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HP: 5 labourers trapped in swollen river, rescued 20.8.2017 PTI: All news
HP: 5 labourers trapped in swollen river, rescued
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No let-up in flood fury, 49 more die in northern districts 20.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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Supreme Court orders setting up of IIT-NEERI team to tackle Mithi pollution 20.8.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Board asks AP, Telangana to preserve Krishna dam water for drinking 20.8.2017
Hyderabad: In view of the precarious water situation in dams on the Krishna river in AP and TS due to scanty inflows, the Krishna River Management Board has decided to ask both states to preserve the storage only for the purpose of meeting drinking water needs, instead of planning for use for agricultural purposes. Board member-secretary Sameer Chatterjee told this newspaper the board, during its scheduled meeting on August 22 in Amaravati, will insist that the governments limit use of water from the major dams and projects for the purpose of meeting drinking water needs. He said even in the third week of August, there were no inflows into the Krishna based projects in both the states. "Both states need to be very vigilant at this time due to scanty inflows and take such steps against using the available storage for irrigation purpose. Both governments should keep the storage only for drinking water needs," Mr Ch-atterjee said. He said the board, meeting outside its headquarters for the first ...
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Increase mining distance: Comptroller and Auditor General 20.8.2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Comptroller and Auditor General has asked the state government to review its latest decision to amend the Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules reducing the permissible distance for quarrying to 50 metres from roads, canals, rivers, and residential buildings. The former UDF government had made it 100 metres. The CAG report noted that even 100 metres was not a safe distance as a number of houses even beyond 100 meters of a mining explosion site have developed cracks from the impact. "Local verification showed that 14 houses located more than 100 metres away from the quarries damaged with cracks on floors/walls, reportedly due to blasting," the report said. When complaints were made that blasts from a quarry in Thrissur had caused cracks to walls, the sliding of roof tiles, and vibration to buildings, the Pollution Control Board told the CAG that the quarry was well within the 100 metres stipulated by rules. Again, in Ernakulam district, rock pieces scattering from ...
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Residents of colonies built on Tangri riverbed told to shift 20.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ambala, August 19 The district administration has asked people living in colonies built on the Tangri riverbed in Ambala Cantonment to vacate their houses and shift to safer places after the water level in the seasonal river rose due to heavy rainfall in the Shivalik region. After the water level rose, Additional Deputy Commissioner RK Singh, Ambala Cantonment SDM Subhash Sihag, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Gagandeep Singh and Irrigation Department officials reached the riverside to monitor the situation. An official said there was a report that nearly 11,000 cusec of water would reach Ambala Cantonment by 5:30 pm however till 6 pm only about 4,000 cusec of water was recorded. The situation is under control and announcements are being made asking residents to vacate their houses and shift to safer places. The administration has constituted two teams comprising officials of departments of irrigation, revenue and police and the Municipal Corporation. Rukmani Devi Hall, ...
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Streams overflow, obstruct traffic 19.8.2017 Hindu: National
Heavy rains lash Agency areas, reservoirs brimming
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Crackdown continues on illegal sand mining 19.8.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Deadline fixed for GPS devices to tractors
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Media reports on T.N.’s Mekedatu stance wrong, says CM 19.8.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Edappadi affirms that State government will not allow the construction of dams at the expense of farmers; says T.N.’s rights will be protected
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We finally did it: great team work 19.8.2017 Hindu: National
Activists involved in the agitation against the Athirappilly hydroelectric project have declared an end to their agitation, but with a vow to continue their fight to protect the river. People who have...
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Madhya Pradesh BJP leaders resign in protest against jailing of Medha Patkar 19.8.2017 national
Medha Patkar In protest against jailing of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NDA) leader Medha Patkar after "framing her in false charges", the office-bearers of Kadmal unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Friday resigned en masse. Patkar is fighting for those living along the river Narmada and facing inundation due to increased height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. They said that instead of saving and rehabilitating the people facing inundation, the administration was busy threatening them and resorting to other coercive measures to vacate the area. A press release issued by the Andolan on Friday said that use of force and police excesses were in full play in the Narmada valley region. The NBA activists, together with the people displaced in the region, held several meetings in Kukshi and Manawar tehsils, Adivasi-majority Sondul Patti and a number of villages in Barwani district. In these meetings, people said the administration was pressuring them to vacate their villages and that if ...
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Bengal floods: With no food and water, angry victims loot government godown, thrash panchayat member 19.8.2017 India Today| Must Read
A week into the disaster in North Bengal, flood victims have started lashing out against the Mamata Banerjee administration for its failure to provide essential supplies.
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‘We will be like fish out of water’ 19.8.2017 Hindu: S & T
With the spirit that has infused the Narmada movement for 32 years, the mood at Chikhalda is defiant
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Flood situation in UP remains grim: 48 deaths so far 19.8.2017 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Lucknow The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh has turned grim with the Army, para-military... more »
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Anti-Athirappilly stir called off 19.8.2017 Hindu: News
Project doomed following expiry of eco nod: activists
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Dravyavati riverfront to have track for cycling buffs 19.8.2017 DNA: India
Cycling enthusiasts of the city will soon be relieved of trouble to travel to city outskirts in pursuit of pollution free cycling track. On completion, the Dravyavati river front will have for them a nearly 40km corridor on either side of the water body.  The corridor will be exclusive for pedestrians and cyclists assuring a pollution free ride and a scenic background.  At a review meeting of the project held at Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) on Friday, the consultancy firm hired for development of the riverfront was instructed by development commissioner Vaibhav Galriya regarding development of the corridor.   According to the authority officials, the pedestrian walkway and cycling track will be combined to provide a unique experience to the visitors. Dravyawati river front development project is among the projects which is a top priority for the chief minister and it’s on her directions that the review meetings are being held on regular basis to ensure that the project is completed by August 2018. ...
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It's no tit-for-tat: CM Siddaramaiah on BS Yeddyurappa FIRs 19.8.2017
Belagavi: Rubbishing charges that two FIRs were registered against state BJP president B.S. Yeddyurappa by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) in an act of political vendetta, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday the officers of ACB would act against the former chief minister as per the law. He told the media at Almatti dam, near Vijayapura, that FIRs were registered against Mr Yeddyurappa only after a citizen lodged a complaint against him. Therefore, it was unfair on the part of leaders of BJP to allege that the ACB had registered FIRs under pressure from him Mr Siddaramaiah added.  He hit back at BJP leaders saying if registration of FIRs by the ACB were a case of political vendetta,  why were they silent on Income Tax raids on energy minister D K Shivakumar earlier this month."What did they (BJP-led NDA government in New Delhi) do to D K Shivakumar recently? The law is common for everyone and BSY will have to face it,'' he added.  Commenting on state JD (S) president ...
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River journey to save Kallayi 19.8.2017
KOZHIKODE: A group of environment lovers representing Kallayi river protection committee took out a river journey or Puzhya yatra in several small boats on Friday to raise their voice against the failure of the Government in protecting this river that once marked the district"s culture. The major demands raised by the members are to revive the past glory of the river, allow the river to flow freely, resolve the issues faced in the fishing area, free the river from untreated effluents, stop dumping of hospital waste, dumping of untreated waste from septic tanks and stop the infestation of weeds. "Rs 35 crore was sanctioned for de-silting the Canolly Canal, mainly the stretch which is near the Kallayi River and also the then Government announced the reclamation of encroached lands and ensuring future conservation", KPU Ali, Chairman of Kallayi river protection committee, said. But this money lapsed due to the negligence of changing Governments. NK Premachandran, the then minister for ...
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River pollution poses threat to Amaravati 19.8.2017
Vijayawada: Toxic discharges from cement projects and chemical factories upstream Krishna river threaten to overshadow "blue and green" capital city Amaravati. Industries in Jaggiahapeta, Nandi-gama, Gudimetla, Ramanapeta and other areas were allegedly polluting the river water, but the Pollution Control Authority is turning a blind eye to it. Huge biotech factories in Peddavaram and Keesara are polluting Munneru, which is a major tributary to river Krishna. "The dream of Chief Minsiter N. Chandra-babu to construct eco-friendly capital city is in danger with huge industries polluting river Krishna. CRUX Biotech, located at Peddavaram village of Nandigama mandal, has become a big problem for us. It produces ethanol, a form of spirit from corn. Many lift irrigation schemes are operating in this area and lakhs of people in and around 40 villages use this polluted water for drinking purposes," social activist K. Ramana Babu said. Many locals earlier staged protest in these regions, ...
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Analyse pollution in Mandovi: Cong. to NIO 19.8.2017 Hindu: Other States
Panaji: The Congress has urged the National Institute of Oceaonography (NIO) to analyse the pollution level of the Mandovi river in and around the area where the Lucky Seven casino vessel has run agro...
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