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Bengaluru: Encroachment on Bellandur Lake cleared 11.3.2017
Bengaluru: In a major crackdown against lake encroachment, the deputy Commissioner (Bengaluru Urban) has recovered encroached area worth Rs 200 crore and seized borewells that were dug up at the Bellandur lake area at Iblur village in Bengaluru South Taluk. The encroacher, Papareddy, had occupied 20 guntas of lake land on survey number 12 of Iblur village. In addition, he had dug two borewells and was supplying water through tankers. He had also constructed tanks to store water and to supply tanker water. Following the direction from the DC (Bengaluru Urban) V. Shankar, Tahasildar S. M. Shivakumar had slapped notice against Papareddy for lake encroachment. The house committee on encroachment of lakes, headed by K. V. Koliwad, too had issued notice calling for action against the encroacher. However, Papireddy had not adhered to the notice and continued to sell water drawn from the borewell dug at the lake. He has also been charged under provisions of Karnataka Land Grabbing Prohibition Act. The drive was ...
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A fresh catch of plastic waste 11.3.2017 Hindu: News
Versova’s Koli community and an urban design studio are figuring out how to use the plastic waste washed up on the creek shore profitably
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Dredging work of water bodies begins in Puducherry 10.3.2017
Puducherry: Dredging work of the water bodies has been started in the Union Territory to increase the storage capacity for meeting the growing drinking water and irrigation needs. The Puducherry Department of Science, Technology and Environment had secured a grant of Rs 17 crore from NABARD for renewing 52 water bodies including 20 tanks and 32 village ponds. Under this centrally sponsored scheme, the PWD has started cleaning the Kirumampakkam tank as the first step. Puducherry, which has 84 irrigation tanks, largely depends upon surface water bodies for drinking and agriculture purpose. The interlinked tanks in the Union Territory were designed where water from the nearby rivers would proceed to fill tanks one by one in a cascading manner. The tanks were made in such a way that if a tank in the system got filled up to the appropriate level, the excess water would flow out into the next one in the system along the earthen channels. But recently the Union Territory has shifted in large-scale to ...
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Fishermen want Thaneermukkom opened 10.3.2017
ALAPPUZHA: Fishermen here have demanded the opening of Thanneermukkom barrage which was shut by district administration for three-and-a-half months paddy harvesting season from December. K.M. Poovu, convener of Vembanad Lake Protection Forum, said that the river was getting polluted in an unprecedented way due to the water level coming down and lack of low and high tides. Considering the situation, he suggested the implementation of the James committee report that suggested the Bund should be opened before March 15. With the water level coming down, it would be a threat to fish breading,” he pointed out. However, the lake’s sea water ingress had traditionally helped flush out waste while containing flood waters. The lack of a mix of saline and freshwater, vital for fish breeding, has affected fish and clam species. According to the latest fish survey report, there are as many as 45 varieties of fish. There were more than 150 fish species about a decade ago. “Chemicals from reclaimed farmlands, illegally ...
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Summer rain: BBMP goes belly up 9.3.2017
A single spell of rain is enough to bring Bengaluru's civic woes into sharp focus. Stormwater drains are clogged with silt and garbage, leading to floods and waterlogging across the city. The monsoon is only three months away and the BBMP's sole response to the situation is to blame the condition of SWDs on the citizens themselves, reports Aknisree Karthik. I proud of their “airconditioned city,” Bengalureans have long boasted of their summer showers, which arrive to  cool it when the sun gets a little too hot for comfort . But on Tuesday, more were complaining than enjoying the cooler weather as the rains once again exposed the BBMP's inability to keep the city moving when the skies open up. As always there was waterlogging on roads and in low lying areas, leaving many houses flooded and their occupants frustrated. It was a sad warning of things to come as the monsoon is just three months away. While the BBMP could take shelter under the fact that the city recorded 38 mm of rain on Tuesday, surpassing ...
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Work on dredging tanks begins 9.3.2017 Hindu: News
32 village ponds being covered under a centrally-sponsored scheme
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Two steps ahead 8.3.2017 Downtoearth
After becoming the first large state to achieve total sanitation, Himachal Pradesh is all geared up to manage its waste and ensure cleanliness. But tourist influx may derail its efforts
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Cleaning of tanks begins 8.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
The aim is to increase their water holding capacity
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One booked 8.3.2017 The Tribune
On a complaint lodged by Shiv Sena (Hindustan) vice-president Munish Sood, the police have registered a case under Section 295A of the IPC and Section 67 of the IT Act against Harjit Singh, a resident of Rajoana village in Bagha Purana tehsil near Moga, on the charges of hurting religious sentiments by delivering objectionable comments in a religious congregation and on social media.
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Rs 16.76 crore surface water management project for Puducherry 7.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Siruthuli to clean seven tanks of Noyyal River System 7.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Contributions will be for small parts of the work
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Bengalureans are gearing up to solve city's issues, one at a time 6.3.2017 TOI: Cities
With scorching heat and summer on its way, severe water issues are anticipated in the coming days. This is again the time Benglureans start looking for as many water resources as possible and that’s when it rings a warning bell to most of us: “Are there even enough lakes left?”
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Forest fire: CH Vijayshankar blames it on timber lobby 6.3.2017
Mysuru: Former forest minister and BJP leader Mr C.H. Vijayshankar said that they suspect the timber lobby to be behind the recent forest fire in Kodagu and alleged that the state government was deliberately turning a blind eye towards the frequent forest fires  and the causes. The former minister also demanded a few measures to protect forest wealth. Speaking to mediapersons here he said, "This year so far, 1217 hectares of forest has been destroyed due to forest fires in Bandipur and Nagarhole. In 2014, the extent of loss was 2500 hectares and it was 2900 hectares in 2012. Also in Bandipur alone there are 158 water tanks and 99 of them are dry," Mr Vijayshankar  said. He added, "There is no doubt that the dry leaves and branches act as a catalyst for the fire to spread but this is not the first time the state is facing drought that has made the forests dry. Though there was drought in the previous year, the forest fires were not so severe. Besides the timber lobby, a conspiracy by land encroachers, ...
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Bhadra CADA to begin revival of lakes, tanks in April 5.3.2017 Hindu: Home
The body has 14 major irrigation projects under its purview
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One hydrocarbon project, many fault lines 5.3.2017 Hindu: National
For farmers protesting at Neduvasal, the stir marks a struggle against forces that are attempting to strip them of their livelihood; but others see a grand conspiracy
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Efforts to dig out of crisis yield a pond full of water 4.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Policemen facing water shortage create their own source
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Nemmeli drinking water sought 4.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Officials say water from the Nemmeli desalination plant can not be provided through sumps due to low pressure. However, steps are being taken to construct tanks and provide water through tankers
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Farmers allowed to remove silt from tanks 4.3.2017 Hindu: News
This will help them improve yield
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Arsenic in water they drink eats into Ballia villagers’ health 3.3.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Drought and city design 3.3.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
A set of institutions need to come together and roll out a plan, involving all residents of Bengaluru, to overcome the water crisis. By S. Vishwanath
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