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₹67.63 crore disbursed as crop loans: Collector 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It would cross ₹100 crore mark soon’
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NGT refuses to set aside green clearance for Amaravati capital 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
In a relief for the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday declined to set aside the environmental clearance (EC) for building of the new capital city Amaravati and allowed the project to go ahead, subject to set of stringent conditions for environment protection. The verdict was passed by a three-member bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar after hearing a batch of pleas that challenged the project on environmental grounds and the project's EC. The pleas had said the Capital city would harm the fertile agricultural lands in Krishna and Guntur districts and put at peril the floodplain and wetland ecology. The green court refused to set aside the EC after it was convinced that the new Capital would not harm the floodplains and wetlands. The bench also noted that the project had reached a stage of 'fait accompli' and thus demolishing the project would come at a huge financial, environmental and human cost. In the conditions it stipulated, the Tribunal directed the AP ...
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Study shows seemai karuvelam in new light 19.11.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Says case for eradication of invasive species not backed by scientific data
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Effluent treatment plant commissioned at Salem Co-operative Sugar Mills 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
A modern two-tier reverse osmosis distillery effluent treatment plant set up at a cost of ₹8.50 crore was commissioned at the Salem Cooperative Sugar Mills in Mohanur near here on Saturday.This is the...
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Implement Thoni Maduvu water project: Anbumani Ramadoss 19.11.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader Anbumani Ramadoss has urged the State Government to accord priority for the implementation of Thoni Maduvu scheme in Kolathur block in Salem district. Speaking to pr...
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Startup has solution for sewer deaths 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The practice of manual scavenging is banned in India since 1993 and yet over 126 people have lost their lives cleaning sewers and septic tanks since January this year alone. Despite the laws and Supreme Court interventions, manual scavenging continues. However, 25 years after the ban came into force, eight young engineers — all founders of a Kerala-based startup Genrobotics — are working with Kerala government to put an end to the practice. They have designed a robot, chritstened Bandicoot, which literally means a rat, that can enter into the sewer holes and clean it, exatly like a human would do. "We were approached by the state IT Secretary M Sivasankar seeking our assistance in combating the problem through technology. The idea is to replace the term manhole with robothole so that no human life is lost doing this undignified task," says Vimal Govind, 23, a founding-member of Genrobotics. The Bandicoot has four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension, which can go inside ...
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Nile water share 'matter of life or death': Egyptian President 19.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said that Egypt's share of Nile water is "a matter of life or death" for his nation.
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Lost recipes 18.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
UPPER REACHES OF UTTARAKHAND Garhwal, the hilly region of Uttarakhand, is said to be quite proactive in preserving continuing use of organic and traditional seeds and grains in India. And the people take pride in their home-grown produce. So it's common to come across people, including in towns such as Dehradun, who like to tend to their kitchen gardens or grow greens on their window sills. "The shift in their food choices therefore is not huge. Even so, there are a few food items that are fading out," says Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, who began archiving Garhwali recipes nearly two decades ago. "Packaged snacks such Maggi noodles and Kurkure are aspirational foods. They are marketed so well that even people in areas affected by malnutrition prefer to spend on these than on nutrition-rich food." With Punjabis having settled in tourist hotspots such as Mussoorie, the community's food too has wielded an influence in the region. The traditional mandua ki roti or the earthy millet porridge called paleu have ...
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KCR asks for sector-wise energy demand projections 18.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
CM anticipates additional demand of 10,000 -12,000 MW in view of new projects
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No check on country boats in scenic Papikondalu 18.11.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Tourism wing proposal to streamline operations yet to be implemented
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Delhi's air quality deteriorates, becomes 'very poor' 18.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Hours after slight improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR, the national capital again started inhaling toxins as the quality of air deteriorated from "poor" in the morning to "very poor" in the evening on Saturday.
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Water for irrigation released 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
To benefit 1,550 acres in Palani belt
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Reservoir work gets underway 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Work begins at Thanedarpally on land acquired by govt.
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ZP lacks funds for maintaining vented dams built a decade ago 18.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Proposal to build 1,000 such dams in Dakshina Kannada this financial year
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Go for ID crops: CM 18.11.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday urged farmers of the Nagarjuna Sagar Right Canal Project ayacut to opt for irrigated dry (ID) crops, rather than paddy, during rabi in view of water sca...
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Restoring coastal wetlandsfor climate resilience 18.11.2017 Hindu: National
600 hectares of coastal wetlands to be restored for paddy, fish farming
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Nearly 200 nations pledge to review plans to limit emissions 18.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Amidst the shadow of the US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, nearly 200 nations on Saturday pledged to launch a process next year to start reviewing existing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
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Activists appear before Commission 18.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Environmental activist S. Mugilan, who is lodged in Palayamkottai Central Prison, appeared before the Justice S. Rajeswaran Inquiry Commission probing the violence during the jallikattu agitation at ...
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The superbugs of Hyderabad 18.11.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Effluent from pharmaceutical companies contain high concentrations of antibiotics that are turning the city’s lakes and sewers into breeding grounds of drug-resistant superbugs. Priyanka Pulla reports on a terrifying threat that could hasten the end of the antibiotic era
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Reorganisation of districts a bold reform, says CM 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Reforms to be taken up at panchayat and mandal level
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