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1,2,3,4,5... Once I caught a fish alive 23.6.2017 HBL: Home
Every May, as hordes of tourists luxuriate in Kerala’s famed backwaters, volunteers arrive in droves for the annual fish count in Vembanad lake
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GHMc to release Gambusia in lakes to tackle malaria, dengue 23.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
GHMc to release Gambusia in lakes to tackle malaria, dengue
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Rajahmundry: Mangroves felling poses threat 23.6.2017
Rajahmundry: The illegal felling of mangrove forests has become rampant, with villagers are clearing forested areas to take up aquaculture, which offers them huge profit margins. This trend has been observed at the Samanthakur village of Allavaram mandal in East Godavari. The residents of Samanthakur have cleared over 33 acres of the total 250 acres of mangrove forest. They are preparing to dig up tanks and ponds for the cultivation of fish. The mangrove forests are located on lands owned by the Revenue Department, and villagers are beginning to encroach upon them. Allegations are being made of the existence of an aqua mafia that instigates and encourages villagers to encroach upon the forest. Members of the mafia reportedly intend to lease the land, from villagers, at a nominal price and make large amounts of money through aquaculture. Though authorities of the forest department have implemented measures to safeguard reserved forest areas and sanctuaries from encroachment, they have not paid attention ...
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A marriage sharpens caste divide in Kerala village 23.6.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Eyeing ‘smart’ future, Jaipur polishes its heritage 22.6.2017 India – The Indian Express
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‘Communities are the ultimate salvation’ 22.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Various organisations are stressing on the need for community participation in the conservation of temple tanks and even temples themselves. Unless locals become aware that temple tanks help in ground...
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Water washing of vehicles takes a back seat with KSPCB order 22.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Vehicle users in many parts of the city are finding themselves in an endless search for service centres or car spas willing to give their vehicles a good old water wash. At almost every service centr...
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Water supply from Porur plant likely by month-end 21.6.2017 TOI: Chennai
As the experimental project to source water from quarries in Sikkarayapuram has become a hit, the project to supply treated water from the Porur Lake is likely to take off by the end of June, Metrowater officials said.
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Drinking water shortage hits Thathaiyengarpet 20.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Supply suspended on Monday
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Protesting teachers still atop water tank 20.6.2017 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Mohali, June 19 Heavy rain that lashed the town today failed to deter five unemployed teachers atop a water tank near Sohana from continuing their protest. They have been protesting over not being given jobs by the government. Five teachers, who started the protest on June 14, have remained without food since then. Two of them are women. Some residents of Sector 70 provided refreshments to colleagues of the protesting teachers, who were sitting on the ground in support. While Parveen Kaur is from Fazilka district and Varinder Kaur from Nabha, the third protester, Harvinder Singh, is from Malerkotla, Satnam Singh is from Dasuya and Vijay Kumar from Nabha. Other unemployed teachers, who had come from various parts of Punjab in support of the protesting teachers, raised slogans and demanded that they should be given jobs by the government at the earliest. Raj Pal Khanouri, senior vice-president of the Unemployed Teachers Union, Punjab, who had come from Sangrur to join the protesters, said ...
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Tanks, borewells in Kumudavathi basin recharged now 19.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Tanks, borewells in Kumudavathi basin recharged now
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Officials go all out to make Haritha Haram a smooth affair 18.6.2017 Hindu: National
Places being identified to plant saplings; watch and ward staff appointed
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Sunday story: Tired of the water crisis? Ancient Kamalapura proves there are answers 18.6.2017
There was an age when the rivers flowed clean and free, when the tanks and lakes in Karnataka were brimming with glistening water and when there were no droughts and water shortage. Those were the times of the Vijayanagar empire, when the 15th century kings made sure their subjects never went thirsty in the searing heat and had enough water to farm their fields and reap a bountiful harvest. The glorious age has gone and all that remains are crumbling inscriptions and plaques to remind us of the wisdom of the ancient rulers, who knew that the welfare of their people started with providing them something as basic as water. An inscription dating back to the Vijayanagar period, recounts how a mother tells her kid, “Kereyum kattisu, baviyum savesu, devagaram madi, sajjereyolu silukida anatharannu rakshisu” (build tanks, dig wells, make temples and protect those orphans/slaves caught in the vicious circle). Building a tank was as sacred as worshipping the gods which was why the Vijayanagar kings gave prime ...
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11 e-toilets installed 17.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The Wellington Cantonment Board has installed 11 e-toilets and six water ATMs on Wednesday.A release said that the Board CEO P. Harish Varma inaugurated the facilities in the presence of vice presiden...
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Better city planning: E-governance, efficient public transport a must 17.6.2017 India – The Indian Express
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T.N. objects to check dam across Kosasthalaiyar sub-tributary 17.6.2017 Hindu: National
CM writes to A.P. counterpart, urging him to halt the work
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Shooting for the galaxy 16.6.2017 All Specials Stories
Sahithi Pingali joins the league of innovators who have celestial bodies named after them
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Kolleru to get 5 TMC drinking water 16.6.2017
Vijayawada: The state government has decided to release five TMC water to Kolleru through Budameru, to address the drinking water needs of Kolleru abutting areas like Mudinepalli, Pedana, Gudivada, Kailaluru and surrounding suburb areas. This measure will address drinking water needs of around 10 lakh people in around 250 villages. The decision taken in-principle will be declared shortly, according to a senior bureaucrat. Krishna and West Godavari district collectors have done exercise on this issue and submitted a detailed report to the state government. Following the diversion of Budameru flood waters to Pattiseema, Kolleru Lake is badly affected and the abutting ‘Vannamei’, prawns ponds have contaminated Kolleru lake with salt waters. Chicken waste is being dumped into these ponds as feed for the prawns, which leads to contamination of the waters. Following representation from the people living near Kolleru, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu took the decision to release five TMC of water from ...
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Protests stop work on check dam 16.6.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
A.P.’s move to construct structure across supply channel of Kusa river draws flak
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HC stays Bellandur lake proceedings before NGT 15.6.2017 Hindu: News
Petitioner claims matter is beyond jurisdiction of the Principal Bench in New Delhi
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