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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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'Artificial blubber' to protect divers in icy water: Here's how 21.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Scientists have created wetsuits with 'artificial blubber' that can keep deep sea divers warm in icy cold water. When rescue teams are diving under ice-covered rivers or ponds, the survival time even in the best wetsuits is very limited - as little as tens of minutes, and the experience can be extremely painful at best. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and George Mason University in the US developed a simple treatment that can improve the survival time for a conventional wetsuit by a factor of three. The process works by simply placing the standard neoprene wetsuit inside a pressure tank autoclave no bigger than a beer keg, filled with a heavy inert gas, for about a day. The treatment then lasts for about 20 hours, far longer than anyone would spend on a dive, said Jacopo Buongiorno, professor at MIT. The process could also be done in advance, with the wetsuit placed in a sealed bag to be opened just before use, he said. Researchers looked at the different strategies that ...
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Thoothukudi Sterlite plant sulphuric acid leak severe, says Vedanta 20.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Inaction could lead to serious environmental consequences, the company warns; Thoothukudi Collector sticks to earlier view that the leak was minor.
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Lakes of Coimbatore come alive after the monsoons 20.6.2018 Hindu: Internet
The lakes are brimming and the birds have returned to roost. Despite a good South West Monsoon, is everything really okay?
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Poor upkeep leads to degeneration of pond 20.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Tirupparankundram waterbody is used as an open defecation ground
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Rajasthan’s ranking improves in water management index 20.6.2018 DNA: Money
In terms of water conservation and restoration of groundwater levels, Rajasthan has registered maximum improvement across the country. Niti Aayog in its latest governing council meeting headed by prime minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts of Raje government while mentioning Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Scheme (MJSA). Sriram Vedire, chairperson of Rajasthan River Basin and Water Resources Planning Authority of Rajasthan government while talking to scribes on Tuesday, informed about the achievements in water conservation works done in last four years. “Rajasthan has improved its ranking in the NITI Aayog’s composite water management index as a result of the restoration of surface water bodies and other works done under MJSA. The desert state was ranked 13th in the country in the base year (financial year 2015-16) which was improved to 10th in the FY 2016-17. The improvisation in ranking is the highest across the country,” said Vedire. He said Aayog conducted assessment of performance in water resources ...
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On a mission to avert monsoon woes 19.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
PWD will desilt 20 tanks and 32 ponds and clear weeds from canals ahead of the rains
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HC notice on supply of water to Kolar, Chikkaballapura 18.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
The water comes from Sewerage Treatment Plants in Bengaluru
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Water to Karimnagar farmers demanded 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Govt. siphoning off water: TDP
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Gujarat fishermen can earn 8-fold through 'cage culture' 16.6.2018 DNA: Top News
A new fishing technique that was developed by scientists from the Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE) has yielded eight-fold returns in fishing under a trial conducted in the past 8 months. Come monsoon, the fish cage culture will now be actively adopted by over 500 fishermen across the state. The cage, built with bamboo, drum and barrel, costs between Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 with a life of four to five years inwater. What is the cage culture? Fishes are raised commercially in one of four culture settings — open ponds, raceways, tanks, or cages. The cage culture utilizes existing water resources but encloses the fishes in a cage or basket, which allows water to pass freely between the fish and the pond. "In this technique, a floating structure with enclosed fishnets, synthetic ropes, buoys, and anchors is installed in open sea or estuary, which is used for culturing fishes, shrimps and crabs. We have experimented for milkfish," said Vijay Kumar, Director, GUIDE. "The cage culture provides high ...
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