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Category: Groundwater Manangement
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No consistent rains raises PHED concern over Bisalpur Dam 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
All eyes of PHED officials in Jaipur are on the water level in the Bisalpur Dam. The officials are caught in a confusion about the future planning of water supply in the city in case the water level of the dam doesn’t increase. A few days back, the department had already cut down the water supply the city was receiving from 547mld to 520 mld. Officials informed that during the summer days, 547 mld water was being given. One of the alternatives which is being given thought is to provide water on an alternative day basis to various colonies. Few colonies may get water one-one day and another half may get on another day. The department is also considering other options like opening up more tube wells for the supply of water in the city while the tubewells which have become defunct they may also be repaired and opened up soon. However, since in most of the areas of the city the water level is down and under the dark zone, the places where the water level is high will be chosen for digging new tubewells, ...
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Gujarat: Equipment quality, enrolling farmers risks for KUSUM scheme 14.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Quality of solar pumps and getting farmers on board are the two key risks for the success of the net-metered solar pumps, according to an analysis by Greenpeace India, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) and IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program. The analysis, which was released at a conference earlier this week, showed that India could surpass its solar power target of 100 GW by 2022 if solar pumps were to replace traditional water pumps in farms. It said that while the 60 GW target for large-scale solar power projects is on track, the 40 GW target for roof-top solar is still to gather momentum, and as of March, only 2.4 GW roof-top capacity had been installed. While talking about several benefits the solar pumps could provide, the analysis identified the quality of solar pumps and maintenance as a key potential risk for the success of net-metered solar pumps. Incidentally, the central government had recently launched KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan) scheme to promote ...
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Rain water harvesting system provided by CPWD. 13.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
To address the problem of depleting ground water resources, CPWD had decided for storage of the rain water and artificial recharge of the ground water by providing rain water harvesting systems in its campuses and works to conserve and use the rain water and augment ground water resources to save it from further depletion.
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Despite Centre, Maharashtra crackdown, 75,000 daily wage sand miners work without safety measures 13.8.2018 DNA: India
Raghunath Bartade watched helplessly as his brother was dragged off the sand-mining boat, his leg tangled in the anchor rope and his arms flailing as he sank into the murky creek near Mumbai. Moments earlier, Raghunath and Babban Bartade had been dredging sand by hand from the bottom of the creek - an often deadly trade that fuels the nation’s booming construction industry, and continues despite an official crackdown. "We found his body within minutes," said Bartade, adding that he has witnessed several incidents of drowning since he began mining sand 13 years ago. "The miners usually drift away in the water and their body surfaces days later," he said, standing outside his hut in Bharatpada village in Palghar district adjoining Mumbai on a rainy afternoon with his brother's children hovering close by. Babban's death in June came a year after a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation revealed workers were drowning while illegally mining sand in Vasai Creek, one of the two main distributaries of the ...
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NGT orders closure and action on 124 industries polluting rivers in Uttar Pradesh 8.8.2018 DNA: India
The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday ordered closure and registration of cases against 124 industrial units which are polluting the Kali, Krishna and Hindon rivers in six districts of western Uttar Pradesh. Observing that people have a fundamental right to clean air and water, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the district magistrates of these six districts to submit an action plan for providing potable water to the villagers in a time bound manner. The green panel directed the UP government to immediately seal all hand pumps which are discharging contaminated water and also sought an action plan to clean the Kali, Krishna and Hindon rivers. The tribunal asked the state government to devise health benefit schemes for persons suffering from ailments caused due to drinking polluted water. Advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal, appearing for the petitioner NGO Doaba Paryavaran Samiti, said due to lackadaisical approach of the authorities, the children were forced to drink water ...
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3-year-old Sanno who was rescued from borewell in Bihar's Munger referred to Patna hospital 2.8.2018 Zee News : States
Three-year-old Sanno was playing inside her house when she suddenly slipped into a deep borewell.
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LIVE! US caps security aid to Pakistan at $150 million 2.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Roads in Madhya Pradesh no less than US: Shivraj Singh Chouhan 2.8.2018 Zee News : India National
"After going to the United States, I said, 'Dear Americans, you must have made roads, but we have made better roads than you'," said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
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Centre spends over Rs 72.7 crore for indigenous defence products in 2017-18 2.8.2018 Zee News : India National
This information was given by Minister of state Defence Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
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Indian-origin mathematician Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields medal, the Nobel prize for math 2.8.2018 Zee News : India National
Akshay Venkatesh, a renowned Indian-Australian mathematician, is one of four winners of mathematics' prestigious Fields medal, known as the Nobel prize for math.
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Indian Railways to introduce 219 new lines across country 2.8.2018 Zee News : India National
The decision for taking new lines is made in Railway Budget only which is a yearly exercise.
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Watch: NDRF, SDRF joint effort ensures 3-year-old safely pulled out of borewell in Bihar 1.8.2018 DNA: India
In a heartening development, NDRF and SDRF saved a girl child trapped in bore well and taken her out live in a prolonged operation in Munger, Bihar. To augment the efforts of SDRF, a small team of NDRF was airlifted to Murgiachak area under Kotwali police station in District Munger from NDRF base Bihta, Patna at 2.45 pm where a three-year-old girl fell down into a deep open bore well and got stuck on Tuesday. #WATCH @NDRFHQ rescue a girl trapped in a borewell in Munger Bihar pic.twitter.com/d3T3ERRxai — DNA (@dna) August 1, 2018 In addition, one more team was also mobilised from NDRF Base Bihta, Patna, Bihar to Munger by road to assist SDRF in rescue operation. Airlifted NDRF team reached on the spot at 1530 hrs and joined the on-going operation with SDRF. SDRF personnel were operational since yesterday. They made an L-shaped parallel approach by digging adjacent to the bore well in a bid to reach out to the child. The brave child responded and followed all the instructions carefully given by the ...
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3-year-old girl who fell in 110-feet deep borewell in Bihar's Munger rescued 1.8.2018 Zee News : States
Three-year-old Sanno slipped and fell into a borewell shaft, said to be more than 100 feet deep, in the evening on Tuesday.
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Foam in Bengaluru’s treated water throws plan to use it in agriculture into jeopardy 1.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Plan of using treated water in agriculture is a new idea. The foam and froth have put a temporary stop to the project. What needs to be done to make the project a viable option where treated water can be used?
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3-year-old girl falls in borewell in Bihar’s Munger, rescue ops underway 1.8.2018 Zee News : States
A three-year-old girl fell in a 225 feet-deep borewell in Munger district of Bihar. The girl is reportedly stuck at a depth of 48 feet and rescuers have managed to get an oxygen pipe to her to ensure no breathing trouble.
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45 degrees in April, submerged in July: Smart city Bhubaneswar needs to be climate-smart 31.7.2018 Citizen Matters
As in many other cities in India, extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall and intolerable temperatures are becoming an annual event in Bhubaneswar too. One can no longer ignore the urgent need for climate-smart urban planning.
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Study on Groundwater Contamination 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) regularly monitors ground water quality of shallow aquifers on a regional scale, once every year. Ground water quality data generated during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicate that the ground water in major part of the country is potable.
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In Pics: From flooding Nalanda Hospital to submerging Dy CM Sushil Modi's home, a look at Patna's floody Sunday 29.7.2018 DNA: India
Heavy rains brought Bihar’s capital city Patna to a standstill, with cases of waterlogging being reported from hospital complexes, as well as inside the home of deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi. In fact, the flooding had reached such a point that video grabs of fish swimming on the floor of Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH) in Patna. #WATCH : Fish seen in the water logged inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH) in Patna following heavy rainfall in the city. #Bihar pic.twitter.com/oRCnr6f0UJ — ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2018 Earlier on Sunday, a road caved at an under construction site in Patna on Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took stock of the situation and assured strict action, if a case of official negligence emerges. The road caved in on Bailey road due to heavy downpour and waterlogging. Kumar, who reached the incident spot, said that a thorough study will be conducted in order to avoid such incidents in future. "This is a 100 year-old-road ...
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Delhi weather live updates: Rain persists in NCR on Friday, Yamuna level high 27.7.2018 Zee News : India National
Moderate rainfall has been predicted for most of Friday and across most parts of Delhi NCR.
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Around 100 water bodies in Chennai set to get a new lease of life; here’s how 26.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Civic authorities, NGOs, corporate organisations and domain experts have all come together to identify and work on restoring these water bodies with active community participation. It is hoped that this will prevent recurrence of a 2015-like urban flood. »
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