User: sailendram Topic: Water
Category: Water-Supply :: Privatisation
Last updated: Jun 18 2017 01:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Water, energy audit by GVMC 18.6.2017 Hindu: News
Agency to suggest measures to plug leakages and pilferage
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Chief Minister calls for roadmap on reducing power tariffs 17.6.2017 Hindu: News
Insists on timely completion of four mega solar parks
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City's water woes stay afloat 17.6.2017 DNA: Popular News
With the steady rise in mercury and the dog days of summer still hanging, the National Capital continues to suffer from a spiralling water crisis. Despite the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's claims of putting in place another summer action plan. Delhi is facing a demand-supply gap of 265 million gallons a day (MGD) of drinking water. It is also fighting a festering battle with Haryana over Yamuna water sharing. The city-state is meeting its 70 per cent of water requirements from the river that has today become a sewage canal in most places. Delhi's worst-hit areas are its pockets in the southwest (rocky terrain), north floodplains (parched) and northwest. Experts say Delhi does not actually face a crisis when it comes to availability of water. The crisis lies in its supply as there is no equity in distribution. According to informal estimations, there are leakages that account for 25 per cent of the total water produced. Unfortunately, the city's water utility — Delhi Jal Board (DJB) — has not been ...
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In Pakistan's Sindh water is only for rich and powerful 7.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In the late 1990s when we were working on an irrigation reform project in Sindh, Pakistan, an old man in his 70s walked into the office and narrated the story of unequal canal water distribution. I still remember the story two decades later, and in that time the situation has only deteriorated.
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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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1,705 boreholes help boost water supply in Ghana 12.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Accra, May 12 (IANS/MAP) The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) in Ghana over the past two years has constructed 1,705 boreholes fitted with hand pumps and 70 piped schemes to boost the nation's drinking water supply coverage.
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Petty corruption on decline, finds study 27.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Even as around one-third of the households in India experienced corruption at least once in the last one year, yet the level of petty corruption is on a decline, a new study has found.
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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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Implementation of schemes in NE not up to mark: Naidu 19.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Implementation of schemes in NE not up to mark: Naidu
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Unmet investment need amounts to Rs 43 lakh cr: FM 1.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
India has a huge unmet need for investment in infrastructure, estimated to the tune of Rs 43 lakh crore (about $646 billion) over the next five years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said. Addressing the second annual meeting of the New Development Bank (NDB) here, he said 70% of this will be required in power, roads and urban infrastructure sectors. Pitching for a bigger role for NDB in the country, Jaitley said India has sought loans amounting to $2 billion for various projects from the NDB, which was set up by emerging nations India, China, Brazil, Russia and South Africa. "We shall work with the NDB to develop a strong shelf of projects in specific areas such as Smart Cities, renewable energy, urban transport, including metro railways, clean coal technology, solid waste management and urban water supply," he said. Quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jaitley said India alone offers opportunities that could rival those of an entire continent, and "We want to do all this in a cleaner, ...
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Scavengers who died were working on a World Bank-funded project: BWSSB 12.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Scavengers who died were working on a World Bank-funded project: BWSSB
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UP Election Results 2017: Violence rises five-fold in 5 years; politics turns communal 11.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Over five years, except for eight of 75 districts, communal violence increased across UP
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Nine towns in state to get 24x7 water supply 7.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The government will take up a project to provide round-the-clock water supply in nine towns at an estimated cost of Rs 205.87 crore. Urban Development Minister Roshan Baig told reporters that the towns are:Mudgil, Teredal, Mulki, Mundargi, Shiralkoppa, Kottur, Kampli, Tekkalakote and Mahalingapura. "These are among the 27 towns identified for 24X7 water supply. Already, we have made round-the-clock water supply possible in Ilkal," said Baig. He added that the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation are taking up the projects. The target is to provide 24X7 water to 55 towns in the next three years, of which 15 towns will be taken up in one year. He said the government has taken up the Karnataka Municipal Reforms Project at a cost of Rs 1,364 crore with funding from World Bank for urban local bodies other than Bengaluru. Computerisation of basic municipal functions, streamlining finances and scientific base maps using satellite images will be ...
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UP polls 2017: Violence rises five-fold in 5 years; politics turns communal 28.2.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Over five years, except for eight of 75 districts, communal violence increased across UP
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Call for reforms in people’s manifesto 15.2.2017 Hindu: News
Activists of Hamara Shaher Mumbai Abhiyan, a group working on urban development issues, released a people’s manifesto on Tuesday.Sitaram Shelar, convenor of the group, said, “We are initiating a dial...
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Some hits some misses: AAP's eventful two years in office 14.2.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Some of Delhi govt's major initiatives could not succeed due to its constant run-ins with the Centre
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Central panel on doubling farmers' income mulls major reforms 12.2.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Market reforms, enhanced infrastructure and a model APMC Act are some of the recommendations
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Sanitation cover under Swachh Bharat at 60% now: Arun Jaitley 1.2.2017 ET: Policy
FM Aru Jaitley said, "For imparting new training to the people in rural areas, mason training will be provided to five lakh people by by 2022."
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Sanitation cover under Swachh Bharat at 60% now: Jaitley 1.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Wednesday that sanitation cover in rural areas has gone up from 42 per cent to 60 per cent.
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