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Civic issues haunt Rajivnagar Colony 22.5.2017
Visakhapatnam: A walk down the Pithapuram Colony towards Pedawaltair leads to Rajivnagar, a colony tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Once covered with mango orchards and paddy fields, the colony is presently a home for many affluent as well as the underprivileged people. However, regardless of the pride and prestige attached to the surrounding colonies, many civic issues are haunting Rajivnagar colony and giving a tough time to the residents. The col-ony, which comprises of nearly 10,000 people, is surrounded by Pithapuram Colony, Mangapu-ram Colony and Doctors’ Colony. D. Ananatha Rao, a retired government emp-loyee, remembered the transformation of the colony. “Earlier water from the storm water drain used to inundate the colony, in which three children of the locality got washed away. But construction of a reservoir to harvest rainwater in Andhra University had helped the colony avoid the problem. Development within the colony wasn’t at par with the neighbouring colonies. The roads ...
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A platform on the banks of Iruvazhinji to promote green lifestyle 22.5.2017 Hindu: News
Green Carpet offers an array of eco-friendly lifestyle products under single roof
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Major tanks being dredged in and around Kumbakonam 21.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Kumbakonam municipality has taken up dredging eight major tanks at an estimate of ₹ 8 crore in six wards in the town with a view to augmenting rainwater harvesting capacity. In fact, work on five ...
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Tamil Nadu rural bank announces loan to create water-related infrastructure 20.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Tamil Nadu rural bank announces loan to create water-related infrastructure
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Preparing for the monsoon 19.5.2017 Hindu: Youth
If you have a rainwater harvesting system, now is the right time to clean filters and storage/recharge systems. By S. Vishwanath
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Mettur dam desilting next week, says Edappadi Palanisamy 19.5.2017
COIMBATORE: Affirming that the AIADMK government was determined to desilt major water bodies across the State in the wake of the severe drought experienced for the last few months, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palanisamy on Thursday said the move would help harvest maximum quantity of rainwater during the ensuing monsoon seasons this year. He underlined how rainwater harvesting was close to the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's heart, who ensured it on a mission mode during her te- nure. Addressing media persons at the Coimbatore International airport here, he said "the state government has allotted Rs 100 crore to start desilting works in 1,519 water bodies across the state. Apart from this, the State government has initiated action to desilt the 2,000 lakes at a cost of Rs 300 crore. We will start the desiltING work in Mettur dam next week." "As the farmers were severely affected by the drought, the banks have started relief disbursement. The State government is aiding the farmers to get ...
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Building a sustainable future for upcoming architects, civil engineers 18.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
MRF's iconic `breathing building', was designed by celebrated architect Charles Correa and stands as a prototype for a `green building' whose engineering is sustainable and ecofriendly. A whole industry today, fuelled by global trends and national projects like smart cities, wants to create such designs.
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Huge response to well recharging lessons in Kerala 17.5.2017
Kozhikode: The drought has made local self-governments across the state queue up before ‘Mazhapolima’ for its valuable lessons on well recharging. The rainwater harvesting mission of Thrissur district has been imparting lessons on regaining traditional wisdom by allowing rainwater to percolate down, recharging water tables. “We had implemented 27,427 units of Mazhapolima across the state since 2008. Now, the problem is that we are not able to take the orders of all LSGs as there is an acute shortage of skilled plumbers,” says its director Jos C. Raphael. Besides LSGs, an expert team would visit resident associations and worship sites upon demand and give the lessons. A team of 10 members could visit Mazhapolima office at Thrissur Collectorate to undergo one-day training. “Normally Rs 5,000-10,000 is needed for recharging a well. It can be done in various ways. It is not that groundwater recharging is only possible by pumping out the rainwater collected on the rooftop to the well. Taking rain pits, ...
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WB Govt to implement rainwater harvesting project in Darjeeling 16.5.2017 HBL: Home
In what could provide a huge relief to water-stressed people, especially the poor, in Darjeeling, the West Bengal Government will implement a Rs 24-crore rainwater harvesting project for slum dweller...
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Only buildings with rainwater harvesting facility to be approved: CM Yogi Adiyanath 16.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Poorer nations contribute more towards big mammal conservation, says index 15.5.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Asia scored the lowest; is home to the greatest number of countries classified as underperformers
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Water conservation steps from next week 15.5.2017 Hindu: News
400 harvesting units to be installed
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NABARD project on water conservation under way in State 14.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
NABARD project on water conservation under way in State
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‘Maintain wells to harvest rainwater’ 14.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 13 The incessant wastage of groundwater and exploitation of drinking water has forced the MC to go into some damage control mode as the civic body has initiated a survey to identify and create 1,200 wells for rainwater harvesting. Post the decision to make rainwater harvesting system mandatory for commercial as well as residential buildings, and its subsequent violation, the MC has issued notices and given one month to several commercial and residential owners to maintain the wells. “We have conducted a survey and sanctioned plans to create 1,200 well by the end of June. Owners with 200 sq yard of plots, both residential and commercial, will have to get a water harvesting system in place. We have issued notices in this regard and will ensure that the paucity of groundwater is tackled well in time,” said IPS Randhawa, STP, MC. The corporation has also charged Rs 20,000 as refundable security from a residential unit and Rs 50,000 from a commercial unit in this regard as ...
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Rainwater harvesting pits in forest areas 13.5.2017 Hindu: News
All efforts to increase green cover
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Going all out to harvest rainwater 13.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
The State government will explore all possibilities to harvest rainwater by incorporating rural technology, Minister for Cooperation Kadakampally Surendran has said.He was speaking at a seminar on rai...
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Affordable housing solutions at Hab-Fest 12.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
Alternative technologies showcased at Habitat Technology fair
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Call for agriculture sensitive to nutrition 12.5.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Scientists discuss climate change
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Mangal eri reaps benefit of rainwater harvesting 11.5.2017
Rainwater harvesting work taken up by Chennai corporation last year at Mangal lake near Mogappair - Vaavin has yielded results and the water body is now helping local residents with recharged groundwater. Based on the success, civic authorities are now deepening the lake and an architect is appointed to develop the park in to an eco-lake with play area for children, solar lights and a one kilometer jogging track. Explaining the eco project, a senior corporation official attached to Ambattur zone said the sprawling lake now has water to three foot despite the drought conditions as the storm water from adjacent areas are drained in to the water body through inlets. The park will have a dedicated place for women to do ground exercises and park will also have an open gym equipped with yoga stage. Fifty solar lamps are to come up in the park and the project which started in 2016 February at an estimate of Rs 80 lakh will be completed within this year. On daily basis more than 500 walkers use the park and this ...
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This PG student is on a mission to save water 8.5.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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