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Tamil Nadu seeks immediate release of Cauvery water from Karmatala 25.6.2019
New Delhi: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday demanded release of the entire quantity of 9.19 TMC feet of water for June and 31.24 TMC feet of water for July from Karnataka. The demand was made by Tamil Nadu at a meeting of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) here when the state sought the Authority's directions to Karnataka in this regard. Tamil Nadu also demanded that Karnataka should thereafter release water for the remaining months as per the pattern of releases prescribed by the Cauvery River Tribunal and modified by the judgement of the Supreme Court for the irrigation season/water year 2019-20. The state said that it could not open Mettur Dam on the scheduled date of June 12 this year too for Cauvery Delta Irrigation due to non-release of water by Karnataka and poor storage in Mettur Dam. It maintained that Cauvery Water Management Authority, in its third meeting, had resolved that Karnataka should release the prescribed quantity for the month of June--9.19 TMC feet of water--to Tamil ...
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Dayanidhi Maran attacks AIADMK govt for its complacency in tackling water crisis 25.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Tamil Nadu has been reeling under acute water crisis stress for the past several months as Chennai's water reservoirs have gone dry.
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Tamil Nadu government may change even without election: M K Stalin 25.6.2019
Chennai: There is a possibility that the Tamil Nadu government may change even without an election now, the DMK president M.K. Stalin declared at a  demonstration here on Monday to put pressure on the government to take steps to solve the water crisis in Chennai and other areas. The huge protest, organised by the Chennai west DMK unit to condemn the AIADMK government's "inept" handling of the water scarcity issue, saw Mr. Stalin taking to the streets directly ahead of the Assembly session from June 28. Central Chennai MP, Dayanidhi Maran, local MLA, J Anbazhagan and hundreds of other party men participated in the protest. In a dramatic gesture, Stalin raised an empty pot, raising the slogan, "Kodam Inge, Thaneer Enge (the pot is here, where is the water), in asking the Tamil Nadu government what it had done to mitigate the people's suffering due to the acute water scarcity in recent months. Charging the government with not taking sufficient action to solve the water ...
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Seminar on Water Security held 24.6.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: A one day seminar under the theme ‘Inventory and Revival of Springs in the Catchment Areas for Water Security’ was organized recently by the Tura Christian College (TCC) in collaboration with the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board, Shillong at its college premises. The one day seminar was attended by C P Marak, IFS (PCCF ...
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Aravindakshan becomes a water angel in Sant Nagar 24.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Where these days have been scorched for water. The pond and canals have begun to dry, people are longing for water. P. Aravindakshan, living in Mathai Nagar, situated at Sant Hirdaram Nagar CTO, is a employe of 3 EME Centers. For three consecutive years, in the summer, the borewells in their home […]
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River Ganga gets a new breath of life in Kanpur as level of dissolved oxygen improves 24.6.2019
Kanpur: Located on the west bank of river Ganga, Kanpur is a densely populated city famous for its leather industries. The city produces an estimated 450 million litres of municipal sewage and industrial effluent daily, a majority of which was flowing directly into the holy river until recently. However, with the launch of the Namami Gange Programme that aims to clean and rejuvenate Ganga, 13 out of 16 major drains in Kanpur have been completely tapped and the sewage and industrial effluent has been diverted to Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs). In November 2018, a century-old Sisamau drain, which produces over 140 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage, was completely stopped from discharging sewage into the Ganga. This was the biggest drain-tapping initiative undertaken at a cost of over Rs 60 crore. The sewage has been diverted via pipelines to two sewage treatments plants (STPs) on the outskirts of the city - 80 million litres a day to Bhingawan STP and 60 MLD to Jajmau STP. The tapping of ...
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Bengaluru: Kasturinagar Main Road dug up for almost a year! 24.6.2019
Bengaluru: Kasturinagar Main Road, which is a major link between Byappanahalli and Banaswadi has been dug up for almost a year. This prolonged disruption not just affected the motorists, but even businesses in the area have been badly hit. Punith Kumar, an hotelier, said, "My kitchen was serving hundreds of people every day. But now it is lying unused. The utensils which were used to cook food now remain empty. Thanks to the pipeline laying work taken up by the BWSSB, and that too for over a year now." The problems faced by the people are innumerable. The once busy road has now become deserted with mounds of dug up soil everywhere, which is also affecting the health of people living nearby. Punith recalled that this year's summer was harsh. "We suffered a lot of problems due to dust, which could be one of the root causes for allergies and so many other related diseases. This stretch that has been dug is the one that connects to so many other roads. Commuting on 2nd Main of Kasturinagar ...
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Hyderabad: Cables, plastics, metals blamed for waterlogging 24.6.2019
Hyderabad: Waterlogging in the Cyberabad area is being attributed to underground cables and the plastic, clothes and other materials that get caught up in the cables, obstructing the flow of water. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation came under severe criticism for the waterlogging in Cyberabad on Friday night, which caused delays of upto five hours. The private cables of data and internet providers will be removed from the drains as it was found in a review meeting carried out by GHMC commissioner Dana Kishore with senior officials on Sunday, that they are one of the obstructions. Sand and metal used in construction are another obstruction to the flow of water in the drains. With construction activity in full swing, the sand and debris lying on the site make their way into the water blocking the area. The two lakes in the region Barla Kunta and Thummidi Kunta overflowed and water ran onto the streets. Work to increase the capacity of the lakes has been carried out but it has not helped. Ms D. ...
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Make process for new water connections simpler: Kejriwal to DJB 23.6.2019 PTI: All news
Make process for new water connections simpler: Kejriwal to DJB
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Chennai: Routes chalked out to bring jolarpet water 23.6.2019
Chennai: With the state government giving the nod to bring water from Jolarpet through wagons, the officials of the CMWSSB and ICF here held a detailed discussion to chalk out an action plan to fetch the water so as to ensure hassle-free distribution to the parched city. According to sources, water brought through railway wagons from Jolarpet, in neighbouring Vellore district, will be taken to Kilpauk and from there distributed water through pipelines. It has also been planned to get water from the Combined Drinking Water Scheme at Mettusakkarakuppam in Vellore district through pipes to Jolarpet and then by wagons. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami had on Friday while acknowledging water crisis in Chennai, announced that the government plans to bring 10 MLD water to Chennai by railway wagons for the next six months. He said about Rs.65 crore had been allocated for the purpose. Meanwhile, fisheries minister D. Jayakumar who participated in a special yagam for rains, on Saturday appealed to the people ...
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Hyderabad: Cops face leaders' wrath for traffic jams 23.6.2019
Hyderabad: If angry ministers and MLAs who were caught in the virtual gridlock for several hours on the roads leading to Hitec City on Friday evening were endlessly calling up top police officers and wondering what went wrong with the traffic and the roads in just one downpour, some of the top bureaucrats were left fuming and could not do much except venting their anger at their subordinates, particularly the traffic police officials. Like quite a few bureaucrats including IAS, IPS and income-tax officials, who were on their way to the attend the marriage of the son of income-tax commissioner, Chennai, C. Srinivas Reddy, the state police chief was caught in the gridlock for close to three hours and reached the venue very late. "At least two ministers and three MLAs were caught in the gridlock. Some of them spent two hours while the vehicle of other VIPs just could not move for almost three hours. Some got so angry that they wanted to walk to their destinations but the roads had turned into rivers ...
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Modi send letters to headmen to harvest rainwater 22.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has shot off letters to headmen including many headmen in the rural areas of Meghalaya urging them to improve village environment by collecting and conserving every drop of water One of the letters were handed over to the Sorar by the Mawryngkneng Block Development Officer,  R Wahlang and this letters are […]
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Maharashtra minister urges farmers to not think about suicide 22.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Maharashtra has witnessed 12,021 farmer suicides during the last four years.
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DMK holds statewide protest over water scarcity issue in Tamil Nadu 22.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
On Friday, Palaniswami held a press conference following a high-level meeting on the prevailing water scarcity in the state.
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DMK holds statewide protest over water scarcity issue in Tamil Nadu 22.6.2019
Chennai: Carrying empty plastic pots in their hands, workers of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday held statewide protest in Tamil Nadu against the state government over the water scarcity issue. Led by former Chennai Mayor M Subramanian, DMK cadres also protested in the Jafferkhanpet area in the city. "What was this government doing all these days when such big problem had arisen? Yesterday, the Chief Minister spoke about bringing water to the city. Why was this not done earlier? The measures he announced yesterday, all of them should have been done in the earlier stages," Subramanian told ANI here. He added, "Now after the crisis has blown up, this only shows unpreparedness of this government. And now on the top of that, the government is organizing 'Yagya' prayers for rain. How this is valid?" The locals too have expressed anger towards the state government. "This is no regular supply of water to this area. We are suffering a lot because of the water ...
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Manipur clears overdrafts, RBI to lift restrictions 22.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Manipur clears overdrafts, RBI to lift restrictions
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Tamil Nadu seeks special package of Rs 1,000 cr to address water crisis 22.6.2019 PTI: All news
Tamil Nadu seeks special package of Rs 1,000 cr to address water crisis
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Water to be ferried to Chennai by train from Jolarpet, says CM 22.6.2019 PTI: All news
Water to be ferried to Chennai by train from Jolarpet, says CM
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Chennai: Workers rescued from water treatment plant 22.6.2019
CHENNAI: In a joint operation by IJM(international justice mission) and BBA( Bachpan Bachao Andolan, five child workers were rescued from a private water treatment plant at Koyambedu. The crackdown comes after BBA approached the Tamil Nadu government to observe immediate action to rescue child workers in the state, as a part of anti-child labour action month. Following this, an extensive search operation was carried out in various shops, hotels and industries. A rescue team visited the water treatment plant in Koyambedu following reports of children being employed there. They rescued six workers - five between the ages of 12 and 16. They were taken to Regional Divisional Office, Chennai where a preliminary enquiry was carried out. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Kural Amuthan, Director of Government Relations, IJM says, "Preliminary enquiry has revealed that all the five children were trafficked from Odisha. They were brought to Tamil Nadu on the promise of safe accommodation, good pay and three ...
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'Agri insurance company of India to deal with crop insurance' 22.6.2019
THANJAVUR: Issues of water for cultivation and perceived threat due to proposed hydrocarbon projects in Cauvery delta dominated monthly farmers" grievance day meeting held here on Friday. Condemning the Karnataka government for not releasing Cauvery water as per the order of the Cauvery Management Authority and protesting against the permission given by the central government to the Vedanta group of companies and ONGC for extracting hydrocarbon from the delta, farmers shouted slogans and staged a walk out from the meeting. N.V.Kannan, district secretary of the Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam affiliated to the CPI(M) said that the Cauvery delta should be declared a protected agro zone. Desilting canals, rivers and channels should be taken up on a war footing so that water reaches tail end areas like Pattukottai and Peravurani after its release from Mettur dam, Kannan said. V.Jeevakumar, a farmer from the Budalur area said that crop insurance compensation for 2016-17 has not yet been given to some ...
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