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Intense Heat 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Madhya Pradesh is reeling under the intense heat conditions crossing 40 degree Celsius in most of the places. The Western district Khargone worst hit temperature soaring upto 45.6 degree. In nearby Dhar district it is at 44.5 degree. The capital Bhopal having 42.2 degree temperature. The heat waves are prevailing all over the State. The sudden rise in the temperature is due to intense heat waves coming from the desert areas of Rajasthan sweeping the states. Geographically the Madhya Pradesh is so located that during the winter cold waves come from snowfall Northern Himalayan states and during summer heat waves from Western side of Madhya Pradesh. The weather in the state is considered pleasing and pleasant. In 29 districts the heat condition are on increase. The 9 districts of Madhya Pradesh are areas of deficient rains and facing water scarcity.Conditions. There are nearly 5 lakh 44 thousand tube wells in the state. It all are getting underground waters, which is dwindling in the state at a fast pace. ...
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Deluge in Capital 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
In Monsoon is active again in the Madhya Pradesh. In capital Bhopal within six hours it rained 116 millimeter about 5 inch. The localities in Bhopal and all other cities, town and villages or so flooded that it become tanks and roads are rivers. The Monsoon come late by 14-15 days on June 22-23. The four month period of rainy season even one month is not over and we are not only in the state but in the entire nation are feeling highly harassed and tormented by it. In Seoni district a dam collapsed and many villages submerged and crops on several hectares destroyed. In capital Bhopal all the nullahs are overflowing and one child was washed away. In the entire heavy rain alert is issued and 15 district it is devastating rains. It is always said that before rain all nullahs are cleared but people residing there say that for many years it were not cleared. Clearing the nullah in a racket and every year crores of rupees are embezzled on this job without doing the job. The State Government in the whole year ...
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Rain Water Tanks 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Madhya Pradesh is also facing the grave problem of lack of underground water. The Chief Minister this year some months back announced a rural scheme to collect and accumulate rain water throughout the state in all the village as a lasting solution of water scarcity. He declared that under MANREGA works a water tank will be dig in every village of the state to provide year-long safe drinking water and percolate underground water everywhere. He emphatically declared before monsoon by June 15 every village will have tank. The day of June 15 is over and monsoon has arrived. Now people must be informed how many new tanks and the name of the each village where such tanks have come up to fill up with rain water. It is a charge against Mr.Modi that he is uttering “Jamla” his first Jamla of black money flopped. Charge against Mr.Chouhan is that he is making declaration and no implementation. Now Mr.Chouhan should come out with a report card on tank in each and every village of Madhya Pradesh.
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L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 5704 cr 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Mumbai, L&T Construction on Monday said that its water and effluent treatment business has secured orders worth Rs 5,704 crore. Company said it has won two major orders from the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA), government of Madhya Pradesh, for execution of the Indira Sagar Project - Parwati phases I and II and Kalisindh phase I Micro Lift Irrigation Schemes. The company has also received an EPC order from the Madhya Pradesh Jal Nigam Maryadit for execution of the Buxwaha Multi Village Rural Water Supply Scheme. The scope of work includes design, supply, and installation of pipeline, design and construction of intake well, water treatment plane, pump house, master balancing reservoirs, break pressure tank, water storage structures with associated electromechnical and instrumental work, house service connection and operation and maintenance for 10 years. The project will cover 299 villages of Sahgarh,banda, Buxwaha, Bijwar and Hatta blocks in districts of Sagar, Chhatarpur, and Damoh of ...
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New Talab 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The State Government is working on a long term plan this year for conservation of water with the digging new talab in the villages at the cost of Rs 500 crore to ensure water suplly there for all time to come. The tube well and hand pumps are not reliable rather itself liability during summer by going dry. But the new water body like talab will not only keep the tube with water supply and maintain the under ground water. The Bhopal big lake the Bhojsagar the digging out the silt is going on seriously with active participation of Mayor Mr Alok Sharma and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Kulansh River that bring in water in the Bhojsagar is being widen and dug deep to have more water to provide Bada talab. The rivers and talab salvage and restoration work will go till June 15. It is hoped by that the time most of the villages will have its own bodies to ensure year long and all the time water available all the time. The water harvesting it appears is forgotten scheme but it must be taken up ...
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How do India’s policies and guidelines look at ‘urban lakes’? 3.1.2020 Downtoearth
The country has come a long way in the fight to protect these bodies of water, but much more needs to be done
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Prioritise and invest on water security and clean drinking water 27.12.2019 Downtoearth
In order to adapt well and build resilience, it is important to strengthen water resources and their accessibility as part of climate change strategy
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10 critical steps for Ganga revival 18.12.2019 Downtoearth
As PM Modi advises states along the river to shift focus from Namami to Arth Ganga, it is clear that the Ganga cannot be restored by only pollution-abatement measures
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Rathore dedicates newly constructed Gou-Shala 10.12.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, The Minister for Commercial Taxes Brijendra Singh Rathore dedicated the first newly constructed Gou-Shala of Tikamgarh district, built at a cost of Rs. 27.72 lakh in Gram Panchayat Karmasan Hata today. One shed and fodder room for 100 healthy cows, one shed and fodder room for 100 sick cows, one shed for calves, water […]
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35 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Anil Agarwal on what happened that fateful night 3.12.2019 Downtoearth
Anil Agarwal, founder of Centre for Science and Environment and founder editor of Down To Earth, was in Bhopal immediately after the tragedy. This piece captures the state of affairs 15 days into the tragedy
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Only 71.3% rural households have access to toilets, shows NSSO data 25.11.2019 Downtoearth
The report's findings trashes the grand claim of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India is now open defecation free
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Complete Jal Jeevan Mission by 2024, Centre tells Southern states 12.11.2019
Hyderabad: Union water resources minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday asked southern states to complete the Centre"s Jal Jeevan Mission works by 2024. In reply, the states told him that the Centre has to provide funds. The mission aims to provide tap water to all households in the country. The minister said the Centre was consulting Nabard (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and other financial institutions to fund the scheme. The minister said the people"s participation was important. Mr Singh was speaking at a review meeting of officials of southern states on Monday in the city. Telangana state Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi told the minister that the Centre has to provide funds for Jal Jeevan Mission to the states on the basis of population. Mr Singh also met Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday. A CMO press release of the meeting said that the Union minister said that the Centre was examining the the possibility of implementing a Mission ...
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How the women of one Jharkhand village built their own bathrooms 6.11.2019 Downtoearth
The collective effort by all the women of Telleya has made it a model village in the entire Gumla district
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Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (October 21-25) 26.10.2019 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week 
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Can we declare ourselves ODF, without managing the collected excreta? 16.10.2019 Downtoearth
A lowdown on how to clean India and keep it that way
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Telangana Govt unveils new LRS 16.10.2019
Hyderabad: The state government on Tuesday issued orders for the regularisation of unapproved and illegal layouts in the newly constituted municipal corporations and municipalities. The Layout Regulari-sation Scheme (LRS) will be applicable only to the newly constituted municipalities and municipal corporations. This will be applicable for plots renewed on or before March 30, 2018. In case of municipalities and municipal corporations falling in HMDA limits, the HMDA will regularise the plots. According to the statement released by the state government, in case of old municipalities and corporations, the Direc-torate of Town and Coun-try Planning will regularise them. Applications are to be made to the res-pective urban local body (ULB) or urban development authority (UDA). No layout or development activity should be allowed on the beds of water bodies like rivers and nalas and in the full tank level (FTL)/buffer zone of any lake, pond, cheruvu or kunta and in shikam lands and other prohibited ...
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Dewatered lakes will cause water shortage 15.10.2019
Hyderabad: The government"s attempt to dewater city lakes could affect replenishment of aquifers and leave the city short of groundwater in the summer. The lakes are being dewatered for Mission Kakatiya. Experts like Dr B.V. Subba Rao said lakes are the best for continuous replenishment of the aquifers. Since water was not allowed into the lakes, the city could face a difficult summer. "The government and its civic bodies have been bleeding the city dry by dewatering the lakes. The city cannot collect more rainwater that has run off from the roads," Dr Rao told Deccan Chronicle. He added that the city was facing a problem of severe inundation problem because the nalas that feed into the lakes have been blocked. The lakes are being starved at a time when a report from the Niti Aayog, a government think tank, has noted that Hyderabad is among the cities that would run out of groundwater by 2020. The current rate of exploitation in the Hyderabad district is over 300 per cent. An official ...
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Hyderabad: City gets no respite from downpour 11.10.2019
Hyderabad: As predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), rains continued to lash the city on Thursday afternoon, which had a domino effect on the traffic as usual.  Afternoon showers left office goers concerned as to how they would get back home from work. Areas like Madhapur, Hitec City on the western corridor received a strong rain-lashing similar to areas like Kapra and Dr A. S. Rao Nagar along the eastern corridor. Those who started in the afternoon at 2 o"clock were stuck in traffic for more than two hours to reach from one end to another. "The storm water drain at Nectar Gardens is overflowing and has made its way onto the road, this is in turn slowing the traffic coming from Inorbit Mall road," said  S. Anand, a resident of Nectar Gardens. Even Jubilee Hills resident, Vidyasagar Jagadeesan, took to social media warning people of the traffic along Jubilee Hills Road no 45, due to the rains. Mahesh Kalahasti, an IT employee working near Hitec City, reported ...
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Dengue threat is inside your house 11.10.2019
Hyderabad: Mosquitoes are all over the city but those outside our homes are not so dangerous as those which are inside, according to the survey carried out by the GHMC. The mosquitoes which are outside in sewage drains, lakes and open stormwater drains are culex mosquitoes which are also called nuisance mosquitoes. The male mosquitoes of culex are in a large number than the female ones. The survey has found that 60 per cent of the mosquitoes in the open environment are culex mosquitoes. Where are the aedes aegypti mosquitoes that have rained havoc by causing dengue and chikungunia? The department claims that these are still resting inside the homes in water cans, drums, flower pots, flower trays, overhead tanks, water fountains inside homes and on the terrace and other fresh water bodies in and around homes. The water stored in bowls by the watchman to iron clothes in the apartment complexes across the city are also found to have larva of aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Chief entomologist, GHMC, Ramesh Babu, ...
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India becomes open-defecation free but many challenges ahead 4.10.2019 Downtoearth
The challenge now will be mainly be to sustain India's open-defecation free status
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