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Govt fully committed to eradicating manual scavenging: Gehlot 19.8.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Monday said the Government is fully committed to eradicating manual scavenging through the ‘The Prevention of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013’. He was speaking at the national Workshop-Cum-Exhibition on Sustainable Sanitation organised by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment […]
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GMDA advised to use drain behind FCI godown to direct excess water to Bonda river 19.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
GMDA advised to use drain behind FCI godown to direct excess water to Bonda river
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Go zero waste: Mayor urges big firms, govt offices 19.8.2019
Bengaluru: The BBMP, all set to become a "zero-waste" campus, wants other government and private offices, colleges and apartments to emulate its model and take care of their waste. The BBMP will soon write letters requesting all of them to make their campuses zero-waste. Offering an incentive, Mayor Gangambike said that the Palike will take steps to waive off "solid waste management cess" if these campuses achieve the landmark. Giving an example, she said that when the  BWSSB started pushing for rainwater harvesting, it first set up such structures at prominent government buildings, like the Vidhana Souda. Before preaching others, the BBMP wanted to set an example by managing its garbage and not sending any waste to processing plants or landfills, she said. "A lot of money is spent on transporting garbage. If government offices and big campuses don"t send waste out of their campuses, we can bring in a big change. This not only reduces the burden on processing ...
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GMC embarking on cleanliness drive: Commissioner 18.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
GMC embarking on cleanliness drive: Commissioner
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Godavari water eyed to solve crisis in Hyderabad 16.8.2019
Hyderabad: In this season of plenty, 1.5 lakh residents of Gopanpally, Puppalguda, the Financial District and other areas are still suffering from an acute water crisis. Though reservoirs on the Godavari and the Krishna rivers are brimming, a large section of the city is facing a water shortage because the Manjira river basin is dry. Against its capacity of 30 tmc ft (thousand million cubic feet), the Singur reservoir currently has a mere 0.46 tmc ft of water. The deficit rainfall in catchments areas like Latur and Bidar is said to be the reason for parts of the city having water scarcity. Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) officials say the board will compensate  for the scarce water in the Manjira with water from the Godavari, which is to be supplied through the ring main, but the work on the ring main is incomplete. According to highly placed sources, though the water crisis is in three pockets — Rajendernagar, Serilingampally and Gachibowli — citizens in ...
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Garbhanga Watershed project nears completion 14.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Garbhanga Watershed project nears completion
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Bengaluru: Mini jetting machines for narrow lanes 14.8.2019
Bengaluru: It has always been a challenge for BWSSB to clean the manholes and clogged drains in narrow lanes or inside private properties, as jetting machine vehicles cannot get into those lanes. Now, the BWSSB is planning to purchase 30 new mini jetting vehicles, which can be driven through narrow roads. A senior BWSSB officer said that when it is not possible to bring in a jetting machine into a narrow road, they are parked at a distance and the extended pipes are used to clean the manhole. But it is a tedious process. "Now, there are plans to buy new mini jetting machine vehicles and we are yet to prepare the proposal and send it to the senior authorities. But we will ensure that the vehicles are purchased at the earliest," the officer added. Another officer said the mini jetting machine vehicles will prove useful. "Sometimes we even end up using labourers or anyone who is willing to get down into the drain or manhole, which is dangerous and has even resulted in deaths," he said. ...
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Project to control flash floods in city areas nearing completion 11.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Project to control flash floods in city areas nearing completion
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Complete Water Supply Schemes being run in cooperation with ADB within time limit 10.8.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, In a meeting held with a delegation of the Asian Development Bank, the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Jaivardhan Singh said that the works of Water Supply and Sewerage Projects financially sponsored by the Asian Development Bank should be completed within the stipulated time.  Under the proposed water supply schemes, meters should be […]
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Meeting on model project proposals held 9.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meeting on model project proposals held
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Water harvesting needed at all levels: SP Velumani 9.8.2019
CHENNAI: The  #Rainwaterchallenge kickstarted by S.P. Velumani, minister for municipal administration, rural development and implementation of special programme seems to have gathered momentum with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder, Isha Yoga Centre, extending his support to the novel cause. The minister had released a 52-second video on his twitter handle on Tuesday in which he can be seen appealing to the people of Tamil Nadu to "harvest every single drop of rain". A part of TNWaterWise initiative, the challenge encourages people to take a pledge to save rainwater and post videos/photos using #RainWaterChallenge and #TNWaterWise. The minister had also tagged Sadhguru to partake in the challenge, as a start.  Accepting the challenge, Sadhguru posted a video on his twitter handle @SadhguruJV today. The 2-minute video also showcases visuals of rainwater harvesting systems adopted at Isha Yoga Centre, Coimbatore. "Rain is the only source of water we have. When it rains, we need to ...
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Bengaluru: Rain rings in traffic chaos 9.8.2019
BENGALURU: Traffic flow was badly hit as incessant rains lashed the city since afternoon on Thursday. Those riding two wheelers were badly hit as potholes on several roads turned into deep puddles. The rush to make purchases for Vara Mahalakshmi Pooja on Friday added to the chaos. On many roads the carriage space got shrunk due to parking of vehicles and setting up of temporary stalls. Traffic flow was painfully slow in places where BBMP, BWSSB and BDA have taken up infrastructure works and dug up roads. Tambu Chetty Palya main road in Ramamurthynagar and Thippasandra and Indiranagar roads resembled paddy fields with slurry like mud on the road. Two wheeler riders had a tough time and many skidded and fell while negotiating on uneven surfaces. Ahead of Varamahalakshmi festival several vendors had stocked plantain leaves and other goods on road and footpaths preventing smooth movement of pedestrians and vehicles. A senior BBMP official said that vendors have no business occupying the road and footpath, ...
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Afroz Shah on ‘clean river’ mission in Shillong 8.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Mumbai environmentalist and United Nations awardee, Afroz Shah was in Shillong to launch a cleaning drive that started with cleaning the bed of Umkaliar river which is the up-stream flow of Wah Umkhrah. The river bed in Umkaliar is ridden with enormous amount of garbage, filth, plastics, sacks, clothes. For Shah, cleaning rivers is nothing […]
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Hyderabad: Vigilance to inspect road repair works 7.8.2019
Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will henceforth take up road repair work under the supervision of its vigilance teams to prevent the corrupt practices that are resulting in roads getting damaged easily and soon after being constructed.   The GHMC is setting out to repair 972 stretches of road which were severely damaged by rains this year, at a cost of Rs 50 crore. The repairs to these stretches of road will be assessed regularly by quality-check engineers. Though these rough patches are often found in by-lanes, many are also near city flyovers, which directly discharge water onto the roads underneath. The unscientific method of constructing roads by the civic body has meant that huge amounts of tax payers" money are spent on repairing them after or during every monsoon. According to highly placed sources, the corporation has already sanctioned another Rs 5 crore to fill about 4,000 potholes. Sources said that even though the 972 patches identified will be ...
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BBMP installs CCTVs at Bellandur Lake 4.8.2019

Bengaluru: The BBMP has installed CCTV surveillance systems at sensitive locations on the periphery of Bellandur Lake as per the directions of the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT).

The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has also started desilting the lake to rejuvenate it by constructing temporary diversion channels which will drain out water from the lake.

The channel work is going on near Doddamma Devi Temple and these temporary channels will prevent entry of sewage into the lake.  

Such temporary diversion channels will also be created soon at Varthur Lake too.

The rejuvenation of the lakes will take about 15 months and it is hoped that after the BWSSB builds a sewage treatment plant by 2020, farmers will get treated and not contaminated water.

The silt dredged out will be tested and distributed to farmers, officials said.

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Hyderabad: Sarpanches told to get villages cleaned 4.8.2019
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday announced a 20-day action plan for the gram panchayats to make the villages clean and green.   After reviewing the plan with senior officers and representatives of the Sarpanches Association at Pragathi Bhavan, Mr Rao told officers to take steps to appoint the district, divisional and mandal panchayat officers.  Mr Rao told the officers to communicate the action plan to all sarpanches. As per the plan, the sarpanches and staff will ensure removal of garbage and debris, take up cleaning of drains and identify lands for the construction of graveyards. Officers have to identify land for the construction of community halls and village storages. Officers have to prepare annual and five-year plans with the consultation of locals under "Plan Your Village" scheme. Officers will have to undertake power week programme to sort out electricity problems. According to the plan, officials have to take up tree plantation extensively under ...
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NGT directs Centre to submit report on plea to make water wastage a penal offence 29.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
NGT has sought an action taken report from the Centre about saving water on a plea for making its wastage a penal offence, and noted that 33 percent people in India do that just by keeping the taps running even when not in use, especially during activities such as brushing and bathing.
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Bengaluru: TC Palya Main Road turns into a dustbowl 27.7.2019
Bengaluru: When it rains, there is slush all around and when it"s dry, there is a cloud of dust hanging all over. This is the condition of T.C. Palya Main Road, which is also the by-pass that connects the Old Madras Road. It was more than four months ago that the stretch of TC Palya Main Road, which runs for 8 km, was dug up to lay underground drainage and water pipes. But after the work, it has not been covered properly and the shoddy work done by the civic agencies has left the road in an unusable condition. Motorists find it almost impossible to commute on the stretch, while residents and shopkeepers are struggling with layers of dust covering their houses and shops. As the entire stretch is unmotorable, the traffic moves at a slow pace throughout the day. Recently, residents and shopkeepers protested, but no civic official or local corporator either took note of it or responded. The protesters blamed K.R. Puram constituency MLA Byrathi Basavaraj for being lax and neglecting the area. Now, the ...
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Man arrested for killing lover over infidelity suspicion 26.7.2019 PTI: All news
Man arrested for killing lover over infidelity suspicion
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14-year-old drowns in Rohini 24.7.2019 PTI: All news
14-year-old drowns in Rohini
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