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Bansagar project changed face of Vidhyas: CM 26.5.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Rewa, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Bansagar project has changed the look of Vindhyas. Areas with no irrigation facility will also receive water supply through Naigarhi irrigation project. Now farmers of Vindhya will surpass farmers of Punjab and Haryana also in grain production. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was […]
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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani lauds people's support for water drive 26.5.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday lauded citizens for wholeheartedly supporting the ongoing Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Yojana, saying their role in the drive would make water scarcity a thing of the past in Gujarat. The CM was speaking after reviewing water conservation works in Bagthala village of Morbi district. "Lakhs of citizens are sweating it out in this heat to increase water storage capacity. This sweat will help in making Gujarat free of water shortage," Rupani said. He said that when the water conservation drive was launched on May 1, the number of JCBs involved in de-silting work was 527, which had now gone up to 4,500, number of tractor-dumpers from 2,000 to over 14,000, and different organisations involved from 525 to 2,600. "From 27,000, the number of workers engaged in water conservation related works has gone up to 3.25 lakh," he said. Rupani reiterated that in view of the popular support, the state government had decided to continue the water conservation drive for three ...
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Jaipur based NGO quenches thirst in Bundi 26.5.2018 DNA: India
An NGO from Jaipur has come forward to quench the thirst of hundreds of cattle and animals in two villages of Bundi, about 235 kilometers from the state capital, where water to drink even for humans is hardly available on burning stony dry land in mining areas of the district. Reports of cattle and animals dying due to thirst prompted the volunteers to transport water by tankers to supply into the ponds and empty reserves meant for the animals. The district is currently experiencing the scorching heat of 46+ degree Celsius.     The organisation came to know of the scarcity of water and of cattle and animals dying of thirst in Chainpuriya and Devdungri villages of Bundi district through reports in the newspaper following which we decided to arrange tankers to supply water in these villages, Sanjeev Sankhala of Jaipur based Help suffering lives society. The water tankers are now being sent to these villages daily and empty reserves and tanks meant for animals in and around the two villages are being ...
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Bring environment in state list: Gulab Chand Kataria 26.5.2018 DNA: India
Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has suggested bringing in the environment subject in the state list from the centre list. Representing Rajasthan at the Inter-State Council meeting on the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission, Kataria said that there are many subjects which should be kept in the state list instead of being in concurrent or centre list. Kataria said that due to lack of environmental clearance, many projects of the state are stuck and added that by moving the subject moved to the state will accelerate development works. He also said that water distribution should be done on the basis of the catchment area of rivers. As the catchment area of most rivers is not in Rajasthan, therefore, the rules which are made in this regard should not be applied to Rajasthan. Expediting Projects Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said there are many subjects which should be kept in the state list instead of being in concurrent or centre list. He suggested that environment should be a state subject ...
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Cong, BJP spar over water crisis 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 24 BJP and Congress councillors exchanged heated arguments over the water crisis in the city during the MC House meeting here on Thursday. While Congress councillors left no stone unturned to corner councillors of the ruling BJP on the issue, the latter blamed the MC officials for the problem, claiming that they failed to provide water supply to the city residents. The BJP also slammed the Congress for not bringing any project to improve water supply in the city when it was at the helms of the MC affairs. Placing two bottles of contaminated water on the tables of Mayor Davesh Moudgil and Commissioner KK Yadav, BJP councillor Chanderwati Shukla alleged that MC officials were not addressing the problem that residents of Sector 52, falling her ward, were facing for the past 15 days. At this, Congress councillor and Leader of Opposition Devinder Singh Babla accused the BJP of not supplying water to city residents. He said there was not a single sector in the city that was ...
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No respite from water woes, 280 plaints received 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 25 Despite officials claiming that the repair work at the Kajauli waterworks has been completed, low water pressure was reported from many parts of the city. The Municipal Corporation received more than 280 complaints regarding this. As many as 109 water tankers were sent to different parts of the city. Those living in the southern sectors were the worst hit. Those living in colonies and villages also faced a shortage of water. Residents of Colony No. 4 have not been getting proper supply for over a week. Shashi Shankar Tiwari, a resident of the area, said the tubewell installed in the area had not been working to the full capacity. Residents of the Raipur Khurd, Kishangarh and Khudda Ali Sher have also been hit. They lacked proper water supply for the past 10 days. The residents said they were not being provided water despite paying bills regularly. Residents of Sectors 45 and 46 said the water supply did not reach on upper ...
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School timings changed 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Faridkot: For the gradual rise in mercury in the region, the Faridkot District Magistrate on Friday issued orders to change the school timings for all private and government institutions from Saturday. Starting at 7.30 am, the schools will be opened till 12.30 pm for the next one week. During this time, there would be no involvement of students in any outdoor activity. Faridkot District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Prashar said the move had been initiated to provide respite to the students and to ensure that they do not fall ill. “We decided to change the timings, which will be convenient for children and their parents in view of the rising temperature in the city,” the Deputy Commissioner said. TNS One held with illicit liquor Bathinda: A person was arrested with country-made 30 bottles of illicit liquor during a check at Jodhpur Kanchian. The accused has been identified as Raj Kumar, a resident of Maur Chrat Singh village. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act has been ...
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Summer carnival held at BFGI 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Bathinda: Baba Farid Senior Secondary School organised 'Summer Carnival-2018' at Baba Farid Group of Institutions in order to motivate and build self-confidence of the students. Various competitions like mehndi application, turban tying, poster-making and best out of waste were conducted. In addition to various competitions, physics, chemistry, biotechnology, agriculture and engineering departments of BFGI arranged a science exhibition in which exhibits of live projects, models and products were displayed. BFGI chairman Dr Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal congratulated the contestants for their zeal and added that it was the need of the hour to polish the talent of students by conducting various activities.  TNS World Environment Day  Bathinda: The Punjab Pollution Control Board on Friday organised a slogan writing and painting competition at Police Public School to observe World Environment Day. As many as 30 students of the school participated in the competitions. PPCB assistant environment engineer Ravipal ...
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Indecent video upload: Principal tenders apology 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Bathinda, May 25 The principal of a government school, embroiled in a controversy after an indecent video was uploaded from his phone onto a WhatsApp group comprising several other officials of the Education Department, on Friday tendered an apology to the district education office. Pawan Kumar, principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Multania, said the video was “unintentionally” uploaded by some children who were playing games on his phone while he was busy attending to guests at his home. He added that he got to know about the mistake after another principal called him and told him about the video. “I had received the video in another social networking group and since I didn’t have the technical knowledge about how to undo the wrong, I immediately left the group,” he said. Apart from principals of government schools of Bathinda, those in Mansa and Gurdaspur and senior officials of the department are also members of the group. Meanwhile, DEO (Secondary) Maninder Kaur said since senior ...
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Water supply halted for past 5 days 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, May 25 Due to spilling of sugar mill molasses in rivers, the drinking water supply has been halted in the town and nearby areas for the past five days. While the Water Supply and Sanitation Board (WSSB) authorities are already in the dock as they failed in checking the flow of polluted water in the already stored safe drinking water in its reservoir, the negligence by board employees has pushed residents to drinking water crisis. Now, before it resumes the drinking water supply, the WSSB is emptying its reservoirs of several crore liters of polluted water. In absence of scientific method to dispose of the polluted water to empty the reservoirs, the WSSB is letting it flow in the open. It is further percolating into groundwater near the WSSB’s reservoirs, thus polluting the underground water sources. Groundwater in this region is known for high fluoride contents, so it is not usable for the purpose for drinking. “With no water supply from the WSSB, we are facing many ...
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Pipes stolen, Rajouri school without water 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Shyam Sood Rajouri, May 25 The pipes which supplied water to Government High School, Thandikassi, under the Rajouri education zone, were damaged three months ago reportedly by a local, causing inconvenience to its 300 students and staff. The groundwater division of the Public Health Engineering Department had installed a hand pump exclusively for the school after the water supply pipes were damaged but that has also been rendered non-functional by another local, leaving the school without water. “The matter was taken up with the senior officials of the education department and the district administration several times but nothing has been done. The worst sufferers are the girl students,” said Mukhtar Dar, school headmaster. Executive engineer, Public Health Engineering Department, Nissar Khan said the matter had been brought to his notice and a ground report from the assistant executive engineer (AEE) concerned had established that locals had stolen the school’s water supply pipes while levelling the ...
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Reeling under power outages, region now battles water crisis 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, May 25 Power curtailment has added to the woes of locals, with the city now facing drinking water shortage for the last 48 hours as the electricity supply to the filtration plants and lifting stations run by the public health engineering (PHE) department has not been restored. With the mercury crossing 40°C, lakhs of people across the Jammu region have been left at the mercy of sweltering heat by the PDP-BJP government while the officials of the PHE department and power development department are blaming each other for the prevailing crisis. The situation is worse in 71 wards under the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), comprising a population of 7 lakh people, where the households are connected with piped water. The situation is no better in the other towns of the region, where a majority of the people getting supply through piped connections are facing hardships. “This has now become a routine. We have lost faith in the elected representatives and the government. We don’t ...
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Polluted reservoir water kills fish 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mandi, May 25 A large number of fish were found dead in Nagchala reservoir on Friday due to water pollution. The locals are blaming negligence on part of the district administration for the loss of aquatic life. Local resident Bhup Singh Saklani said a local committee formed for the maintenance of the reservoir failed to do its job. He said polluted water from nearby temples had blocked the main outlet of the reservoir. “The reservoir has religious significance. I had informed the Additional Deputy Commissioner about the issue two days ago, but no action was taken,” he said. Fishery officer Richa Gupta inspected the reservoir. While speaking to The Tribune, she said the fish died due to shortage of oxygen in the water, adding the natural water flow in the reservoir had stopped as the main outlet was blocked. She said that contaminated water from nearby habitations was also polluting the reservoir. She advised the local body to ensure fresh water supply into the reservoir for ...
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CM launches water plaint helpline 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 25 Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday launched a toll-free water complaint helpline number 18001808009. He was presiding over a review meeting of the Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Department here. The CM also sought funds worth Rs 4751 crore for rainwater harvesting project from the Centre. The Chief Minister said that rainwater harvesting structures would help prevent wastage of water. He said the department must ensure adequate water supply and take steps to check leakages from water pipelines. The CM said that tankers should be pressed into service for supply of water so that the tourists and locals were not inconvenienced. He said that a proposal worth Rs 798 crore for remodelling and augmentation of 1,421 water supply schemes in the state had been forwarded to the Centre. IPH Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said a special campaign had been launched to clean the water tanks and an adequate sum had been provided for the replacement of old water ...
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Water scarcity leaves Shimla high and dry 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 25 Residents in the city are reeling under acute water shortage for the last few days. They are getting rationed water supply after four-five days. While the residents are buying bottled water for drinking and cooking, hoteliers are solely depending on tankers in the tourist season. “There is no water in our kitchen or bathroom for the last five days. We have never experienced such a shortage in the city earlier,” said Kartik, a resident of Lakkar Bazaar. “Hoteliers are paying private tankers Rs 2,600 for 6,000 litre water,” said Harnan Kukreja, president, Shimla Hoteliers’ Association. The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) is struggling to ration 21 MLD of water that was pumped from its major sources these days. The water availability per resident was just 5 litre as on Friday. “As water is mostly utilised for cooking and drinking, using it for sanitation has become the last priority, while bathing has become a luxury for us,” said Adript Thakur, a student. The SMC is ...
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Himachal HC directs Centre to provide funding for water supply schemes’ augmentation 25.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Dutch PM inaugurates Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum 25.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 25 Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday inaugurated the Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum to take forward the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (Government of  India) and his country’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment in June last year. Addressing a gathering, Rutte appreciated efforts being made under the Namami Gange programme and acknowledged the vastness of the task at hand. Local governments, financial sector and private sector, as well as communities, will need to join hands with the Indian and the Netherlands governments, he said. He pitched waste-to-wealth approach to encourage sustainability of projects. The approach has been devised by the Indian government under its “ODF Plus” programme which envisages convergence of projects under the clean-Ganga drive and Swachh Bharat Mission. Netherlands’ Minister of Water Infrastructure Cora van Nieuwenhuizen also ...
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Visva Bharati University convocation LIVE: PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina inaugurates Bangladesh Bhawan 25.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Chouhan lays foundation of Rs 677 lakh worth Naigarhi irrigation project 25.5.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Unorganized labourers scheme is country’s biggest social security scheme Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Bansagar project has changed the look of Vindhya. Areas with no irrigation facility will also receive water supply through Naigarhi irrigation project. Now farmers of Vindhya will surpass farmers of Punjab and Haryana also in grain […]
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Plastic pollutes air, water and soil: Scientists 25.5.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Plastic cannot be recycled easily and it is the major cause of the harm it causes to our environment.Lectures on ‘Plastic pollution and its harmful effect on mammals’ and ‘Effect of plastic pollution on state’s biodiversity’ were organized at Regional Museum of Natural History. Programme convener and Scientist-B Manik Lal Gupta said […]
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