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Over dependence on monsoon by TN 19.6.2019
Chennai: Parched soil, unwatered plants in the garden, men and women waiting for hours to fill a pot, digging up dried wells hoping to find water have become a common sight in Chennai, which has seen a sharp decline in the ground water level. Chennai is not alone in its struggle for having its daily dose of water. Barring nine districts, 22 districts in Tamil Nadu have seen the groundwater level plummeting thus causing more stress for water. As per the statistics available with the PWD, the average ground water level status in Tamil Nadu as on May end this year, compared to the corresponding month in 2018, Nagapattinam, Tiruchi, Erode, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Dindigul, Madurai and even the arid Ramanathapuram district (0.66 metres) and Theni recorded an increase in groundwater level from 0. 21 metres to a maximum of 2.54 mts. During the same period, while Tiruvallur among 22 districts that registered a decline, saw a decrease of 0.68 metres, Perambalur saw a decline by 4.65 mts. The data was compiled ...
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Gated communities go for rationing of water 19.6.2019
Chennai: With water crisis hitting every part of the city, several gated communities/apartments in the city, probably for the first time, have resorted to rationing of water.  As a resident of one of the gated communities on 200 Feet Radial Road, Pallikaranai, it has been quite challenging to handle this (water) stress for the last one month.   Several factors drove the gated communities to take this hard decision of rationing. Firstly, most of the high-rises are not able to monitor the water consumption of an individual flat due to  complicated piping network. So reducing the consumption in every flat has become impossible.   Secondly, borewells in apartments, which lent a helping hand until a month ago, have almost dried up. Private water lorries, unable to source water from their regular wells now, ply to far off places to get water. As a ripple effect, they either don't supply their scheduled water loads or demand exorbitant rates. Lastly, a significant amount of water is ...
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Chennai's water scarcity is man-made: Expert 19.6.2019
Chennai: Braving the scorching sun, Bharathi stands with three pots in one hand and her sleeping child in another awaiting her turn to fill her vessels. Ahead of her is a  long line of people, quibbling impatiently. The water tanker horns its way through the irate crowd and the line collapses. There is brief chaos as the women frantically rush forward to get their empty vessels filled. With water becoming nothing short of luxury this summer, these sights have only become more than common in the last two months. And just two years after TN was declared to be a drought-hit state, it is parched once again. As the temperatures soar and the people of Chennai look up to the sky in vain,  the situation only seems to have worsened with the groundwater table and reservoirs going parched. A recent study has revealed that the city's water table has gone down by an average of 8 metres. The water levels in Chennai's four main reservoirs have been at their lowest in seven decades, with the current ...
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Alappuzha: Chakara may well be a nostalgic exuberance 19.6.2019
ALAPPUZHA: With the trawling ban in force concerns of fishers here loom large over the elusive Chakara. Even after monsoon stirred the sea, the fisherfolks say there is no sign of the mudbank so far this year, unlike past. For fishers from Ambalappuzha to Cherthala, in the 1970s and 80s, Chakara was not only a mere annual phenomenon but a celebration of life that brings in a mess of opulence. But, at the time of climate change, this phenomenon of the sea has also taken a beating. The celebration, thrill, hop-es, and all fell in line. And it has of late beco-me part of Malayali"s nostalgic exuberance. Joy C. Kambakkaran, a leader with All India Matsya Thozhilali Federation, says the sea so far has shown no sign of Chakara.  It should be stirred well by the monsoon pressure so that the mud bank can form on the shore. The phenomenon used to take place while water along with mud and silt from Vembanad Lake flows down to the sea. The water carries the "nutritious sedime-nt" from Cherthala ...
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A peep into rigorous Japanese system 19.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji The Japanese method of testing fish is much more rigorous and comprehensive, as it insists on microbiological testing. They have an elaborate protocol and mechanism set for ensuring seafood safety; the Japanese not only test the fish for chemicals and bacteria but also for pesticides. The microbiological testing is done to detect …
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Drought-hit Maharashtra farmers given Rs 4,461 crore: Govt 18.6.2019
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government Tuesday expressed solidarity with farmers reeling under the impact of severe drought in large parts of the state and said a sum of Rs 4,461 crore has been credited in bank accounts of more than 66 lakh cultivators as part of relief measures. Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, while tabling the additional budget for 2019-20 in the assembly, saidthe sum of Rs 4,461 crore has been credited as a grant in bank accounts of 66,88,422 farmersin 17,985 villages spread over 26 drought -affected districts. He outlined drought mitigation steps undertaken by the government. The minister said a control room has been set up in each of the collectorate to tackle the issue of drinking water scarcity. Powers for approval of tankershave been delegated tosub-divisional officers to cut down on delays. Piped water supply schemesin the drought-affected areas, which were closed due to electricity arrears, have been restarted by paying 5 per cent of the pending dues from the scarcity fund, ...
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Heavy rain after cloudburst in North Sikkim 18.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Heavy rain after cloudburst in North Sikkim
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Rs 23 lakh in maintaining cleanliness at Kamakhya during Ambubachi 18.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Rs 23 lakh in maintaining cleanliness at Kamakhya during Ambubachi
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Conrad proposes ‘sister state’ idea for better devp 18.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has mooted the idea of ‘sister state’ relationship with an aim to develop better relationship with other states in the country to promote exchange of culture, business and trade relationship. In his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently, he said if all Indian states have such a relationship, it […]
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Pune firm develops solar-powered irrigation system 18.6.2019 Business – The Navhind Times
IANS Pune To solve water crisis for farmers throughout the varied climate conditions in India, Pune-based company Khethworks has developed solar-powered irrigation system. The irrigation system is intended to make farmers independent of seasonal rains or expensive fuel along with reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving food security by developing solar pumps. “We enable year-round …
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Budget: new power projects may get investment-linked deductions 18.6.2019 Business – The Navhind Times
IANS New Delhi To boost power sector investments, the government is considering a proposal to include power generating units in the list of infrastructure projects that qualify for getting investment-linked deductions, official sources said on Monday. The move is expected to bring investments into a sector considered crucial for economic growth. Money flows into greenfield …
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Telangana, Andhra Pradesh stick to stated stand on split issues 18.6.2019
Hyderabad: The Chief Ministers of the two Telugu states, K. Chandrasekhar Rao and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, are trying to resolve long-pending issues rela-ted to the AP Reorganis-ation Act. The governments of Telangana and AP have repeatedly said in the past that they will co-operate with each other in solving the issues arising out of bifurcation of the erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh. But five years on, there has been no movement. The issues include asset sharing of institutions listed in the 9th and 10th Schedule of the AP Reorganisation Act, sharing of Krishna and Godavari water, and power arrears dispute continuing because both states have stuck to their arguments. To resolve these issues, some compromise is necessary but neither state will adopt a give and take policy. For example, the AP government wants the assets of AP Bhavan in Delhi to be shared in a ratio of 58:42. But the TS government says AP has no right to ask for a share in AP Bhavan since it was constructed in the time of the Nizams and not ...
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Conrad advocates for ‘Sister State’ relationship 17.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: With an aim to develop better relationship with other states in the country to promote exchange of culture, business and trade relationship, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma mooted for “Sister State” relationship. In his meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said if all Indian States have such Sister State relationship, it would enable […]
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CM for early approval for projects under Forest Conservation Act 17.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal The Chief Minister Kamal Nath suggested the Niti Ayog that at present, for public utility projects, the approval can be granted by State Govt under the Forest Conservation Act 1980. Citing the reason Nath said that Madhya Pradesh has put in untiring efforts for conservation of forests. Resultantly, the state has about […]
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Budget 2019: Govt faces hard choice of 9 pc growth or 2 pc decline on MGNREGA 17.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Budget 2019: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman may have to raise allocation for NREGA to alleviate agrarian crisis.
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Water conservation, harvesting should be priority : Sadho 17.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Dr. Vijayalakshmi Sadho, Minister of Medical Education, AYUSH and Culture today took the meeting of the Planning Committee in the District of Charges of charge. Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar and Narmada Valley and Tourism Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel attended the meeting. Dr. Sadho instructed in the discussion on the drinking […]
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ADB sanctions Rs 1,650 crore for development in Tripura 17.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
ADB sanctions Rs 1,650 crore for development in Tripura
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Rainfall deficiency hits 43% in country 17.6.2019 National News – The Navhind Times
New Delhi: Monsoon is expected to advance further up north as cyclone Vayu loses intensity paving the way for the wind system to move towards the Arabian Sea, the weatherman said on Sunday. By now, monsoon should have reached the central India, including parts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, eastern Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, but it …
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Kaleshwaram goes out of bounds for all 17.6.2019
WARANGAL: With the inaugural ceremony of the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) scheduled for June 21, the Jayashankar Bhupalpally district police are beefing up security for the event at which Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be present along with the host, Chief Minister K. Chandra-sekhar Rao. Combing of forest areas on the Telangana-Chhattis-garh border has been intensified following reports of the outlawed CPI-Maoist"s movements in areas abutting the Godavari river. The police have also increased frisking and vehicle checks in Eturnagaram, Mangapet, Kannaigudem and Tadvai mandals monitoring traffic between the two states. There are rumours that top Maoist leaders Haribhu-shan and Bade Chokka Rao alias Damodar are camping in the Venkatapuram forest region along with 40 members. The police suspect the hand of Maoists in the attack on a youth working in a nursery maintained by the forest department in Tadvai ...
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Expert Prehistoric Fishermen Of Kushavati 17.6.2019 Commentary – The Navhind Times
NANDKUMAR M KAMAT ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found that humans began fishing 40 thousand years ago. We had no definite evidence of antiquity of fishing in Goa but two new findings now indicate that freshwater fishing tradition of our state is at least 15 thousand years old. A mysterious group of prehistoric hunters has left behind a …
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