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By Oct 2019, country to be open defecation-free: Iyer 18.8.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 17

“The entire country will be made open defecation-free by October 2019 and Punjab by December 31, 2017,” said Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary to the Government of India for Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, during his visit to waterworks at Baliali.

He said a special campaign would be launched to generate awareness about water conservation and rain water harvesting in the country.

He said private water connections in each household and metered supply had ensured judicious use of water.

Iyer also took note of the progress being made in the construction of toilets.

Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra apprised Iyer of 21 villages in the district which were getting round-the-clock water supply. She said a total of 348 villages, including Baliali, had been made open defecation-free and over 13,621 toilets had been constructed under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

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Community involvement in rainwater harvesting mooted 17.8.2017 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: A two-day workshop on rain water harvesting system in schools for the purpose of drinking water and sanitation held on Thursday at Maharam Government Higher Secondary School, Mawkyrwat wherein Hadrian Lyngdoh, local MDC was the chief guest. The programme was organized by the State Project Director, SEMAM, S S A and Director of School Education […]
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Submit report on rain water harvesting in govt buildings: NGT to Delhi govt 17.8.2017 News
NGT asked Delhi govt to ensure that no project is approved without rain water harvesting systems
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Secy praises Mohali village water system 17.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Focus on rainwater harvesting: Pon Radhakrishnan 17.8.2017
Chennai: Though intra-state river linking is much talked about, TN has not seen any great development in terms of constructing dams or harvesting rainwater to sustain the agriculture, atleast for about half-a-century from now, Union minister of state for road transport, highways and shipping Pon Radhakrishnan lamented. "No new dam has been constructed in Tamil Nadu since the rule of Kamaraj…The farmers should understand this situation," he said in a veiled reference to the plea from various quarters demanding river linking. For the farmers in Vellore district, close to Chennai, Thenpennai (Ponnaiyar) - Palar river linking project would mean bread and butter as it could infuse fresh lease of life into the Palar basin. But the project, initiated in 2008-2009, has not materialised. Another project on which the state has been nursing the hopes is the linking of the Mahanadhi-Godavari-Krishna-Palar-Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar link for which a feasibility report had been completed by National ...
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Water crisis, sirji 16.8.2017 Hindu: Home
The issue is simple. Inveterate urban development and concretisation of cities, coupled with growing population, is preventing the replenishment of the water table. If we don't plant trees, soon we will have nothing to drink and bathe in but swill.
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Kumbakonam: Kathiramangalam grama sabha ups ante 16.8.2017
Kumbakonam: People of Kathiramangalam village near Kumbakonam utilised the grama sabha meeting held in connection with the Independence Day celebrations in the village on Tuesday to drive home their demand for sending out the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) from the village. A resolution was adopted at the grama sabha meeting, presided over by Ramesh, assistant block development officer. People reiterated their grievance that ONGC activities have polluted the soil and water in the village and also affected the health of people. All ten oil wells installed by ONGC in the village should be closed down and the oil major should move out of the village, they said at the meeting. They said rainwater harvesting structures should be established in the village.The grama sabha meeting also urged the authorities to inform people about works carried out in the village using MPs and MLAs Local Area Development Fund and village panchayat development fund in every grama sabha meeting. Tuesday being ...
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Tableaux draw good response 15.8.2017 Hindu: News
Those of Forest, Water, and Education departments win prize
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Hyderabad: Cubbon walkers to protest, not hoist flag 14.8.2017
Bengaluru: Walkers at Cubbon Park have been hoisting the Tricolour on Independence Day at the city's lung space since 2012. But this year, they will not. Instead, they will be hold a protest. "We will hold our protest in front of Central Library in Cubbon Park from 7 am on August 15. This is because, there has been no development whatsoever at Cubbon Park since 2012. It used to be a forest and now they have cut thousands of trees for construction," said Mr Umesh Kumar, president, Cubbon Park Walkers" Association. Their grouse is that full-grown, age old trees were cut for private clubs, half-done projects like rain water harvesting unit, government offices like PWD and BWSSB, the waste water treatment plant and even by the Horticulture Department office itself. Safety and security measures for the premises, like  CCTV cameras, security guards and proper gates, have still not been installed, they said. On a more serious note, Mr Kumar said, "We want the Deputy Director of ...
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Water distribution: KWA to divide city into various zones 13.8.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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It's time to act: CM Pinarayi Vijayan on weak monsoon 13.8.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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On water, a note of caution 12.8.2017 Hindu: Home
CM says proactive steps such as diverting rainwater to wells are needed
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‘Mylapore will be free of Tasmac outlets’ 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
MLA R. Nataraj says three outlets were closed in recent months
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Water crisis: Govt to set up task forces 10.8.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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Water conservation 9.8.2017 Hindu: Opinion
In the Ganga Doab region, groundwater is heavily contaminated with heavy metal residue as a result of industrial waste. There are no checks on irrigation carried out using groundwater (“A gathering cr...
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RWAs to get incentives for cleanliness in colonies 7.8.2017 Hindu: News
The associations have been told to contribute their mite for development of city
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Water supply situation remains grim in city 3.8.2017 Hindu: News
Water level at Peppara dam is just 98 metres compared to 108 last year
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A dentist tackling water woes 3.8.2017 Buzz – The Navhind Times
A dentist tackling water woes SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Rising issues of scarcity of water and its pollution is a direct indication to consumers to save it for future. Despite this fact, we continue to waste water. However, a common man – dentist, Dilip Bandodkar – believes that prevention is better than cure; hence ...
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Metrowater plans rainwater harvesting audit 3.8.2017 Hindu: News
Earlier sample study found poor maintenance in 30% of structures; Existing mechanisms have potential to add 2.7 tmcft to groundwater every year
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‘River rejuvenation policy a must for every state’ 31.7.2017 Hindu: States
Rain water harvesting should be made mandatory, says ‘waterman’ Dr. Rajendra Singh
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