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Complete Jal Jeevan Mission by 2024, Centre tells Southern states 12.11.2019
Hyderabad: Union water resources minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday asked southern states to complete the Centre"s Jal Jeevan Mission works by 2024. In reply, the states told him that the Centre has to provide funds. The mission aims to provide tap water to all households in the country. The minister said the Centre was consulting Nabard (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and other financial institutions to fund the scheme. The minister said the people"s participation was important. Mr Singh was speaking at a review meeting of officials of southern states on Monday in the city. Telangana state Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi told the minister that the Centre has to provide funds for Jal Jeevan Mission to the states on the basis of population. Mr Singh also met Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday. A CMO press release of the meeting said that the Union minister said that the Centre was examining the the possibility of implementing a Mission ...
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Waste treatment 3.4.2019 Hindu: Opinion
I refer to two reports published in the daily — “Only 26% of rural toilets use twin-leach pits, finds survey” (March 18) and “Septic tanks meet norms:
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‘Use Kaleshwaram water to fill tanks’ 30.3.2019 Hindu: Fitness
Chief Minister reviews progress of work
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Anxious vigil for the magic word 30.3.2019 Hindu: Rx
Every drop counts on island starved for water
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Abandoned pond in Manali springs back to life 29.3.2019 Hindu: Health
Restoration efforts by EFI also involve sensitising residents to the dangers of neglecting a waterbody
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‘Desilt and deepen Perumbakkam Periya Eri’ 29.3.2019 Hindu: Fitness
Residents make a demand for a walkers’ pathway and planting of native trees along the bunds of the lake
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Pulicat lake bar mouth to be dredged 29.3.2019 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Fisheries department calls for tenders for work
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The stakes in water 27.3.2019 Hindu: S & T
Coalition for water security brings together NGOs, scholars, and concerned individuals
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Tamil Nadu farmers agitated over not getting water even as Cauvery flows in... 21.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Tamil Nadu farmers agitated over not getting water even as Cauvery flows in...
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Pictures do the rounds of 'ice in Jaipur'. Here's the truth 25.7.2018 DNA: Money
It appears that toxicity in Rajasthan's waters has reached a point where Jaipur has ended up having a Bengaluru-like situation with foam coming out of water bodies. However, in Jaipur's case, it is a drain that has released frothy water full of chemicals and effluents. In Bengaluru, the dirty water was the result of overpollution of the Bellandur Lake. Foam is formed due to heavy metals in water, and exposure to this results in skin diseases. Further exposure can resulted in further health complications. The frothy water has overflowed from the drain onto the road, which has resulted in traffic snarls in Sector 35 of Sanganer in the Pink City. According to reports, a portion of the drainage system is connected to the Central River Project that recycles water and supplies the clean water back to the drain. The project, which now needs a major inspection, has cost the Rajasthan government Rs 2,500 crore. While the foam has come onto the city, people have been taking pictures and claiming that it 'has ...
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Rajasthan: Campaign to prevent seasonal diseases 11.7.2018 DNA: India
Around 35 lakh houses across the state were surveyed with the aim of prevention of seasonal diseases and other diseases like diabetes and hypertension during the campaign named ‘Mera Gaon-Swasth Gaon’ (My village-healthy village) under the ‘Nyay Aapke Dwar’ campaign. The campaign was conducted by the state’s Health and Family Welfare Department from May 1 to June 30 in which the health of people across the state was checked.   “The motive of the campaign was to cover 75% population of the state that live in rural areas. Our government is committed to ensure public health and I congratulate the team for successfully completing the campaign,” Kalicharan Saraf, health minister said.  “During the two-month long campaign, 2.83 lakh village health, sanitation and nutrition committee members were sensitized about the prevention of seasonal diseases,” Veenu Gupta, additional chief secretary, Health said. “Under the campaign, 9.64 lakh water tanks, 9.71 lakh coolers and 7.26 lakh water bodies were examined for ...
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Gujarat: BJP waits for good rains to celebrate Jal Poojan this year 1.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
After the BJP-ruled Gujarat government ran a month-long Jal Sanchay (water conservation) drive in May, now the saffron party is eagerly waiting for good rains as they have planned Jal Poojan programme across the state. The party leaders have decided to hold a festival of Jal Poojan in which they would offer puja to the rain god at the ponds, rivers, tanks, and reservoirs which were deepened or designated by the state government during the drive. The party's state unit has instructed the leaders and workers that they would hold such festivals in their areas after the reservoir is filled with rainwater at its full capacity and that would have to be done in the manner so that people in villages should reckon the ceremony with the positive outcome of the state government's efforts of Jal Sanchay Abhiyan. A senior leader in the party said on condition of anonymity, "This Jal Poojan programme will be done in the presence of people in villages and that will include religious ritual and mass banquet so that ...
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Tanks in Uthiramerur rejuvenated 26.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Local body’s efforts help residents meet water requirement during summer
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Affordable toilets planned for rural poor 25.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Each toilet to cost ₹20,000; govt. to provide ₹12,000, NGO ₹5,000 as subsidy; the rest to be borne by beneficiaries
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Irregularities abound in lifting of alluvial soil from tanks 25.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Real beneficiaries have benefited only to a limited extent and commercial exploitation of soil is rampant, say villagers across Madurai district
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More leachate treatment plants likely 24.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Two plants have been functioning on an experimental basis for the past three months
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When the hills go thirsty 24.6.2018 DNA: Top News
It is summertime and Shimla is a busy place. There are travellers to be checked-in, woollens to be sold at discounted 'summer' prices and tourists waiting to be shown around the mountain vistas. But, there is one thing whose mention is enough for everyone to pause and reflect on — water or the lack of it. There is an unconcealed unanimity across government offices, hotels and homes in the hill town, commercial establishments on the famous Mall Road and villages on the outskirts that the water crisis this summer is the worst that Shimla has ever faced. While the scarcity has always reared its head each summer, locals and experts admit that the acute crisis, which lasted over three weeks between May 20 and June 12, is unprecedented. "We did not have water for 15 days at a stretch. It was an ordeal for all of us in the neighbourhood. It was especially hard on all the women as taps ran dry even at the public toilets. We had to send our kids to relatives' homes in other cities," said Soma Jaiswal, 77, a ...
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‘Take steps to protect water bodies’ 23.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Warangal City draft master plan released
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Eels on cocaine reveal physical damage done by drug 22.6.2018 Hindu: S & T
Presence of illicit drugs such as cocaine in rivers and lakes, even as little as a few nanograms per litre, causes hyperactivity and severe muscle da
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City to get one more desalination plant, at Perur 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
In a few years, Chennai will have one more desalination plant dotting its shoreline to cater to its growing water needs. Chennai Metrowater has starte
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