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Tamil Nadu Government sanctions Rs 499.69 crore for Kudimaramathu 16.6.2019
Tiruvarur: The Tamil Nadu Government has earmarked a sum of Rs 499.69 crore during the current year (2019-20) for undertaking "Kudimaramathu Panigal" across the state, of which Tiruvarur district"s share is Rs 16.8 crore, according to State Food minister R. Kamaraj. The scheme for implementation of "Kudimaramathu" (restoration of water bodies with participatory approach by farmers organisations, farmers councils, Ayacutdars or group of Ayacutdars) was started by the Edappadi K Palaniswami government on a pilot basis in 2017, it may be recalled. For the current year, according to a G.O., administrative sanction has been accorded for 1,829 "Kudimaramathu" works in 29 districts, at an estimated cost of Rs 499.69 crore, in Chennai, Tiruchy, Madurai and Coimbatore regions. The components proposed to be carried out include strengthening of tank bund, desilting of supply channel, surplus course, repair/reconstruction of sluices, weirs, repair/renewal of shutters, ...
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Want to know about the saviour of drought-stricken Indian villages? 12.6.2019
New Delhi: As Gajanand Dukre parks the water tanker in a drought-stricken Indian village, dozens of locals mostly women in saris, come running with jerry cans, buckets and stainless steel pots. Over the next two hours, Dukre helps them empty the 12,000-litre (3,170-gallon) tank, providing a lifeline to this small community as India reels from one of its worst droughts in years. "We are working overtime," says 41-year-old Dukre, who conducts four rounds of deliveries a day to hamlets around Shahapur in the parched western state of Maharashtra. Dukre is one of 37 drivers operating government-run water tankers in the area, which is situated around 100 kilometres (60 miles) from India's financial capital Mumbai. The tankers run seven days a week between March and June when water is at its scarcest in India. The Asian giant's hot season has been particularly harsh this year, with temperatures rising above 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in Rajasthan state. Almost half of India, an area ...
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Thanjavur dt banks on monsoon to avert water crisis 12.6.2019
THANJAVUR: Though drinking water problem is not acute in Thanjavur city corporation area, which gets its supply from Vennar and Kollidam (Thirumanur), water scarcity has surfaced in various panchayats in Budalur and Thiruvaiyaru panchayat unions near Thanjavur. Many villages get water from 'Over Head Tanks (OHTs)' which face problems in pumping due to power shortage. Three-phase supply is not available and hence water could not be pumped into OHTs. According to V. Jeevakumar, an advocate, people face drinking water problem in his native village Royamundanpatti in Budalur  taluk. Another farmer Sami Nadarajan said that water sale has come to some villages like Thennamanadu in Orathanadu taluk. People go to bore-wells in paddy fields put up by some big farmers and take water. Some big farmers with bore-wells sell water. Drinking water problem is faced in Sethubavachathiram, Peravurani. Adhirampattinam, Mallipattinam-coastal areas, say sources. People are also worried about underground water ...
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Heatwave leads to water crisis in Coimbatore 10.6.2019
Coimbatore: Water bodies have gone dry and groundwater levels have plummeted as unprecedented heatwave conditions persist in Coimbatore. Locals also blame repeated monsoon failure for the condition in the city. "We have been witnessing monsoon failure for the past three seasons, we urge the government to clean all ponds, tanks and construct more check dams to save water during rains," Abdul Jaffar, a local resident told ANI. Environmentalist Syed said that this was the worst crisis the city had witnessed and that people were eagerly waiting for the south-west monsoons to provide some relief. "With the monsoons hitting Kerala it is high time the Public Works Department (PWD) begins cleaning the tanks and also clear encroachments on the water paths reaching various water bodies," said Syed. Due to the heatwave in Coimbatore, more than 10 out of 20 tanks around the city have become dry. Cattle, birds and stray animals are the worst hit due to non-availability of water. Members of the ...
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KIIFB takes up Kuttanad water challenge 9.6.2019
Thiruvananthapuram: The Rs 291-crore Kuttanadu drinking water project phase-II will be taken up with the masala bond proceeds of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board. This will cater to the drinking water needs of nearly two lakh people in 13 panchayats in the Assembly constituency. It will improve the water supply in subsea-level Kuttanad in an area of 900 sq km and meet the demand up to 2050. There are various tubewell schemes and one existing water supply scheme with 14 million litres per day waste treatment plant (MLD WTP) at Neerettupuram. The water quality in Vembanad lake and connected canals and rivers has deteriorated so much that it is unusable for human consumption even after costly treatments. The existing old pipelines in the scheme area are prone to breakage, causing leakage of water and affecting the supply pressure, leading to water scarcity in elevated areas Kuttanad turns brackish during summer owing to saline intrusion from Vembanad lake causing deep pollution.  The 13 ...
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Karnataka village excels in water conservation 5.6.2019
Shivamogga: Amidst the scorching heat and delayed monsoon across the country, residents of the Vitagondana Koppa village in Shivamogga district are living happily with sufficient drinking water and are easily able to meet the requirements of their livestock. The Vitagondana Koppa village situated near Ayanuru town is an inspiration to many neighbouring villagers. With the help of government assistance and crowd-funding, the villagers have rejuvenated a water tank called Hulikere. The tank helps to keep groundwater stable and recharges the borewells. With its expanse reaching to over five acres, it is the biggest tank of its kind near the Shivamogga city. A retired accountant from the village, Shivanadappa, deposited three lakh rupees from his pension to get approval for the tank restoration under the government scheme 'JalaSamvardhane' in 2011 and the tank till date has prevented the village from facing the water crisis. "In 2011 there was a World Bank-assisted 'Jalasamvardhane' ...
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Crisis call 2.6.2019 The Shillong Times
Kordor Sohtun wakes up at four in the morning and the first thing he does is reserve a space in front of the public tap near his house. He fetches eight buckets of water before heading off to office. This is his daily routine, come rain or shine, as water is a precious commodity here. […]
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Khammam: Tahsildars told to collect info on water bodies 8.5.2019
Khammam: District is located in a semi-arid area and it has predominantly hot and dry climate. The sixth minor irrigation census has stressed that the collecting of information on water bodies should be acute and detailed. The tahsildars were asked to play a key role in collecting the information, which will be very important to Telangana in shaping the state as Bangaru Telangana. All natural or man-made units bound on all sides with some or no masonry work and used for storing water for irrigation or other purposes including  industrial, pisciculture, domestic, drinking, recreation, religious and ground water recharge, would be treated as water bodies in this Census. These are known by different names like tank, reservoirs, ponds and bundhies. Water bodies are areas of water, both salty and fresh, large and small, which are distinct from one another in various ways. Smaller accumulations of water, such as puddles or swimming pools are not usually referred to as water bodies in the geographical ...
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Krishnagiri: Birds flock to alternate site in Hosur 5.5.2019
Krishnagiri: Big lakes around Hosur where the birds commonly camp during its migration have found their new home in TVS motor company as an alternative site after the water bodies here have dried up following monsoon failure for years. Krishnagiri district elevated from 300-metres to 1400-meters above sea level has a geographical extent of 5,14,326 hectares and of which 2,02,409 hectares has been recorded as forest region.The district has rich flora and fauna including good number of elephants, gaur, wild boar, Sambar and spotted deer. Besides, the district lakes receive migratory avian population. During the migration period, painted stork, grey heron, cormorant, pelican, teals and other birds stay in Ramanayakan Lake of Hosur town and other lakes across this taluk. But, they could not be seen this year as the lakes have already dried up at the onset of "Agni Nakshatram" from today. However, as "a blessing in disguise"-the birds have found their new home inside the TVS motor ...
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Intense Heat 27.4.2019 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 […]
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NGT seeks report on illegal coal transportation 13.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The NGT panel headed by retired Judge BP Katoki has sought a report from the state government on the series of cases of trucks carrying coal in violation to the ban on coal mining. Source said the NGT panel was annoyed over several reported cases of transportation of coal in trucks. Some coal-laden trucks […]
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21-year-old Andhra boy threatens to commit suicide demanding political reforms 8.4.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The man identified as Vijay Raju was later rescued by police and taken into custody.
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8-year-old saves 7-yr-old from drowning 9.2.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: An 8-year- old boy, Nihi Freddy War, of Latyrke village saved a 7-year-old boy Aminul Muhammad Ali from drowning in the abandoned water reservoir of Water Resource Department at Moopun near River Kwai, Moolamylliang Village, under Sutnga Elaka on Thursday. A statement issued here by Research Officer, Directorate of Social Welfare, IK War, said […]
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8-year-old saves another child from getting drowned 8.2.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: An 8-year-old boy, Nihi Freddy War of Latyrke village saved a 7-year-old boy named Aminul Muhammad Ali, from drowning in the abandoned water reservoir of Water Resource Department at Moopun near River Kwai, Moolamylliang Village under Sutnga Elaka on Thursday. As per a statement issued here by Research Officer, Directorate of Social Welfare, I.K. War, […]
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Dawki turns unruly and ugly 8.1.2019 The Shillong Times
Editor, This letter intends to draw the attention of the Government to the plight of commuters on the Dawki Road due to the growing instances of traffic jams. We are aware that the number of tourists visiting Dawki is on the rise, but one cannot tolerate the behaviour of the boatmen in the Umsyiem stretch […]
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Upper Lake level gives rise to anxiety 19.12.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The city is staring at drinking water shortage due to insufficient rainfall during the monsoon season. The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to resort to alternate day supply and all preparations have been made in this regard. BMC commissioner Avinash Lavania and mayor Alok Sharma are likely to take a call on […]
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Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum on Nov 1-2 13.10.2018 The Assam Tribune
Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum on Nov 1-2
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Heavy rain triggers Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake to spill 10-ft high toxic foam 25.9.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
The foam, triggered by heavy rains reached height of 10 ft in places. Pieces of odoriferous foam carried in the air also spread in the area.
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Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Immersion begins, so does pollution 17.9.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Bhayandar: Immersion of idols of Lord Ganesh commenced on Friday and so did the pollution in the twin-city
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Tamil Nadu farmers agitated over not getting water even as Cauvery flows in... 21.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Tamil Nadu farmers agitated over not getting water even as Cauvery flows in...
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