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Commissioning of city water supply schemes from June next year 18.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Commissioning of city water supply schemes from June next year
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Mumbai: Marine Drive Promenade will go under upgradation 18.12.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has undertaken the Marine Drive Promenade toilet
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BWSSB to hard sell RWH 18.12.2017
BENGALURU: The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, which could not get its away with a retrospective rule on STPs for apartments with 50 units and above, now aims to seriously implement the rainwater harvesting plan. Of the 1.5 lakh buildings identified in the city, only 80,488 have installed RWH structures on their premises. Board claims to have collected over Rs 15 crore in fines from offenders. A senior BWSSB engineer, who did not wish to be named, told Deccan Chronicle, "Though the STP rule was in the interest of the city, it did not go down well. Now we have started pursuing our RWH plan a bit aggressively. We have been conducting awareness camps, holding streetplays and organising programmes at the Rainwater Harvesting Theme Park in Jayanagar to stress on the importance of water and how beneficial it is to save rainwater." He said, "On one hand, we are spreading awareness and persuading the defaulters to set up RWH structures, while on the other, we are fining the offenders ...
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Sewage treatment plants along Ganga tributaries 18.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, December 17 The Centre is set to take its Clean Ganga campaign to the next level by extending construction of sewage treatment plants (STPs) projects in townships located along the river’s tributaries in a phased manner. This comes after its approvals for STPs in townships related to the river’s mainstream in the five basin states being completed. The basin states are: Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and West-Bengal. The STP projects are important component of the Clean Ganga Mission so as to stop effluents and other polluted discharges which get drained in huge quantities in the river unchecked. The idea is to treat them before they get drained into the river and its tributaries. Water Resources Secretary UP Singh said the exercise to clean Ganga can not fructify till its tributaries are also cleaned. The 2,500-km stretch of the Ganga has about 15 tributaries. In the first phase, STPs would be set up in townships along banks of four tributaries: Kali, ...
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Kilpauk water works facility goes hi-tech 18.12.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Online supervisory control system to be installed
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Mumbai Diary: Sunday Dossier 17.12.2017 news
Googly Woogly WookSH Actors Sikander Kher and Harshwardhan Kapoor share an affectionate moment at the launch of a menswear studio in Juhu. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar There's a kind of flush in Perth The ongoing Perth Test match contested between England and Australia will be the last Ashes game at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) ground. The new Optus Stadium will be used for next month's one-day international involving the same association. There's more than a month for the January 28 international but guess what was checked thoroughly the other day – the sewage capacity of the stadium's toilets. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, "Staff this week spread out and conducted a ceremonial, simultaneous flushing of all the stadium's toilets." All doubts were flushed out! Focus on the female gaze Last year, Danish photographer Sarah Hoilund created ripples with her international travelling exhibition, Photographing the Female, that aimed to showcase the diverse experience of being a woman. On ...
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Kozhikode in need of sewage plant 17.12.2017
KOZHIKODE: If the city fails to act in tune with several court orders and directions from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on setting up a Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (STP), the water bodies in and around the city will continue to be polluted with septic tank waste, according to environmental and developmental activists. The septic tanks of the city when got filled have been pumped out into tankers, which has been later drained out to water bodies and isolated spots.  The drinking water sources and drinking water from Kerala Water Authority supply network have high coliform bacteria presence. It is to be recalled that the South Zone bench of the National Green Tribunal, Chennai had stayed the construction of the sewage treatment plant in 18.5 acres land at Kottooli. The state government had also withdrawn permission for the plant as the Wetland Protection Committee approa-ched High Court in 2013.  Later there were attempts to relocate the STP to the 2.6 acre land of Kerala Water ...
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L-G inspects Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin dargah 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Government agencies asked to ensure proper cleanliness
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Fix My Street: 2,500 plaints in 3 days 16.12.2017
Bengaluru: Just four days after the launch of the mobile phone application, Fix My Street, by the BBMP to address civic issues, over 2,500 complaints have been registered till Friday.  The app was launched on December 11 and saw more than 5,000 downloads on Android and IOS systems. Complaints related to streetlights not functioning, garbage dumping, no pourakarmikas to collect garbage from the doorstep, dumping of constructional debris and water and drainage problems topped the list of complaints. Mayor Sampath Raj told Deccan Chronicle, "Highest complaints through the app have been received from Mahadevapura which is around 550. We have also been receiving complaints about water or drain problem and these are being forwarded to the BWSSB." He said, "We will create more awareness among the people about the Fix My Street app and also people who do not use apps can always register a complaint at our control room and ward level offices. For now, we have received a good response ...
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Bhendi Bazaar: A model makeover 15.12.2017 DNA: Opinion
Bohri Mohalla is a nugget of heritage and culture nestled in the crowded market area of Bhendi Bazaar. If you have ever visited this neighbourhood and not devoured the succulent kebabs and tikkas of Haji Tikka Corner, your trip to this part of the city would be considered incomplete. Established in 1989, it is currently owned by Abdul Samad Qureshi, who is suffering a customer loss of nearly 50 per cent, thanks to the redevelopment project. Bhendi Bazaar, spread over a 16.5-acre land comprising more than 250 buildings, is undergoing one of the biggest redevelopment projects in India. The project which is being carried out by Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) has divided Bhendi Bazaar in nine clusters. Located in the heart of south Mumbai, Bhendi Bazaar is a shopper’s paradise. From carpets to hardware and antique pieces, the place has something to offer everyone. For the less-initiated, the Bhendibazaar gharana is one of the vocal gharanas of Indian classical music, which originated in Bhendi Bazaar ...
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No sewage treatment plants for old apartments in Bengaluru 15.12.2017
BENGALURU: In a move which could provide relief to thousands of flat dwellers, the BWSSB on Thursday withdrew its retrospective rule for installation of sewage treatment plant (STP) in old apartment complexes. BWSSB had initially made it mandatory to install STPs in apartment complexes with 20 or more flats. Following an uproar, it amended the rule in April and increased it to 50 or more flats. However those residing in older apartment complexes opposed the retrospective rule citing lack of space and the huge costs involved. They wanted the BWSSB to drop the rule. The issue also became the main topic for discussion at the special council meet at the BBMP recently with corporators cutting across party lines demanding water board to drop this retrospective rule. BBMP Mayor Sampath Raj too said that any rule should not burden citizens. In a meeting chaired by Bengaluru Development Minister K. J. George and Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, the water board suspended the retrospective rule with immediate ...
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BJP to protest against STP norm for apartments 13.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
To hold a dharna in Freedom Park on Saturday
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Corporators quiz BWSSB chief over STP rules, Cauvery water 13.12.2017
BENGALURU: Cutting across party affiliations, corporators targeted BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath and the latter had to face a barrage of questions. Their main question was on the retrospective Sewage Treatment Plant for apartment complexes with 50 or more flats.   Members registered their opposition to the proposal and demanded that BWSSB should take back the retrospective clause.  Former chairman of taxation and finance Gunashekar questioned, "Of the total 1300-1400 MLD water supplied to the city, more than 30-40 percent gets leaked. Has the board reduced this percentage, if so what is the progress." Further, he questioned if it is possible for the BWSSB to supply water 24x7. BJP leader and leader of the opposition at BBMP Padmanabha Reddy sought to know the status of Yethinahole project and wanted to know when will 110 villages get Cauvery water. BWSSB also came under fire for digging up newly-laid roads. In his reply to the questions raised by corporators, Tushar Girinath ...
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DJB notices to govt depts over due bills 13.12.2017 Hindu: News
Water connections of 1,011 consumers who owe a total of ₹4,180.52 crore in pending bills could be cut if the dues are not cleared soon as the Delhi Jal Board has started to issue notices this week.On...
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Cleaning Yamuna: NGT asks DJB for Phase II plan 13.12.2017 Hindu: News
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Tuesday, directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to submit its action plan with respect to Phase II of the Yamuna clea...
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Give info on Phase-II of Yamuna cleaning by tomorrow: NGT to DJB 12.12.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The green panel had said that pollution in the Yamuna was of serious concern as it was highly contaminated by industrial effluents and sewage.
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Drop retrospective STP rule: Opposition leader Padmanabha Reddy 12.12.2017
BENGALURU: BWSSB's retrospective rule mandating sewage treatment plants (STPs) for apartments with 50 and above units should be withdrawn immediately, demanded BBMP leader of opposition Padmanabha Reddy. At a special council meeting on Monday, Reddy demanded said, "Many realtors have built apartments and already washed their hands of them. If a new rule is imposed on installing STPs in existing apartments, where will they install it? The rule should be taken back." He alleged that it was implemented without consulting apartment owners. He said, "The BWSSB had made rainwater harvesting mandatory, while it could not install a device at its own building." He blamed the BWSSB for flooding in the city recently. "BWSSB water lines pass through storm water drains and they hampered the desilting process as some pipes broke while removing the silt from storm water drains," he said. LED streetlights in 8 months  BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad said that all ...
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NGT slaps Rs 10-lakh fine on Solan-based hotel 12.12.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, December 11 The National Green Tribunal has ordered demolition of an illegally constructed portion of a hotel in Solan and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh for causing environmental pollution and degrading the ecology. The green panel noted that Hotel Barog Heights has built up structures, which were partially unauthorised and illegal and was running its business without obtaining due permission from the Pollution Control Board from April 1, 2012, to date. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the hotel to demolish the unauthorised structure within four weeks and pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for causing irretrievable damage to the ecology to the Pollution Control Board within two weeks. “Nothing has been placed on record which shows that the applicant is not an environment offender. There is no evidence to show as to how such a big hotel is dealing with its waste and is treating the sewage generated. The sewage treatment plant (STP) is not of the requisite capacity ...
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Ensure proper sewage connections for toilets, LG tells civic bodies 12.12.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 11

Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed the three municipal corporations to ensure proper lighting arrangement in and around all toilets complexes and public parks in the capital.

The civic bodies must see that the sewage connections in toilets are properly maintained, said the LG during a review meeting of sanitation, redevelopment of markets and beautification works undertaken by the municipal bodies.

As regards use of toilets in restaurants (including petrol pumps), it was informed that all toilet facilities have been made available free of charge for women and children. The LG was informed about the steps taken for proper lighting in and around the toilets complexes.

The three municipal commissioners assured the LG that efforts are being made to ensure that all toilets complexes have proper lights. It was desired that weekly progress report will be sent to the Pr. Secretary (Urban Development) in this respect.

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Judiciary doing local bodies' statutory duty as they don't: HC 11.12.2017 PTI: All news
Judiciary doing local bodies' statutory duty as they don't: HC
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