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Role of expert panels in river protection stressed 26.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Revenue Minister E. Chandrasekharan has stressed on the role of district-level expert panels in protecting rivers and riverbanks. The efforts of such committees must be based on the fundamental object...
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Residents oppose diversion of drainage into waterbody 25.9.2017 Hindu: Madurai
Cadres of Communist Party of India, along with residents of Othakadai, staged a hunger strike on Monday, condemning the action of diverting stagnant drainage water in and around the Madurai Bench of M...
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‘Vaigai seminal to Tamil culture’ 25.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
‘Damage to it will affect the future generations’
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City faces acute drinking water deficit 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, September 22 With the much-hyped Rs 886-crore Chenab water diversion project still in limbo and the increasing population putting huge pressure on the drinking water sources, Jammu is facing a shortfall of whooping 15 million gallons daily (MGD). As per the latest data of water requirement in Jammu city, only 50 MGD is being generated from the available resources while the need is 65.10 MGD. Jammu district is home to 15 lakh people and caters to a huge floating population, mostly pilgrims. The core city area (Jammu city) has a population of 7.5 lakh. Senior officials of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department have expressed inability to meet the water needs of the rising population in Jammu and sought immediate government intervention to tide away the incoming crisis as drought and pollution are leaving the Tawi and underground aquifers overstressed. A senior official said the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, which had to fund the project, was not ...
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City inches closer to average rainfall target 24.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 23 The city received over 104-mm rainfall in the past 24 hours. According to the Met Department, till morning the observatory located in Sector 39C had received 57.1-mm rain, while 47.1-mm rain was recorded from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm. Surinder Paul, Director, Chandigarh Meteorological Centre, said the rain was beneficial and would help revive the water table. He said today was the last day of rain.  Paul said Sunday would remain dry. He added that after a long time, the city had inched closer to achieving its average monsoon target.  From June 1 till this evening, the city had received 779.5-mm rainfall, while the average rainfall till September 23 should be 809.5 mm, Paul said.  The city has been rain deficit since 2012. “Due to incessant rains in the past 24 hours, we have come closer to the average rain target. However, there is still a deficit, but not so significant as compared to the huge deficit we have witnessed in the past five years. Especially, the past ...
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Rivers gasp for lifeline 24.9.2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala lags behind in the protection of its 44 rivers all of which originate from the Western Ghats. The rivers, backwaters, streams, canals and other inland water bodies, which are monsoon-fed, shrink into rivulets or dry up during summer due to sand mining and development activities. As the World River Day is observed on the last Sunday of September, experts say that there is no co-ordination among various departments for the protection of our rivers. As per the statistics provided by the Indian meteorological department, the annual rainfall of Kerala is more than double the national average. It receives about 3107 mm as against the national average of 1197 mm. Kerala has a rich biodiversity and the tropical rainforests are spread across 13 agro-ecological zones based on topography, rainfall distribution, soil and altitude. Nonagenarian Sunderlal Bahuguna, noted Garhwali environmentalist and Chipko movement leader, had said, "it is because of forests alone the rivers are ...
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Nila river lives on screen 24.9.2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: 'What each river has to say' was a Malayalam feature film that told the sad story of Nila river. It was made by Alif Shaah, 42, who was born on the banks of Nila which has a length of 209 km and is the second longest river in the state after Periyar. . Alif was heartbroken that the river was fast disappearing and evolving into a forest with huge craters in some areas due to illegal sand mining. Though Alif and his friends had planned a documentary, it evolved into a feature film where he himself donned the main role. "My role was that of a character named Muzafir who went crazy after being in love with Nila river and was depressed by its current fate. When local people supported me and my friends on this project, it was made with a shoestring budget of Rs 1 lakh," Alif told DC. The film was shown at film exhibitions near Nila river and in places like Doha and Dubai making the viewers nostalgic. Alif wants to reclaim the lost culture of the locals. He was happy ...
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Recharging projects in only four schools 24.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 23 With all 10 zones of the district in the dark zone due to the overexploitation of groundwater here, the complete lack of the setting up of recharging units across 30 villages – where these had been planned – has aggravated the groundwater crisis. Only 30 per cent of the grants have been received in the state so far, while the remaining amount is pending and the released amount is also yet to reach the department. While the units had to be set up under the Centre’s Integrated Water Shed Management Programme, across schools and community centres in 30 villages, so far it has been set up in only four schools. While the water recharging projects had been planned since 2011, due to the lack of funds from the Central Department of Land Resources, which formally allocates funds for the project, the units haven’t been set up at a single school so far. There is over 200 per cent exploitation of groundwater in over 30 blocks across many districts of the state. Blocks in ...
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Sand sale at Azhikkal port set to be streamlined 23.9.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Mining permit sanctioned to five local bodies in Kannur district
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Drug-resistant bacteria emerge from drug companies’ untreated effluents 23.9.2017 Hindu: Home
All the 16 samples collected from the vicinity of the industrial area had antibiotics and antifungals
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Aravallis won’t have new waste site: Centre to MC 23.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridabad, September 22 The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has turned down a proposal of the municipal corporation (MC) of Faridabad for a new landfill and waste management site in the Aravallis. Jitender Kumar Bhadana of the Save Aravalli, a local NGO, says the decision was revealed in response to an RTI application submitted by a member of the NGO. The proposal to use 92 acres of the MC land near Pali and Mohbattabad villages was taken up in 2013. The MC had announced that it would use its land adjacent to the villages to create a new landfill site. Residents of several villages had opposed the move and held a mahapanchayat in 2015. Bhadana said a resolution for a stir had been adopted and the NGO had filed objection application. He said the new dumping site would not only have adversely affected the ecology of nearby villages, but would have become a source of deadly diseases like cancer as well by damaging groundwater. He said they had approached the ...
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District panchayat to launch Jalasree 23.9.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
The district panchayat will launch Jalasree, a project to find a sustainable solution to drinking water scarcity and drought and increase the water table, on September 28.Block and grama panchayats wi...
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Not a drop fit to drink 22.9.2017 BusinessLine - India Interior
With groundwater contaminated and no piped supply, impoverished UP villages are forced to turn to bottled water
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India needs one more big push for construction of ‘Big Dams’ 22.9.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
All rivers in India sustain a primary segment of landmass and support a huge population of human beings and animals. Rivers cater to our quintessential needs. Unfortunately, a substantial amount of fresh water from these rivers has been continuously being drained into seas, while several people in many parts of this country are still await water to quench their thirst. With the construction of Tehri Dam, availability of water has increased substantially in the river course especially during the lean period i.e. during November to June. In the case of Tehri, average water flow of 100 cumecs in the river course before impoundment of its reservoir which has now increased to an average of 200 cumecs after impoundment of Tehri reservoir. The positive impact that reservoirs have on vegetation, has been studied by the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Roorkee. In the research paper published in International Journal, it mentions that reservoirs created due to construction of dams induces groundwater ...
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Rainfall in India: How expanding forest cover can reduce flood damage 22.9.2017 Latest News
Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh have lesser forest cover and recorded most damage from floods
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Down the Ganga: two villages, one tale; morning queue and a long trek 22.9.2017 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Amarinder going soft on graft: Khaira 22.9.2017 Hindu: National
‘No action taken 40 days after Narang report was submitted’
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Capital’s water table overexploited: NGT 22.9.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Green panel raps authorities for failing to perform statutory obligation
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Water complaints dip by 20 per cent in Chennai 22.9.2017
Chennai: The acute water crisis that haunted Chennai is receding with complaints to metro water ward offices coming down by 20 per cent. With groundwater table and borewells improving due to the above normal southwest monsoon, the demand for metro water trips scheduled at metro water headquarters has also come down by 200 trips per day.  "The daily trip sheets in last month were 8,100, an all-time high and now a daily supply of 7,900-trips is maintained", Chennai metro water managing director Arun Roy told Deccan Chronicle. "We were worried about August and September and it was the recent rains that helped improve the groundwater table. There were plans to reduce the water supply to 400 MLD from 430 MLD in Chennai, but now with the recent showers the daily supply is enhanced to 470 MLD and we are confident of handling Chennai", he said. Once the southwest monsoon kicks in, rains will take care of the rest and the metro water is also hoping for surplus water release from ...
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Order reserved in sand mining case 21.9.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Expert panel wants long-term ban on the activity in Tiruchi, Karur
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