User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Pollution
Last updated: Dec 13 2017 20:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Not a single drop of sewerage water would be released in Narmada River 12.12.2017 Central Chronicle
CM Chouhan Performs Bhoomi Poojan of Sewerage Plant Costing Rs. 324 Crore and Water Supply... more »
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Court orders to shut down 44 hotels in Kullu to check drug menace 8.12.2017 Zee News : States
The Himachal Pradesh High Court has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Kullu district to shut down 44 hotels which are illegally operating in Kasol -- a village in the hill state that has become infamous for drug trade.
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Himachal Pradesh HC orders shutdown of 44 hotels in Kullu to check drug menace 8.12.2017 Zee News : States
The Himachal Pradesh High Court has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Kullu district to shut down 44 hotels which are illegally operating in Kasol.
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Are green homes worth it in the long run? 23.11.2017 Hindu: Home
What modern urban living offers today are unimaginable creature comforts. But did you know that many of those luxuries come at the cost of draining and polluting the environment?Perhaps, this shouldn...
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Garbage disposal: BMC to go easy on big societies 13.11.2017 Hindu: News
Instead of severing water, power for not adhering to rules, civic body will fine them
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To speed up clearances, TN launches single window portal 2.11.2017 BusinessLine - News
A single window clearance for industrial investments in Tamil Nadu is finally a reality with the State government launching a portal (https://www.easybusiness.tn.gov.in) for online submission of appl...
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Retrospective STPs can trigger building collapse, says study 26.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Retrospective installation of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in older apartment complexes of Bengaluru can impact the structural safety of buildings. This can potentially trigger a collapse, says a recent study. Facilitated by the Bangalore Apartments' Federation (BAF), the study was undertaken in response to notices issued by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to older apartment complexes. These two agencies had made it mandatory for the complexes to put up STPs on a retrospective basis. Failure to do so would invite criminal action and disconnection of power and water supplies. The study covered three different apartment complexes in the city with 65 to 160 units, and was conducted by structural engineering experts — B N Nagaraja, retired chief engineer, Central Public Works Department, and Ashok Rao, the founder of consulting firm Structures. So, how does an STP exactly endanger an old apartment-dweller? In his report, ...
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Kollur to get modern drinking water project, underground drainage system 24.10.2017 Hindu: Mangalore
This pilgrim centre has a floating population ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 persons a day
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NGT orders joint inspection of canal 5.10.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Says report must be submitted to Rivers Restoration Trust
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HC seeks water supply plan for Sonshi 4.10.2017 Hindu: National
To hear petition on pollution in village next week
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BMC claims only 3% water unfit 25.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
If you are one of the residents who has complained about the BMC's water supply being contaminated, think again. According to the civic body's latest Environment Status Report (ESR) 2016-17, only three percent of the collected samples from all 24 administrative wards and 27 service reservoirs was found unfit for consumption. This fares better than last year's samples wherein four percent of the water was found contaminated and in 2014-15, it was worse at 4.4 percent. The report says that the R-South ward of Kandivli supplied the cleanest water during this period, as no contamination was found in the water samples analysed. Ironically, the maximum contamination, standing at nine percent, was in the upmarket A-ward which comprises Colaba, Churchgate and CST. This was followed by T-ward (Mulund) at 7 percent and F-South (Parel, Sewree and Dadar) and H-West (Bandra) with 6 percent of unfit water samples. The BMC supplies 3,750 million litres of water to Mumbai city and suburban areas daily. Of this, around ...
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Call against compulsory sewage plants in existing apartments 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru (FAAB) has criticised the diktat on the compulsory installation of sewage treatment plants (STPs) in old apartments with 50 flats and more. In March, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) took the decision on the compulsory installation of STPs and set aSeptember 9 deadline. However, 912 apartments in Bengaluru are yet to instal the STPs. The BWSSB will fine them 25% of water charges now, 50% after three months and 100% after nine months. The water board has extended the deadline to December 31, 2017. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is also issuing notices to apartments that it will ask Bescom to stop the power supply if they do not instal the STPs, C S V Prasad, president, FAAB, said. FAAB wants the BWSSB to limit the rule to upcoming apartments and has sought an exemption for existing apartments that lack proper infrastructure to build an STP. "New apartments can design and implement these STPs but not the old ones ...
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Over 900 apartments yet to install STP: BWSSB 20.9.2017 Hindu: News
Associations argue rules cannot be implemented retrospectively; KSPCB serves notices in Bellandur lake catchment area
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A-ward tops list of poor quality water 19.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) A-ward, which comprises areas like Colaba, Churchgate and Cuffe Parade, has consistently been receiving poor quality water. While in May, the highest number of contaminated water samples collected by the BMC for tests belonged to the A-ward, in June and August, the ward had the second highest number, and in July the third. Civic officials blame the ongoing underground Metro work for the water contamination in this ward, alleging that the work damaged water lines. Ashok Tawadia, hydraulic engineer, BMC, said, "There were two incidents of water line bursts due to Metro work which not only caused water contamination but also cuts in local water supply." Meanwhile a spokesperson from MMRC said, "In both such incidents brought to our notice, our contractors promptly took remedial measures." The monthly water quality reports for May to August, accessed by DNA, show that A-ward has consistently been among the bottom three wards in terms of pure water supply during ...
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Powering cities with clean energy 15.9.2017 Hindu: Leisure
The World Resources Institute’s latest report recommends replacement of solid fuels for cooking in cities, shift to community-based renewable energy and enforcement of energy-efficiency codes for buildings and appliances. By M.A. Siraj
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Clear and present danger: What’s the future of Bengaluru’s rejuvenated lakes 8.9.2017 Citizen Matters
Rejuvenating a lake is a tough task. But the real work lies after the revival. Maintaining that the lake stays clean and clear of sewage and encroachment is a continuous task that requires funds and people. What would be the future of these lakes? ...
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L-G Baijal hands over reins of DJB to CM Kejriwal 5.9.2017 DNA: Top News
The Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday approved the cabinet reshuffle giving one of the most crucial departments to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal who will be heading the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) too chaired his first meeting with the officials on Monday. The CM asked for the current status of water supply in all colonies. The board has been asked to furnish a report on the timing of water supply in every colony, the duration and problems faced — including water contamination. "They have been asked to come up with a deadline for resolutions," said a senior Delhi government official. Earlier, the Delhi government had hinted of financial irregularities against the DJB. According to the sources, the Vidhan Sabha committees had been asking for papers related to 14 projects under two major STPs of DJB, indicating there was an irregularity of over Rs 700 crore in these. Kejriwal has also directed the officials to fill up the vacant posts. "The CM directed that on the basis of the ...
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Delhi CM takes charge of water dept, seeks deadline from DJB on ending water woes 5.9.2017 Zee News : States
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday convened a meeting of senior officials of the DJB.
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How Bengaluru’s lakes got a second chance at life 31.8.2017 Citizen Matters
From being a water network to becoming sewage basins of Bengaluru, lakes have an interesting history. But lakes still matter to this city, because they help in groundwater recharge. The story of rejuvenating Bengaluru's lakes is an inspiring one. ...
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