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62% rural, 20% urban habitations in State covered by drinking water schemes: Niti Aayog 24.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
62% rural, 20% urban habitations in State covered by drinking water schemes: Niti Aayog
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State govt signs pact with NHPC for Subansiri dam 24.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
State govt signs pact with NHPC for Subansiri dam
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Relief at last to Ponda residents as water supply restored  24.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Ponda Water supply to the residents of Bhoma-Adcolna, Banastari, Tivr-Orgao and Marcel in Ponda taluka and Kumbharjua and St Estevam in Tiswadi was finally restored on Friday evening, nine days after the supply to the areas was stopped following the collapse of a retaining wall at Curti-Khandepar leading to damage to two major …
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DMG begins work on setting up ‘surveillance system’ on banks of Chapora river 24.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji With barely a month to go for the expiry of the deadline set by the National Green Tribunal for the  Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG) for complying with its order on curbing illegal sand mining in River Chapora, the directorate has at last commenced the work on setting up a surveillance …
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Western Zone Council meet failed to address state issues: Congress 24.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Margao Commenting on 24th Western Zone Council meeting, the Congress party, on Friday, said that the meeting failed to address state’s issues, including mining, rising drug cases, internal security and flooding of villages in the state following the opening of Tillari dam gates. Speaking to the media in Margao, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee …
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Agatha bats for rain water harvesting 24.8.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: Tura MP Agatha K Sangma on Friday highlighted the need to initiate steps for rain water harvesting in East Garo Hills district. The Tura MP was speaking during the one-day Kisan Mela under Jal Shakti Abhiyan organised by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, EGH, in collaboration with the Agriculture and other line departments at Williamnagar […]
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Committee to study causes of floods in Sangli, Kolhapur 24.8.2019 PTI: All news
Committee to study causes of floods in Sangli, Kolhapur
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Tiruchy: De-silting canals on at feverish pace in delta 24.8.2019
TIRUCHY: The ongoing desilting works under Kudimaramathu scheme across Tiruchy district will be completed by end of this month, according to Tiruchy collector, S. Sivarasu. Speaking to a team of media persons who were taken to the work spots, he that 88 works are going on at an estimated cost of Rs 12.71 crore; this apart the Government has allocated a special fund of Rs 452.20 lakh for 55 works for a distance of 200.52-km length irrigation canals, which were also going on war footing. He said the ongoing de-silting works under-way in New Kattalai high level canal, Kodingaal Vadigaal, attupu-thur Vaikkal, Mullipp-aadi Vaikkal, North Ayyan Vaikkaal, Peruvalai Vaikkaal and other field canals in the district. The PWD"s river conservation wing executive engineer R. Bhasker  said under the special de-silting programme, the government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 6.09 crore for de-silting canals  in the entire Cauveri delta region. Of this, Rs 4.5 crore was allotted for Tiruchy district. For ...
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Rayalaseema gets enough water 24.8.2019
ANANTAPUR: With major projects in the Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers and their subsidiaries having received full storage capacity due to heavy rains, the Rayalaseema districts will hopefully have enough water for the entire year. Already, Srisailam"s backwater has been released towards Jeedipalli Reservoir under Handri Neeva Sujala Shravanthi Canal to cover Anantapur district and parts of Chittoor and Kurnool districts. The GNSS (Galeru Nagari Sujala Shravanthi) project"s main canal will fill Gandikota reservoir in Kadapa district through Owk reservoir from Kurnool district. The irrigation authorities expect the region will receive maximum water allocations during the present year. Further, the Tunga-bhadra reservoir which is also filled with water from upstream inflows will cover the needs of Anantapur, Kadapa and Kurnool districts through HLMC and LLC canals. HNSS authorities were planning to fill subsidiary reservoirs and tanks with Krishna waters being received from Kurnool district ...
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Bangalore University Jnana Bharathi Campus to go plastic-free 24.8.2019
Bengaluru: Bangalore University is in the process of making its Jnana Bharathi Campus completely eco-friendly and plastic free. BU sources told this paper that varsity has already initiated steps to make its sprawling 1112-acre campus plastic free. The campus is one of the few surviving lung spaces in the city. The land for Jnanabharathi campus was granted in 1973 by the then vice-chancellor H. Narasimhaiah. The campus houses more than 45 post-graduate departments, apart from the National Law School of India University, the Regional Institute of English, Dr B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics, Sports Authority of India campus and other departments. As per the directions from State Government, the varsity has circulated circular to all the heads of the department in the campus to spread the message among students about avoid using plastic cups, plastic bottles, covers and other materials inside the campus. State Government wants to encourage students to refuse, reduce and reuse plastic products in their ...
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Fashion titans sign pact to curb environmental damage 24.8.2019
Fashion giants including Nike, H&M, Armani and Chanel have signed onto an agreement intended to curb the apparel industry"s environmental impact. The pact, spearheaded by Gucci-owner Kering and a French environmental ministry, is one of several private-sector accords set to be unveiled as President Emmanuel Macron prepares to host the G7 summit, which takes place this weekend in Biarritz, France. Companies signing the pact produce nearly 150 brands and represent more than 30% of the fashion industry"s output by volume, French officials said in a press briefing. The brands agreed to targets including elimination of disposable plastic packaging by the end of the next decade and becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. Recent years have seen fashion companies race to show consumers and regulators they"re willing to fix their damaging impact on the environment, but efforts have not offset the industry"s rapid growth. Fashion is responsible for roughly 8% of the world"s carbon ...
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NHPC to resume construction on Lower Subansiri project 24.8.2019 The Shillong Times
Guwahati: State-owned NHPC is likely to resume construction work on the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh after the rainy season is over. This became evident after the Assam government and NHPC Limited on Friday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for implementation of the project. Niraj Verma, Principal Secretary (Power) […]
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Agatha highlights need for rain water harvesting in EGH 23.8.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: Tura MP Agatha K Sangma on Friday highlighted the need to initiate steps for rain water harvesting in East Garo Hills District. The Tura MP was speaking during the one-day Kisan Mela under Jal Shakti Abhiyan organized by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Garo Hills, in collaboration with the Agriculture and other line departments […]
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New water supply schemes in Hailakandi 23.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
New water supply schemes in Hailakandi
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Central team attends meet on Jal Shakti Abhiyan in Dima Hasao 23.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Central team attends meet on Jal Shakti Abhiyan in Dima Hasao
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Khazan Land Muddle 23.8.2019 Editorial – The Navhind Times
Plan needed for revival of khazan land cultivation THE agriculture department has decided to carry out a survey of khazan lands in the state. The survey is set to be first of its kind and has been planned to begin in about two months from now. Khazan lands have been neglected for a long time …
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Ferocious floods 23.8.2019 Kurio City – The Navhind Times
Kedar Kulkarni The teacher began, “We studied the havoc caused by the floods in our last class. All of us have seen the news of how people suffered. You will wonder how the water level reached so high. The NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) or the local rescue teams made use of boats to move …
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Work on 750-mm pipeline at Curti-Khandepar completed 23.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Ponda Though water supply to parts of Tiswadi taluka including Panaji was restored on Thursday after the repair of the 900-mm diameter pipeline, which was damaged following the collapse of retaining wall at Curti Khandepar, residents of Bhoma-Adcolna, Banastari, Tivre-Orgao and Marcel in Ponda and Kumbharjua and St Estevam in Tiswadi had to …
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Rs 42.37-crore action plan to rejuvenate Sal 23.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao The action plan report prepared by the River Rejuvenation Committee (RCC), which was constituted by the state government as per the September 20, 2018, order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has suggested various strategies roughly proposing to spend Rs 42.37 crore on how to clean up the highly polluted River …
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Five things we must know about the burning Amazon rainforest 22.8.2019
The Amazon forest has been on the news recently as it has been burning up for the last three weeks. People don"t realise the importance of these rainforests. The Amazon is the world"s largest tropical rainforest. It covers 5.5 million square kilometres across the northern part of the South American continent. It is an ecological pot of gold, which is now under severe threat by the raging forest fire. Sanctuary of biodiversity The Amazon rainforest covers nearly 40 per cent of Latin America and spreads across nine countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.  This area is a protected zone and is a home to a biodiversity sanctuary that can"t be found anywhere else in the world. The rainforest is home to almost a quarter of the Earth"s wildlife and plant species. It has 30,000 types of plants, 2,500 types of fish, 1,300 types of birds, 550 reptiles, 500 amphibians and 2.5 million types of insects. This kind of diversity is ...
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