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Delhi govt rejects doubts of experts and opposition, determined to waive house tax, arrears 26.3.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Foreign firms propose to rejuvenate Bellandur Lake 26.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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New corporations can keep old promises 26.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Reactions to the BBMP budget 26.3.2017
Mr Srikanth Viswanathan, CEO, Janaagraha The BBMP has improved its financial performance over the last couple of years and is doing better than the BDA, BWSSB and the BMTC in at least a few aspects of financial management, although a lot more needs to be done. Over the past few years, the BBMP has managed to grow its receipts at 30 per cent annually which is a healthy growth rate and  has set itself an ambitious target in 2017-18. With the budgetary grants going up by Rs 1,000 crore, we need to see whether the BBMP can mop up Rs 1,400 crore in additional receipts. It appears that significant amounts of pending bills have been paid. Going by the budget speech over 7,600 bills amounting to Rs 1,167 crore have been paid in 2016-17. Overall, this seems a positive budget in terms of fiscal responsibility and management. D. S. Rajashekar, President, Citizen's Action Forum The BBMP budget with its many schemes to woo voters,  has clearly been  planned keeping the upcoming assembly elections in view. Although ...
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City’s southern neighbourhoods reel under drinking water crisis 26.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Russian firms invest $80m in solar power project 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
Miyota Power India, a joint venture of two Russian firms, has tied up with Chennai-based Al Ameen Green Energy for setting up 100 MW solar power plant near Virudhunagar. Miyota Power would be investin...
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An indelible blot on urban life 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
Despite a clutch of laws and strictures from the highest court of the land the practice of employing human labour to clean sewers continues to this day, claiming the lives of labourers and leaving their families in a lurch.
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Mumbai: Mayor wants a realistic budget, BJP backs him 25.3.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Closer to the announcement of the annual civic budget, it is now expected that the ruling Shiv
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Choked, filthy and overflowing drains ruling BJP's litmus test 25.3.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The 10-year stint of BJP in MCD has left residents complaining about choked, overflowing drains even in upscale localities like Defence Colony and Nehru Place. While sitting councillors shift the blame on the Delhi government, residents and market associations claimed that the civic bodies don't take the issue of cleaning drains seriously. However, it is going to be a crucial electoral issue in the upcoming civic polls. The three municipal corporations —North, South, and East —go to polls on April 23. All the drains on roads, less than 60 feet, fall under the jurisdiction of the civic bodies, while the rest fall under the Delhi government's Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Every monsoon it is the same story, said Rajat Prakash, a resident of Greater Kailash-1. "The stormwater drains overflow with waste water overflowing onto the streets. This is a perennial problem, with residents sending complaints to the zonal office. The civic officials tell us that it is the bigger drains that are choked and get mixed with the ...
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Bengaluru: UK, Israeli experts to save Bellandur lake 25.3.2017
Bengaluru: Will the infamous Bellandur Lake finally get the much needed makeover? If the legal hurdles are sorted out, British and Israeli experts will revive the lake by building 200 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP). The project will be funded on 85:15 ratio, where UK government will sanction a loan for the 85 per cent funding, while state government will invest the rest. The exact amount was not specified. According to the plan, Bellandur Lake will be rejuvenated in a matter of just six months and the water will be supplied to nearby industries for non-potable needs. On Friday, experts from a British firm Bluewater Bio and Israeli firm Tahal Group along with representatives from Karnataka State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (KSIIDC) visited Bellandur lake, following which there was a presentation on how it will be rejuvenated. However, the presentation did not delve into any technical details on how the lake will be rejuvenated. The State will have to repay the loan ...
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Water scheme cuts SCB's supply by 60 per cent 25.3.2017
Hyderabad: Friday was the 49th consecutive day the colonies mainly in Marredpally and Kharkhana suffered from acute water shortage, with supply being done only once a week, and the pressure for that being extremely low. At least 60 per cent of the agreed amount of water supply to the Secunderabad Canton-ment Board has been cut over the last one and a half months since the Metro Water announced the daily water scheme in the core city. Water meant for SCB’s daily supply is cut and is given to the core city to keep the daily water scheme going. The cantonment, on a daily basis, is supposed to get 6.8million gallons per day. But, for the last 48 days, it’s getting 4-4.2gallons per day. For the first time in the last 5 years, the SCB has been deprived of the agreed water. The affected colonies are, in SCB ward, the 5 Rukmini Devi Colony, Jyothi Colony, Brooklyn Colony, Vasavi Colony, the Radhika Colony and Shobha Nagar Colony, as also Gandhi Nagar and Sanjeeviah Nagar. In Ward 4, the affected areas are LIC ...
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Ground zero of sanitation mess 24.3.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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85 per cent of country’s sewage goes into water bodies: Govt 24.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Waterworks pit kills man in Hyderabad 24.3.2017
Hyderabad: A 70-year-old man fell into a seven-foot-deep trench which had  been dug for laying a drinking water pipeline in Balanagar on Thursday. Oruganti Chandrashekar Rao was trying to cross the road when he noticed a bus approaching at high speed. He stepped back and into the barricade around the trench. He fell head first into the trench and died on the spot. Police registered a case against the contractor, who it did not name, and officials of the HMWSSB. While the contractor was not named, the barricades bore the name of Megha Engineering Infrastructure Limited. Rao, a former operator in a movie theatre and resident of Adarshnagar in Balanagar, was in the habit of visiting the Saibaba temple in IDPL Colony every day. The temple is located on the other side of the road, and he has to cross the busy IDPL-Balanagar road. On Thursday, police said, he suddenly noticed a private bus coming at high speed and stepped back. He leaned on the iron barricades placed on the road next to the pit. “It appeared ...
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Hyderabad: Contractors flout norms, go scot-free 24.3.2017
Hyderabad: The careless manner in which the HMWSSB-has appointed contractors work was highlighted yet again on Thursday when a trench kept open after laying a water pipeline at Balanagar claimed yet another life.One Oruganti Chandrashekar Rao fell into the open trench and was killed on the spot. The contractor, Megha Engineering Infrastructure Ltd-MEIL is carrying out work related to laying a drinking water pipeline under the Rs 1,900 crore HUDCO project in the peripheral zones of the city — Kukatpally, Quthbullapur, Rajendranagar, Balanagar, Uppal, L B Nagar and Kapra. Different contractors are working on different stretches. Megha Engineering had completed the work on the Balanagar to IDPL stretch, but kept the trench open without any particular reason. Meanwhile, the city water board officials are yet to officially announce what action it will take against the contractor as the matter is still being investigated by police and other authorities. The MD of HMWSSB, M. Dana Kishore, said, “Based on the ...
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Hyderabad: Few purchase grey water from board 24.3.2017
Hyderabad: There are not many takers for the recycled water treated by the Water Board at its 14 sewerage treatment plants. The board has put on sale 710 million litres of grey water per day at Rs 100 to Rs 130 for 5,000 litres. The water can be used for constructions and to water gardens, among others. The railways and RTC can use the grey water to wash their vehicles. With few people buying the water, it is mainly being used by the Water Board itself and the GHMC for roadside greenery. The Water Board had launched an initiative to sell treated sewage water to improve its revenues. “The treated water is preferably for construction, irrigation and gardening. As of now, not many have come forward to buy it. Water is being sold at a very marginal price but the buyer must pay for tanker and transportation. This must be the reason not many have approached us to buy treated water,” said an official from the Water Board operation and  maintenance wing. The board operates four secondary sewage treatment plants ...
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Old water supply system leaves city high, dry 24.3.2017 The Tribune
JAMMU: Residential colonies in Jammu continue to get drinking water supply from old and rusted pipes that were laid decades ago.
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Document shows reality of Tambaram lakes 23.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
Lakes in Tambaram are under severe threat due to dumping of sewage and biomedical waste by IT firms located inside the Madras Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) and government hospitals in the Tambaram Sanatorium area.
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Water crisis is here, admits Tamil Nadu govt 23.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
Chennai's drinking water reservoirs have only 13% of its full capacity as on Wednesday.
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Krishna water drips to a halt 23.3.2017 TOI: Cities
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