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Telangana: Mission Bhagiratha trial run soon 15.12.2017

Khammam: The state government wants to start trial run for Mission Bhagiratha in December at any cost though there is 30 per cent of the work pending. The trial run could help detect errors in the mission. The trial run will be organised in Palair and Wyra segments from the three segments in Bhadradri-Kothagudem and Khammam districts. Laying of pipelines in Palair and Wyra was completed while work of overhead tanks was going on. About 519 overhead tanks have been sanctioned in Khammam district of which 450 were completed. Work is very slow in Kothagudem district with only 412 tanks built out of 752. All the rural water supply staff working in 23 drinking water schemes in the two districts have been shifted to Mission Bhagiratha. 

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Potable water a distant dream for 45 villages 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ropar, December 14 Drinking water supply to residents of 45 villages in the Nurpur Bedi block remains a distant dream even as a project in this regard started in November 2013. After completion of nearly 65 per cent of work, the contractor has stopped the work alleging that the government has failed to reimburse more than Rs 3 crore against the work already done. It was five years ago in 2012 when local resident and RTI activist Dinesh Chadha got information that drinking water from 18 supply schemes in the area being supplied to 45 villages was not fit as alkalinity, turbidity and iron was more than the required proportion. He filed a public interest litigation in the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the state government submitted an affidavit stating that a scheme for supply of treated canal water from water treatment plant at Kiratpur Sahib for the affected villages was approved on November 14, 2013. The cost of the project, which was to be completed within two years, was later ...
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Warangal: Bala Vikasa founders receive Canadian award 14.12.2017
Warangal: Bala Vikasa founders Bala Theresa Singareddy Gingras and Andre Gingras jointly received the "Meritorious Service Decoration" award from Governor General of Canada Ms Julie Payette. The honour comes in recognition of their dedicated social service which has impacted the lives of over four million rural poor covering 6,000 villages in India over the past four decades.  Mrs Bala Theresa Singareddy, of Reddypalem in  Warangal, Telangana, married French Canadian Andre Gingras around 48 years back and moved to Canada. Around 40 years ago, the couple founded a charity organisation, SOPAR, in Canada and 26 years ago, Bala Vikasa in India.  Through these two organisations, they have played a role in maintaining 800 water plants, 6,500 borewells, 450 overhead tanks and got 840 tanks desilted. They managed to get 2,20,000 women including 15,000 widows empowered and supported 1,600 orphans for their education. Their efforts helped in improving 400 government schools while they ...
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Bala Vikasa founders honoured 14.12.2017 Hindu: News
Bala Theresa Singareddy and her husband Andre Gingras were awarded the “Meritorious Service Decoration” award by Governor General of Canada.Ms. Bala Theresa Singareddy, a native of Reddypalem, in Wara...
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Row over sharing lake with Andhra Pradesh fishermen 11.12.2017
Khammam: The plan to economically strengthen fishermen by extending logistical support and providing them with fish seeds free of cost has taken a hit because of the interference of political leaders. Case in point is that of the Pedamandava Fishermen"s Cooperative Society in Mudigonda mandal. The tank in Pedamandava, which is spread over 200 acres, is the primary source of sustenance for the 250 fishermen of Pedamandava and Mallaram villages. The tank has adequate water as it is supplied by the NSP Canal. Officials dropped lakhs of fish seeds in the tank, and they were growing well. The fishermen were expected to reap the benefits if everything went as planned. However, the interference of political leaders disrupted those plans. With an eye on the wealth in the tank, local politicians colluded with aqua contractors from Andhra Pradesh and lured members of the fishermen"s society into giving up their fishing rights. Some members of the society were also involved in the gambit.  A ...
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Muslims, Jains and Dalits extend support to Lingayat cause 11.12.2017 தி இந்து - முகப்பு
‘Basaveshwara’s ideals largely match with the belief of Islam and Ambedkar’
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New tanks in fourth phase of Mission Kakatiya 11.12.2017 Hindu: News
First stage approval given for 10 new minor irrigation tanks so far
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Mothe’s water woes to end soon? 11.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Officials say Godavari water will be diverted to CM’s adopted village in 15 days
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Telangana: Kakatiya lags by 6000 lakes 11.12.2017
Hyderabad: The backlog of work in Mission Kakatiya has been mounting each year as targets have not been met, yet the state government shows no sign of slowing down and taking a more realistic look at the project. The programme to restore minor irrigation tanks and water bodies was launched in 2015 and the target was to complete restoration of 9,500 tanks every year, covering a total of 46,500 tanks in five years. In the last three years, the government has awarded contracts for 23,233 tanks, but work has been completed only on 17,000 so far. While a backlog of over 6,000 tanks of the previous three years already exists, this year the government has identified another 5,000 tanks for the fourth phase.  The response from contractors is not encouraging as their bills are pending from previous years for work already completed. Though the targets are clearly overambitious, irrigation minister T. Harish Rao is determined to meet them this year and clear the backlog. He has been video ...
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Woman kills self with 2-yr-old girl 10.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
In a tragic case, a woman took her life and that of a two-year-old daughter by jumping into a water tank in the Ratnali Nadi village of Bhimda in Baitu police station area of Barmer district. Although reason behind suicide is not clear, the villagers said that the woman was mentally ill. According to the police, Chandravati w/o Prahalad Ram, resident of Ratnali Nadi of Bhimda village of Baitu, was going for a condolence meeting at her relative’s place with some women. However, Chandravati was left behind. When the other women looked back, they did not find her. When women looked in a water tank they found Chandravati and her daughter struggling to remain afloat. The women shouted for help and the villagers pulled them out and took them to Bhimda Hospital where they were declared dead. The family members brought both bodies to the house and informed the police. Article ...
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K Chandrasekhar Rao wants 105 meter water lift ready by summer 9.12.2017
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao inspected work at irrigation projects, including the Medaram dam in Peddapalli district and Ramadugu in Karimnagar district and examined the underground work being undertaken at the Kaleswaram project. Mr Rao examined tunnels, pump houses, surge pools, sub-stations and switchyards. Water lifted from Medigadda will reach Yellampally via Annaram and Sundilla. From Yellampally the water will be sent to an underground surge pool on the outskirts of Medaram village through a 9.53-km tunnel. Transco CMD D Prabhakar Rao informed the CM that to pump water from the underground surge pool to Medaram tank, seven pump sets of 124.5 MW capacity each will be installed. Since the terrain is hilly and forested, the 400 MW sub-station will be constructed underground.  Two of the seven pumps will be installed by June and the rest by December 2018, BHEL general manager Sundarajan said. The Chief Minister said that the crucial phase will be when water is lifted 105 ...
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Maharashtra: 34 MoUs signed to ‘transform’ villages 7.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Little focus on waterbodies that are upstream of Bellandur, Varthur lakes 6.12.2017 Hindu: News
Doddanekundi lake, which was rejuvenated at a cost of ₹10 crore, continues to be polluted
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Level drops, lake’s future in jeopardy 4.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bandipora, December 3 Wular, Asia’s largest fresh water lake, has been witnessing degradation due to decline in water level, fish, water chestnuts and ‘nadroo’ (lotus stem). It is endangering its life and adversely affecting the economy of over 3.52 lakh people. The 130-sq km lake, designated as a Wetland of International Importance in 1986 and as a Ramsar Site in 1990, falls in Bandipore and Baramulla districts. The growth of over 21.84 lakh trees in its vast expanse in the foothills of Harmukh has transformed its shape. Earlier, the state government had envisaged a Rs 386-crore project to restore its pristine glory. Of this, the Centre had agreed to provide Rs 120 crore for four years for restoration work being carried out by the Wular Conservation and Management Authority (WUCMA), which started in 2012. An amount of Rs 60 crore was spent for four years up till March 2016. The government envisaged another Rs 400-crore project in December last year, which awaits the availability of ...
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Recharge hubs are a big draw in Cyclone Ockhi blacked out Kanyakumari district 3.12.2017 Hindu: News
The saying oor koodi ther izhuthal (when the village comes together to pull the temple car) in Tamil aptly describes unity. In Ockhi-hit Kanyakumari district, people have come together to recharge m...
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Madurantakam tank overflows once again 2.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Last month, it reached full capacity and excess water flowed into the Kilyar
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Justice eludes 2.12.2017 Downtoearth
So many years later, the victims have to still struggle for medical support, rehabilitation, compensation and environmental remediation
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Thamirabarani river in spate in Nellai 2.12.2017
TIRUNELVELI: Water released from the major dams in Tirunelveli district, coupled with the fierce flood streams have put this southern district's lifeline, Tamirabarani river in spate on Friday, and it is carrying a volume as high as 30,000 cusecs of water at the time of filing this report. The heavy flows in the river inundated the houses at the low lying areas on either side of its banks here and forced the residents at Melapalayam, Kuruchi, Kurukkuthurai in Tirunelveli city to move to relief camps set up by the district administration. The road level bridge across Tamirabarani river at Karuppanthurai village was fully submerged in the flood waters affecting traffic movement to Melapalayam. Further the Kurukkuthurai Murugan temple and several stone "mandapams" along the banks of Thamirabarani were completely submerged in water. A newly built bridge across Nambiyar river at Thirungudi near Nanguneri in Tirunelveli district was washed away by the flash floods in the river. A state express ...
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Kerala: Inquiry finds illegal diversion of rivulets 1.12.2017
PALAKKAD: A team of revenue officials who inspected the diversion of two rivulets flowing from Dhoni forest by the 'Royal Crusher' unit for the commercial use of washing M-sand in its quarry here has found prima facie violations. The officials led by land records tahsildar P.G. Rajendrababu, deputy tahsildar V. Chandrababu and village officer Biju Andrews had inspected the two tanks built by blocking the natural flow of the rivulets and the 1.5-km penstock pipeline laid in between the tanks to pump water to the washing unit. "We inspected the matter over the complaint of the farmers doing paddy cultivation downstream and have found that the natural course of water has been affected. After getting more details from the village officer, a report over the violations will be submitted to the district collector," Mr Rajendrababu told DC. He said that the unit had not obtained any permission to build huge tanks on the natural rivulets and lay pipes through the stream by reclaiming it. ...
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Devotees leave water bodies polluted in Kangra region 1.12.2017 The Tribune
Ravinder Sood  Palampur, November 29 From mid-September to December end, several festivals, religious discourses, ‘kar sevas’ and spiritual camps are held and celebrated in the region every year. Devotees from northern India visit shrines and religious centres situated in Kangra, Jwalamukhi, Chintpurni and Chamunda. They make reckless use of water bodies leaving these badly polluted. Open air defecation by campers and pilgrims on the river banks and periphery of ponds, tanks and rivulets becomes rampant. A study conducted by a team of medical experts along with a local NGO, People’s Voice, reveals that human excreta in water bodies can lead to rise in diseases. The concept of the Swachh Bharat Mission was expanded to include personal hygiene, sanitation, safe water, garbage disposal, proper water disposal, etc. The main objective of the Swachh Bharat Mission is to bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas. Therefore, much stress was laid on setting up rural sanitary ...
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