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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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ODF status will mean nothing without faecal sludge & septage management 2.10.2019 Downtoearth
With faecal sludge treatment still in nascent stage in India, toilets will add to the load of untreated sewage being disposed in water bodies
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People slipping back to open defecation, says CSE ahead of Centre’s ODF India announcement 1.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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Swachh Bharat Mission: Let the toilet revolution live long 30.9.2019 Downtoearth
The start has been promising and exciting. Now the challenge is to sustain the ODF tag and ensure that the pollution is checked
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Swachh Bharat Mission: Water shortage drives people in Marathwada to open fields 30.9.2019 Downtoearth
Maharashtra’s rain-shadow region has had so little rain in the last four years that residents don’t have enough water to flush into toilets
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Swachh Bharat Mission: ‘Inducing behavioural change was a task’ 30.9.2019 Downtoearth
Parameswaran Iyer, secretary, Department of Drinking water and Sanitation, spoke to Down To Earth on how intensive information-education-communication efforts by the Centre and states made India ODF
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Hyd: 200 homes inundated after rains lead to wall collapse of Hussain Sagar canal 27.9.2019
Hyderabad: About 200 houses in Hyderabad's M S Maktha area were inundated in the wee hours of Friday after a protective wall of a canal connected to Hussain Sagar Lake partially collapsed due to heavy rains, official sources said. The rains also led to waterlogging in the low-lying areas of the city, they said. Gudimalkapur, Red Hills, Nampally, Sinagar Colony, Jubilee Hills, Karwan and Asif Nagar areas of the city received 10 to 14 cm of rainfall in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, the sources said. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is carrying out operations to remove water which is knee-high in some areas, they said. GHMC Commissioner D S Lokesh Kumar held a teleconference with senior officials of the civic body and asked them to take necessary measures to clear waterlogging and fallen trees, the sources said. Mayor B Rammohan, accompanied by officials, visited several inundated areas. He ensured dispatch of disaster response teams to the affected areas. According to ...
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Cheering for toilets, with caution 25.9.2019 Downtoearth
The country did successfully build 100 million toilets, but this success must be made sustainable
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AMC still fails to supply purified drinking water 16.9.2019
ANANTAPUR: Anantapur Municipal Corporation authorities have been still unable to supply purified drinking water to people of Anantapur, but are justifying that  the muddy water will not harm the people. Even as Anantapur has adequate drinking water allocation through the Tungabhadra high level main canal and Penna Ahobilum balancing reservoir storage point and separate storage point along with necessary systems to purify water at Muddalapuram in Kudair mandal. The purified drinking water is being supplied through a separate pipeline by filling nearby tanks in various localities. In Rayalaseema, only the AMC has a drinking water facility throughout the year but the situation appears worse this season due to lack of proper measures by the civic authorities. Most of the areas in the corporation including connecting villages receive muddy water and are unable to drink it. "We are afraid of drinking the water and are purchasing from private purified plants for the past 15 days", Krishnamma, a ...
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Bye Bye! See you again in 2020 13.9.2019
Hyderabad: The 11-day-long Ganesha Chaturthi ended in Thursday as lakhs of devotees immersed idols of the elephant-headed deity at various designated spots across the twin cities amidst fanfare and tight security. The annual ritual has now become a massive event in Greater Hyderabad where an estimated 84,000 idols in different sizes have been immersed in various water bodies in the city and on its outskirts. The GHMC, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board, Hyderabad and Cyberabad police, Fire Brigade and State Reserve Police Force worked in tandem to ensure a peaceful "nimajjanam" (immersion). For better co-ordination, an integrated command control comprising police, electricity department, HMDA, GHMC, HMWSSB and others was set up near NTR Gardens. Around 2400 foot soldiers ensured garbage was picked up; 2,500 metric tonnes of additional garbage was lifted from the city. For the first time, the authorities had banned beating of ...
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KDMC drive: Immerse Ganesh idols in truck-mounted water tanks 1.9.2019 PTI: All news
KDMC drive: Immerse Ganesh idols in truck-mounted water tanks
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India sports playing nation: Sachin Tendulkar 1.9.2019
ALAPPUZHA: Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar has said that Kerala must keep its large number of water bodies clean to attract more tourists. "The government is implementing the Swachh Bharath campaign to keep the country clean, as it is transforming from a sports-loving to a sports- playing nation," he said while speaking as chief guest at the 67th edition of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race and debut Champions Boat League held at Punnamada lake here on Saturday. Sachin appreciated the hospitality given to him by Kerala over the years and said, "I think of Kerala in connection with water sports. Even from the time of my forefathers, the ties with Kerala were strong," he added. He also asked women to be active in sports to remain physically and mentally healthy and lead a happy family life. "Practise hard, plan thoroughly and execute well. If you fail, then get back to your feet and return strong. Stay fit, find employment and lead a happy life," Sachin told the ...
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Lake restoration: Edappadi K Palaniswami gives Rs 1 lakh from personal funds 21.8.2019
SALEM: In a heartwarming gesture, Chief Minister, Mr. Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday gave away Rs. one lakh from his personal funds to encourage poor farmers to restore a water-body in his home turf under the 'Kudimaramathu' scheme.   Impressed by the work done by the farming community to de-silt a huge lake called 'Abhinayam lake'  in Salem district, Mr. Palaniswami said, "in recognition of their voluntary work I have given Rs. one lakh from my personal funds; so farmers should protect this lake with great care, just as eyelashes protect our eyes." Mr. Palaniswami, who has been touring Salem district and participating in various functions for the second day today, was at a Chief Minister's special grievances redressal camp at Attur, where he stressed that this programme was not to be taken lightly. Petitions on various grievances from the people received at the camp in Attur will be keyed into a computer and action taken by the concerned department to ...
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NGO, Jeddah Tamil Sangam team up to restore water-body 21.8.2019
NEEDAMANGALAM: The Needamangalam-based "Green Needa", which is fighting for groundwater protection and tree plantation and 'Jeddah Tamil Sangam' in Saudi Arabia jointly restored a water tank for public use. The tank had been abandoned without any public care at Karanur village near Needamangalam in Tiruvarur district, and its restoration now by the NGO received overall appreciation from the people of the village. In a release at Needamangalam on Tuesday, 'Green Needa' founder M. Rajavelu said with the help of an earthmover, "we strengthened all the four side bunds, besides de-silting the tank that is seven-ft high. The water tank located on a one acre site, if filled with rainwater, will help to increase the groundwater potential, supplying water to five overhead tanks, agricultural pump-sets, besides to the local population for day-to-day use. Among others, Green Needfa's K R K Janaki Raman, office-bearers of the Jeddah Tamil Sangam, Messrs Sirajdeen, Abdul Ajiz, ...
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Bengaluru: Rejuvenated but we still can't drink lake water 18.8.2019
Bengaluru: Despite the money being allotted towards the rejuvenation of lake and protest marches being organised against the encroachment of water bodies and their catchments, not a single lake or tank within the city limits is free from pollution. The Water Quality Index (WQI) from April to June released by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has confirmed that major lakes such as Madiwala, Jakkur, Sarakki and Puttenahalli have unsatisfactory water quality. One of the major reasons behind the worsening water quality is the entry of sewage into the lakes. Manoj Kumar, Member Secretary, KSPCB, said, "The major source of pollution is sewage. The city generates 1,400 mld of sewage, considering 80% of the water supplied to the city is sewage. Out of this, the BWSSB has the capacity to treat only 50% of the sewage. Once the STP"s will be fully functional by 2020 things will improve. The implementation of the zero liquid discharge policy for the apartments is also being adhered ...
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From Bundi to Gavi: 15 must-visit destinations to travel within India 17.8.2019 Lifestyle Gallery – The Indian Express
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Tamil Nadu: Delta farmers gear up for rice cultivation 13.8.2019
Thanjavur: Farmers' representatives of Cauvery delta districts welcomed the decision of the Tamil Nadu government to open the Mettur dam for 'samba' paddy cultivation on Tuesday. "With the level touching 82-ft on Monday afternoon and as there is every  likelihood of level reaching 100-ft by Tuesday, it is a "fair judgment" on the part of state government to open the dam on Tuesday. But care should be taken that water released should be utilised mostly for raising nurseries and a judicious management of water should be done to keep the flow till the end of the season," said S. Ranganathan, secretary, Cauvery delta farmers welfare association. S.S. Palanimanickam, Thanjavur MP, said that he welcomed the decision to open the dam on Tuesday as it was the opinion of all party leaders in delta districts to open the dam when the level reaches 100-ft. Surplus water from Bhavanisagar and release from Mettur should be ultilised for raising 'samba' and sustaining it, ...
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Flood Fury 12.8.2019 Central Chronicle
The entire nation is in the grip of flood fury as never before. The dams are full and all the rivers in the high spate. In Madhya Pradesh all dams are full and gates opened to discharge the excess water. The rivers are already in flood and dam water added to it has caused much […]
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TD criticises YSRC for demolition of aqua ponds 10.8.2019
Nellore: Former minister and TD senior leader Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy took strong objection to demolition of fish and shrimp ponds of TD leaders under the pretext of encroachment in the government lands at Koduru village, 20 km from Nellore, on Friday. According to Mr Reddy, farmers of Koduru established fish ponds inside Koduru tank several years back as water is not being stored in the tank after Somasila canal system was established in the region.  Welcoming the decision to remove such encroachments, he lamented over applying the rule only for the ponds belonging to TD leaders. He also found fault with the authorities concerned for not giving 3 days time sought by the victims to harvest the fish. Mr Reddy alleged that forest and police officials also took similar action while demolishing shrimp ponds in 16 acres belonging to fishermen at Venkateswarapalem and Kottapalem in Koduru Panchayat 3 weeks back. Mr Reddy said that fishermen have leased out the ponds to farmers for `60,000 per annum ...
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