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Vague, unscientific: Tamil Nadu rejects Centre's Tuticorin groundwater report 9.9.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
The main opposition DMK also lashed out at the report, saying it 'angered' the people of the state.
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Illegal sand mining kills school girl at Paneri 9.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
Illegal sand mining kills school girl at Paneri
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UP to invoke NSA for exam paper leaks 6.9.2018 PTI: All news
UP to invoke NSA for exam paper leaks
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24x7 water supply projects to be fully commissioned in 2020 3.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
24x7 water supply projects to be fully commissioned in 2020
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Afforestation of marginal lands in Rajasthan, Gujarat will help reduce dust pollution in Delhi: TERI 27.8.2018 PTI: All news
Afforestation of marginal lands in Rajasthan, Gujarat will help reduce dust pollution in Delhi: TERI
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Assam fares poorly in water management 23.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Assam fares poorly in water management
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Gujarat: Equipment quality, enrolling farmers risks for KUSUM scheme 14.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Quality of solar pumps and getting farmers on board are the two key risks for the success of the net-metered solar pumps, according to an analysis by Greenpeace India, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) and IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program. The analysis, which was released at a conference earlier this week, showed that India could surpass its solar power target of 100 GW by 2022 if solar pumps were to replace traditional water pumps in farms. It said that while the 60 GW target for large-scale solar power projects is on track, the 40 GW target for roof-top solar is still to gather momentum, and as of March, only 2.4 GW roof-top capacity had been installed. While talking about several benefits the solar pumps could provide, the analysis identified the quality of solar pumps and maintenance as a key potential risk for the success of net-metered solar pumps. Incidentally, the central government had recently launched KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan) scheme to promote ...
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Despite Centre, Maharashtra crackdown, 75,000 daily wage sand miners work without safety measures 13.8.2018 DNA: India
Raghunath Bartade watched helplessly as his brother was dragged off the sand-mining boat, his leg tangled in the anchor rope and his arms flailing as he sank into the murky creek near Mumbai. Moments earlier, Raghunath and Babban Bartade had been dredging sand by hand from the bottom of the creek - an often deadly trade that fuels the nation’s booming construction industry, and continues despite an official crackdown. "We found his body within minutes," said Bartade, adding that he has witnessed several incidents of drowning since he began mining sand 13 years ago. "The miners usually drift away in the water and their body surfaces days later," he said, standing outside his hut in Bharatpada village in Palghar district adjoining Mumbai on a rainy afternoon with his brother's children hovering close by. Babban's death in June came a year after a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation revealed workers were drowning while illegally mining sand in Vasai Creek, one of the two main distributaries of the ...
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Ullid, Kullit and Chinrge 12.8.2018 Panorama – The Navhind Times
Tensing Rodrigues   Water seems to have been the bane of trans-Sahyadri Konkan; it probably still is; the river disputes that plague the states in the region are a living testimony to it, the dispute over Mhadai waters being one of them. As Morrison puts it: “Water harvesting, as well as water conservation and the ...
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NGT orders closure and action on 124 industries polluting rivers in Uttar Pradesh 8.8.2018 DNA: India
The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday ordered closure and registration of cases against 124 industrial units which are polluting the Kali, Krishna and Hindon rivers in six districts of western Uttar Pradesh. Observing that people have a fundamental right to clean air and water, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the district magistrates of these six districts to submit an action plan for providing potable water to the villagers in a time bound manner. The green panel directed the UP government to immediately seal all hand pumps which are discharging contaminated water and also sought an action plan to clean the Kali, Krishna and Hindon rivers. The tribunal asked the state government to devise health benefit schemes for persons suffering from ailments caused due to drinking polluted water. Advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal, appearing for the petitioner NGO Doaba Paryavaran Samiti, said due to lackadaisical approach of the authorities, the children were forced to drink water ...
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In Pics: From flooding Nalanda Hospital to submerging Dy CM Sushil Modi's home, a look at Patna's floody Sunday 29.7.2018 DNA: India
Heavy rains brought Bihar’s capital city Patna to a standstill, with cases of waterlogging being reported from hospital complexes, as well as inside the home of deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi. In fact, the flooding had reached such a point that video grabs of fish swimming on the floor of Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH) in Patna. #WATCH : Fish seen in the water logged inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH) in Patna following heavy rainfall in the city. #Bihar pic.twitter.com/oRCnr6f0UJ — ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2018 Earlier on Sunday, a road caved at an under construction site in Patna on Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took stock of the situation and assured strict action, if a case of official negligence emerges. The road caved in on Bailey road due to heavy downpour and waterlogging. Kumar, who reached the incident spot, said that a thorough study will be conducted in order to avoid such incidents in future. "This is a 100 year-old-road ...
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Central Ground Water staff attacked, vehicle torched 28.7.2018 The Shillong Times
MAWKYRWAT: In another incident of arson, a compressor vehicle belonging to the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) was set on fire on Thursday night even as the local KSU leader questioned the intention of the authorities concerned in bringing in the machines. The vehicle with Assam registration number was parked on the Wah Umngi bridge, […]
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One abducted, assaulted 25.7.2018 The Shillong Times
  SHILLONG: A  person from Assam who travels on the Guwahat- Shillong road every day was  allegedly kidnapped by some people  and later assaulted Police said that  as per the statement of the victim, the abductors tried to drug him near Shangbangla  near Nongpoh but he was able to fight with them and jumped from the […]
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No step taken by Govt to check Delhi's groundwater depletion: SC 12.7.2018 PTI: All news
No step taken by Govt to check Delhi's groundwater depletion: SC
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Mild showers offer little relief from heat 12.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 11 After a dry spell of almost seven days, the city residents got a little respite from heat wave as the area witnessed mild showers early Wednesday morning. However, the relief was short-lived as the showers left behind a high level of humidity in the air during noon which caused much trouble, especially to commuters. In the agriculture sector too, the dry spell has increased trouble for farmers as it has increased the demand for power for irrigation as the farmers are solely dependent on ground water to keep their paddy fields inundated. Avtar Singh, a farmer from Manan village, said, “Around 20 per cent of the fields are still to be transplanted in our area. The showers are of much help to farmers in this season. power cuts in rural areas have increased.” While most of the farmers have already completed transplantation in their fields, shortage of labour from other states has resulted in a delay in transplantation for farmers who could not find labour in the first ...
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Delhi groundwater depletion serious issue, take steps to tackle it: SC to Centre 11.7.2018 The Asian Age | Home
SC perused NITI Aayog's report which said various authorities were passing the buck and shying away from their responsibility.
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Shedhi canal repairs still on, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to supply bore well water 11.7.2018 DNA: India
Starting this summer, the city stopped receiving a 200 MLD water supply from Shedhi canal. There was reportedly a breach in the canal, and due to the ongoing repair work, water supply can only be resumed by June end. To compensate for this water shortage, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) continued acquiring water from bore wells. For one more month, the AMC will have to resort to groundwater for supplies. For this, the civic body is going to fetch water for 12 hours continuously. "Supply from the Shedhi canal has been delayed further by a month. So we have to depend on water from bore wells for that month. Shedhi canal is the main source of water for the Raska water treatment plant. From Raska treatment plant, AMC gets 250 MLD water," said a senior civic body official. "Constant use of groundwater has pushed the water level down from 15 feet to 18 feet. Due to delay in the onset of monsoons, the situation is likely to get worse if we continue extracting groundwater," said a civic official. In ...
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‘Water supply to rise by 50% in 5 yrs’ 11.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 10 To make up for the shortfall of water in the city — conservatively estimated to be 200 million gallons daily (MGD) — the Delhi government has initiated a slew of projects that will enable it to augment the availability of water in the capital by 15-20 per cent in the coming two years and by at least 50 per cent over the next five years. The AAP government has come up with a blueprint incorporating lessons from the Singapore model (NE Water plant). The announcements came from Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal during a field visit of under-construction Coronation Pillar STP here today. “The Coronation and Rithala STPs together will step up the water production by 15-20 per cent and as projects start, water woes would gradually decrease,” said Kejriwal. Under the phase one, the Coronation STP with a capacity of 70 MGD will become operational by next June, he said adding that laying of pipelines for it is in progress. “Singapore has a system in which water from STPs ...
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Delhi's water supply to be augmented by 15-20% in 2 years: Kejriwal 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 10 To make up for the shortfall of water in the city - conservatively estimated to be 200 million gallons daily (MGD) - the Delhi government has initiated a slew of projects that will enable it to augment the availability of water in the capital by 15-20 per cent in the coming two years and by at least 50 per cent over the next five years. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has come up with a blueprint incorporating lessons from the Singapore model (NEWater plant) under which treated waste water will be released from sewage treatment plants (STP) into Yamuna canal allowing the water to further purify through natural process during its travel to STP where it is made potable. The announcements came from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a field visit of under-construction Coronation Pillar sewage treatment plant here today. "The Coronation and Rithala STPs together will step up the city's water production by 15-20 per cent and as projects start Delhi's water woes ...
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PPCB issues notice to service stations over water misuse 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, July 9 To save water going down the drain, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has asked for suggestions and objections while issuing a 21-day notice to stakeholders of service stations that use plunger pumps to wash vehicles. The PPCB wants that these stations should cut down water consumption by half and install effluent treatment plants to reuse water. A recent study by the PPCB had revealed that such service stations waste 150-200 litres of freshwater per vehicle and many of them have no facility to treat or reuse water. The PPCB on Monday issued a notice under Section 33-A of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, asking for public opinion and objections in this regard so as to make pressure pumps with hand clutch must for each service station. The aim is to bring water consumption at these service stations down to 50 litres per vehicle and ensure that this water is treated before being released into drains. Kahan Singh Pannu, PPCB Chairman, said ...
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