User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Pollution
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CM launches Swachhta Hi Seva campaign 17.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
CM launches Swachhta Hi Seva campaign
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Ilmi inaugurates 28 JanaJal water ATMs in NDMC area of Connaught Place 4.9.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, BJP leader Shazia Ilmi on Tuesday inaugurated 28 JanaJal water ATMs in NDMC area of Connaught Place in Delhi.JanaJal, a water services company, has collaborated with NDMC to install 75 Water ATMs in the heart of the capital. Out of 75 ATMs, 28 were installed under phase 1 of the project. Ms Ilmi, who […]
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24x7 water supply projects to be fully commissioned in 2020 3.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
24x7 water supply projects to be fully commissioned in 2020
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SGBG call to shun plastic items 2.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
SGBG call to shun plastic items
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Mumbai: 84 Byculla jail inmates out of hospital, four new admitted 22.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
Four new inmates from Byculla jail were admitted to the government-run Sir JJ Hospital on Saturday after they too complained of vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and subsequent dehydration. Eight inmates were taken to the hospital, but four were discharged after treatment in OPD. Meanwhile, 80 inmates – including a four-month-old baby – were discharged from the hospital. They were admitted on Friday for the same symptoms. Seven inmates from the earlier batch of 87 still remain in hospital. All inmates are in stable condition, said Dr Sanjay Surase, medical superintendent of Sir JJ Hospital. The investigation is still on for the cause of the outbreak. BMC cleared the prison's water supply of any contamination on Saturday after testing samples. An antibiotic called doxycycline was administered by jail authorities to some inmates on Thursday. While the drugs have been sealed and submitted for testing, Dr Padmaja Keskar, BMC's executive health officer, says as the same batch of drugs were distributed ...
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When the hills go thirsty 24.6.2018 DNA: Top News
It is summertime and Shimla is a busy place. There are travellers to be checked-in, woollens to be sold at discounted 'summer' prices and tourists waiting to be shown around the mountain vistas. But, there is one thing whose mention is enough for everyone to pause and reflect on — water or the lack of it. There is an unconcealed unanimity across government offices, hotels and homes in the hill town, commercial establishments on the famous Mall Road and villages on the outskirts that the water crisis this summer is the worst that Shimla has ever faced. While the scarcity has always reared its head each summer, locals and experts admit that the acute crisis, which lasted over three weeks between May 20 and June 12, is unprecedented. "We did not have water for 15 days at a stretch. It was an ordeal for all of us in the neighbourhood. It was especially hard on all the women as taps ran dry even at the public toilets. We had to send our kids to relatives' homes in other cities," said Soma Jaiswal, 77, a ...
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No landfill site near 2 km of human habitation: CM Yogi Adityanath 19.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
No landfill site near 2 km of human habitation: CM Yogi Adityanath
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Faunal diversity up in Adyar creek after eco-restoration 5.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
It has gone up from 273 in 2016-2017 to 331 in 2017-2018
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Problem is in the air: top five polluted Indian cities hold a mirror 28.5.2018 Citizen Matters
The WHO database on the most globally polluted cities in 2016 shows that 14 out of the top 15 are Indian. What is the reason for the alarming contamination? Data for the top five polluted cities can give some insights. »
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‘Steps to close down Sterlite’ 26.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Thoothukudi Collector Sandeep Nanduri said that legal actions were being taken by the government to close down Sterlite Copper unit here.As per an or
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Panel formed to suggest measures for cleaning of rivers 24.5.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today constituted a high-powered committee under the chairmanship of Environment Minister O P Soni to suggest measures for cleaning of the state's rivers. The committee, which has been also tasked with suggesting ways to ensure supply of clean potable water, has been asked to submit its report within 10 days, said an official spokesperson. He said the chief secretary has been directed by the chief minister to work out modalities for making funds available for this gigantic project. The chief minister also asked the Managing Director, Water Supply and Sewerage Board, to give a detailed presentation on the cleaning of Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana, besides focusing on the causes of water pollution due to excessive discharge of industrial waste and effluents. Singh also underlined the need to study the reasons for water pollution due to reckless flow of effluents from leather tanneries into Kala Sangian drain in Jalandhar district. On a request by Soni, .
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Amarinder talks tough on molasses leak in the Beas 24.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Pollution body issues notice to mill; quality of raw water normalising: reports
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Punjab CM breaks silence, warns against river water pollution 23.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
After remaining silent for one week on pollution of Beas waters and resultant death of marine life, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday warned against laxity in dumping of molasses into the river or any leniency.
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Molasses leakage: Punjab CM warns against any laxity 23.5.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today warned against any laxity or leniency while probing the molasses leakage incident in Beas town and directed the concerned agencies to vigorously pursue legal and penal action against the offenders. The chief minister also sought a detailed report by tomorrow from the Environment Department on the inquiry initiated into the incident, which had damaged Beas river's aquatic life and disturbed the canal-based water supply in the southern districts of Faridkot, Muktsar and Fazilka. According to an official spokesperson, the chief minister had directed the concerned officials to ensure that no leniency is shown against those responsible for the incident. Singh further instructed various agencies probing the matter to expedite their investigations so that the responsibility for the act could be pinned and the guilty could be brought to book at the earliest. The Punjab Pollution Control Board is scheduled to hold a formal hearing into the matter ..
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Contamination levels drop in Indira Gandhi canal, water supply in Raj still affected 23.5.2018 General News
Water supply to parts of northern and western Rajasthan continues to remain affected as the water sourced from the Indira Gandhi Canal is still unfit for drinking despite a drop in contamination levels, officials said. The water was contaminated after molasses spillover from a sugar mill into Beas river in Punjab. The drinking water supply has reduced from 50 Mld per day to 15 Mld per day in Sriganganagar city as we are not using the canal water for supply due to contamination, Vinod Jain, the superintendent engineer (additional charge) of Public Health and Engineering Department told PTI. He said the water was being supplied on alternate days. The situation was similar in Hanumangarh. Superintendent Engineer PHED (Hanumangarh) Amar Chand Gehlot said 5 Mld water was being supplied against the regular quota of 13 Mld. We have not started water supply from the canal as the water is not potable. A team of experts has come from Jaipur for the water testing, he said. Though there is an ...
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Taj Ambassador case: NDMC says 'examining' licence cancellation directions by DPCC 22.5.2018 General News
The NDMC is "examining" the directions issued by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to cancel the licence of hotel Vivanta by Taj-Ambassador Hotel in Lutyens' Delhi, after the DPCC found "certain violations" in the operating norms during a recent inspection, officials today said. A team of the DPCC had conducted an inspection at the posh hotel on May 9, days after three men had died of inhaling toxic gases after being trapped inside a sewage treatment plant (STP) of the prime commercial property. "During the inspection, we had found certain violations in the norms, which need to be adhered to retain the licence to operate. So, we have sent directions to the the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to cancel the licence of the hotel," a senior official of the DPCC said on condition of anonymity. Besides, it has also directed the civic body to disconnect the electricity and water supply, unless corrective measures are taken for fixing operation of their STP. A senior official of the ...
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Japanese encephalitis: Survey to be undertaken in 5 districts 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
2% of hand pumps to be checked for contamination
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Testing of canal-based drinking water supply ordered 20.5.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today ordered testing and monitoring of canal-based drinking water supply in the southern parts of the state to prevent the spread of contamination triggered by the spill of molasses into the Beas river. The chief minister issued directions to the Punjab Pollution Control Board and other departments concerned to undertake detailed testing of the water supplied to towns and villages in southern Punjab. He has asked the departments to constitute special teams for water quality testing and to take necessary steps to prevent drinking water contamination, said an official spokesperson. The chief minister also directed the deputy commissioners of the districts concerned to closely monitor the water supply in towns and villages. The deputy commissioners have been asked to coordinate with the water resources department to ensure cleaning of the water channels in their jurisdictions, the spokesperson said. The pollution control board had directed ..
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CM writes to Haryana over water supply 18.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
With the Capital getting reduced supply of water from Haryana for over a month, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote to his counter
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Prepare comprehensive plan for recharge of groundwater: NGT to DJB 14.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to prepare a comprehensive plan for groundwater recharge, besides asking authorities to take expeditious action against illegal borewells which had led to serious depletion of water levels in the city. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim directed the DJB, which supplies water to the city, to file a detailed affidavit in this regard before May 23. The tribunal also pulled up the city government and the DJB over illegal borewells and directed the authorities to take speedy action against the violators. "The senior counsel H S Phoolka submits that taking into consideration all attending circumstances, it is desirable to direct the NCT Delhi and DJB to place before the tribunal whether they have prepared any project or comprehensive plan for recharge of groundwater. "The counsel for Delhi government submits as far as the Delhi is concerned, if DJB has prepared any such plan it may be forwarded to ..
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