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Infograph: A slow start for clean Ganga mission 29.8.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Infograph: A slow start for clean Ganga mission
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APK urges Rubber Board to desist from promoting block rubber production 29.8.2016 ET: Agriculture
At present, the farmers are receiving more than 90% of the price as their farm gate price.
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It’s a slow start for clean Ganga mission 29.8.2016 TOI: India
The Centre has been focused on its ambitious Ganga rejuvenation plan but it has so far only launched entry-level activities, including modernisation/construction of ‘ghats’ (riverfronts), crematoria and surface cleaning.
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Brazil didn't mess up Olympics, nor did it make most of them 24.8.2016 Rediff: Sports
The enduring images of the Games will be not just the great sporting achievements - from US swimmer Michael Phelps' 28th Olympic medal to Usain Bolt's historic sprint 'triple triple' - but also the organizational problems, empty seats and crime.
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Northeast Briefs 21.8.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Northeast Briefs
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Centre may bring in legislation to clean Ganga in consultation with states 20.8.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
Asserting that there was a need to follow a policy of "zero discharge of effluents" to clean the Ganga, the Centre on Saturday said that it was considering bringing in a legislation in this regards in consultation with the states through which the river flows. "The Narendra Modi government has always maintained that it was committed to cleaning the river Ganga. To achieve this goal, it is important to ensure that there was zero discharge of effluents in the river. "We are working in the direction of bringing in a legislation to ensure that no effluents, be it sewage or industrial waste, is discharged into the Ganga. "The legislation will be brought in after due consultation with all the states through which the Ganga passes," Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said. She was addressing a conclave, on the outskirts of the city, attended by collectors and other administrative officials of more than 50 districts spread across five states where gram ...
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Vishakhapatnam Port poised for major expansion 19.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Vishakhapatnam Port is poised for major expansion, with the Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurating several projects during his visit to the port yesterday.
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Coal stakeholders voice views 19.8.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Stakeholders of the revenue-generating coal mining sector of Meghalaya have prepared a slew of suggestions on how to improve coal mining in the state.
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Solar energy at Bhandup treatment plant soon 17.8.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
As part of a broader energy efficiency upgrade, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to install a solar power system at Asia's largest water treatment plant in Bhandup. According to information, a state-of-art solar unit will be set at the plant by October, which will generate around 2.5MW of power. "The corporation has recognised the use of clean, renewable energy to help power water treatment plants. Solar power will reduce our carbon footprint as well as our operational costs and exposure to volatile electricity prices. In that respect, it's beneficial for us all," said additional municipal commissioner Dr Sanjay Mukherjee. He added that the solar power unit will bear around 30 per cent of energy demand of the plant, which treats raw water from four dams before supplying it to more than 20 lakh households across the city. The installation of the solar energy unit is as per the 'off-grid' policy passed by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis-led state cabinet, which has compelled the civic ...
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BARC develops portable kit for detection of Chromium contamination of water 17.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Chromium is widely used in various industries like leather, steel, chrome plating, paint manufacturing, wood preservation etc. Untreated effluents from these industries cause widespread contamination of water as been reported in several parts of the country.
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Smart Ganga City programme launched in 10 cities 13.8.2016 ET: Infrastructure
Union Urban Development Minister Naidu and Water Resources Minister Bharti launched the works through video conferencing and were joined in by District Magistrates/Mayors of cities/towns.
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Smart Ganga City Scheme Launcehd in Ten Cities 13.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti and Union Urban Development Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu launched Smart Ganga City Scheme today in ten important cities through video conference. These cities are – Haridwar, Rishikesh,
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B'luru: Drinking water from sewage becomes reality 11.8.2016 TOI: Home
Recycling is so yesterday.With the drinking water crisis becoming more acute, the world is looking at recovering used water.
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Pay a rupee for a litre of clean drinking water 11.8.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Residents of Katonipar village in Jorhat district had to depend on a tubewell all these years to get drinking water. But from Friday, the task of drawing water will become hi-tech, thanks to smart cards and a water-dispensing machine.
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College to 'infuse life' in river 10.8.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Named after the Umshyrpi river, Umshyrpi College will start "infusing life" into the water body which looks no better than a massive drain.
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Sailing: Regatta sets sail on dirty water, tricky winds 9.8.2016 Rediff: Sports
Olympic sailing began an 11-day regatta on Monday with near perfect winds as competitors showed little fear of heading back into waters criticised for sewage-borne pathogens and floating garbage.
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369 crematoria to be modernized across five states as part of clean Ganga mission 4.8.2016 TOI: India
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Progress of Namami Gange Mission 4.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The Namami Gange programme is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

The status of the Namami Gange Programme as on 30th June 2016 is as follows:-
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Targeting Markets for Agri Exports 3.8.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Some varieties of mangoes from northern India are already being exported to Australia. In order to boost export of other varieties, the matter was pursued with the concerned Australian authorities to consider different varieties and other mitigation measures of Hot Water Treatment and Irradiation. In this regard, a delegation visited India in the month of June, 2016 to verify and certify three irradiation facilities for export of irradiated mangoes from the western and southern parts of India.
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Monsoon deluge in Indian cities causes traffic chaos, sewage swirls 29.7.2016 Sify Finance
NEW DELHI, July 29 (Reuters) - Persistent heavy rains have caused widespread disruption in India's major cities and severe floods in the rugged northeast have killed at least 12 people, the federal
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