User: rose_skyzen Topic: water pollution
Category: water pollution
Last updated: May 25 2016 15:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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It's time India starts guarding that precious drop! 25.5.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The most worrisome aspect is that most water woes are the result of mismanagement
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PHED supplies drinking water 25.5.2016 Manipur: E-Pao
PHED supplies drinking water
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PHED supplies drinking water 25.5.2016 Manipur: E-Pao
PHED supplies drinking water
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Hyderabad: Nizampet's Pragatinagar Lake turns into sewage cesspool 25.5.2016 DNA: Popular News
This freshwater lake in the Nizampet area in Hyderabad has turned into a sewage cesspool. There is no sewerage system in Nizampet area and as a result, the Amber Lake - locally known as the Pragatinagar Lake - has been giving out an unbearable stench. The New Indian Express reports that the Pragatinagar Lake was once a serene lake in green environs, but today the story is quite different. The Nizampet gram panchayat records show that there are more than 30,000 homes in the area and around 1.25 lakh people live there. But shockingly, there is no basic sewerage system and all the sewage from the homes flows directly into the lake.  Residents have been quoted by the daily as saying that they cannot open the doors in the evening as the lake becomes infested with mosquitoes. The unbearable stench also makes it difficult for them to live in that area. The open drainage also runs through the apartment buildings making life difficult for them. Many have also been moving out of the area as a result. During the ...
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Release of sewage into river Ganga major issue: NEERI 24.5.2016 DNA: Money
The action plan launched to clean the Ganga is moving in the right direction but the discharge of sewage into the river by big towns and cities is a major issue, NEERI said on Tuesday. In absence of sewage treatment plants (STP), the cleaning (of the river) was a difficult task and there were some logistics and managerial problems faced by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), its newly appointed director Rakesh Kumar told reporters here. The Ganga action plan initiated by the Centre was in the right direction but the major problem facing it was discharge of sewage into the river by big towns and cities, it said. Major cities like Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi and Patna are on NEERI's priority to get rid of the sewage, he said, adding industrial pollution was also adding woes to the project. Kumar admitted that there were some initial problems with the funds, but NEERI was capable of generating resources to carry out the project. Solid waste management was a primary concern for ...
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Glastonbury festival fined over sewage leak 24.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Judge finds festival had low culpability for incident in 2014 that led to death of 42 fish in Whitelake river and is ‘impressed’ with its response to incident

Glastonbury festival has been ordered to pay £31,000 after thousands of gallons of human sewage leaked out of a steel container tank, seeped into a stream and killed fish.

The Environment Agency claimed during a hearing that the event had grown more quickly than its ability to deal with so much waste.

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Kelis: ‘I don’t think I’ve ever made a milkshake’ 23.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Milkshake singer chats mud, deer and cooking pineapple with beef ahead of her British festival appearances this summer

Hi, Kelis. You’re playing all sorts of UK festivals this year: I count seven. Any ideas which ones?

To be totally honest with you, I’ve seen them on my schedule but I haven’t memorised them. I know I’m doing a lot …

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Increasing sale of imported ‘misbranded’ incense sticks harmful 20.5.2016 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
The rainy season brings along a series of challenges – water clogging, dampness, mosquito infestation particularly in unclean sewages, chawls (slums). Incense sticks or ‘agarbattis’ a commonly known pooja related item used for worship or as a low cost room freshener for aromatic purposes is now raising a fire and smoke in the country.
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Centre moves NGT against five municipal bodies on pollution norms 18.5.2016 TOI: India
n the first such action against civic bodies for non-compliance on anti-pollution measures, the environment ministry has moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against five municipal bodies of Uttar Pradesh — Mirzapur, Chunar, Bhadoi, Fatehpur and Hastinapur — seeking directions to the erring officials who have not taken measures on sewage treatment issues.
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‘Government has taken pollution seriously, remains committed to reduce pollution’: Environment Minister 18.5.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, has said that the Government has taken pollution seriously.
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UK water experts develop device to help save lives in India 17.5.2016 DNA: Money
A team from the University's Department of Civil Engineering has developed prototype optical equipment called "Duo Fluor" which uses water s natural fluorescence to "scan" the water and highlight pollutants that are present in the sample almost instantly revealing whether supplies are safe to drink. Professor John Bridgeman, who led the team of researchers, said: "It is vital to ensure that people have access to safe water supplies. The 'Duo Fluor' device is a huge step forward in managing water and wastewater systems and has the potential to save lives not just in India, but around the globe. John Bridgeman Professor of Environmental Engineering at University of Birmingham Microbiological waterborne disease remains a significant concern for the global water community. Pathogens in drinking water sources cause ill health and the 'Duo Fluor' allows rapid drinking water quality checks to prevent the spread of disease and death." The researchers are now working with experts from the charity Oxfam and ...
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Professionals from Bengaluru turning farming into successful business venture 17.5.2016 ET: Agriculture
The city has a community of gardeners who put their terraces or backyards to good use and are now translating it into successful business ventures.
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Jamnagar MP Poonamben Maadam falls into drain during demolition drive 16.5.2016 TOI: India
A BJP MP in Gujarat has sustained fractures and head injuries after she fell into a sewage channel. Jamnagar MP Poonamben Maadam fell into the sewer after the spot she was standing on caved in. Sources said that she has sustained fracture and head injury.
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2016 Olympics: Rio metro extension to open just four days before Games 16.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
  • Metro will link Ipanema and Copacabana to Olympic park
  • Line had been planned for ‘soft opening’ a month before Games

The metro line extension, the key legacy project of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will open just four days before the Games and offer only limited service.

State transportation secretary Rodrigo Vieira announced the plans in an interview on the broadcaster RJTV.

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Treated water for power plants will need Rs 32,000 crore investment 15.5.2016 ET: Power
The use of sewage water by central and state power generation companies will alone require an investment of up to Rs 32,000 crore.
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Yamuna on their minds 13.5.2016 Rediff: News
Through its programmes, Swechha tries to ensure Delhiites don't forget their dying river.
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Concerted efforts taken up for drinking water supply 12.5.2016 Manipur: E-Pao
Concerted efforts taken up for drinking water supply
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Perundarai: DMK yet to make inroads into AIADMK bastion 12.5.2016 TOI: Cities
Perundurai, both an industrial town and agrarian hub in Erode district, has been an AIADMK stronghold for the past several years.
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Farmers stop water supply to twin cities for 3 hours 12.5.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Hundreds of farmers from North Karnataka, under the banner of Kalasa-Banduri Horata Samiti, intensified their protest by laying siege to Aminabhavi jackwell, which supplies Malaprabha water to the twin cities, on Wednesday.
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Thousands of dead fish found floating in Bengaluru's Ulsoor lake 11.5.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Thousands of dead fish surfaced in Bengaluru's popular Ulsoor Lake on Tuesday due to rising pollution levels in the lake. Residents claim that sewage water often finds its way into the lake, cutting down oxygen levels drastically and causing the fish to die.
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