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Put in place water supply policy, urges Anbumani 4.3.2017 Hindu: National
Alleges govt.’s actions are favourable to soft drinks major
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How is Coke-Pepsi boycott in Tamil Nadu linked to concern over groundwater depletion? 3.3.2017 Downtoearth
Expert finds faults in water-neutrality claim by beverage companies, calls for addressing the issue of excess water usage in their plants
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Arsenic in water they drink eats into Ballia villagers’ health 3.3.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Gas ‘politics’ may flare Tamil Nadu’s finances 3.3.2017 BusinessLine - News
State may lose royalty, sales tax/VAT; officials in Delhi say TN govt gave mining approvals
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Water kiosks to tackle drinking water crisis 3.3.2017 Hindu: News
Drought can be severest in the State in the past 115 years, government submits affidavit in High Court
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DD voices her support for Neduvasal farmers 3.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
DD voices her support for Neduvasal farmers
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Airports on alert after reports that rape accused Gayatri Prajapati is planning to flee 3.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Hydrocarbon project: M K Stalin joins stir, seeks Assembly session 3.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Stalin joins stir against hydrocarbon project, seeks Assembly session 3.3.2017 Hindu: Home
DMK Working President M.K. Stalin and CPI leader D. Raja on Friday lent their support to the ongoing agitation against the hydrocarbon project at Neduvasal near here by joining the protesters and urgi...
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MLAs blame Govt for inaction 3.3.2017 The Assam Tribune
MLAs blame Govt for inaction
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Drought and city design 3.3.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
A set of institutions need to come together and roll out a plan, involving all residents of Bengaluru, to overcome the water crisis. By S. Vishwanath
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NGT asks Mumbai-based builder to pay Rs 40 lakh for 'environmental damage' 3.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
NNGT also restrained the developer from resorting to any further tree felling or hill cutting
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Not a single well recharged in six panchayats in Thiruvananthapuram 3.3.2017
Thiruvananthapuram: Not even one well has been recharged under the MGNREGS scheme in six of eleven block panchayats in the district, ever. The statistics sourced from a ‘Success Stories’ booklet published by MGNREGS reveal that the only two blocks in Thiruvananthapuram with a significant number of well recharge projects are Kilimanoor (13,400 projects) and Nedumangad (2,600 projects). Puthencode, Varkala and Chirayinkeezhu have undertaken 1, 6 and 2 well recharge projects respectively according to the booklet. The number of rainwater recharge pits, renovated ponds, new ponds constructed, bunds and canals constructed in the district under MGNREGS are 37061, 595, 61, 256 and 683 respectively. To understand how important water recharge projects are to the water table, one needs to look at places where the Integrated Watershed Management Programme was implemented. Open wells have enough water in wells which are near check dams built across the Vamanapuram river, according to Vamanapuram block panchayat ...
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Kerala gets notice on borewell ban 3.3.2017
Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the state on a plea against the recent circular issued by the state banning digging of private borewells. The court issued the notices on a plea filed by Thomas Antony of Mulankunnathukavu, Thrissur who sought to quash the circular. The petitioner argued that the severe drought-like situation was causing hardships to the public, especially farmers.  The only option for the farmers to get water was digging borewells. The state issued a circular following the Disaster Management Act on February 17. The circular issued to curb groundwater misuse however refuses to mention the use of water for agricultural purposes, the petitioner argued. As per the circular, private persons should not dig borewells till May, 2017. Farmers rely on ground water through borewells for water, he contended. If it is banned, it will affect agriculture and farmers. The petitioner sought to stay the circular till a final order is passed, the plea ...
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CPM state secretary asks High Court to reconsider verdict 3.3.2017
Chennai: Expressing shock and surprise over the decision of the Madurai bench of the Madras high court lifting the ban on Pepsi and Coca Cola companies to draw from Thamirabarani river, CPM state secretary G.Ramakrishnan on Thursday said the court should reconsider its decision in view of the severe drought prevailing in the state. He said the court had permitted Coca Cola to draw nine lakh litres of water every day and Pepsi to get 15 lakh litres each day, he said and pointed out that the total quantity of water to be drawn from the two companies would be 24 lakh litres. He said it would lead to scarcity of water in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin since the river is already dry. There is no water for cultivation in Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Virudhunagar and people are facing severe drinking water scarcity, Ramakrishnan said. Allowing the multi-national company to draw from Thamirabarani will result in depletion of groundwater and the verdict adds salt to injury, he said. He also announced that the party ...
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Neduvasal: Protesters refuse to call off agitation 3.3.2017
Neduvasal: Protesters at Neduvasal, the epicentre of the agitation against the proposed hydrocarbon extraction project in Pudukkottai district, have decided to continue their 15-day long protest till the Union Government drops the ‘dangerous’ project. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami’s assurance that the Tamil Nadu Government will never implement any project that is detrimental to the people failed to cut ice with the people who demanded an assertion from the Union Government that  the project will be dropped. The five-member delegation that met Mr Palanisami on Wednesday in Chennai held back-to-back talks with the protesting youngsters and villages through the day but in vain. After contradicting reports through the day, the villagers finally announced a little after 7 pm that the protests would not be called off till the Centre intervenes and gives an assurance. “We will not go back to our houses till the time the Union Government makes an announcement that the hydrocarbon extraction project in ...
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Pudukottai: Extraction won't affect groundwater say experts 3.3.2017
Chennai: Even as farmers in the Neduvasal village in Pudukottai district decided to continue their protest on Thursday, experts said extracting hydrocarbon will not result in the intrusion of the seawater.The protesters in Neduvasal allege that the project would cause sea water intrusion and significant damage to their agricultural lands.Professor L. Elango from department of geology in Anna University has denied any link between extracting oil and gas (hydrocarbon) and groundwater. “There is no link between oil and the groundwater. Oil can be found after 2,000 metres beneath the ground. The extraction of oil and gas will not affect the groundwater as the aquifers are at much shallower levels,” said professor L. Elango, head, department of geology, Anna University.He said sea water intrusion will happen only if more groundwater is extracted.At the same time, he also warned against using the hydro-fracturing method for breaking the rocks while digging borewells. “They should avoid this method as it would ...
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Illegal sand mining flourishing in Madhya Pradesh: Congress 3.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Illegal mining: CBI registers five preliminary inquiries 3.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Crop area doubles in Nirmal district 3.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Good rainfall filled up tanks, recharged groundwater in the district
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