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Fighting the green battle 25.6.2017 The Shillong Times
By Nabamita Mitra Shillong is losing her green cover and the pace has increased. Planting saplings and cleaning neighbourhoods are not celebratory rituals for a hyped government scheme or of a particular occasion but are among habits of a Good Samaritan. For those who are oblivious to the environmental causes, there should be laws as […]
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High hopes as city takes baby steps on the smart path 24.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Decentralised waste management, cycling paths, walkways are among the improvements
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Thiruvananthapuram tops with core city plan 23.6.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram’s smart plans aim to solve major urbanisation problems.
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New water policy ready 22.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Groundwater sources to be identified; rainwater harvesting to be promoted
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Tata Steel’s Noamundi iron mine bags 'Most Innovative Environmental Project Award' in Biodivesity category 22.6.2017 ET: Steel
The case study presented before the jury included Re-afforestation at Hill No.1 & 2, 3 MW Solar Power Plant, Rain Water Harvesting & Niche Nesting.
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Cash crunch stalls renovation of temple tanks 22.6.2017 Hindu: Home
For a department that manages over 33,000 temples, lack of funds is something that plagues the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department day-in and day-out. Be it the renovation of a temple...
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NGT: Install rainwater harvest system in govt buildings 22.6.2017 The Tribune

Legal Correspondent

Shimla, June 21

For proper utilization of rainwater, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all the government buildings constructed in any part of the state to install/construct and operationalize the rainwater harvesting system within one month.

While passing this direction, the NGT headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar further directed the Town and Country Planning Department that it will not clear any construction plan unless and until the plan provides for installation/construction and operation of rainwater harvesting system, in government, semi-government, autonomous, commercial and private buildings which are more than 5,000 sq ft floor area in the first instance.

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Nalanda awarded for water conservation 21.6.2017 TOI: Patna
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Tanks, borewells in Kumudavathi basin recharged now 19.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Tanks, borewells in Kumudavathi basin recharged now
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Old defunct wells in city to be revived 19.6.2017 The Tribune
Amritsar, June 18 With Amritsar Foundation Day coming up, the city is yet again in for a makeover. NGOs, including eco-activists, have geared up to carry out five days of green activities to clean and beautify the city. The first on target are the areas inside the walled city, including some heritage spots like old wells that were once part of the water-supply system and narrow lanes. Among other activities, nature walks, seminars and processions will mark the day along with cleanliness drives inside the walled city. As part of getting people involved in the process, the NGOs, including Eco Amritsar and Voice of Amritsar, had previously too cleaned up some of the filthiest spots inside the city like Bombay Wala Khuh (well), which is considered as one of the oldest and the dirtiest places inside the walled city. “It was primarily turned into a dump yard and was overflowing with garbage. These places, which otherwise should be marked as heritage spots and maintained by the MC, reek of neglect and public ...
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NGT seeks action plan from schools on rainwater harvesting 18.6.2017 TOI: India
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed private and government schools to submit an action plan on installing rainwater harvesting systems in their premises.
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Install rainwater harvesting system: NGT to Delhi schools 18.6.2017 Latest News
NGT want schools need to take steps to set up rainwater harvesting systems prior to monsoon
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Crawford market set to get a facelift 18.6.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) decade old ambitious project of developing the famous Crawford market has gained fresh hopes after two national level firms have shown interest in redesigning and upgrading the market. The revamp of the Crawford market project is expected to cost at least Rs 210.15 crore. The tender for the same was floated in April this year. The contractor is expected to be finalised before August. DNA had reported on April 30 that the BMC was hopeful that the new tender will elicit a better response and intends to grant the work order by October. The redeveloped market will have four storeys including a basement and lower ground floor, The new market building will be able to accommodate around 850 shops. The project aims to rehabilitate around 630 eligible stall owners and 200 fish vendors from Shivaji market. Both wholesalers and retailers, will be accommodated in the new building. The revamped market structure is slated to be Mumbai's first hygienic, uniform, open ...
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Sompura Lake shocks United Bengaluru 18.6.2017
Bengaluru: Lake experts and concerned citizens under the umbrella of United Bengaluru on Saturday inspected Gubbalala, Talaghattapura and Sompura lakes and filed a police complaint at the Talagattapura police station against the release of effluents into the Sompura Lake by a BBMP truck.  The group, during its earlier inspection, had filed a police complaint against the encroachment at Vasanthpura Kalyani. On Saturday, the experts found that the encroachments have reduced the size of all the three lakes and untreated effluents are let into Talaghattapura and Gubbalala lakes.  Mr Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Rajya Sabha member and founder trustee, Namma Bengaluru Foundation, urged citizens to reclaim the lakes by reporting encroachments and dumping of debris along lakes. “Public money should be utilised to build sewage and water infrastructure, including protecting and managing lakes, instead of spending money on flyovers and expensive road projects.” Mr Chandrasekhar said that he will pursue serious action ...
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City's water woes stay afloat 17.6.2017 DNA: Popular News
With the steady rise in mercury and the dog days of summer still hanging, the National Capital continues to suffer from a spiralling water crisis. Despite the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's claims of putting in place another summer action plan. Delhi is facing a demand-supply gap of 265 million gallons a day (MGD) of drinking water. It is also fighting a festering battle with Haryana over Yamuna water sharing. The city-state is meeting its 70 per cent of water requirements from the river that has today become a sewage canal in most places. Delhi's worst-hit areas are its pockets in the southwest (rocky terrain), north floodplains (parched) and northwest. Experts say Delhi does not actually face a crisis when it comes to availability of water. The crisis lies in its supply as there is no equity in distribution. According to informal estimations, there are leakages that account for 25 per cent of the total water produced. Unfortunately, the city's water utility — Delhi Jal Board (DJB) — has not been ...
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PHD Chamber holds seminar on solar power 16.6.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 15 The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a seminar on solar power and rain water harvesting. Varinder Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, was the chief guest at the interactive seminar. The chamber had invited experts from Chandigarh: Avtar Singh, Shree Krishan and Kavish Banga to make presentation on emerging trends, financial, technical and commercial viability aspect of solar and water harvesting project. Sanjeev Juneja, convener of the Jalandhar Chapter of Commerce and Industry while welcoming all guests and members said India, a rapidly growing economy with more than one billion people, was facing a huge energy demand. The country stands fifth in the world in the production and consumption of electricity. The electricity production has expanded over the years but we cannot deny the fact that the population of the country is also expanding. The power produced in the country is mostly from coal and it is predicted that countries coal reserves ...
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Hyderabad Metro moves to keep pace with rain 14.6.2017
Hyderabad: A string of complaints in the first few days of rain water overflowing from the viaduct at Hyderabad Public School, Ameerpet, Khairtabad and other places became a cause of concern for motorists. Hyderabad Metro Rail has swung into action to complete the pending storm water drain works. Storm water drain works near the petrol pump at Prakashnagar Metro Rail station to Begumpet road are now being taken up. There were constant complaints of water overflowing from the viaduct at Hyderabad Public School, which put a lot of motorists to inconvenience. The de-silting of the rain water harvesting pits and restoration of storm water drain is being done to avoid water stagnation opposite Seeshmahal theatre in Greenlands. Storm water drain works from Nampally station to Ek Minar junction are also being expedited.  Mr N.V.S Reddy, managing director of Hyderabad Metro Rail, has asked L&T Metro Rail to remove the construction material outside Gandhi Bhavan and Osmania Medical College so that the water ...
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DK ZP plans to build 2,300 more open wells in district 14.6.2017 Hindu: News
Work to be taken under MGNREGA scheme
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Karasseri grama panchayat to have all its wells recharged 13.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
The ₹6.4-cr. project, under MGNREGS, will cover as many as 8,326 households
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Rain water harvesting structures 13.6.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) has appealed to citizens, institutions and voluntary bodies to take up rain water harvesting structures so that not even a drop of rai...
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