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Plan in place to rejuvenate four water bodies 17.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Plan in place to rejuvenate four water bodies
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Delhi: Sangam Vihar residents face water shortage, roads flooded with sewer water 17.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Amid the ongoing water crisis in the capital, South Delhi's Sangham Vihar faces severe water shortage. On top of that, infrastructural failures have resulted in roads being flooded with sewer water. But now the people of the area are terrified. The brother of a Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) municipal councilor was shot dead after a fight broke out between him and his neighbour over a water pipe laid by him. Fights and quarrels over water is common here, due to severe water shortage in many sub-districts of Sangham Vihar. Government-issued water tankers come infrequently, which results in quarrels between residents to get adequate amount of water for their family. This has prompted people to use their personal funds to lay down pipes to get water from neighbouring areas such as Sonia Vihar, without government authorisation. Yet, most people do not get water. Vijay, a 32-year-old local shop-owner, says that he gets water every two weeks, but even then the quality makes it unsuitable for drinking. He lives in ...
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Environmental emergency in Bellandur lake, not even 1 ml of clean water available, NGT informed 14.6.2018 DNA: Top News
 Indiscriminate discharge of untreated sewage into Bengaluru's Bellandur lake has resulted in an "environmental emergency", a committee has told the National Green Tribunal, adding that there is not even one millilitre of clean water in the lake. The NGT-mandated committee said the biggest lake of the beautiful city of Bengaluru had become the largest septic tank of the city due to "sheer callousness and indifference" of the authorities. "According to the material collected, the water holding capacity of Bellandur lake has rapidly shrunk due to indiscriminate dumping of construction and demolition waste, municipal solid waste and due to vast spread of hydrophyte and microphytes in the lake water. Hydrophytes are aquatic plants that grow in or near water and provides cover for fish and other aquatic organisms. "The commission during the inspection was shocked to notice a road that has been constructed on the Varthur lake by dumping construction and demolition waste under the garb of laying a pipeline," ...
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Concession Agreement Signed for development of sewage infrastructure through Hybrid Annuity based public-private partnership in Mathura 13.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari, presided over the signing of a tripartite Concession Agreement between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), UP Jal Nigam and Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd. for developing an Integrated Sewage Infrastructure for Mathura on the Hybrid Annuity-based PPP mode, in New Delhi today.
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You have made Bengaluru's largest lake into the city's biggest septic tank: NGT-formed committee slams K'taka govt 13.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
A special commission that has been set up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to inspect Bengaluru’s lakes slammed the Karnataka government saying that it had ‘miserably failed to discharge their obligations to the society and their duties,’ India Today reported. “The biggest lake of the beautiful city of Bengaluru by sheer callousness and indifference of the authorities has become the largest septic tank of the city," the commission stated in its report.  Last February, the Union Ministry for Environment had ordered an inquiry into a fire that had broken out in the garbage strewn around Bellandur lake. Due to several reasons, the main being dumping of construction waste and municipal solid waste, along with the spreads of hydrophytes (underwater plants) and microphytes, the lake’s water holding capacity has reduced. Commission members also pointed out that the storm water drain outlets near the lake were discharging sewage and industrial effluents, which in turn were released into the lake.  The report ...
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Ten new Swachh Iconic Places launched under Swachh Bharat Mission. 12.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Ten new iconic sites, namely, RaghavendraSwamy Temple (Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh); Hazardwari Palace (Murshidabad, West Bengal); Brahma Sarovar Temple (Kurukshetra, Haryana); VidurKuti (Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh); Mana village (Chamoli, Uttarakhand); Pangong Lake (Leh-Ladakh, J&K); Nagvasuki Temple (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh); ImaKeithal/market (Imphal, Manipur); Sabarimala Temple (Kerala); and Kanvashram (Uttarakhand) have been taken up under Phase III of the flagship project Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
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Jaipur: Prithviraj Nagar area to finally get sewage line; Rs 180 cr approved 9.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Approval for a sewage system has come as a sigh of relief for residents of the Prithviraj Nagar area. The Jaipur Development Authority has approved Rs 180 crores for development of sewage system in the area on Friday, nearly Rs 50 crore of works are expected to be sanctioned in the first phase. The decision has followed the assurances made earlier this month by Jaipur development commissioner, Vaibhav Galriya to end a 50-day long agitation of the local residents. The agitation leaders, while expressing gratitude to the authorities, now look forward to compliance with their other demands of water and road facilities. “The development commissioner had assured us to commence the sewage works before July 25 and as the authority approves of the works, we are optimistic towards the betterment of the area,” said one of the agitation committee leader Ghanshyam Singh.  The agitation committee representatives though resolve to continue the struggle for the provision of Bisalpur water supply to the region and other ...
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Dr. Satya Pal Singh holds review of Namami Gange Projects in Rishikesh in Uttarakhand 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr. Satya Pal Singh visited Rishikesh to review the progress of projects in the town under the Namami Gange programme. Dr. Singh, on Saturday night, visited the project site at Swargashram where a 3 Million Litres Per Day (MLD) Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is being upgraded under the Namami Gange programme at a cost of Rs. 5.197 crore.
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Press Release - World Environment Day 2018 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            Indian Navy has completed four years of its Green Initiatives Program on World Environment Day. The adoption of a comprehensive ‘Indian Navy Environment Conservation Roadmap’ has put Indian Navy on an ambitious path of synergising ‘Blue Water capability with a Green footprint’.
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STPs to commence soon at Dravyavati 4.6.2018 DNA: Money
All the five sewage treatment plants at the Dravyavati riverfront project are now in final stages of their testing. The results have been ‘satisfactory’ so far and laying of the 81-kilometer long sewer trunk main is also near completion.  “The testing at all the STPs have commenced before last week of May and shall continue for nearly 45 days before these plants could be commission,” says an official. Commission of these shall come as a relief for over a hundred low lying colonies along the project trajectory.  These STPs with a cumulative capacity of  170 million liters per day (MLD) of these nearly 50 MLD of sewerage is expected to be from these low lying colonies while around 100-120 MLD shall be from the major nullas.  These plants after treatment of sewage shall release the clean water in Dravyavati that shall help in providing water for agricultural use at tail end areas and also help in recharge of the water table at large. However, the process is faced with challenges following delay in the ...
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Speak up Delhi: Summer woes of water and power cuts 4.6.2018 DNA: Money
In the peak summer season, the residents of Noida continue to face electricity and water shortage. The contaminated state of the available water adds to their woes. The entire fiasco of the shortage of electricity and water has led the residents to complain to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) and the Noida Authority. The authorities claim to have sorted the issues, however, the residents continue to complain. According to the residents, over the past five to six days, the water supplied is muddy which is unfit for consumption. Also, they said that they have to face the problems of low pressure of water combined with long power cuts of around 12 hours, which makes the scorching heat of June unbearable. Mr Jain, a resident of Sector 36, said, "The problems faced because of the shortage of water are not taken seriously as every other day, the water comes in a polluted state." The Authority accepts the problem of contaminated water and claims to have sorted it. SC Arora, Project Engineer, ...
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Rs 10,000 cr projects await green nod in Gujarat 4.6.2018 DNA: Money
Pollution norms continue to haunt chemical industries in Gujarat. Industry players said that despite drastically reducing the intensity of the pollutants, they are not allowed to expand capacities. They also say that over past decade advancement in technology has made it possible to produce more at same effluent load. They also demanded that pollution watch-dogs should restrict themselves to compliance of effluent norms and should refrain from dictating the quantum of production. Industrial clusters of Vatva and Naroda in Ahmedabad were classified as critically polluted by central Ministry of Environment and Forest in 2009, putting a cap on further investments in the clusters. The cap was lifted two years ago. Still industry players complain that they are unable to expand their capacities or new investments pouring into the clusters. They claim that while units in Gujarat are forefront in abiding to the pollution norms, they are deprived of making new investments. 'We have reduced the emission norms from ...
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Punjab: 2 sanitation workers, cop die of asphyxiation 3.6.2018 DNA: Money
Two sanitation workers and a policeman, who went inside a manhole to rescue them, died due asphyxiation while they were cleaning the sewage on the premises of police lines here, a police official said. One more sanitation worker was critically injured in the incident, he said. The incident occurred this evening when two workers Ravi Kumar and Krishan Kumar, who were cleaning the manhole, fell unconscious, he said. The third worker, Balvir, went inside the manhole to save them but he too did not come out. When constable Lachhman noticed that the three sanitation workers had failed to come out, he also jumped inside the manhole to rescue them but lost his life, the official said. Later, the incident was reported to senior officials and all the four people were rescued with help of fire brigade staff, he said. They were rushed to the civil hospital, where three of them were declared brought dead by doctors, he added.  Article ...
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Welfare fund not spent for people living near mining sites: Saikia 2.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Welfare fund not spent for people living near mining sites: Saikia
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IITG pilot project to protect city hills 2.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
IITG pilot project to protect city hills
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New ?T?echnologies needed to solve ?S?anitation and ?S?olid ?W?aste ?M?anagement issues in India : Shri Bindeshwar Pathak 1.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Legendary inventor and founder of the internationally recognised  ?''?Sulabh International?''?, Shri Bindeshwar Pathak said that new technologies are the need of the hour to deal with the issues of sanitation and solid waste management in India.
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Power Finance Corp looks beyond power sector 31.5.2018 DNA: Top News
At a time when power sector is under stress, state-run Power Finance Corp Ltd (PFC) plans to start lending to projects such as sewage treatment plants, smart cities, railway electrification, mining, electric vehicle charging stations, mini-grids, among others. PFC chairman and managing director Rajeev Sharma on Thursday said that the company is exploring options to diversify its loan portfolio instead of limiting it to only thermal, hydro and renewable power projects across the country. In the mining space, PFC is eyeing projects pertaining to gas, liquefied natural gas and coal mining. "There is railway electrification, smart cities infrastructure, electric vehicle manufacturing units including charging stations, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, battery manufacturing units for solar projects, mini and micro-grids, energy-efficiency systems like co-generation or tri-generation or combination of heat as well as power and waste heat recovery systems we are looking at as part of our diversification ...
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The Centre Committed to Clean Tributaries of Ganga as well 29.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
After considerable success in sanctioning projects for main stem of river Ganga, the Centre has now shifted focus to the entire Ganga basin. Not only are new projects being taken up on the tributaries of Ganga, the existing approved projects on river Yamuna are also being expedited.
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Policy for reusing waste water: Gujarat government 29.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
In a bid to make the most of available water resources, the state government on Monday announced a policy for reusing treated waste water, making it mandatory for thermal power plants and large industrial units to use treated wastewater. The government is also targeting to reuse 100% of treated waste water by 2030. The Policy, unveiled by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, aims to achieve minimum 80% coverage and collection of sewage in all municipal towns and to reach a level of 100% treatment of collected sewage. "We aim to reuse at least 24% of the total freshwater consumption from treated wastewater by every municipal body. We are targeting to reuse 70% of the treated wastewater by 2025, and 100% by 2030," JP Gupta, principal secretary, water supply department, said while announcing the policy. Speaking after launching the policy, Rupani said that water was a basic problem in Gujarat, but the government was committed to resolving the problem. He cited the ongoing water conservation drive, plans to set up ...
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Yogi's Kumbh order puts UP's leather industry in a fix 25.5.2018 Rediff: News
Recently, Hindu religious seers had threatened to boycott the ceremonial Kumbh snan if the Ganga was not clean.
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