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Nongpoh MLA apprises Samlin on water schemes 20.7.2018 The Shillong Times
  GUWAHATI: Nongpoh MLA, Mayralborn Syiem on Thursday met PHE minister Samlin Malgniang in Shillong and urged him for speedy implementation of the Lalumpam Water Supply Scheme and Umsawnongbri Water Supply Scheme. Speaking to The Shillong Times, Syiem said the minister assured that the requisite funds for the schemes would be released soon and that […]
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Nongpoh MLA apprises Samlin on water schemes 20.7.2018 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: Nongpoh MLA, Mayralborn Syiem on Thursday met PHE minister Samlin Malgniang in Shillong and urged him for speedy implementation of the Lalumpam Water Supply Scheme and Umsawnongbri Water Supply Scheme. Speaking to The Shillong Times, Syiem said the minister assured that the requisite funds for the schemes would be released soon and that both […]
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Godrej Agrovet chairman Nadir Godrej: We are doing lot of R&D in Agri-chemicals 18.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Business
The beautiful view of mangroves from one of the top floors of Godrej One, Vikhroli, Mumbai is the backdrop
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PAC teams to inspect water schemes in rural areas 17.7.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The Public Accounts Committee of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will deploy two teams in rural areas of the state to inspect the water schemes. PAC member and Congress legislator HM Shangpliang on Monday said the Committee is concerned about the functioning of rural water supply schemes and has decided to give due attention to […]
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Back to basics my mantra, says AMC commissioner Vijay Nehra 17.7.2018 DNA: Money
In an exclusive one-on-one interview with Gargi Raval, municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra talks about how to strengthen the city administration and give the citizens timely basic amenities. The civic body official says he has always rooted on 'back to basics' mantra, and increase in people's participation. A 2001 batch IAS officer, Nehra took over the new charge on Monday. What will be your priorities for the largest urban local body of the state? I will go back to basics. The Smart City Project is very ambitious. Our main focus will be on infrastructure. The roads have to be good, garbage will have to be collected on time, drainage system and water supply system to be in place. We've to look at the project both on a short-term basis (when relief is immediately provided to people) and long-term vision plans which over the next 30 to 40 years How do you plan to the city forward from its current status? We have a glorious past and the city has even achieved the world heritage city tag. The civic body ...
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Heatwave hits Japan flood recovery 17.7.2018 The Shillong Times
Tokyo: A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan on Monday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people. Tens of thousands of rescue workers are still digging through the debris for bodies after Japan’s worst weather-related disaster in […]
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Tree plantation and water conservation need of the hour-Governor Smt. Patel 16.7.2018 Central Chronicle
  Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that we will have to make efforts with people’s support and sensitivity to save the environment and nature from pollution. Looking at the changes in the weather, we are concerned about what will happen to the world after 100 years. Therefore, planting saplings and saving water is […]
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Huma Qureshi invited to speak on go-green initiatives 16.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Huma Qureshi invited to speak on go-green initiatives
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‘Hotels and industries are picking up the initiative as it adds value to the business’ 16.7.2018 B & C – The Navhind Times
For nearly eight years now the CII Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), Goa is trying to encourage the construction of green buildings. Here Bharat Kamat, chairman, IGBC-Goa, talks on the progress. He says to Serilda Coutinho that, there is a promising future for industries and commercial establishments if they go green. The positive fall-out from ...
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Poor civic conditions dog Chandmari area 15.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Poor civic conditions dog Chandmari area
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SUCI (C) protest over poor road conditions 13.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
SUCI (C) protest over poor road conditions
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Mumbai: Parel flyover closed after pipe bursts, causes traffic snarls 13.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Parel flyover on Babasaheb Ambedkar Road in central Mumbai was closed for all vehicles on
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Cloud Sourcing 13.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Cloud Sourcing
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CPWD must focus on innovation, modernisation in infrastructure sector: Naidu 12.7.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said Central Public Works Department (CPWD) as an engineering organisation must also focus on innovation and modernisation in the infrastructure sector to ensure accelerated economic growth of the country. Particular attention should be paid to last mile connectivity of rural roads and in providing health and educational infrastructure, […]
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Mumbai rains: 37,000 million litres of water wasted! BMC to treat sewage water for non-potable purposes 12.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: In order to protect the marine life and stopping the sea from getting dirtier due to sewage water
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Maharashtra government bats for solar projects on large dams 12.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
In a major push for the renewable energy sector and to overcome resistance to the acquisition of private land for infrastructure projects, the state government has set the ball rolling for floating solar power projects on large dams. This will see solar panels being installed on the Ujani dam, followed by sites like the Jaikwadi and Koyna reservoirs. A senior official from the Maharashtra energy department said the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MahaVitaran) had floated expressions of interest (EoI) for a 1,000 MW floating solar power project at Ujani dam. The project will be awarded through the tariff-based competitive bidding method, where the bidder quoting the lowest tariff is selected. "After Ujani, we are planning to take up work at the Koyna dam in Satara district and the Jaikwadi dam in Aurangabad," he added. At the Ujani dam, which is one of the largest in Maharashtra, and a crucial water supply and irrigation source for Solapur district, the project will cover 2,000 ...
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Snag has city residents sweat for three hours 12.7.2018 The Tribune
Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, July 11 A technical snag in 220-kV Ferozepur Road sub-station on Wednesday forenoon disrupted power supply in localities across the city for almost three hours causing huge inconvenience to the residents in the hot and humid weather conditions. In most of the affected areas, people had to go without water supply as well due to power failure. According to information, the power supply was shut down around 11.30 when feeders supplying power to Civil Lines, DC Complex, localities along Feozepur Road, PAU Complex, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Sarabha Nagar, Model Town, Dugri and Pakhowal Road went non-operational due to a technical fault in the 220-kV Ferozepur Road sub-station. In some other areas, however, residents complained that the power supply was not available since 10 am. “The power utility is not able to maintain supply when demand is at its peak due to extremely hot weather and paddy sowing. What is the benefit of the state being power surplus if the distribution network ...
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All hopes dashed, say Jhajjar villagers 12.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jhajjar, July 11 The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) which focuses on rural development has turned out to be a “failure” in Islaamgarh village. No change for the better has been witnessed here in the past four years. The villagers, as usual, are grappling with scarcity of potable water, non-availability of drainage system, long power cuts, lack of health services and traffic congestion. Islaamgarh, which is popularly known as Chhuchhakvaas village, was adopted by Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda under SAGY in 2014. The villagers were optimistic about the redress of their basic grievances following the adoption of the village, but their hopes have now been dashed utterly, said Ram Avtar, a farmer of the village. “The village has not yet got any benefit of SAGY. We are still forced to buy potable water not only for us but also for our cattle as the government supply of water comes after three days and that too for a short time. Those who are capable of paying extra utilise the camper service ...
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Govt takes back new role from XEN 12.7.2018 The Tribune
Amritsar, July 11 The Department of Local Government rolled back its order of appointing Executive Engineer Tilak Raj the in-charge of water supply and sewerage of North and East constituencies here on Tuesday. The MC had appointed Tilk Raj as in-charge of the water supply and sewerage in operation and maintenance (O&M) wing of the MC on April 23. He was looking after North and East constituencies independently. Superintending Engineer (O&M) Anurag Mahajan had filed a petition with the High Court against the appointment of Tilak Raj. In his petition, Mahajan claimed that Tilak Raj had a degree with distance education. Mahajan contended that one with distance education degree was not eligible for promotion to the post of superintending engineer. The charge given to Tilak Raj was the responsibility of an superintending engineer. So DP Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary, Local Government Department, rolled back the order regarding Tilak Raj’s new role. Tilak Raj, Executive Engineer, O&M, said, “I have a ...
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Plastic ban: AMC nets Rs 81 lakh in one month 11.7.2018 DNA: India
The civic body has collected Rs 81.35 lakh in fine from manufacturers for not following Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has also passed a resolution to take action in this regard in its health and solid waste committee and standing committee. On World Environment Day, the AMC joined United Nation's 'Beat the Plastic' programme. In a one-month-long drive, the city has witnessed a transformation with drastic plastic waste reduction. There is a blanket ban on the use of water pouches, plastic cups/glasses, and polythene bags. The Health Department is keeping a strict vigil in the city to make it plastic free. On a pilot basis, a reverse vending machine was placed in Kankaria Lakefront to recycle plastic bottles. In the first week of its installation, 5,000 bottles were collected. "The banned items cannot be seen anywhere in the city limits. Our strategy was to arrive at the root cause of the menace. We had sealed around 168 manufacturing units. ...
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