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Govt directed to to spell out measures to restore Umran river 16.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 16: The Government of Meghalaya has been given four weeks to spell out the measures it has taken in regard to ensuring the quality of the Umran River in Ri Bhoi district.
The Meghalaya High Court has given the government this deadline after a PIL which was filed by one Isrin Mawnai.
“We have perused the documents annexed with the affidavit which suggest that various measures have been taken, various proposal have also been moved therefore, the matter is deferred for four weeks to enable the respondents to file the latest status of the action taken,” the Court had said here on Thursday.

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Kalyan residents celebrate Independence Day through hunger strike 16.8.2018 DNA: Money
On Independence day Kalyan residents sat on a hunger strike to seek freedom from 15 issues which plague the city. Some of these issues include freedom from potholes, bad roads, proper water supply, etc. The 72nd Independence day was celebrated in a different manner by some of the Kalyan residents this year. On August 15 they sat on a hunger strike in front of the KDMC (Kalyan Dombivli Municipal corporation) to set Kalyan free from various problems. "For years the city has been facing problems like potholes, bad roads, poor water supply, lack of proper solid waste management, etc.," says activist Shrinivas Ghanekar from Kalyan. "We have raised the issue with the KDMC as well as the commissioner many times but in vain. Hence, we have organised this chain hunger strike to get our demands met," says he. Through this strike the residents want KDMC to do proper waste segregation, improve road conditions, have social audits of its various projects, rehabilitation of those affected by road widening the project, ...
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Ahmedabad: Sarkhej police inspector helps school restore power 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Nearly 350 kids are igniting their minds in school, but in dark. These kids of Safal English Medium school in Juhapura have finally got some relief from the power cut. Thanks to the Sarkhej police inspector, who, on Saturday, came to their rescue and ensured that a new power link was set and classes resume from Monday. The students of the school, which has been running since the last three years on the first floor of Jambuwala Cooperative Bank on Sarkhej Road, were being forced to sit outside their classrooms. Also, there has been a fight between the trustee of the school, AR Pathan, and the landlord. The latter has also stopped water supply to the school since last 15 days and power since last 10 days. The examination will start on August 16 and the school authorities called the police inspector to intervene. “It is disheartening to see children studying in dark. I called the chairman of the premise but he did not come to the spot. They had locked the room from where the main electric supply comes. So, ...
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Potable water scarcity hits Udalguri villages 11.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Potable water scarcity hits Udalguri villages
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Financial irregularities cast shadow on four water supply projects 10.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Financial irregularities cast shadow on four water supply projects
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Schemes for Welfare of Tribals in Himachal Pradesh for which Funds have been Provided by Centre 9.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy for overall development of tribal people across the country, which includes support for education, health, sanitation, water supply, skill development, livelihood etc. Major part of infrastructure development and provision of basic amenities in tribal areas/regions in the country is carried out through various schemes/programmes of concerned Central Ministries and the State Governments concerned including State of Himachal Pradesh, while the Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides additive to these initiatives by way of plugging critical gaps.
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No end in sight of Guwahatians’ drinking water woes 8.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
No end in sight of Guwahatians’ drinking water woes
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Sonowal reviews progress of Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin 7.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sonowal reviews progress of Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin
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Donald Trump's tweet on California wildfires stun fire authorities 7.8.2018 Zee News : World
Trump`s suggestion that environmental laws were somehow compounding wildfire woes drew derision on Twitter.
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Utilise textile mills land for small biz, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry tells AMC 7.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Making suggestions on upgrading various infrastructure in the city, the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) said land lying unused in old textile mills should be turned to mini industrial estates for small businesses. A team of experts has spoken to city Mayor Bijal Patel during his visit to GCCI. "Of about 76 mills that used to operate in the city, 70 are closed and their land is lying unutilised. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) should revive these spaces into vibrant industrial zones by converting them into mini industrial estates," GCCI president Jaimin Vasa told DNA. Vasa these spaces should have multistorey industrial estates in order to reduce the capital cost of investors so that even small-scale entrepreneurs can afford them, or else the cost of land would exceed other costs, making the project unviable. GCCI also asked the AMC to improve the road, water supply, and sewage infrastructure in industrial estates of Naroda, Vatva, Odhav, Narol, and Kathwada. "In some areas, even ...
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Impact assessment of development in Gram Panchayats 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
According to the inputs received from Ministry of Panchayati Raj, under the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC), grants to the tune of ? 2,00,292.20 crore for the period from 2015 to 2020 are being devolved to Gram Panchayats constituted under Part IX of the Constitution, amounting to an assistance of ?. 488 per capita per annum at an aggregate level for 26 States for delivering basic services such as water supply, sanitation, sewerage, solid waste management, storm water drainage, etc.     The Ministry of Panchayati Raj constituted Common Review Mission (CRM) in the year 2017 to assess the effectiveness of utilization of Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) grants by selected Gram Panchayats (GPs) in eight States viz. Assam, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh during 2017.
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Inter Basin Experiment 2.8.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
Madhya Pradesh is the first state in India to experiment to activate inter river basin water supply. The water of Narmada will go up by 400 meters to go into basins of 4 other rivers of Malva region the Gambhir, Kali Sindh, Parvati and Kshipra. On the demand of Madhya Pradesh the Narmada River Water […]
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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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Rajasthan: Keoladeo sanctuary to get water from Goverdhan Drain 31.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
While the monsoonal rains have not lashed the state in the way it was expected to, a recent development has come as a sigh of relief to the forest department officials and conservationists. Parched even during monsoon season, the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur was facing a severe problem as the region has not received adequate rainfall. However, after DNA highlighted the issue, the government stepped in and instructed water to be lifted from the Goverdhan Drain as a good rainfall had been received in Haryana and UP, the catchment areas of the drain. From past few days, a steady supply of water is being received from the drain and so far two pumps have been started by the authorities to lift water. “Owing to good rainfall in Haryana and nearby areas, we have received 40mcft water till now. We need 350 mcft on an annual basis for the park’s good environmental health, but we believe that we will continue to receive water as there is a good quantity of water in the catchment area and the drain. We ...
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Here’s how you can get a Metrowater connection in Chennai 27.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
You do not need to pay multiple visits to the CMWSSB office to apply for a Metrowater connection at home. Here's a quick FAQ that will resolve your doubts and make application easy. »
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Chouhan lays foundation of Rural Group Water Supply Scheme in Panna district 27.7.2018 Central Chronicle
Tap connection to be provided to 36 thousand houses for clean potable water Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal,The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has laid foundation stone of Rural Group Water Scheme costing Rs. 211.32 crore to provide clean potable water to 158 villages of Pawai and Shahnagar blocks of Panna district today. About 36 thousand houses […]
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Government adopts multi-pronged strategy for overall development of tribal people living across the country 26.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy for overall development of tribal people living across the country, which includes support for education, health, sanitation, water supply, skill development, livelihood etc. Major part of infrastructure development and provision of basic amenities in tribal areas / regions in the country is carried out through various schemes / programmes of concerned Central Ministries and the State Governments concerned, while the Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides additive to these initiatives by way of plugging critical gaps.
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Bengaluru is treating groundwater like ‘overdrawn credit card’ 25.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Aquifers in Bengaluru are over-exploited. Experts feel it is just a matter of time for parts of Bengaluru to be forced into a Capetown-like situation. World Resource Institute calls for a paradigm shift, from linear, centralised model to circular decentralised model of water supply. »
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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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Chennai 11-year-old rape case: 18 accused thrashed in public, lawyers refuse to defend alleged rapists 18.7.2018 Zee News : India National
The accused persons involve security men, lift operator, plumbers and water suppliers who worked in the apartment where the minor victim lived with her parents. 
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