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Vigyan Mela focuses on Water management 17.9.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal , “Natural resources are our lifeline and we are continuously working on water and natural resource management with the help of new technologies” said Dr Jai Prakash Shukla, senior scientist CSIR-AMPRI Bhopal in the third day of Bhopal Science Fair. Dr Shukla lectures on water resources management includes Geo-mapping, GIS and other latest techniques […]
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The fertile floodplains of Amaravati are still facing a significant threat 13.9.2019
In any political slugfest, it would be good to remember what is at stake is valuable: Fertile floodplains which should not fall prey to human intervention such as a mega capital city project that will add to concretisation and possibly lead to land degradation. More than a month after the World Bank withdrew from the Amaravati capital city project, all talk surrounding its fate that hangs in uncertainty is only about economic viability, sending wrong political signals and business houses withdrawing investments. Very little or no attention is being paid to the original question raised by environmentalists — about saving the fertile Krishna floodplains. The "Amaravati Sustainable Infrastructure and Institutional Development Project", as it has been known, was to be a greenfield project with the government of Andhra Pradesh issuing the order in December 2014 identifying the location of the capital city between Vijayawada and Guntur on the banks of the Krishna river. It was an area about ...
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BS Yediyurappa relaxes sand mining curbs 12.9.2019
Bengaluru: Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who held a  meeting with officials of the commercial tax, excise, stamps and registration and mines departments during the day,  ordered relaxation of rules on sand mining to make sure "that sand was available to the people without hassle and at an affordable price."   He told reporters after the meeting that in comparison to other states, Karnataka had done better in revenue collection during the year . Even in collection of GST, there had been an increase of 14.3 per cent. "When  GST was introduced, 4.51 lakh people  registered under it, but now this number has jumped to 8, 16,573, which is a 100 per cent jump." he said. The commercial tax department ,which had set a target of Rs 76,046 crore in revenue collection for 2019-20, had  till August 30  collected Rs 33,618 crore achieving 44.2 per cent of the target and 20.03 per cent more than the previous year. The excise department, which had a target of ...
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Illegal sand mining, quarrying banned in EKH 7.9.2019 The Shillong Times
Shillong: With the increase in mining and quarrying of sand and stone illegally despite stringent measures, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills on Friday promulgated section 144 CrPC prohibiting illegal mining and quarrying without obtaining a mining licence, quarry permit and other clearance certificates from concerned authorities, a statement issued here said. According to the […]
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Turmoil on sand 4.9.2019 Central Chronicle
The river sand is the biggest point of political and administrative corruption in the Madhya Pradesh. The powerful and criminal sand mafias are carrying out this business without any hindrance. Everyday sand of crores of rupees are illegally taken out and sold out and bribe of lakhs of rupees are paid in cash every day […]
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Hyderabad: Groundwater down by 1.38 metres 4.9.2019
Hyderabad: The average groundwater level in the state has fallen by 1.38 metres in a year, amid predictions that urban areas, especially Hyderabad, are running out of groundwater. The water level in the latest measurements taken in August 2019 stood at 11.15 metres below ground level (mbgl), against 9.77 metres last year. It fluctuated between 3.38 mbgl in Bhupalpally to 23.96 mbgl in Medak. In this season alone, the fall in groundwater level has been observed in 29 districts. The maximum fall of 4.94 mbgl was observed in Sangareddy, where the rainfall deficit is 22 per cent. The smallest drop was reported in Mancherial, of 0.66 mbgl, where the deficit rainfall is 14 per cent. In the city, the groundwater level fell by 62 cm to 8.62 mbgl, against 7.86 in August last year. This is a vast improvement from May, when the water was available 10.88 m below the ground on average. A government official said there was no cause for alarm, and the groundwater level was expected to improve as the monsoon is still ...
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Jyotiraditya Scindia breaks silence over PCC chief issue 4.9.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Leader says high command's decision binding.
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Gopal Bhargava writes to Kamal Nath over illegal sand mining in state 29.8.2019
Bhopal: Gopal Bhargava, Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday wrote to Chief Minister Kamal Nath on illegal sand mining in the state. In his letter to the Chief Minister, Bhargava alleged that the administration is not receiving the revenues in proportion to the business of sand mining going on in the state. "The way, sand business is booming in the state, the administration is not receiving revenues in proportion to that. The administration is receiving only one per cent of the actual revenue," he said in his letter. Bhargava reminded that during the last session of Legislative Assembly, in reply to a question posed by him, the administration had accepted the illegal business of sand being carried out even in cities like Bhopal and Indore. "In its action in 52 districts in the last six months, the administration has been able to collect only Rs 3 crore. Ideally, it should have been at least 1000 times higher at Rs 3,000 crore. Everyone (in administration) from top ...
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AAP govt's free water scheme being misused by several housing societies: NGT panel 29.8.2019 PTI: All news
AAP govt's free water scheme being misused by several housing societies: NGT panel
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NGO, Jeddah Tamil Sangam team up to restore water-body 21.8.2019
NEEDAMANGALAM: The Needamangalam-based "Green Needa", which is fighting for groundwater protection and tree plantation and 'Jeddah Tamil Sangam' in Saudi Arabia jointly restored a water tank for public use. The tank had been abandoned without any public care at Karanur village near Needamangalam in Tiruvarur district, and its restoration now by the NGO received overall appreciation from the people of the village. In a release at Needamangalam on Tuesday, 'Green Needa' founder M. Rajavelu said with the help of an earthmover, "we strengthened all the four side bunds, besides de-silting the tank that is seven-ft high. The water tank located on a one acre site, if filled with rainwater, will help to increase the groundwater potential, supplying water to five overhead tanks, agricultural pump-sets, besides to the local population for day-to-day use. Among others, Green Needfa's K R K Janaki Raman, office-bearers of the Jeddah Tamil Sangam, Messrs Sirajdeen, Abdul Ajiz, ...
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The last straw: Why India needs freedom from plastic 18.8.2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech earlier this week, urged the people to make India free of single-use plastic by October 2. This is a pledge we should make and move towards, an effort that requires every citizen, municipality and gram panchayat to work in tandem for a common goal. Plastic waste is a global problem and has been discussed in state, national and international forums. The plastic industry is seen as a big contributor to India"s economic growth. By 2020, India is likely to export USD 12 billion worth of plastic, the quantity of which is likely to double in the next five years. However, this economic growth means the production of 25,000 tonnes of plastic every day. Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru are the Indian cities that generate the highest amount of plastic waste. Single-use plastic refers to any form of the substance that can only be used once before it ends up in landfills, and while polyurethane bags spring to mind, these represent only a ...
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At least 70 farmers end lives in two months in Seema region alone 17.8.2019
ANANTAPUR: The suicide of farmer D. Bayyapu Reddy, 67, of Dadireddypalli in OD Cheruvu mandal, who owns 30 acres land in the district, has exposed the dreadful situation of the farming sector in Rayalaseema region and failure of governments to concentrate on precautionary measures to avoid series of suicides, due to crop failures, along with high state of debts. Bayappa Reddy family was familiar with land lords from Dadireddy Palli after lands were sold by the elders, who had 30 acres. Reddy was enthusiastic of raising various type of crops, including vegetables and fruit orchards with the help of groundwater sources as there is no perennial and assured sources in surrounding areas. The deep depletion of groundwater sources has led progressive farmers to search for tapping ground water, by drilling more borewells, to save the outstanding crops. He drilled at least 10 borewells but couldn"t get sufficient water. Debts of both banks and private lenders had reached to `26 lakh while Reddy was unable ...
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Jakarta one of the fastest sinking urban center 16.8.2019
Jakarta: Time is running out for Jakarta. One of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, environmental experts warns that one third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue. Decades of uncontrolled and excessive depletion of groundwater reserves, rising sea-levels, and increasingly volatile weather patterns mean swathes of it have already started to disappear. Existing environmental measures have had little impact, so authorities are taking drastic action: the nation will have a new capital. Its location could be announced imminently, according to local reports. "The capital of our country will move to the island of Borneo," Indonesian leader Joko Widodo said on Twitter. Relocating the country's administrative and political heart may be an act of national preservation, but it effectively sounds the death-knell for Jakarta where many of the city's 10 million residents have little means of escape. "When the floods came I used to tremble," food stall owner Rasdi ...
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Illegal sand mining: Black flags hoisted near Thoothukudi 16.8.2019
THOOTHUKUDI: People of five villages in Ettaiyapuram taluk in Thoothukudi district registered their protest against the indifference of the district administration towards their complaints of illegal gravel sand mining in their region by hoisting black flags on Independence Day on Thursday. Frustrated by the official apathy towards their repeated complaints of illegal gravel sand mining rampant in the villages of Keelanattukuruchi, Kansapuram, Naduvapatti, Thalaikattupuram and Ramanoothu in the taluk, the villagers hoisted black flags at the entrance of their respective villages. The protest, though said to have been instigated by some local cadres of the Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) to urge people to boycott the I-Day celebrations, was at best partial. For children in those villages happily participated in the I-Day celebrations in the local schools. "We resorted to this means of protest as we have no other way to attract the attention of the district administration against the illegal mining of ...
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Godavari water eyed to solve crisis in Hyderabad 16.8.2019
Hyderabad: In this season of plenty, 1.5 lakh residents of Gopanpally, Puppalguda, the Financial District and other areas are still suffering from an acute water crisis. Though reservoirs on the Godavari and the Krishna rivers are brimming, a large section of the city is facing a water shortage because the Manjira river basin is dry. Against its capacity of 30 tmc ft (thousand million cubic feet), the Singur reservoir currently has a mere 0.46 tmc ft of water. The deficit rainfall in catchments areas like Latur and Bidar is said to be the reason for parts of the city having water scarcity. Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) officials say the board will compensate  for the scarce water in the Manjira with water from the Godavari, which is to be supplied through the ring main, but the work on the ring main is incomplete. According to highly placed sources, though the water crisis is in three pockets — Rajendernagar, Serilingampally and Gachibowli — citizens in ...
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Jal shakti Ministry lays roadmap to revive springs across country 13.8.2019 DNA
Nearly 200 million people depend on spring water which is 15% of the population
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4 Platforms creating awareness for climate change at grassroot level 12.8.2019
The issue of water crisis is scary. According to the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) report released by the Niti Aayog in 2018, 21 major cities (Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and others) are racing to reach zero groundwater levels by 2020, affecting access for 100 million people. The generation ahead needs to be apprised and taught about environmental sustainability and water conservation. Most of us consider water shortage a "government problem". It"s time to accept that the government can do little unless we as a society take charge. Amidst critical conversation around climate change and water crisis, India"s entrepreneurial brigade has taken charge to educate the public of implications and opting for greener solutions. Flintobox Flintobox, one of the key offerings of Flinto Learning Solutions has rolled out a social initiative "Flinto Change-Makers". The initiative is built with a strong intent to raise a generation of kids that is empathetic, ...
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Miscreants stone power station in Byrnihat 8.8.2019 The Shillong Times
NONGPOH: Engineers of the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Ltd of Byrnihat Substation on Wednesday filed an FIR against unknown miscreant involved in pelting stones at the 33/11 KV 2X 5MVA Substation located at Byrnihat.             As per the FIR, it was stated that unknown miscreants continuously pelted stones at the substation in between 12-12:30 AM of […]
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Mining of stones, boulders, sand prohibited in Ri-Bhoi 8.8.2019 The Shillong Times
NONGPOH: The District Magistrate, Ri Bhoi District, promulgated Section 144 CrPC on Thursday prohibiting any persons, company, individual etc., from resorting to, the act of mining of stone, boulders and sand or removal of sand from the rivers beds without obtaining mining lease and other clearance from the competent authority. Such offenders shall be prosecuted under the […]
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TN CM K Palaniswami appeals to people to save rain water 8.8.2019
Chennai: As Tamil Nadu faced one of its worst water crisis this year, Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Thursday appealed to citizens to save rain water, reminding them of the 'grand' rain water harvesting (RWH) scheme ushered in by the late J Jayalalithaa in 2001. Palaniswami said the rain water harvesting scheme was introduced by the late CM Jayalalithaa as she placed great importance on the natural resource to meet water requirements. In a video message, he pointed out that saint-poet Thiruvalluvar had stressed on the importance of water in his 'Thirukkural', a collection of 1,330 couplets dealing with various aspects of life, saying the world cannot function without water. "The credit for enacting a law to save rainwater goes to Amma (J Jayalalithaa)," he said. "I request every individual to volunteer to implement this grand scheme of Amma to ensure copius availability of water for the betterment of themselves and help Tamil Nadu remain a prosperous state," the chief ...
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