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Sewage treatment plants along Ganga tributaries 18.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, December 17 The Centre is set to take its Clean Ganga campaign to the next level by extending construction of sewage treatment plants (STPs) projects in townships located along the river’s tributaries in a phased manner. This comes after its approvals for STPs in townships related to the river’s mainstream in the five basin states being completed. The basin states are: Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and West-Bengal. The STP projects are important component of the Clean Ganga Mission so as to stop effluents and other polluted discharges which get drained in huge quantities in the river unchecked. The idea is to treat them before they get drained into the river and its tributaries. Water Resources Secretary UP Singh said the exercise to clean Ganga can not fructify till its tributaries are also cleaned. The 2,500-km stretch of the Ganga has about 15 tributaries. In the first phase, STPs would be set up in townships along banks of four tributaries: Kali, ...
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Kozhikode in need of sewage plant 17.12.2017
KOZHIKODE: If the city fails to act in tune with several court orders and directions from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on setting up a Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (STP), the water bodies in and around the city will continue to be polluted with septic tank waste, according to environmental and developmental activists. The septic tanks of the city when got filled have been pumped out into tankers, which has been later drained out to water bodies and isolated spots.  The drinking water sources and drinking water from Kerala Water Authority supply network have high coliform bacteria presence. It is to be recalled that the South Zone bench of the National Green Tribunal, Chennai had stayed the construction of the sewage treatment plant in 18.5 acres land at Kottooli. The state government had also withdrawn permission for the plant as the Wetland Protection Committee approa-ched High Court in 2013.  Later there were attempts to relocate the STP to the 2.6 acre land of Kerala Water ...
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Blame game eclipses civic issues in Patiala 16.12.2017 The Tribune
With Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh staying away from campaigning on his home turf, his wife Preneet Kaur and Cabinet Minister Brahm Mohindra have been busy wooing voters. Both are assuring the electorate that all promises made by the Congress ahead of the Vidhan Sabha polls would be fulfilled, besides overall development of the district. Ex-minister Surjit Singh Rakhra has been holding the fort for the SAD, while another former minister Daljit Singh Cheema and BJP leaders Vijay Sampla, Prabhat Jha and Rajinder Bhandari have visited Patiala to canvass for party candidates. From the AAP camp, Bhagwant Mann spared a day for party candidates. Campaigning has revolved around allegations and counter-allegations, even as civic issues such as encroachments, erratic water supply, poor roads and absence of a sewage treatment plant have taken a back seat. The SAD-BJP alliance has accused the Congress of misusing police to threaten its candidates and failing to fulfil promises after forming the government. AAP ...
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State okays master plan for Srikakulam 16.12.2017 Hindu: National
Collector says govt. will spend ₹400 crore under AMRUT scheme
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Bhendi Bazaar: A model makeover 15.12.2017 DNA: Opinion
Bohri Mohalla is a nugget of heritage and culture nestled in the crowded market area of Bhendi Bazaar. If you have ever visited this neighbourhood and not devoured the succulent kebabs and tikkas of Haji Tikka Corner, your trip to this part of the city would be considered incomplete. Established in 1989, it is currently owned by Abdul Samad Qureshi, who is suffering a customer loss of nearly 50 per cent, thanks to the redevelopment project. Bhendi Bazaar, spread over a 16.5-acre land comprising more than 250 buildings, is undergoing one of the biggest redevelopment projects in India. The project which is being carried out by Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) has divided Bhendi Bazaar in nine clusters. Located in the heart of south Mumbai, Bhendi Bazaar is a shopper’s paradise. From carpets to hardware and antique pieces, the place has something to offer everyone. For the less-initiated, the Bhendibazaar gharana is one of the vocal gharanas of Indian classical music, which originated in Bhendi Bazaar ...
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No sewage treatment plants for old apartments in Bengaluru 15.12.2017
BENGALURU: In a move which could provide relief to thousands of flat dwellers, the BWSSB on Thursday withdrew its retrospective rule for installation of sewage treatment plant (STP) in old apartment complexes. BWSSB had initially made it mandatory to install STPs in apartment complexes with 20 or more flats. Following an uproar, it amended the rule in April and increased it to 50 or more flats. However those residing in older apartment complexes opposed the retrospective rule citing lack of space and the huge costs involved. They wanted the BWSSB to drop the rule. The issue also became the main topic for discussion at the special council meet at the BBMP recently with corporators cutting across party lines demanding water board to drop this retrospective rule. BBMP Mayor Sampath Raj too said that any rule should not burden citizens. In a meeting chaired by Bengaluru Development Minister K. J. George and Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, the water board suspended the retrospective rule with immediate ...
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Centre to soon sanction sewage treatment units along Ganga tributaries 14.12.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
The government is expected to sanction sewage treatment plants (STPs) along some tributaries of the Ganga -- Hindon, Ramganga, Gomti and Kali (East) -- by the end of this month. Also, a 20 million litres a day (MLD) common effluent treatment plant (CETP) in Kanpur."All the STPs in the main rivers under the Namami Gange Mission have already been sanctioned. Now, STPs along the polluted tributaries, also responsible for much of the industrial waste that flows into the river, are being sanctioned," said U P Singh, secretary, water resources.Singh took charge as secretary in the ministry earlier this month; till then, he was director-general of the National Mission for Clean Ganga.He said the Kali and Ramganga rivers were dotted with industrial units making leather, pulp & paper and sugar. In all, 1,109 'Gross Polluting Industries' have been identified so far, of which around 300 have been closed. The majority of these industries are leather manufacturers in and around Kanpur.On the ..
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BJP to protest against STP norm for apartments 13.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
To hold a dharna in Freedom Park on Saturday
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Clean Narmada 13.12.2017 Central Chronicle » Editorial
The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan committed to Narmada River has declared his... more »
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Corporators quiz BWSSB chief over STP rules, Cauvery water 13.12.2017
BENGALURU: Cutting across party affiliations, corporators targeted BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath and the latter had to face a barrage of questions. Their main question was on the retrospective Sewage Treatment Plant for apartment complexes with 50 or more flats.   Members registered their opposition to the proposal and demanded that BWSSB should take back the retrospective clause.  Former chairman of taxation and finance Gunashekar questioned, "Of the total 1300-1400 MLD water supplied to the city, more than 30-40 percent gets leaked. Has the board reduced this percentage, if so what is the progress." Further, he questioned if it is possible for the BWSSB to supply water 24x7. BJP leader and leader of the opposition at BBMP Padmanabha Reddy sought to know the status of Yethinahole project and wanted to know when will 110 villages get Cauvery water. BWSSB also came under fire for digging up newly-laid roads. In his reply to the questions raised by corporators, Tushar Girinath ...
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Cleaning Yamuna: NGT asks DJB for Phase II plan 13.12.2017 Hindu: News
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Tuesday, directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to submit its action plan with respect to Phase II of the Yamuna clea...
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Give info on Phase-II of Yamuna cleaning by tomorrow: NGT to DJB 12.12.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The green panel had said that pollution in the Yamuna was of serious concern as it was highly contaminated by industrial effluents and sewage.
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8 crore saplings to be planted in Narmada catchment area on July 2: Chouhan 12.12.2017 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that 8 crore saplings will be... more »
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Not a single drop of sewerage water would be released in Narmada River 12.12.2017 Central Chronicle
CM Chouhan Performs Bhoomi Poojan of Sewerage Plant Costing Rs. 324 Crore and Water Supply... more »
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Drop retrospective STP rule: Opposition leader Padmanabha Reddy 12.12.2017
BENGALURU: BWSSB's retrospective rule mandating sewage treatment plants (STPs) for apartments with 50 and above units should be withdrawn immediately, demanded BBMP leader of opposition Padmanabha Reddy. At a special council meeting on Monday, Reddy demanded said, "Many realtors have built apartments and already washed their hands of them. If a new rule is imposed on installing STPs in existing apartments, where will they install it? The rule should be taken back." He alleged that it was implemented without consulting apartment owners. He said, "The BWSSB had made rainwater harvesting mandatory, while it could not install a device at its own building." He blamed the BWSSB for flooding in the city recently. "BWSSB water lines pass through storm water drains and they hampered the desilting process as some pipes broke while removing the silt from storm water drains," he said. LED streetlights in 8 months  BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad said that all ...
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NGT panel to inspect hotels in Kullu, Manali 8.12.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, December 7 The National Green Tribunal today set up a committee to inspect over 1700 hotels, lodges and home stay accommodations in Kullu and Manali . A Bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, formed the committee comprising senior officers from the state Tourism Department and State Pollution Control Board, scientists from the Shimla Institute of Himalayan Study, the SDM of Kullu and Manali and a representative from the Excise Department. “The committee will start inspection from Monday next week and inspect all hotels, lodges and home stay accommodations. “However, it will proceed first with such hotels which have more than 25 rooms under any category,” the Bench said. The green panel directed the panel to conduct joint inspection and submit a comprehensive report relating to source of water, management of solid waste, sewage treatment plant, source of power and generation of effluents. “In the event of any first category hotel, lodge, accommodation found operating without ...
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NGT forms panel to inspect over 1700 hotels in Kullu Manali 7.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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CM, Cyprus envoy discuss areas of mutual interest 6.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, December 5 The High Commissioner of Cyprus, Demetrios A Theophylactou, called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here today. During the meeting, the two discussed areas of mutual interest, particularly tourism, handicrafts, solar energy, heritage conservation and agriculture. The High Commissioner informed the CM about the expertise available with his country in the areas and offered to share it with the state under the framework of the bilateral agreements. He also informed the CM of the advances made by his country in harnessing solar energy and climate change and offered to share it for the development of resource base in the state. The Chief Minister evinced keen interest in heritage conservation, handicrafts and development of sports infrastructure in Cyprus, an official spokesman said. She also exhibited keen interest in the lake cleaning technology and sewage treatment technology developed by Cyprus and sought to use it for cleaning and conserving the Dal and Wullar ...
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Little focus on waterbodies that are upstream of Bellandur, Varthur lakes 6.12.2017 Hindu: News
Doddanekundi lake, which was rejuvenated at a cost of ₹10 crore, continues to be polluted
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Non-cooperation, lack of executive determination killing Yamuna, says NGT 5.12.2017 News
The tribunal in January 2015 had delivered a comprehensive judgement dealing with all aspects of preventing and controlling pollution in Yamuna
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