User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Management-Approaches :: Privatisation
Last updated: Aug 04 2017 03:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Death knell for citizen-led lake governance 3.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Bengaluru has become a bit notorious globally as videos of Bellandur lake catching fire and its froth blocking roads over the past couple of years have gone viral. But Bengaluru's lakes are also famous for another reason: the enormous citizen activism that has led to the protection, rejuvenation and beautification of many of its lakes, and the continued citizen efforts to save and revive the remaining ones. While Hebbal highlights citizen resistance to lake privatisation, lakes such as Kaikondrahalli, Puttenahalli and Jakkur have become success stories of partnerships between the municipal government and local citizen groups, where the former contributes resources and the latter contribute location-specific ideas, awareness building and monitoring. Unfortunately, the state government seems bent on destroying this slow progress towards decentralised and democratic environmental governance. Last week, it announced that all of Bengaluru's lakes would be handed over to the Minor Irrigation Department (MID). ...
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Government sector under RCEP threat 27.7.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
It will prevent nations from making laws on minimum wages also
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'Under Uday 29 states, UTs hiked power tariff, but not Delhi' 26.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
While most Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last two years under the Centre's Uday debt restructure scheme for distribution companies (discoms), rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, the national capital's discoms have said in a representation to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Wednesday.
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'Unlike many states, Delhi had no power tariff hike since 2014' 20.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
While many Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last few years, rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital have represented to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Thursday.
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Fast-tracking privatisation 19.7.2017 FrontLine: The Nation
Select railway stations, along with prime land belonging to them, are to be leased to private operators in one of a series of steps aimed at handing over the Indian Railways on a platter to corporate players who are not bound by labour laws. By DIVYA TRIVEDI
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India, Israel elevate ties to strategic partnership level, vow to combat terrorism, growing radicalisation 6.7.2017 Zee News : India National
India and Israel on Wednesday decided to scale up their relationship to that of a strategic partnership in the fight against terror.
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Art for the people 30.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Artist Parameshwar Jolad feels compelled to raise pertinent issues through art and he does it by performing in public
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Freeing the Maharajah 29.6.2017 Hindu: Letters
The Union Cabinet’s nod for privatisation of debt-ridden Air India and its five subsidiaries is a bold move (“Govt. to shed stake in loss-making AI,” June 29). The once high-flying ‘Maharajah’ was bro...
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UK leaders make final campaign pitch on poll-eve 7.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With hours to go before voting begins in Britain's general election, Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders hit the streets across the nation on Wednesday for a final push for votes.
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Civic chief envisions transformation of city 5.6.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Right time to take steps and turn it into a proper extension to the capital city’
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‘End to water crisis in Erode Railway Junction’ 3.6.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Privatisation of 23 railway stations on the cards
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French Presidential Poll results is a vote against xenophobia: Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders 13.5.2017 ET: Opinion
"This election is a boost for Europe and for its international relations, including its relations with India as an important EU partner in Asia," Bert Koenders said.
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Privatisation, India style 8.5.2017 Rediff: Business
Over the years India's governments have turned several public goods into private ones, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.
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H1-B row: Should India's skilled workers worry about new US visa policies? 5.5.2017 Top Stories
Silicon Valley was critical of Trump's move, saying that there is a shortage of qualified Americans
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Rethink 'corporate-friendly' policy, Green Nobel winner Samantara to PM 3.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Prafulla Samantara, the recipient from Asia of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize and the face of a determined people's resistance against bauxite mining in an Odisha forest, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "rethink" his corporate-friendly policies.
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Managing water 21.4.2017 Hindu: Letters
As a concept, privatisation of water looks at water distribution as a revenue generator. But the objective of a water distribution system should be to ensure the availability of this basic necessity t...
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Should we privatise water? 21.4.2017 Hindu: Opinion
There is no case for water privatisation. In pushing for it, we are ignoring the key issue, which is better governance, writes Himanshu ThakkarPrivatisation of water is unwarranted, unjustified and un...
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Sheonath River: A river in corporate custody 6.4.2017 Latest News
'Living entity' in Chhattisgarh was sold to a private company
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Donald Trump: Infrastructure overhaul may top $1 trillion on roads, bridges 4.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Trump did not provide further details on the amount or where the money would come from
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Art gallery privatisation: stir completes one year 13.2.2017 deccanherald.com
On this day last year, the Venkatappa Art Gallery (VAG) Forum launched the agitation against the privatisation of the gallery through a series of protests, art movements and other campaigns. 'Sambhrama 2017', a special event to mark the first anniversary of the agitation, began on Sunday. The event aims to set the stage for creative reclamation of public spaces through cultural programmes, painting demonstrations, interactive sessions among other things. Member, VAG Forum, Alaka Rao, said: "Our protest was successful with government withdrawing its proposal to privatise the gallery. But we are yet to get official confirmation. Our next target is to improve the gallery as it lacks enough space for artists, functional lifts and drinking water units." Sheela Gowda, another member, said they had submitted a memorandum listing 25 demands and recommendations for upgrading the gallery. They plan to hold a 10-day art exhibition at the gallery every 45 days starting April. On Tuesday, the last day of 'Sambhrama', ...
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