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Lakhs of illegal constructions across urban belts to turn legal in Mumbai Metropolitan Region 22.7.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Jalyukta Shivar: Work for third phase to start after monsoon 22.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Water released from Khadakwasla Dam into Mutha river 22.7.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Pipeline disruption hits water supply in 'Secunderabad Cantonment Board' 22.7.2017
Hyderabad: Several colonies in and around Kharkhana which falls under the Secunderabad Cantonment Board, are facing problems in the supply of drinking water over the past week. There has been a disruption in the pipeline between Mahendra Hills and Kharkhana, leading to irregular supply, much to the inconvenience of citizens. Nearly 30 per cent of the colonies, slums in the Cantonment area receive water through this line. SCB officials say that about 70 colonies and slums have been affected by the disruption. The Cantonment Board did not receive water from the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) for three days, from July 18 to 20. Usually, water is supplied to the SCB area once every three days, but this time the gap extended to six days. Some colonies have not received water since July 15. Hemant Sharma of AP Textbook Colony says that 300 families in his colony are facing hardships. "We are paying over Rs 300 per month against the water bill. But the water supply is ...
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This is where LU students live 22.7.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Jammu battles acute water scarcity 22.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, July 21 The Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department’s much-talked about contingency plans to tide over drinking water shortage have miserably failed in the winter capital of the state with many parts of Jammu city getting water supply after a gap of three to four days and that too, for just 45-50 minutes. Consequently, there is a simmering discontent and resentment among the residents as the grim situation has emerged in ‘Shravan Maas’ which is considered as one of the holiest months in the year as per the Hindu calendar. The ‘Sawan’ month, as per the Hindu mythology, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Leave aside the domestic water needs of people, sometimes the devotees of Lord Shiva do not even get water to offer at most of the temples in the city. Much to the people’s annoyance, the PHE officials are inaccessible to them. “The unavailability of drinking water to people has punctured the balloon of good governance being claimed by the BJP-PDP government. We had never seen such ...
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MC neglecting southern sectors: Senior citizens council 22.7.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Audit slams Railways on food quality 21.7.2017 Hindu: News
CAG finds many hazards in catering system; Army’s high-calibre munitions level critical
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CAG raps Railways for serving foodstuff 'unsuitable' for consumption 21.7.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, July 21 The Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Friday came down heavily on the Railways saying cleanliness and hygiene were not being maintained in catering units at stations and in trains and it was serving foodstuff unsuitable for human consumption. "During the inspection at select 74 stations and 80 trains, audit noticed that cleanliness and hygiene are not being maintained at catering units at stations and in trains," the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said in a report tabled in Parliament. "Articles unsuitable for human consumption, contaminated foodstuff, recycled foodstuff, shelf life expired packaged and bottled items, unauthorised brands of water bottles are offered for sale on stations," the CAG said. The report said unpurified water straight from the tap was used in preparation of beverages, waste bins were not found covered, not emptied regularly and not washed, foodstuff were not covered to protect them from flies, insects and dust, and rats and cockroaches were ...
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CAG raps Railways for serving food ‘unsuitable’ for consumption 21.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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CAG inspects 80 trains, raps Railways for serving food unfit to eat 21.7.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Contaminated, recycled food, expired items, unauthorised brands were offered for sale on stations
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Food served by Indian Railways not fit for human consumption: CAG 21.7.2017 India Today| Must Read
The CAG has said that food served by the Indian Railways to its passengers in the trains and at stations is not fit for human consumption.
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Food served by Indian Railways' catering services unfit for consumption: CAG report 21.7.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has released a report on the condition of catering services in the Indian Railways, saying that neither the food nor the water is fit for human consumption. In a report published by The Asian Age , the CAG in its report on railway catering till March 2016, the CAG pointed out that besides the lack of hygiene, catering staff weren’t issuing bills for the food items. The report added that food items that were unfit for consumption such as contaminated foodstuff, recycled foodstuff, shelf-life expired packaged and bottled items were being offered for sale at maximum retail price with weight and prices different from the open market and at significantly higher prices. The CAG report blames the frequent change in catering policy and consequent transfer of responsibility to manage catering units for the mess. Indian Railways has changed its catering policy three times since 2005 with the last policy change announced in February 2017. Due to the frequent policy changes, ...
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Considered too foul, tertiary water treated with disdain 21.7.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Eviction on road along Deepor Beel ordered 21.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Eviction on road along Deepor Beel ordered
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Flint water crisis whistle-blowers win MIT Media Lab's 'Disobedience Award' 21.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-POLITICS/DISOBEDIENCE (PIX):Flint water crisis whistle-blowers win MIT Media Lab's 'Disobedience Award'
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Railways serving food unfit for humans, says CAG report 21.7.2017 TOI: India
A Comptroller and Auditor General audit report on the catering services in the Indian Railways, to be tabled in Parliament on Friday, has observed that food articles unsuitable for human consumption.
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'Vellore Institute of Technology' students await rain to complete lab work 21.7.2017
Chennai: A few engineering students at Vellore Institute of Technology are praying for more rains as it would speed up their pending laboratory work. First, the ongoing study on butterfly species and the second to study the hydrology of water inflow into water bodies using geopositioning and geospatial technologies. "The students since last year have recorded 96 species and are short of four more species to record a centum. And this would materialise only if more rains enable butterfly migration. After a rain, you may see butterflies congregating around a puddle or damp area in the garden to drink and extract minerals from the soil. Maintaining a puddle in the same spot will keep butterflies coming back and now we are in the process of maintaining puddles", said conservationist A. Kumaraguru of Biodiversity Conservation Foundation who is helping students with butterfly and host plant identification. "We are waiting for rains to study the percolation of water in our nearby water bodies ...
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Clean water tanks, say residents 21.7.2017 The Tribune

Amritsar, July 20

Residents of employees’ quarters at Government Medical College have complained that water tanks at tube wells have not been cleaned for a long time. “Chlorine meant for water treatment is also not being used as the water supply department is indifferent to the health hazards,” they said.

Gurcharan Singh, a family member of an employee, said, “The water tanks have not been cleaned for a long time. Drinking contaminated water can make people sick.”

Residents said that there were a dozen tube well connections being managed by the water supply and sanitation department.

Another resident, Darshan Lal, said, “The department is required to put chlorine in these tanks to treat water but it is not being done. The water being supplied to us is not fit for drinking.” — TNS

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Admn for strictness on reverse boring 21.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 20 The district administration has instructed the officials of agriculture, soil and water conservation departments and the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to constitute a team to check reverse boring. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sangha said, “The team will investigate the matter not only in cities but also in rural areas. There is a possibility that some people might be doing this and if it is happening, it is very dangerous for the health of the people.”He said criminal cases would be registered against the errants who resort to reverse boring to dispose of industrial waste. According to the DC, even the old and unused tube well bores in rural areas would be identified as these could be used to dispose of the waste water into ground. While boring is done to lift underground water, the reverse boring concept deals with the procedure of disposing of polluted water into the ground by drilling a deep hole into the ground. As the waste water gets mixed ...
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