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Massive plans to build check dams across Tamil Nadu 22.10.2017
Chennai: Averring that not a single drop of water would go waste, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday said his government would take up a massive conservation work involving the construction of check dams throughout Tamil Nadu. A sum of Rs 1,000 crore has been allotted to build the check dams, he announced and assured that all the water bodies in TN would be protected. "In the coming monsoon season, the rainwater will be saved for public use and not wasted into the sea," he said while addressing a rally at Tambaram here that was held as part of the ruling AIADMK's 46th anniversary celebrations. During the one-hour speech, the CM also informed that the rainwater harvesting scheme initiated by late CM J. Jayalalithaa would be implemented with renewed vigour. Turning to the power scenario, he said it was in a miserable condition in the DMK government. "DMK minister had openly admitted that if the party would lose the election, it would be because of power shortage. But now ...
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Under-trainee sailors’ block inaugurated 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
An under-trainee sailors block was inaugurated at INS Vishwakarma, at Eastern Naval Command by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of ENC, on Thursday. The inauguration ceremony w...
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Under-trainee Sailors Block inaugurated at INS Vishwakarma 19.10.2017
Visakhapatnam: An under-trainee Sailors Block was inaugurated at INS Vishwakarma, Visakhapatnam by the chief of Eastern Naval Command (ENS) Vice-Admiral H.C.S. Bisht on Wednesday.   The inauguration ceremony was attended by Flag officers and personnel of the ENC. The newly constructed three-storey building named 'VISHAL' has all modern amenities such as spacious dining hall, state-of-art galley, recreation room, reading room and play area for the in-living Junior Sailors.  Complying with "green norms", the building has been constructed using flyash bricks, has large glass windows to ensure natural light and has been designed to provide sufficient ventilation.  Arboriculture has been carried out in the building premises and water sprinklers provide water through rainwater harvesting tank. Solar water heaters for galley and wash spaces have also been provided to reduce consumption of electricity.   INS Vishwakarma is a training establishment of the Indian Navy for ...
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Mumbai Police joins hands with CERE and firm to address water shortage in Naigaum 18.10.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Schools, colleges take to rainwater harvesting 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
HMWSSB expects commercial establishments to follow suit
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Harvesting the rains 15.10.2017 Hindu: Letters
A standalone picture, “Battered by rain”, about the state of the Durgam Cheruvu lake in Hyderabad”, and a report, “Bengaluru records its wettest year” (both October 15) are reasons enough to explain w...
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Solving three water-related problems at one go 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
Three rainwater harvesting structures in Thiru Vi Ka Colony have proved to be a panacea for water-related issues
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Green panel raps State govt over report on rain water harvesting 13.10.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Grants last opportunity to submit report within one week
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PCB for withdrawing concellation order 9.10.2017 Hindu: National
The Nilambur MLA P.V. Anwar has complied with the conditions stipulated by the Board
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Mumbai: Here's how cops solved 15-year-old water crisis at Naigaon 8.10.2017 mid-day.com
How do you tackle a water crisis in your area? Find a solution yourself. At least that's what the residents of Naigaon police quarters have done, with help from an NGO. Where they once received just 15 minutes of water supply a day from the BMC, woefully little for the 10,000 residents of the area, now, thanks to rainwater harvesting, they have 33.8 million litres of water, enough to last them another year. Dr Rashneh Pardiwala, founder director of CERE, shows where the rainwater harvesting project was installed in Naigaon. Pic/Bipin Kokate 2,335 families affected The police precinct houses 2,335 families of the constabulary, a municipal school and a police hospital. It also serves as a base for three battalions and many special units. There are three large training grounds and national level sportspersons practising at the hockey maidan. Despite this, for the past 15 years, the locality has been receiving less than 15 minutes of municipal water supply each day. "Every summer, delegations of cops' ...
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NGT fines four real estate developers 29.9.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Tamil Nadu: Agriculture department steps up water harvesting work 29.9.2017
Chennai: As part of soil and water conservation project, state agriculture department has intensified water harvesting works in rainwater catchment areas of southern and western districts at a cost of Rs 9 crore. Eight hundred farm ponds in dry Ramnad district have been identified and half of them deepened ahead of northeast monsoon. "Farm ponds are cost effective rain water harvesting structures and the project has now gained momentum among the farming community. The water stored in the farm ponds can be used for supplemental irrigation of rainfed crops like chillies, pulses and millets during critical stages of growth", explained an official with agriculture department. For the current fiscal, deepening of 800 farm ponds were announced in the assembly and the works are progressing at a cost of Rs 4.19 Crore in Ramanathapuram district, the official added. Meanwhile agricultural engineering department as part of the soil and water conservation measures had also taken up deepening of 201 ...
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NGT fines four builders over rainwater harvesting 29.9.2017 Hindu: Home
It was found that the rainwater harvesting systems installed on their premises were non-functional
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Convention centre incity gets ‘green’ rating 29.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Vizag Conventions has received the Indian Green Building Council’s Silver rating for incorporating green building features. According to its managing director P.V. Narasimha Rao, the rating has been g...
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Lack of awareness causing water scarcity: Rajendra Singh 27.9.2017 Hindu: News
He says efforts should be made to harvest rainwater and protect all water sources in State
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Four lakh wells to be recharged 26.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Under District Panchayat’s Jalashree project
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Sriperumbudur pond gets life after four decades 25.9.2017
Chennai: At a time when the water bodies in the state spew froth, a pond in Sriperumbudur, left in shambles for the past 40 years, has been brought back to life.  In a true sense of restoration, volunteers of the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) have not just restored the Chellaperumal Nagar pond, but also sensitised the Irula community here to guard the water body. The 2.5-acre water body, which belongs to the Sri Ramanujar temple in Sriperumbudur, was desilted in a month-long scientific restoration, thus improving its storage capacity by at least 22 percent from zero. Having deweeded the water body from the invasive water hyacinth plants that suffocate life, the volunteers would also be strengthening the bund with native tree species. According to C. Vajiravelu, EFI coordinator, palm seeds would be planted on the land bund, in order to prevent soil erosion. "At least 500 seeds and 100 saplings would be planted," he said. The volunteers also established a rainwater ...
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Expert suggests one million farm ponds in delta 22.9.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Says the water bodies can cater to one-fifth of the total requirement
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UGC tells varsities to clean up 22.9.2017

Hyderabad: The UGC has directed higher educational institutions to ensure zero tolerance towards poor hygiene on their campuses as part of the ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ initiative, which will be observed till October 6. UGC has directed the institutions to implement certain measures and submit an action taken report including photographs and videos by October 6.

Institutions have to ensure cleaning of the entire campus and must put in place a garbage collection and solid waste management system. Other requirements are to plant 70 trees to mark 70 years of Independence and install rainwater harvesting facilities. Students and faculty must be administered a pledge to maintain hygiene. they are to visit a nearby locality and hold a hygiene sensitisation programme.

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Hands that held rain 21.9.2017 Downtoearth
Stories of common citizens who transformed their environments through rainwater harvesting
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