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Meeting on rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharging held 19.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meeting on rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharging held
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Chennai's water scarcity is man-made: Expert 19.6.2019
Chennai: Braving the scorching sun, Bharathi stands with three pots in one hand and her sleeping child in another awaiting her turn to fill her vessels. Ahead of her is a  long line of people, quibbling impatiently. The water tanker horns its way through the irate crowd and the line collapses. There is brief chaos as the women frantically rush forward to get their empty vessels filled. With water becoming nothing short of luxury this summer, these sights have only become more than common in the last two months. And just two years after TN was declared to be a drought-hit state, it is parched once again. As the temperatures soar and the people of Chennai look up to the sky in vain,  the situation only seems to have worsened with the groundwater table and reservoirs going parched. A recent study has revealed that the city's water table has gone down by an average of 8 metres. The water levels in Chennai's four main reservoirs have been at their lowest in seven decades, with the current ...
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Niti Aayog's 5th Governing Council meet begins 16.6.2019 PTI: All news
Niti Aayog's 5th Governing Council meet begins
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TN CM calls on Prime Minister Modi, discusses projects 16.6.2019 PTI: All news
TN CM calls on Prime Minister Modi, discusses projects
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TN CM Palaniswami calls on Prime Minister Modi, discusses projects 16.6.2019 DNA
Palaniswami sought Modi's intervention in setting up a 400 million litres per day desalination plant at Perur (near Coimbatore) costing Rs 6,078 crore.
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In Letter & Spirit 16.6.2019 The Shillong Times
To Sunday Shillong, This is in reference to the article, ‘Crisis call’, published on June 2. Water problem is a major issue in Shillong and other parts of Meghalaya. The crisis has been persisting for decades now and despite sanctioning of several projects, absolutely nothing has changed. But as many people here accept the crisis […]
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Sarpanchji Namaskar! PM Modi's hand delivered letter to village heads is...? 15.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The personal message was hand delivered to the chiefs through respective District Magistrates and district Collectors.
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Sarpanchji Namaskar! PM Modi's hand delivered letter to village heads is...? 15.6.2019
New Delhi: Adopting an emotional approach towards the water crisis in rural areas of India, a letter written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hand delivered to 'Gram Pradhans' or village heads on Saturday. The letter requests heads to make arrangements for collecting large amounts of rainwater during the forthcoming monsoon. The personal message was hand delivered to the chiefs through respective District Magistrates and district Collectors, IANS reported. The one-page letter written in Hindi reads: "Dear Sarpanchji, Namaskar (Namaste). I hope that you and all my brothers and sisters of the panchayat would be in the best of health. The rainy season is about to begin. We are grateful to God that we are blessed with so much rainwater. We should make all efforts and arrangement to conserve this blessing (water)." Making a special request, PM Modi asked the village heads to hold a meeting of the Gram Sabha (village assembly) and have the message read out loud. "It is requested that ...
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PM to chair Niti Aayog's fifth Governing Council meeting Saturday 15.6.2019 PTI: All news
PM to chair Niti Aayog's fifth Governing Council meeting Saturday
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K Chandrasekhar Rao, Jagan Mohan Reddy to attend Niti Aayog meet with rural agenda 11.6.2019
Hyderabad: Chief Ministers K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will go to Delhi on June 15 for the meeting of the Niti Aayog governing council which will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Niti Aayog has sent requested all heads of state governments to attend the meeting. It has drawn up five issues for the meeting and said each Chief Minister will be given five minutes to explain their opinion on these issues. The five issues on the agenda are rain water harvesting, drought conditions and relief measures, reforms in the agriculture sector, agriculture products and marketing and the Essential Commodities Act, security measures in terrorist-affected areas and aspirational district programmes. This is the first governing council meeting of Niti Aayog after Mr Modi returned to power as well as for Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy. It is expected that the Chief Ministers will seek an appointment with Mr Modi and Union ministers to lobby for their states" pending projects and other ...
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No RWH at BBMP parks yet 6.6.2019
Bengaluru: Though the BBMP has doubled the fines for residents not installing rainwater harvesting structures on their premises, the civic body's own track record of installing them in parks is dismal. Though the proposal was announced in the budget last year, no steps have been taken in this regard. The plan, announced during the tenure of former mayor Sampath Raj, was to harvest rain in all parks run by BBMP and at open spaces and nurseries owned by Palike. An amount of Rs 12 crore was also earmarked for the purpose of building rainwater structures. We should not be sitting in glass houses and throw stones at others. Civic agencies like BBMP should be proactive in setting an example to the citizens to emulate. But it's the reverse here. BBMP, which could have harvested thousands of litres of water, but has not bothered to take it up, said Muniyappa, a regular walker at BBMP park at Gavipura. He, however, welcomed that BBMP had reserved Rs 12 crore for setting up RWH structures at the ...
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World Environment Day : Smart hospitality solutions towards sustainable tourism 5.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi On World Environment Day, let’s remember one man’s vacation destination is someone’s home. Consumers can play a big role and hospitality industry is practicing sustainable tourism and doing its bit to save the environment. Judicious use of energy and water reuse are among some of the measures undertaken by Hospitality industry to […]
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Crisis call 2.6.2019 The Shillong Times
Kordor Sohtun wakes up at four in the morning and the first thing he does is reserve a space in front of the public tap near his house. He fetches eight buckets of water before heading off to office. This is his daily routine, come rain or shine, as water is a precious commodity here. […]
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Teenagers to hold rally on climate change in Shillong on May 24 20.5.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: As an initiative for raising climate change awareness, a rally by teenagers under the banner of Friday for Future, will be held on May 24. Speaking to reporters here on Monday, Joel Blah Kyndiah said, “It is all about youth to push for political action. Climate change is an issue but it is not significantly addressed.” […]
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River interrupted! 12.5.2019 The Shillong Times
By Madhumita Mookerji Water is fast becoming as precious as gold in many regions of the world today due to shortage. Environmentalists warn that unless water is used more sagaciously when there is still time, the world may suffer from a water-crisis as never seen before. There are few people to tell us to turn […]
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Krishnagiri: Birds flock to alternate site in Hosur 5.5.2019
Krishnagiri: Big lakes around Hosur where the birds commonly camp during its migration have found their new home in TVS motor company as an alternative site after the water bodies here have dried up following monsoon failure for years. Krishnagiri district elevated from 300-metres to 1400-meters above sea level has a geographical extent of 5,14,326 hectares and of which 2,02,409 hectares has been recorded as forest region.The district has rich flora and fauna including good number of elephants, gaur, wild boar, Sambar and spotted deer. Besides, the district lakes receive migratory avian population. During the migration period, painted stork, grey heron, cormorant, pelican, teals and other birds stay in Ramanayakan Lake of Hosur town and other lakes across this taluk. But, they could not be seen this year as the lakes have already dried up at the onset of "Agni Nakshatram" from today. However, as "a blessing in disguise"-the birds have found their new home inside the TVS motor ...
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Why don't parks usetreated water, bbmp? 25.4.2019
Rainwater harvesting plants for individual homes, mandatory STPs and compost plants in apartment complexes - BBMP excels at telling people what to do. Rarely does it follow its own advice, though. The city"s parks are drying up, a normal occurence this time of year but BBMP has done little to find a permanent solution. Instead of following its own rules and setting up rainwater harvesting or sewage treatment plants, BBMP buys water from private tankers to water its parks! And it"s a drain on taxpayer money. Has BBMP actually managed to find a solution that is worse than the problem, asks Aknisree Karthik Fortunately for Bengaluru, it has not entirely lost its Garden City reputation thanks to the many parks that still dot it. Besides the famous Cubbon Park and Lalbagh that provide huge lung spaces in a city that is fast turning into a concrete jungle, most localities have their own parks, where people can enjoy their walks and breathe in some fresh air. But on the other hand, while the city is ...
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NGT refuses to review order slapping 5L fine on schools, colleges 29.3.2019 PTI: All news
NGT refuses to review order slapping 5L fine on schools, colleges
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Foundation laid for LHB coach refurbishing facility in Assam 19.2.2019 The Shillong Times
From Our Correspondent GUWAHATI: Union Minister of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain, on Monday laid the foundation of a refurbishing facility of LHB coaches at New Bongaigaon that will have a capacity to refurbish about 120 LBH coaches a year. The facility will have about 15,000 square metre of shaded area housing 4 cranes of […]
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PM arrives in city for 2-day visit to NE 9.2.2019 The Assam Tribune
PM arrives in city for 2-day visit to NE
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