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Jal shakti Ministry lays roadmap to revive springs across country 13.8.2019 DNA
Nearly 200 million people depend on spring water which is 15% of the population
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Flight operations at Cochin International Airport to resume 12 pm tomorrow 10.8.2019
Cochin: Cochin International Airport in Kerala will resume flight operations from Sunday noon, which were stalled since Friday due to heavy rains in the state, airport officials said on Saturday.  "Airport is ready. Flight operations will resume at 12 noon tomorrow. That is ahead of deadline. Airlines are instructed to facilitate services accordingly," a Cochin International Airport Limited Spokesperson told reporters here Saturday. The operations were suspended as there was a rise in water levels in Periyar river and a canal adjacent to the airport, reported news agency PTI. "Ferry operation was successfully carried out. Six out of eight stranded aircraft departed, while the remaining two will fly to their destinations tomorrow as scheduled services," he said. Heavy rains have been battering Kerala for the past few days and claiming 42 lives, bringing back the memories of the worst floods in August last year. "As the apron area is waterlogged due to the flood, all aircraft ...
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Video: Maharashtra minister receives flak over selfie videos during flood survey 9.8.2019 Deccan Chronicle: Op Ed
In one of the clips, an unknown person accompanying Mahajan is seen taking selfie video as they rode through water in parts of Kolhapur.
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Maharashtra: Soon, seaplanes will give wings to Ramtek, Pench tourism 7.8.2019 DNA
In 2017, PM Modi had travelled from Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam by a seaplane
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Karnataka CM Yediyurappa conducts aerial survey of flood-hit region 5.8.2019
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday conducted aerial inspection of flood-hit districts of North Karnataka, where several villages were inundated following increased outflow from reservoirs across the Krishna and its tributaries in Maharashtra. He flew by a special plane from the HAL airport here to Toranagal airstrip in Ballari, from where proceeded to Bagalkote, Raichur, Vijayapura and Yadgiri to get a first-hand assessment of the situation, official sources told PTI. The Krishna, Malaprabha, Markandeya rivers and a few other rivulets are in spate submerging thousands of hectares of land in Belagavi, Bagalkote, Raichur, Vijayapura and Yadgir. Huge amount of water had been released from the Koyna and four other dams in Maharashra which were reportedly full to the brim. As a result, the Almatti dam on Krishna river in Karnataka and three to four barrages on its upper regions were completely filled and excess water was released, the director of the Karnataka State Natural Disaster ...
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Rain batters states on west coast, fresh low-pressure area forming over Bay of Bengal 3.8.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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NGT directs Centre to submit report on plea to make water wastage a penal offence 29.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
NGT has sought an action taken report from the Centre about saving water on a plea for making its wastage a penal offence, and noted that 33 percent people in India do that just by keeping the taps running even when not in use, especially during activities such as brushing and bathing.
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Maharashtra: Heavy rains over 4 days filling up major dams in Nashik 28.7.2019 DNA
He said residents along the banks of Godavari river have been alerted that water from Gangapur Dam could be released any time now into the river
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Green nod to Tata Chemical Rs 1,042 crore soda ash expansion project 28.7.2019 DNA
India has the advantage of abundance of raw materials i.e. limestone and salt and growing domestic demand that favours the establishment of soda ash plants
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Mumbai: After Tansa lake, Modak Sagar starts overflowing due to heavy rains 27.7.2019 DNA
Modak Sagar is the second largest of the lakes supplying water to Mumbai.
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Gujarat Congress accuses state of being anti-farmer over Water Bill 27.7.2019 DNA
Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar reminded the government that the farmers would not have to steal water from canals if the state had ensured irrigation facilities for them
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Govt committed to combat climate change at highest level: Environment ministry 26.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Responding to a query in the Lok Sabha on India's preparedness to tackle climate change, minister of state for environment Babul Supriyo said several schemes have been initiated by the government to fight the global issue, including the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
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Water conservation fee likely on residential complexes, industry 25.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Union environment ministry has endorsed suggestions on levying 'water conservation fee' on industries and infrastructure projects, including residential and commercial complexes, and brought agriculture sector for the first time into ambit of regulations for groundwater use in the country. The ministry submitted the report on the NGT's direction.
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For water plan, govt goes for 3D mapping of all villages 23.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
The Centre is carrying out 3D aquifer mapping of every village which will help it take specific water conservation measures at micro level across the country, said Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The deficit so identified will help the government to carry out its recharge plan where the treated grey water (all wastewater generated in households, except from toilets) can also be used.
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Navghar-Chirner corridor: Panel suggest Term of reference 21.7.2019 DNA
This corridor would also be useful for the development of upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport, JNPT Port, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link.
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Bihar flood victims get to eat rice filled with insects 18.7.2019 DNA
The DM has instructed all government personnel or doctors present in the community kitchen centre to first eat the food themselves and then serve the flood victims
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Congress and BJP butt heads over Narmada canal construction 13.7.2019 DNA
The arguments arose after the government, in a reply to a question, says that as of May 31, 2019, 10,793km of various sections of the canal had been constructed against the required 71,287 km
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Three Gorges Dam is safe, say China officials, dismissing online rumours 10.7.2019 DNA
China's controversial Three Gorges Dam, the world's biggest hydropower project, is structurally sound, officials said, denying rumours on social media it was at risk of collapse.
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Gujarat High Court asks govt to identify and rehabilitate manual scavengers 9.7.2019 DNA
CASE FILE: Court expressed unhappiness with the laidback approach of the government
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SC asks Meghalaya to deposit Rs 100 crore fine for illegal coal mining 3.7.2019 DNA
A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph directed the state administration to hand over the illegally extracted coal to Coal India Limited (CIL) which will auction it and deposit the funds with the state government.
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