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Give info on Phase-II of Yamuna cleaning by tomorrow: NGT to DJB 12.12.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The green panel had said that pollution in the Yamuna was of serious concern as it was highly contaminated by industrial effluents and sewage.
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Drop retrospective STP rule: Opposition leader Padmanabha Reddy 12.12.2017
BENGALURU: BWSSB's retrospective rule mandating sewage treatment plants (STPs) for apartments with 50 and above units should be withdrawn immediately, demanded BBMP leader of opposition Padmanabha Reddy. At a special council meeting on Monday, Reddy demanded said, "Many realtors have built apartments and already washed their hands of them. If a new rule is imposed on installing STPs in existing apartments, where will they install it? The rule should be taken back." He alleged that it was implemented without consulting apartment owners. He said, "The BWSSB had made rainwater harvesting mandatory, while it could not install a device at its own building." He blamed the BWSSB for flooding in the city recently. "BWSSB water lines pass through storm water drains and they hampered the desilting process as some pipes broke while removing the silt from storm water drains," he said. LED streetlights in 8 months  BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad said that all ...
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Flighty encounters 8.12.2017 India Today | February 13, 2012
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Jayanti aka Perch Dam near Chandigarh is a picturesque spot and a bird lover's paradise.
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Pinarayi Vijayan govt mulls promotion of 'green habitat' concept in Kerala 3.12.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Amid concerns about unscientific construction practises, the Kerala government is considering promoting a 'green habitat' concept giving thrust to eco-friendly and reusable building materials, natural water storage and solid waste management. Haritha Keralam Mission, the state-run agency which envisages a clean and green state, has initiated an initial round of discussion with various experts and stakeholders in this regard, official sources here said. An alternative and sustainable architecture practice would be promoted in place of the existing conventional mode of construction under the 'green habitat' concept, they said. The buildings, under the concept, are planned to be designed in such a way that natural sunlight and wind would be used to maximum and the usage of electricity reduces to the minimum. A rainwater harvesting or natural water storage system would be a sure feature of such 'green' buildings, where even kitchen and drainage water would be recycled and reused for other household purposes, ...
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Kerala government promotes green habitat amid unscientific constructions 3.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The buildings, under the concept, are planned to be designed in such a way that natural sunlight and wind would be used to maximum and the usage of electricity reduces to the minimum.
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Andhra Pradesh: Residents body to take up civic woes 28.11.2017
Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Federation of Residents Welfare Associations (APFERWAS) which has already taken up 130 residential colony associations under its ambit to connect the civil society with the civic administration to address issues, has celebrated its first anniversary on Monday.    APFERWAS mainly focuses on the solid waste management, rooftop solar plants, rainwater harvesting and on top of all this, educating the public about the new RERA guidelines. The Federation has also conducted many workshops on these subjects for colony residents. Waste segregation at sources assumes significance as the cleanliness ranking survey is giving utmost importance to it. Hence, the role of the RWA is also important. The city is generating on an average 1,000 tonne of waste per day out of which 30 per cent is wet waste. At present, only 105 tonne is being segregated at the source, thereby causing inconvenience to GVMC sanitary workers. "Formation of the federation has not only helped the ...
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Govt should compensate victims of its inaction: Delhi HC 27.11.2017 Latest News
The court said that due to polluted groundwater, several persons of the area are suffering from cancer
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A cost-effective RWH solution 24.11.2017 Hindu: Home
This idea involves drilling holes in concrete floors and embedding PVC pipes in them
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Are green homes worth it in the long run? 23.11.2017 Hindu: Home
What modern urban living offers today are unimaginable creature comforts. But did you know that many of those luxuries come at the cost of draining and polluting the environment?Perhaps, this shouldn...
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Stricter building norms needed: CM 20.11.2017 Hindu: Kerala
New structures on large plots must have rainwater harvesting mechanisms
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Techie on a monsoon mission 17.11.2017 Hindu: Chennai
A software engineer is offering guidance to anyone seeking to set up a low-cost rainwater harvesting system
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Install rainwater harvesting systems: NGT to schools, colleges 17.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Institutions given two-month deadline to finish the installations; panel warns heavy fine for violation
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Install rainwater harvesting system in 2 months: NGT to Delhi schools, colleges 16.11.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, November 16 The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed all Delhi government and private schools as well as colleges to install rainwater harvesting systems on their premises within two months at their own cost. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar ordered that any institution that fails to install the rainwater harvesting system within the stipulated period shall be liable to pay environment compensation of Rs 5 lakh. #WATCH : Water sprinkling from DDA Head Office after NGT asked #Delhi govt to sprinkle water from high-rise buildings to settle pollutants. pic.twitter.com/Vg7te7Vs7T — ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2017 The tribunal directed schools and colleges to approach a committee constituted by it. The committee will inspect the premises and grant permission to institutions for operating the system. The committee, comprising senior officials from the education department of the Delhi government, Delhi Jal Board, Public Works Department, representative of Central ...
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Install rainwater harvesting system in two months, NGT tells Delhi schools, colleges 16.11.2017 Hindu: Home
The tribunal directed schools and colleges to approach a committee constituted by it.
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Instal rainwater harvesting system in 2 months: NGT to Delhi schools, colleges 16.11.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, November 16 The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed all Delhi government and private schools as well as colleges to install rainwater harvesting systems on their premises within two months at their own cost. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar ordered that any institution that fails to install the rainwater harvesting system within the stipulated period shall be liable to pay environment compensation of Rs 5 lakh. #WATCH : Water sprinkling from DDA Head Office after NGT asked #Delhi govt to sprinkle water from high-rise buildings to settle pollutants. pic.twitter.com/Vg7te7Vs7T — ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2017 The tribunal directed schools and colleges to approach a committee constituted by it. The committee will inspect the premises and grant permission to institutions for operating the system. The committee, comprising senior officials from the education department of the Delhi government, Delhi Jal Board, Public Works Department, representative of Central ...
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Delhi schools, colleges should have rainwater harvesting system: NGT 16.11.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The panel ordered schools and colleges that if they fail to install the system in two months, they are liable to pay Rs 5 lakh as fine
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Night squads to check waterlogging in low-lying areas 15.11.2017
Chennai: The monsoon preparatory measures taken up in six coastal districts including Chennai and Kancheepuram have helped the state to prevent major flooding and revenue teams are again fanned out in low-lying areas to address monsoon complaints, state revenue minister R.B. Udayakumar told reporters here on Tuesday. The minister who reviewed the status of monsoon complaints received at the state flood disaster management control room admitted that the state has received a surplus of 40-centimetre rains till now and urged members of the public to harvest the rainwater through rainwater harvesting structures. All measures are in place to handle the situation and in Chennai, the impetus is given to traffic management and waterlogging. Further instructions have been given to revenue authorities to clear the water channels without encroachments and so far close to 7,000 encroachments have been cleared from the water bodies, the minister said.   According to revenue department sources, the transport and ...
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App on rainwater harvesting fails to reach out to residents 13.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, November 12 The efforts of the state government to reach out to masses through technology for conserving water through rainwater harvesting seems to have yielded no fruit, as people are not aware of ‘Jal Sanchayan’, a user-friendly mobile app. ‘Jal Sanchayan’ has been developed by the Central Ground Water Board to facilitate people to adopt rainwater harvesting through various techniques. The app contains all components of rainwater harvesting, including an interactive module, which helps the user calculate the rainwater that can be harvested in his location. “Though most of the people in the rural Kandi belt use android phones, they are not aware of the app, as no awareness drive has been conducted there by the department concerned,” said Bhagat Ram, a farmer at Raya Sujani in Samba district. According to a research conducted by RK Pandey, Regional Sericultural Research Station, Miransahib, rainwater harvesting is being practised for more than 4,000 years in areas having ...
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Concrete steps to prevent inundation 11.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Residents of SMV Koil Street pool in resources to set up RWH pits to harvest rainwater as well as prevent waterlogging
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(Readers mail) 6.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Water problemWater problem not only haunts the dwellers of new apartments but even those residing in old ones also suffer. The paucity of water is problem of the whole city. Despite the scarcity, wate...
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