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Soon, take a hovercraft over Yamuna to the Taj 22.12.2014 Rediff: Business
Govt to introduce an hovercraft on the Yamuna river.
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Soon, take a hovercraft over Yamuna to the Taj 21.12.2014 Sify Finance
Cleaning the famed Yamuna may require a secondary sewage line and cost Rs 4,000 crore but you could soon be skipping over the river and whatever remains of it, by travelling at 60 km an hour on a
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District to get two more industrial hubs 20.12.2014 Star of Mysore
District to get two more industrial hubs
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Meddle charge in clean-up bid 20.12.2014 Telegraph: Bengal
The lawyer representing the state-run Bakreswar power plant in Birbhum today informed the National Green Tribunal that the utility was finding it difficult to implement its order of cleaning two rivers because of "local and political interference".
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Telangana, Andhra Pradesh to gain most from government's bulk drugs policy 17.12.2014 ET: Pharma
These facilities will have infrastructure such as common effluent treatment plants. Some of them will come up near the proposed petrochemical corridors in the shortlisted states.
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10 factors that make a city really smart 16.12.2014 Rediff: Columns
Experts are upbeat about developing smart cities in India.
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Prevention of Discharge of Untreated Water into Ganga 15.12.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Ganga Rejuvenation plan include projects and activities for comprehensive pollution abatement measures for different sources of pollution such as rehabilitation and upgradation of Sewage treatment plants, Interception, diversion and treatment, construction of sewerage systems including creation of additional treatment capacity
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Meghalaya rivers turn blue, pollution blamed 15.12.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Two rivers flowing towards Bangladesh in eastern Meghalaya have turned blue apparently due to "high acid" content leading to demand from environment activists to take immediate action to check pollution. The colour of Lukha river in East Jaintia Hills district and Myntdu river in West Jaintia Hills district has changed to a bright sky blue, "an annual occurence at this time of the year", according to locals. The Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board in its 2012 report blamed "mine run-off" and acid effluents from coal mines as the main causes of water pollution in the area. MSPCB member secretary JH Nengnong said the Board would be deputing officials to collect water samples from the affected rivers for conducting various tests. Delhi-based Central Laboratory of Central Pollution Control Board said due to its "high acid" content the water was unfit for human consumption. Prominent environmentalist from the area H H Mohrmen demanded thorough and independent tests to be conducted to find out the actual ...
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Will clean up river Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti 15.12.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Bharti said "we are looking forward to make a visible difference in three years. We have a comprehensive three-step plan to clean up the Ganga".
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Ganga 'red' alert in holy season run-up 15.12.2014 Telegraph: Nation
Reports of filthy "reddish" water killing migratory birds, fish and turtle at the Ganga-Yamuna confluence or Sangam brought Union minister Uma Bharti rushing to Allahabad today.
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Will clean up Ganga in three years: Uma 14.12.2014 TOI: India
Union minister Uma Bharti today asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after an inspection here saying the people were getting only "effluents" and not "Ganga jal" from the ...
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Will clean up Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti 14.12.2014 DNA: Top News
Union Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after an inspection in Allahabad saying the people were getting only "effluents" and not "Ganga jal" from the river. The Water Resources minister said that she was looking forward to holding a meeting with the Uttar Pradesh government to discuss its plans as the state has to pay a key role in the efforts to cleanse the holy river. "We are committed to cleaning up the Ganga in the next three years. Since a major part of the holy river's trajectory runs through UP, the help and cooperation of the state government will be obviously required. We are looking forward to a meeting with the UP government scheduled for December 20," Bharti told reporters here. The Union Minister was in the city to take stock of the quality of water at the holy Sangam - the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical river Saraswati - besides inspection of sewage ...
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Will Clean Up Ganga in Three Years, Says Union Minister Uma Bharti 14.12.2014 NDTV
Union Minister Uma Bharti today asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after inspecting the river at ...
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Govt plans dedicated institute for Ganga rejuvenation 14.12.2014 TOI: India
As part of its efforts to relieve the Ganga of the clutches of pollution, the government has planned to establish an institute dedicated for the holy ...
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Swachh Bharat: Centre to spend Rs 2 lakh cr in 5 yrs 14.12.2014 Sify Finance
The Centre would spend around Rs 2,00,000 crore over the next five years for the Swachh Bharat Mission, said M Venkaiah Naidu, Union minister for urban development. The minister also said
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Clean Ganga: Government to focus on re-use of effluents,model burning ghats 13.12.2014 DNA: Wide Angle
Emphasis on re-use of effluents by industries, creating model cremation ghats on river banks and special projects on stretches without sewage treatment plants (STP) are part of the major initiatives to be implemented for cleansing the polluted Ganga river. With the aim to clean the holy river, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati has finalised a comprehensive programme for Ganga rejuvenation comprising three groups, seven objectives and 21 key points. The three groups would be functioning on the concepts of Aviral (uninterrupted), Nirmal (clean) and beautification of the river fronts. The decision comes in the light of recommendations by a group of secretaries, drawn from various ministries for carrying out the task of formulating action plans for rejuvenating the river. "The thrust on reuse of effluents would ensure that only treated water is being discharged into the river from polluting industries. The focus would also be on the uninterrupted flow of the river," an official source said. Massive ...
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Ministry of Water Resources takes New Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvination 13.12.2014 Govt of india: PIB
After going through in details into the recommendations of the Group of Secretaries the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvination Sushri Uma Bharti has finalized a Ganga Rejuvination Programme which will have three groups, seven objectives and 21points
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Water bills to fall by 5% over five years 12.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Industry regulator Ofwat also tells firms to improve efforts to tackle water leakage, supply disruptions and sewage flooding

Britain’s water companies have been told by the industry regulator to cut household bills in real terms by 5% over the next five years.

Ofwat said the decision – which confirms a provisional determination in August – would see national average bills for water and sewerage services in England and Wales fall from £396 to £376.

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CMC overrides decision to name water plant after Basu 12.12.2014 Telegraph: Calcutta
The Trinamul-run civic board has named the Dhapa water treatment plant Jai Hind Jal Prakalpa, overruling a decision of the former Left Front board to name it after Jyoti Basu and drawing sharp reactions from the opposition.
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Political apathy fans Jharia fire 12.12.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
In the maze of narrow bylanes of Satmorwa, with BJP and Congress flags poking out of houses, Niraj Singh is holding forth in front of a small gathering at Koiribandh in Jharia, the coal town that has been living over a slow burning underground fire for around 10 decades.
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