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Sewer deaths: CM tells DJB to go for mechanical switch 23.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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NGT gives Karnataka 10 days to submit plan on reviving Bellandur lake 22.8.2017 Hindu: News
Expressing displeasure with the way the State government has handled the rejuvenation of Bellandur lake, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given the authorities 10 days to provide a concrete actio...
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One murky situation, many questionable ‘solutions’ 22.8.2017 Hindu: Home
From bacteria to microbes, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has been presented with a number of solutions to a problem it doesn’t seem to quite understand.Recently, Raaginni Jaain from the Mu...
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BMTF starts encroachment drive 22.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) started its encroachment removal drive on Tuesday in areas which were most affected by rain last week. BMTF officials visited parts of Koramangala, Shantin...
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NGT directs civic agencies to work together on restoration of Bellandur lake 22.8.2017 India Today| Must Read
National Green Tribunal today asked all civic agencies to work together for the restoration of Bellandur lake.
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In face of ‘grim’ sewer deaths, L-G moves for mechanisation 22.8.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Delhi HC notice to civic bodies, govt and DJB 22.8.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Six BMTF teams to inspect drains 22.8.2017
BENGALURU: After facing criticism from all quarters for its poor management of the city which repeatedly gets flooded during heavy rains, the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) will form six special teams to inspect flood-affected areas to gather information on encroachment of stormwater drains. These six teams headed by Superintendent of Police-BMTF will visit rain-affected areas like ST Bed, Koramangala, Adugodi, Ejipura, Avani Sringeri, Kodichikkanahalli, Bommanahalli and others. The BMTF teams will be accompanied by regional BBMP officials and the teams will videograph their inspection. They will also file suo motu cases on those who are sitting on stormwater drains which affected the free flow of water and flooded the city, an official from BMTF said. "We will hand over the case report to court and also issue a notice to SWD department of BBMP to take action," he said. Asked if the demolition drive will be revived, he maintained that the SWD department should take a decision on ...
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Sewer deaths: Delhi High Court summons civic bodies' heads 22.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Following the recent death of as many as 10 sanitation workers due to toxic fumes from the sewers, the Delhi High Court on Monday directed the heads of all civic bodies in the national Capital to be present before it on September 18, to explain how such an activity was going on despite being prohibited under the law. A Bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sunil Gaur was informed by amicus curiae Sanjay Poddar that in little over a month, 10 sanitation workers have died while cleaning sewers in the national Capital without any protective gear or safety measures in place. All of them had suffocated to death due to the toxic fumes in the sewer lines. The court, thereafter, sought the presence of the Commissioners of the three municipal corporations, heads of Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Public Works Department (PWD), Delhi Cantonment Board, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), and the Divisional Railway Manager of Northern Railway. It directed the Delhi government to immediately pay a compensation of Rs 10 ...
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Mechanise sewer, drain cleaning: L-G to officials 22.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Monday directed officials of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the three municipal corporations to mechanise the entire process of sewer and drain cleaning within the next 15 days. The move comes in the backdrop of death of 10 sanitation workers within two months, while cleaning drains and sewers manually. Baijal chaired a high-level meeting with officials of DJB, north, south, and east MCDs, and the PWD. The meeting was also attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Health Minister Satyendra Jain, and Water Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, among others. The L-G asked DJB CEO Keshav Chandra to prepare a regime or a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for cases requiring emergency manual intervention, as per law, within a week's time. "The SOP will be applied to all, including private contractors, group housing society, malls, etc,"read a statement released by the L-G office. He further said the liability of the employer does not get diluted and asked the government ...
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L-G tells govt to mechanise cleaning of sewers, drains 22.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Asks authorities to come up with plan in 15 days
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Design change for Vellara Road metro station? 22.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The entry/exit point planned near government hospital has been dropped for now
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Committees to probe college appointments 22.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Sewer deaths: Ready plan for shift to mechanised cleaning, LG orders DJB 22.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 21 Taking cognisance of recent sewer deaths, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Monday directed Delhi Jal Board Chief Executive Officer Keshav Chandra to finalise a plan within 15 days for migration to 100 per cent mechanisation for cleaning of sewer/drains in coordination with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). Baijal ordered the Standard Operating Procedure for cases requiring emergency manual intervention as per law to be laid down within seven days and all such SOPs will be applicable to all, including private contractors, group housing society and malls, etc. The directions came after Baijal called a high level meeting, attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Public Works Department Minister Satyendar Jain, Water Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam along with senior officers of Delhi Government, NDMC and the three municipal corporations, Member (Delhi Jal Board), CEO (Delhi Cantonment Board) and Special Commissioner of ...
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A green festival for a cause 22.8.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Namma Bengaluru Habba saw nearly a lakh people in attendance
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Sewer workers' deaths: Delhi HC summons civic bodies' heads 21.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Sewer workers’ deaths: Delhi HC calls civic bodies’ heads to court 21.8.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Mumbai: After spending Rs 1400 cr, BMC is still far from cleaning up Mithi river 21.8.2017 news
Thirty-seven small STPs are needed along the Mithi. File pics The state Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has slammed the BMC for not setting up sewage treatment plants along the Mithi river yet, leading to extreme pollution. The report tabled in the monsoon session cited a June 2006 IIT-B report that had suggested construction of 37 small STPs along with river to stop entry of untreated sewage. Mithi river came under the spotlight after the 2005 deluge "In December 2013, the MPCB (Maharashtra Pollution Control Board) had approved IIT-B's report of setting up STPs. But continuing to cite financial issues, encroachment and slum rehabilitation since then till July 2016, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has done nothing to implement the recommendations," states the CAG report. Also read: Mithi river banks to transform into gardens in six months As per the report, the city generates about 2,146 million litres sewage daily. Of this, about 49 per cent is discharged into the sea without any ...
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Metro rail corridor-II beset with issues 21.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Work comes to a grinding halt at Imlibun with officials stating that alternative alignment is not possible
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Another worker dies cleaning city drains; 10th death in 35 days 21.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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