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Six Engineers at fault: Report 11.7.2018 DNA: India
In a report submitted to the Ghaziabad administration on Tuesday, six people of Jal Nigam have been named responsible for the death of 3 people, who had died of asphyxiation while cleaning a tank of a sewage treatment plant in Loni area. According to the reports, submitted by additional district magistrate Sunil Kumar Singh to district magistrate Ritu Maheshwari, it has been found that Engineer SP Sharma, Assistant Engineer Rameshwar Dayal, Junior Engineer Kapil Kumar, Executive Engineer Himanshu Yadav, Assistant Engineer Neeraj Kumar and Junior Engineer Santraj were at fault. According to the reports, the six were the members of the supervisory committee and had failed to explain as to how many times they checked the sewage plant in the last few months. The family members of the deceased will be given Rs 10 lakh each as compensation. " We have terminated the contract of the company and three more engineers could also be booked for negligence," said a senior official of Ghaziabad administration. On ...
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Delhi to see 15-20% increase in water availability in 2 yrs: CM Kejriwal 10.7.2018 DNA: Top News
The Delhi government is rolling out several projects to increase water availability in the city by 15 to 20 per cent in the next two years and 50 per cent in five years, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today. The chief minister, who inspected the Coronation Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in North Delhi's Burari, said such projects would put an end to the city's water woes. "Rolling out several projects to increase water availability by 15-20% in next 2 yrs n 50% next 5 yrs. Hopefully, no water problem in Del after that," Kejriwal said on Twitter. "Till then, as projects start, water problem wud keep decreasing (No increase in water availability for several yrs before our govt)," he said. Talking to reporters here, the chief minister said the work of developing 200 lakes has been started for which consultants have been hired, adding that the reports in this regard would be out in eight months. He said the AAP government has prepared a blueprint through which water availability will be increased to the ...
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A pilot project that makes waste water reusable 24.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Anna varsity-L&T initiative aims to makes sewage treatment less power intensive
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Civic body plans to overhaul canals 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Proposals sought from consultants for feasibility study
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TNSTC told to prepare estimates for shifting Ukkadam bus stand, depot 19.6.2018 Hindu: News
For Corporation to take up lake development project
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When Shimla queued up for water 15.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Taps in Shimla went dry this summer, posing an unprecedented water crisis in the hill town. Adverse climatic conditions are believed to be the main factor for reduced flow in streams. Vikas Vasudeva reports on the failure of State governments to check unplanned development and exploitation of water resources.
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Work on widening Kaliamman Koil Street is under way 15.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The compound wall of a Metro Water facility on the Street has been razed to the ground
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‘Visible improvement in Bellandur Lake in three months’ 11.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Promise made by City Development Minister G. Parameshwara
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STPs to commence soon at Dravyavati 4.6.2018 DNA: Money
All the five sewage treatment plants at the Dravyavati riverfront project are now in final stages of their testing. The results have been ‘satisfactory’ so far and laying of the 81-kilometer long sewer trunk main is also near completion.  “The testing at all the STPs have commenced before last week of May and shall continue for nearly 45 days before these plants could be commission,” says an official. Commission of these shall come as a relief for over a hundred low lying colonies along the project trajectory.  These STPs with a cumulative capacity of  170 million liters per day (MLD) of these nearly 50 MLD of sewerage is expected to be from these low lying colonies while around 100-120 MLD shall be from the major nullas.  These plants after treatment of sewage shall release the clean water in Dravyavati that shall help in providing water for agricultural use at tail end areas and also help in recharge of the water table at large. However, the process is faced with challenges following delay in the ...
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Power Finance Corp looks beyond power sector 31.5.2018 DNA: Top News
At a time when power sector is under stress, state-run Power Finance Corp Ltd (PFC) plans to start lending to projects such as sewage treatment plants, smart cities, railway electrification, mining, electric vehicle charging stations, mini-grids, among others. PFC chairman and managing director Rajeev Sharma on Thursday said that the company is exploring options to diversify its loan portfolio instead of limiting it to only thermal, hydro and renewable power projects across the country. In the mining space, PFC is eyeing projects pertaining to gas, liquefied natural gas and coal mining. "There is railway electrification, smart cities infrastructure, electric vehicle manufacturing units including charging stations, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, battery manufacturing units for solar projects, mini and micro-grids, energy-efficiency systems like co-generation or tri-generation or combination of heat as well as power and waste heat recovery systems we are looking at as part of our diversification ...
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Keerai farmers reap wealth from waste water 30.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
They use grey water from a sewage treatment plant near Vellakkal
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Policy for reusing waste water: Gujarat government 29.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
In a bid to make the most of available water resources, the state government on Monday announced a policy for reusing treated waste water, making it mandatory for thermal power plants and large industrial units to use treated wastewater. The government is also targeting to reuse 100% of treated waste water by 2030. The Policy, unveiled by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, aims to achieve minimum 80% coverage and collection of sewage in all municipal towns and to reach a level of 100% treatment of collected sewage. "We aim to reuse at least 24% of the total freshwater consumption from treated wastewater by every municipal body. We are targeting to reuse 70% of the treated wastewater by 2025, and 100% by 2030," JP Gupta, principal secretary, water supply department, said while announcing the policy. Speaking after launching the policy, Rupani said that water was a basic problem in Gujarat, but the government was committed to resolving the problem. He cited the ongoing water conservation drive, plans to set up ...
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26-year-old rescued from under-construction STP 11.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The labourer had fainted owing to lack of oxygen
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Nitin Gadkari promises 70-80% improvement in Ganga water quality by March '19 11.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
With less than an year to go for the 2019 general elections, Minister for Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari, claimed that by March 2019, river Ganga's water quality will see an improvement by 70 to 80 per cent. Cleaning Ganga, India's holiest river that provides livelihood to millions, has been Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal ambition and the Ganga mission was a chief poll promise of Modi during the successful campaign of the 2014 general elections. Gadkari said that sewage treatment plants with a capacity of 1,600 million liters per day (MLD) was available as of today and the Centre was going all out to finish 94 projects by 2019 to create an additional sewage treatment capacity of 1,928 MLD on Ganga's main stem. Besides these 94 projects, eight more such projects are in the pipeline on Yamuna, Kosi, and Ramganga — Ganga's tributaries. Gadkari said that while the closure of 358 grossly-polluting industries led to a gradual drop in pollution levels in Ganga, there is some distance to cover. "I can ...
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Corporation issues termination notice to STP contractor 9.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
The civic body was forced to send the letter because the company had not responded to several of its letters
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A waste water treatment system that protected the Vaigai 8.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘It’s one of the oldest, systematic waste water collection and disposal systems in the world’
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Toxic gas case: death toll rises to three 8.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘Deputy Chief Engineer died on May 4’
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Toxic gas case: two die during treatment 2.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Five men were hospitalised on Sunday; three others stable
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Five injured after inhaling toxic gas inside sewage plant in Lutyen's Delhi 30.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Five people were hospitalised after inhaling toxic gases while they had gone to clean the sewage plant of a prominent five-star hotel in Lutyen's Delhi. All five men are currently battling for their lives as the doctors referred their condition to be critical. It is still unclear if the men were wearing safety equipment like masks or not. A plumber working for the hotel was accompanying the three employees from a sewage treatment company to an adjoining building of the hotel, where the sewage plant was to be cleaned. However, all four of them were left unconscious because of the toxic gases coming out of the plant situated near Khan Market. The victims were identified as Nityanand (51), Ravindra (40), Vikram (26), Kamdev Patra (58), Gaurav Sukheja (34). While Nityanand and Vikram are employed with the hotel, other three victims had been working as contractual employees with the sewage treatment company which runs the plant. While four men were expected to clean the plant but seeing them faint, Vikram who ...
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Five inhale toxic gas, hospitalised 30.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Incident happened at a Khan Market hotel’s sewage treatment plant
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