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Bengaluru: Kasturinagar Main Road dug up for almost a year! 24.6.2019
Bengaluru: Kasturinagar Main Road, which is a major link between Byappanahalli and Banaswadi has been dug up for almost a year. This prolonged disruption not just affected the motorists, but even businesses in the area have been badly hit. Punith Kumar, an hotelier, said, "My kitchen was serving hundreds of people every day. But now it is lying unused. The utensils which were used to cook food now remain empty. Thanks to the pipeline laying work taken up by the BWSSB, and that too for over a year now." The problems faced by the people are innumerable. The once busy road has now become deserted with mounds of dug up soil everywhere, which is also affecting the health of people living nearby. Punith recalled that this year's summer was harsh. "We suffered a lot of problems due to dust, which could be one of the root causes for allergies and so many other related diseases. This stretch that has been dug is the one that connects to so many other roads. Commuting on 2nd Main of Kasturinagar ...
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Hyderabad: Cables, plastics, metals blamed for waterlogging 24.6.2019
Hyderabad: Waterlogging in the Cyberabad area is being attributed to underground cables and the plastic, clothes and other materials that get caught up in the cables, obstructing the flow of water. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation came under severe criticism for the waterlogging in Cyberabad on Friday night, which caused delays of upto five hours. The private cables of data and internet providers will be removed from the drains as it was found in a review meeting carried out by GHMC commissioner Dana Kishore with senior officials on Sunday, that they are one of the obstructions. Sand and metal used in construction are another obstruction to the flow of water in the drains. With construction activity in full swing, the sand and debris lying on the site make their way into the water blocking the area. The two lakes in the region Barla Kunta and Thummidi Kunta overflowed and water ran onto the streets. Work to increase the capacity of the lakes has been carried out but it has not helped. Ms D. ...
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Make process for new water connections simpler: Kejriwal to DJB 23.6.2019 PTI: All news
Make process for new water connections simpler: Kejriwal to DJB
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Chennai: Routes chalked out to bring jolarpet water 23.6.2019
Chennai: With the state government giving the nod to bring water from Jolarpet through wagons, the officials of the CMWSSB and ICF here held a detailed discussion to chalk out an action plan to fetch the water so as to ensure hassle-free distribution to the parched city. According to sources, water brought through railway wagons from Jolarpet, in neighbouring Vellore district, will be taken to Kilpauk and from there distributed water through pipelines. It has also been planned to get water from the Combined Drinking Water Scheme at Mettusakkarakuppam in Vellore district through pipes to Jolarpet and then by wagons. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami had on Friday while acknowledging water crisis in Chennai, announced that the government plans to bring 10 MLD water to Chennai by railway wagons for the next six months. He said about Rs.65 crore had been allocated for the purpose. Meanwhile, fisheries minister D. Jayakumar who participated in a special yagam for rains, on Saturday appealed to the people ...
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Hyderabad: Cops face leaders' wrath for traffic jams 23.6.2019
Hyderabad: If angry ministers and MLAs who were caught in the virtual gridlock for several hours on the roads leading to Hitec City on Friday evening were endlessly calling up top police officers and wondering what went wrong with the traffic and the roads in just one downpour, some of the top bureaucrats were left fuming and could not do much except venting their anger at their subordinates, particularly the traffic police officials. Like quite a few bureaucrats including IAS, IPS and income-tax officials, who were on their way to the attend the marriage of the son of income-tax commissioner, Chennai, C. Srinivas Reddy, the state police chief was caught in the gridlock for close to three hours and reached the venue very late. "At least two ministers and three MLAs were caught in the gridlock. Some of them spent two hours while the vehicle of other VIPs just could not move for almost three hours. Some got so angry that they wanted to walk to their destinations but the roads had turned into rivers ...
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Hyderabad: 50 per cent of water can be reused 22.6.2019
Hyderabad: Around 50 per cent of water which can be reused after treatment is being wasted daily basis, said water management experts. The GHMC sanctioned Rs 4,933 crore for construction of sewage treatment plants, storm water drains and sewage lines in January 2019, but millions of litres of untreated sewage is dumped in water bodies every day. Experts attribute the water crisis to the use of old toilet models, inefficient faucets, showerheads, outdoor water waste and traditional kitchen techniques. A cheap rupees 70 aerator can cut down water wastage by several litres. "When it comes to water, it is relatively cheaper than other daily necessities like electricity and people don"t think about saving it. People buy star rated electronic devices but not good quality plumbing equipment which leads to severe wastage of water," said Mr Srinivas V. of the Indian Plumbing Association. A report issued by Niti Aayog last year said that India was facing the worst water crisis in history. The ...
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Suklabaidya reviews ongoing schemes 21.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Suklabaidya reviews ongoing schemes
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Plans on to develop Agartala with modern facilities: Deb 20.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Plans on to develop Agartala with modern facilities: Deb
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Our lakes are dying, city sinking with them 20.6.2019
India is running out of water. This is no longer about dire environmental predictions about the cities dying in a decade. The crisis is now. Bengaluru's situation is worsening rapidly, our main source of water, lakes, are dying. There is talk of rejuvenation but as the Water Quality Index has shown repeatedly, these efforts have not resulted in real changes on ground - even glowing examples like Madiwala Lake continue to fall under Class D. Experts say that work has been superficial, while the real problem, have been ignored, including the main pollutant - sewage. Parastatal agencies are apathetic while the KSPCB is either toothless or complicit, say experts. Aksheev Thakur reports. Much noise is made around the rejuvenation of lakes and crores are supposedly being spent on these efforts. It makes the pitiable state of our city"s lakes and tanks somewhat baffling for it is evident, even to the layman that the situation is dire. The Water Quality Index"s data for April, released by the ...
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Rs 23 lakh in maintaining cleanliness at Kamakhya during Ambubachi 18.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Rs 23 lakh in maintaining cleanliness at Kamakhya during Ambubachi
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ADB sanctions Rs 1,650 crore for development in Tripura 17.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
ADB sanctions Rs 1,650 crore for development in Tripura
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Mithi River to be restored in 2 years: Ramdas Kadam 16.6.2019 DNA
The minister also emphasised that with the sewer line and STP in place the perennial issue of the river getting polluted would be resolved.
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Musi river's rubber dam ineffective 14.6.2019
Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation had spent Rs 5.64 crore on a dam on the Musi River to impress the late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, but in just three months it became unusable and is now a problem for the Musi Riverfront Development Corporation (MRDC) as it has become choked with huge amounts of solid waste. The dam was built in 2009 using Austrian technology and was expected to hold enough water to flood the area behind it and recreate the magic of a river filled with water. It is now a breeding site for mosquitoes for 365 days a year and choked with sewage water. But it can be neither repaired nor removed. A corporation official claims that MRDC cannot remove the rubber dam since it would face audit issues. As per highly placed sources, the 80-metre rubber dam near the High Court was constructed as part of the Musi beautification project. The authorities back then stopped the upstream sewage water for a few weeks and pumped in Godavari water to give the impression that ...
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Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in NE projects 13.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in NE projects
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Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in North East projects 13.6.2019 The Shillong Times
From Our Special Correspondent GUWAHATI: Japan has decided to invest Rs 13,000crore (205.784 billion Yen) in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of the Northeast, including the Northeast Network Connectivity Improvement Project in Meghalaya. This was disclosed after a meeting DoNER minister Jitendra Singh had with the Japanese delegation led by […]
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Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in NE projects 12.6.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: Japan has decided to invest Rs 13,000crore (205.784 billion Yen) in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of the Northeast, including the Northeast Network Connectivity Improvement Project in Meghalaya. This was disclosed after a meeting DoNER minister Jitendra Singh had with the Japanese delegation led by ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu in ...
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Sheila Dikshit meets Kejriwal demands six-month waiver for power consumers 12.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The Congress delegation also discussed power outages, problems of 'contaminated' and 'scarce' supply of water during meeting.
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Woes aplenty continue to hit Anil Nagar 12.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Woes aplenty continue to hit Anil Nagar
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BJP's Lekhi protests against water shortage, Delhi Jal Board calls it politicisation 11.6.2019
New Delhi: BJP lawmaker from New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi today protested outside the Delhi Jal Board's RK Puram office against "water woes" being faced by the people of her constituency. She claimed that even municipal areas are facing water shortage and many places in her constituency lack piped water supply. The Delhi Jal Board (DJB), however, said the utility has been supplying water beyond its capacity and the BJP is "politicising the issue" instead of helping people. "Lady Hardinge staff quarters, and upper regions of Anand Parbat and Baljit Nagar lack piped water supply. Then there are areas like Naraina, Krishna Nagar and Arjun Nagar which have piped water supply, but there's no water for the past 10-15 days," Lekhi claimed. "There are regions that complain of pathetic water quality... This is all across RK Puram and every other place. There are places, such as Munrika village, where sewage water gets mixed with potable water," she alleged. "I ...
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At 270 mgd, water supply reduced by 50 per cent 9.6.2019
Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) said that the water levels in the reservoirs of the Krishna river basin have dropped below the minimum drawdown level (MMDL) — holding at 507 feet against the MDDL of 510 feet in Nagarjunasagar and at 805 feet against the MDDL of 834 feet in Srisailam. A major concern for officials is that the state can utilise only around 10 tmc ft of the available water to serve its drinking water needs. Consequently, the city has been using a large share of the water available in the Krishna river basin. Additionally, water in the Godavari river basin —  in the Sriram Sagar Project (SRSP), Nizamsagar project, Singur, and Yellampally — has been depleting at an alarming pace. In the wake of the the situation, Water Board officials claimed that they will only be able to supply water through emergency pumping, and even that looks feasible not past the end of July. They said if the upstream catchment areas did not receive ...
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