startled, the minister asked in return, “To whom did you call?” “Bijli board,” the child from Batala replied. “From where did you get this number?” the minister asked. “Google,” the child answered. Helpless, the minister asked about his details. Rana Gurjit noted them down and asked officials to fix the problem. The power supply was ...
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India-born woman tanker in US army 18.12.2017 The Tribune
Chandigarh: Srishti Jakhar, a girl born and brought up in Fatehabad, has become the first woman of Indian origin to have become a tanker (soldier posted in tanks) in the US army. Srishti studied up to class VII at DAV Senior Secondary School in Fatehabad before her family shifted to the US. She graduated from the US army before getting her present posting. She will pursue her doctorate in the US army. Sunita Madan, principal, DAV Senior Secondary School, Fatehabad, said it was a proud moment for her school. Dhankar behind ‘chintan shivir’ Chandigarh: The idea of a ‘chintan shivir’ that has caught the fancy of the state government was made popular by Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar. He has already organised six ‘chintan shivirs’ of departments under him. ‘Sinchan chintan’ (deliberation on irrigation) was the first in the series of such events organised on August 13 and 14, 2015, when Dhankar held the portfolio of Irrigation, besides Agriculture and Rural Development. “The deliberations at ‘sinchan ...
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Paddy transplantation picks up 18.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Farm workers from Nalgonda earn up to ₹350 a day
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Most govt schools fail to submit water report 18.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, December 17 Government schools seem least bothered about getting their drinking water tested as despite directions from the District Education Officer last month, only around 36 schools out of 273 schools in the district have sent their report after getting its water tested. On November 22, the District Education Officer (DEO) had written a letter to all heads of the government schools, in which she had stated that as per the instructions of the Deputy Commissioner all the schools in the district should ensure clean and good quality drinking water to the students and all the schools should get their quality of water tested from the water testing lab of the water supply department. It was also directed that all the schools should send the report of the water test conducted to the department till November 30. Only around 36 schools out of 273 government schools in the district have sent their report. Irked over which the DEO had again issued a letter to the schools who did ...
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Rs 24-crore Central project to improve sewerage at Dal 18.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, December 17 The Dal Lake, which is struggling with weed growth and entry of sewage, will get a Rs 24-crore sewerage project, which has been sanctioned by the Central government under its AMRUT scheme. The project will augment sewerage around the lake, a government spokesman said. AMRUT, or Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, is a Central government scheme to establish infrastructure to ensure robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation. The Rs 24-crore project comprises designing, construction, testing and commissioning of the sewer system that will provide manholes, house connections and pumping stations for the peripheral areas of the lake, the spokesman said. The Dal Lake, located at an average altitude of 1,583 metres, is spread over 24.60 sq km. Out of it, only 15.41 sq.km area is an open expanse with submerged vegetation and more than 8 sq.km is covered with floating vegetation and cultivated land. The conservation of the lake ...
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Kilpauk water works facility goes hi-tech 18.12.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Online supervisory control system to be installed
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Exploring only revenue options 17.12.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Resource starved local governments appear to want to exploit all opportunities
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Villagers block road; police use force to disperse them 17.12.2017 Hindu: Home
A 15-year-old boy injured in the melee
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Building the road to strong infra 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Rome wasnt built in a day! This expression best describes the snails pace at which Indias infrastructure development was advancing over the last five years, and its gradual rise back to a state of progress and a better future. The country has patiently persevered in understanding the bottlenecks afflicting infrastructure â€" the most critical component for India in order to realise its aspiration of emerging as a superpower â€" and the government, along with industry stakeholders, has been working towards giving the sector a new lease of life, even as economic and policy factors play their respective roles. Largely enabled by government will, infrastructural development finding its place in the country again has a direct correlation with manufacturers of construction equipment, commercial vehicles, related ancillaries and MSMEs. It enlivens a vast ecosystem, which creates jobs and generates GDP for the country. Building slowdown The infrastructure industry did fairly well until ...
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To be at the service of pilgrims 17.12.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Not less than 5.5 lakh pilgrims have availed the Annadanam offered by the Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sanghom (ABASS) at Pampa, Sannidhanam and Karimala during the ongoing pilgrimage season as on Fr...
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Kilimanoor water project to be launched 17.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
The long wait of residents of Kilimanoor, Pazhayakunnumel and Madavoor panchayats in the district for a drinking water project is finally over.The clean water distribution project built at Irattachir...
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Police cases against Oppn leaders after Pawar's non co-operation threat 17.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mumbai, December 17 Leaders of the opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra are feeling the heat from Chief Miister Devendra Fadnavis government after announcing a non-cooperation programme by farmers in the state. The government has reopened several files pertaining to irrigation projects and filed First Information Reports in a few of them hours after Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar asked farmers not to pay their water and power bills as part of a protest for higher remunerative price for their crops. Pawar had led a joint march of opposition parties, including Maharashtra Congress Party president Ashok Chavan and leaders of smaller parties in Nagpur, to mark his birthday. Enthused by the turnout at the protest in Nagpur, leaders of the Congress and the NCP have chalked out protest programmes in all regions of the state from January. Leader of the Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil of the Congress party told reporters in Nagpur that protest ...
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Oppn’s march rings alarm bells 17.12.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
PULLING CROWDs Joint force of both Cong & NCP would ignite trouble for ruling alliance. Nagpur :
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Kozhikode in need of sewage plant 17.12.2017
KOZHIKODE: If the city fails to act in tune with several court orders and directions from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on setting up a Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (STP), the water bodies in and around the city will continue to be polluted with septic tank waste, according to environmental and developmental activists. The septic tanks of the city when got filled have been pumped out into tankers, which has been later drained out to water bodies and isolated spots.  The drinking water sources and drinking water from Kerala Water Authority supply network have high coliform bacteria presence. It is to be recalled that the South Zone bench of the National Green Tribunal, Chennai had stayed the construction of the sewage treatment plant in 18.5 acres land at Kottooli. The state government had also withdrawn permission for the plant as the Wetland Protection Committee approa-ched High Court in 2013.  Later there were attempts to relocate the STP to the 2.6 acre land of Kerala Water ...
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Nellore: Average groundwater level on the decline 17.12.2017
Nellore: Average groundwater levels in SPSR Nellore district have been gradually dropping following excessive tapping of the resource  for various utilities including drinking, agriculture and aquaculture apart from industrial use. The situation is such that the water levels have dropped to 8.49 metres from 5.74 metres five years back in the district. Though the levels improved considerably in November and December 2015 because of heavy rains, they came down to 10.88 metres by July 2017. According to groundwater officials, over exploitation of water was recorded in 14 villages and the situation is critical in 48 villages and semi critical in 109 habitations of the district as per the latest findings. Worst hit is Manubolu mandal with water availability at 22.5 metres followed by 19.4 metres at Seetharamapuram and Varikuntapadu mandals. Incidentally, Seetharamapuram is notorious for acute shortage for water whether it is for drinking or for irrigation for decades. Even when the district recorded good ...
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Efforts on to acquire land for Kottarai reservoir 17.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
With nearly 60% of work for construction of a reservoir across the Maruthaiyar at Kottarai having been completed, the authorities concerned have expedited efforts to acquire lands required for the pr...
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Panchkula hit and run: Tribunal orders Rs 16.81 lakh compensation for victim’s kin 17.12.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Admn launches helpline No. against illegal sand mining 17.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 16 Unabated illegal sand mining has caused headache for the Mining Department and the District Administration. They are calling upon public to register their complaints on web a portal. The Deputy Commissioner, KS Sangha, said, a helpline number 94638-19838 was launched in the city to register complaints against illegal sand mining and the same complaints can be registered at the portal. He informed that officers of drainage, forest, panchayat and pollution control board departments have been authorised to register the FIRs against the illegal mining of minor minerals. He said teams of officials, drawn from different departments, including, irrigation, drainage, forest and mining was formed under the concerned SDMs to jointly hold meeting and carry out raids to check illegal mining of minor minerals. The team monthly meets and jointly carries out raids against illegal mining. He said a strict action was invariably taken whenever illegal mining was detected. ...
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Captain Amarinder Singh stays away from Rahul Gandhi’s ceremony 17.12.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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