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Breaches in SRLIP bund; works come under scanner 14.9.2019
Khammam: The flooded  Godavari in Bhadradri district exposed the lack of quality of the bund works of the Sitarama Lift Irrigation Project (SRLIP). Breaches were caused to the bund and floodwater flowed into the main canal, overflowing the main aqueduct. The aqueduct was built across the Bandiregulavagu and is located between the two villages of Amerda and Ammagaripalli, under Aswapuram mandal. An earthen bund was also constructed on both sides of the aqueduct canal so that water reach does not flood the villages. The Godavari floodwater and the rivulet caused an overflow. At one stage, the floodwater overflowed the aqueduct and the same water joined in the main canal. The main canal became another mini-Godavari. The earthen bunds built to support the aqueduct were unable to withstand the force of a massive quantity of water and there were breaches at two places. The officials completed the repairs immediately. The incident raised doubts about the quality of the earthen works of the SRLIP. The ...
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DM dashboard portal launched 7.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
DM dashboard portal launched
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RTI application exposes misuse of fund in MGNREG scheme   19.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: An RTI filed by section of the residents of Mawkhan Pasir falling under Mylliem constituency, East Khasi Hills, at the BDO Mylliem’s office disclosed a misuse of  fund in an MGNREG scheme of Rs 32 lakhs. Addressing the press here on Monday, a resident, Trycolor Kurkalang said they found flaws as per the RTI Act […]
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Chennai: Over 600 rescued from marooned houses in Kovai 10.8.2019
Coimbatore: Personnel from the fire brigade department rescued as many as 600 people from flooded houses at various parts of the city here, on Friday. Sources said, following continuous downpour for 48 hours, the city recorded 244 mm rainfall across the district according to 8 am status on Friday. The heavy downpour began to play havoc since early hours of Friday, after Noyal river overflowed and entered nearby residential areas, triggering panic. A weather report released on Friday morning predicted very heavy rains for the Nilgiris and Coimbatore for two consecutive days. The Noyal waters entered 33 houses in Aathumedu village near Perur in the city's suburbs. On receiving information, 26 fire brigades from Coimbatore South and North rushed to the spot and rescued 55 residents including children and women. The river flooded the Ambedkar Nagar - Noyal street near Ondipudhur - Kamatchipuram in suburbs, where 500 residents were trapped under four-ft of water. Fire brigade personnel, block development ...
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Priority is on saving every drop of rainwater: Edappadi K. Palaniswami 8.8.2019
CHENNAI: Asserting that rainwater harvesting is an ideal  solution in meeting the requirement for water, especially when monsoons fail, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said his government has initiated measures to construct check dams to ensure that not a single drop of rainwater is wasted. Underscoring the importance of rainwater harvesting, Chief Minister referred to the failure of monsoons, including in the current year, and said rainwater harvesting is important in this situation. His government has taken up several initiatives to save rainwater from the monsoons. "Several initiatives including desilting of lakes, constructing check dams among others have been taken up. Every drop of water will be saved because of this," Mr. Palaniswami said. These and novel initiative like the Kudymaramathu have helped farmers in receiving required amount of water for agricultural and the people for drinking purposes, he added. The CM was speaking at the 30th anniversary celebrations of M. S. ...
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Alarm bells over bid to build mini dam near Ooty 2.8.2019
OOTY: Defying of Hill Stations Buildings Rules (HSBR) has gone to such an extent that the realtors have begun to build a mini dam across a natural stream in a tea garden at Devarsholai area near here.   While the realtors there are making efforts to convert a large tea garden into a real estate hub, the greens charged that mini dam construction would have not commenced without the blessings of the concerned officials. The mini dam construction is being done in a hidden locale, little inside the tea estate in Devarsholai along the Ooty-Manjoor road. Charging that Nilgiris district administration is keeping mum on this issue, Mr. B.K. Kumaran, president of the Nilgiris Ecology and Animals Protection Samithi (NEAPS),  said though the mini-dam or check-dam construction was brought to the district collector"s notice a few weeks ago by the local community there, no tangible action was taken to stop the construction. "Though there are clear norms in HSBR that restricts conversion of ...
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Why karuvelam trees not removed, asks Madras high court 28.7.2019
CHENNAI: The Madras high court has pulled up the Public Works Department and the Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department for not removing the karuvelam trees (Prosopis Julifora) from the water body as well as the water course, despite direction given by the Full Bench of this court. A division bench comprising Justices M.Sathyanarayanan and B.Pugalendhi disposed of a petition from M.Tamilselvi, which sought a direction to the authorities to remove the encroachments allegedly made by M/s Suzlan Gujarat Wind Park Ltd in Akkanayakkanpatti channel situated in Akkanayakkanpatti village, Ottapidaram Taluk, Thoothukudi district and restore the channel in its original position. According to the petitioner, there exists 600 acres of nanjai lands, which purely depend upon the water from the water channel running from Akkanayakkanpatti to Maniyachi having a six feet and the said channel reaches to the western side of "South Kulam" and it was the major feeding channel for the said water body ...
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Stop 22 check dams construction across river Palar by AP govt: MK Stalin 25.7.2019
Chennai: DMK president MK Stalin has demanded the Tamil Nadu government to take steps towards preventing construction of 22 check dams across river Palar by Andhra Pradesh government.  In a statement on Wednesday Stalin has urged Chief Minister Edapadi K Palanisami to prevent construction of check dams across river Palar since people in Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chennai would face severe water crisis. Stalin pointed out even as state has been losing its rights over rivers under the AIADMK government, the AP government has proposed to set up 22 check dams at the  height of 40 ft each on Palar. Stalin condemned the AIADMK government for merely watching the AP government do it. He said this would affect the water resources in the five districts and people would face severe water crisis. In the past, the DMK opposed the AP government move to set up check dams with a height up to 20 ft. However, the AP government has decided to set up 22 bigger and taller check dams on ...
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Video Conference training on ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ concludes in SWGH 14.7.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: The 2nd day training programme on Implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan organized under the chairmanship of District Commissioner and District Programme Coordinator, MGNREGA, South West Garo Hills, S Ram Kumar concluded at DRDA Conference Hall, Ampati on Sunday. The training programme was attended by various departments which included Soil and Water Conservation Department, Forest ...
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Cabinet approves draft water policy 13.7.2019 The Shillong Times
By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Meghalaya on Friday became the first state in the country to have a draft water policy with the state Cabinet approving it. Talking to media persons after the Cabinet meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said that the Draft Meghalaya State Water Policy 2019 was approved by the Cabinet at its […]
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Meghalaya first state to draft water policy 12.7.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Meghalaya has become the first state in the country to have drafted  the state water policy 2019 after the State Cabinet approved the policy following detailed discussions and deliberations. Talking to media persons after the Cabinet meeting, Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said that the policy would be notified soon by the government. Talking about […]
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Five Bills passed in Arunachal Assembly 10.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Five Bills passed in Arunachal Assembly
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Modi send letters to headmen to harvest rainwater 22.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has shot off letters to headmen including many headmen in the rural areas of Meghalaya urging them to improve village environment by collecting and conserving every drop of water One of the letters were handed over to the Sorar by the Mawryngkneng Block Development Officer,  R Wahlang and this letters are […]
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Budget 2019: Govt faces hard choice of 9 pc growth or 2 pc decline on MGNREGA 17.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Budget 2019: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman may have to raise allocation for NREGA to alleviate agrarian crisis.
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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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Meghalaya to soon have a Water Policy 7.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya to soon have a Water Policy
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Coimbatore: Desilt water bodies in Sulur, urges users association 5.5.2019
Coimbatore: Assembly by-elections will be held in the Thiruparankundram, Ottapidaram, Aravakurichi and Sulur constituencies on May 19. Ahead of the bypolls, members of the "Athikadavu Kousika River Development Association" have released a set of demands for candidates contesting elections for Sulur. Of the various demands, association members have focused on water bodies demanding that the waterways and the paths of the waterways of water bodies that come within the Sulur assembly constituency be desilted, besides check dams across the water bodies be rejuvenated. As far as the Avinashi-Athikadavu groundwater recharge scheme is concerned, members of the association have demanded that water bodies in the Neelambur, Chinniyampalayam, Arasoor, Kaniyoor and Mudhalipalayam are added to the second phase of the groundwater treatment plan of the scheme. For Somanur, the association has demanded that a government hospital with basic facilities is constructed and infrastructure at the Somanur railway ...
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Meghalaya launches Hydroger Mission for clean energy 5.3.2019 The Shillong Times
 GUWAHATI: Meghalaya has launched the Hydroger Mission under the Decentralised Green Energy Project with a financial outlay of Rs 11.55 crore with support from the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund. As many as 220 hydroger projects being set up under the Hydroger Mission, will encompass the whole […]
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Complacent, frustrated BJP bound to lose Panchayat polls: Sushmita 6.12.2018 The Assam Tribune
Complacent, frustrated BJP bound to lose Panchayat polls: Sushmita
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International Day for PWDs celebrated in Garo Hills 4.12.2018 The Shillong Times
  TURA: The people of South West Garo Hills joined the rest of the world in celebration of International Day for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) which was organized by the District Social Welfare Office in collaboration with the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) at Okkapara Community Field under Rerapara C&RD Block on Tuesday, a day […]
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