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SIPCOT mulls own water source for its units 17.10.2019
THOOTHUKUDI: The State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd., (SIPCOT) has been planning to create its own water source for industrial units within its industrial parks, which is now being supplied by the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) board. "Works are on to prepare a water security plan engaging IIT, Chennai," said J Kumaraguruparan, managing director of SIPCOT. The plan is aimed at making all 19 SIPCOT run industrial parks in the state, self-sufficient in water by completely avoiding getting water from TWAD board. This is expected to bring down the pressure on drinking water supply by the TWAD board, said the SIPCOT MD, who also added that around 150 major and minor tanks within SIPCOT land would be renovated to hold rain water. Establishing desalination plants to ensure soft water supply to the industrial parks, SIPCOT has been exploring possibilities of using recycled sewage water for industrial purposes. Responding to the growing public resentment against ...
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Noonmati pump house, basin drain to be commissioned today 16.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Noonmati pump house, basin drain to be commissioned today
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Reliance to swap diesel for Venezuelan crude oil 15.10.2019 PTI: All news
Reliance to swap diesel for Venezuelan crude oil
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India to see USD 118 bn investment in oil, gas sector in next few years: Pradhan 15.10.2019 PTI: All news
India to see USD 118 bn investment in oil, gas sector in next few years: Pradhan
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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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Expert moots radical changes in system to get rid of flash floods 9.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Expert moots radical changes in system to get rid of flash floods
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In 5 years, Clean Ganga Mission sees 15-fold hike in govt spend 8.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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Rural houses to get 2-3 hr piped water supply daily 5.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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Rains continue to pound Hyderabad 5.10.2019

Hyderabad: Heavy rains lashed the city late on Thursday afternoon, triggering traffic jams in Begumpet, West Marredpally, Alwal, Chintal, Kapra and Serilingampally.

As of 7.30 pm on Friday, the highest rainfall registered was at Bolaram at 5.4 cms.

“It had rained heavily in Alwal last week and the water had just begun drying up. It rained again on Thursday and the roads became unfit for driving once more,” said K. Srinivas Varma, a resident of Alwal. Friday’s rain made things worse.

Mr Umesh Singh, a motorist, said it took him nearly half an hour to cross the Begumpet flyover due to the slow-moving traffic.

“After last week’s rainfall, there was close to four feet of water on the roads. The nalas and drains are overflowing. Is this the making of a global city?” asked Mr C.R. Prabhakar, a resident of East Anandbagh.

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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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Haryana to release more water to dilute amonia, DJB to ensure water supply to city: Kejriwal 30.9.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the Haryana government has assured to soon release more water for the National Capital to dilute the presence of ammonia. The CM said he has directed the Delhi Jal Board to ensure that no part of the capital goes dry and if required, divert water […]
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Nizam era drains keep Old City dry 29.9.2019
Hyderabad: The century-old storm water drain system of the Nizam era has proven that even now it is much better than the modern drainage system. Old mohallas of Hyderabad are not much affected by the recent continuous rain. Rainwater only entered houses in areas colonised after 1960. When the Musi River was flooded in 1908, the sixth Nizam, Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, appointed Mokshag-ondam Vishweshwarayya as chief adviser to avoid such havoc in future and focus on the draining of storm water. He asked him to study Hyderabad and chalk out an elaborate plan to manage the floods and for storm water management. After his demise in 1911, the seventh Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, established the City Improvement Board to provide better civic facilities in the city. Later, the City Drainage Board was established in 1926. The system is still serving efficiently despite a manifold increase in the population. During the recent incessant rain, it survived the severe force of the water. Old mohallas like Moghalpura, ...
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Save our water bodies, emulate Jakkur lakers 29.9.2019
Centuries ago, people had the vision and wisdom to create water bodies in the terrain that we now call Bengaluru. Bunds or earthen dams were built across natural valleys and these became water storage zones during the monsoons, which were used essentially for irrigation. The water bodies were linked via large canals or rajakaluves, which carried rain water from an upper lake to a lower. And a network of smaller canals connected to the rajakaluves, emptied into the lake too. As one lake overflowed, it would fill the next.  Rain water flowed from North to South-East and North to South-West, along the natural gradient of the land. Each of Bengaluru"s three main valley systems - Hebbal, Koramangala-Challaghatta, Vrishbhavathi - had a chain of lakes/reservoirs, which  besides supporting  diverse life forms in and around them, played an integral role in recharging ground water, aiding irrigation and cooling the environment. In addition, the fresh water created an important ecosystem in the ...
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1,000 evacuated, Hyderabad life paralysed by downpour 28.9.2019
Hyderabad: Over 1,000 people were evacuated from 14 colonies falling under the Malkajgiri and East Anandbagh localities due to conditions of deluge, following the collapse of a retaining wall of a nala. Elsewhere, sewage water mixed with rain gushed on to the streets of Alwal. For the first time since 2017, National Disaster Recovery Force (NRDF) teams deployed four boats to evacuate people stuck in inundated ho-mes from NMDC Colony, Shridibagar, Dodla Basti and other areas. Residents were brought to dry areas and provided assistance. As many as 170 people approached the government medical unit, citing viral infection, fever and other medical conditions. Biscuits, milk and water were provided through the relief teams. People were found stranded on terraces of their buildings, with none venturing out to work. Schools suspended all classes and declared a holiday. In an entire cluster of colonies, life came to a complete standstill. According to Mr V. Ramesh, an RTI activist, a resident of the NMDC Colony, ...
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At last! BMRCL to repair Mysuru Road 28.9.2019
BENGALURU: Mysuru Road, which has been in a pathetic condition after the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) started Phase 2 of work on the stretch, will soon get a makeover, giving relief to commuters. BMRCL has decided to repair the stretch of Mysuru Road from Nayandahalli Metro station to NICE Road. The road that was already in a bad shape turned into a crater-filled nightmare after the recent spate of rains and motorists had been venting their anger on Twitter. The BMRCL announced that it will spend Rs 10.79 crore to restore the road, drains and footpaths. In 2016, under Phase II of Namma Metro, work was taken to extend the Purple Line from Mysuru Road station till Kengeri. Motorists and pedestrians have had a tough time navigating the stretch due to Metro pillars on the median. People complain that the road has not been widened adequately and people are forced to walk on the uneven road adding to the chaos. Dust rising from the construction work has led to health complications. "We ...
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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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Guest Column: Agencies keep digging & digging, not knowing what others do 26.9.2019
We have been pointing out for many years that there is hardly any coordination among the civic agencies in the city. The BBMP does not know what the BWSSB is doing and vice versa. The BESCOM does not bother to inform other agencies where it has dug up roads to lay electric cables and the  police has little idea where the BBMP  plans to asphalt or white- top roads, to help it divert traffic accordingly. Unless and until there is coordination among the civic bodies and they are held more accountable, the condition of Bengaluru"s roads will not improve. Not only is driving on them a nightmare, many roads of Bengaluru East are in such bad shape that people are not even able to walk on them. Unfortunately, as far as the city is concerned, all political parties are the same. When the BJP was in the opposition,  it blamed the then ruling parties for the poor state of Bengaluru. But now that it is in power with three Deputy Chief Ministers and the Chief Minister himself holding the Bengaluru ...
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Krishna water flowing to Chennai from Kandaleru 26.9.2019
Chennai: Andhra Pradesh has released water from the Krishna River to meet the requirements of residents in Chennai. With Kandaleru reservoir receiving a steady inflow, Krishna water was released on Wednesday morning. In a simple function, Telugu Ganga Project (TGP) Chief Engineer R. Muralinath Reddy released water from Kandeluru. Following incessant rainfall, the storage in the reservoir went up to 12.28 tmcft on Tuesday. Officials from Tamil Nadu Water Resources Department (WRD) and Chennai Metrowater were also present on the occasion. According to sources, AP government decided to release 500 cusecs of water initially and gradually, it will go upto 2,000 cusecs. Water would reach Poondi reservoir, which is the storage point of Krishna water through Kandaleru Poondi canal, within a week. The Kandaleru reservoir has total storage capacity of 12.8 thousand million cubic feet. The water release comes in the wake of Tamil Nadu Ministers SP Velumani and D Jayakumar meeting Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S ...
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Immunity against shoddiness 25.9.2019
Hyderabad: Deaths caused by civic bodies" negligence may have seen cases registered against the government or private agencies, but have not resulted in prosecution, history shows. Be it the Bholakpur water contamination tragedy, the Punjagutta flyover collapse in which 10 died, people drowning in open manholes or storm-water drains and falling in open trenches, no one has gone to jail. Though L&T was booked after woman was hit on the head by falling concrete and died at Ameerpet Metro-station, will they get away with just paying compensation? Tuesday"s heavy rain brings back the 2014 memory of Satyavani, a pregnant woman who crossed a Chilkalguda road but fell into an open stormwater drain and died. Her body was washed away.  A case was booked against the GHMC for negligence, but in the end all that came out of it was a compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh. The negligence case died its own death. Pradeep Menon witnessed the Punjagutta flyover collapse. "My office car was a few metres ...
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