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Dry Vaigai for Chithirai fest 29.4.2017 Hindu: News
Even if all water is released from Vaigai dam, it will not reach Madurai: Collector
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Jharkhand MP seeks new pact for water, threatens to block river water to Bengal 29.4.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Ganga receives first legal notice after getting human status 29.4.2017 The Tribune
Nainital, April 28 After being accorded human status recently, the Ganga River received its first legal notice from the Uttarakhand High Court on Friday asking it to explain why its land was given for construction of a trenching ground. (Follow  The Tribune on Facebook ; and  Twitter @thetribunechd ) The notice was issued by a Division Bench of Justices VK Bisht and Justice Alok Singh on a PIL filed by a Rishikesh resident, Swaroop Singh Pundir. The PIL said a trenching ground is being constructed in Khadri Khadag village close to the banks of the holy river in gross violation of law. Pundir claimed that village’s gram panchayat allotted the land to the local civic body without consulting villagers several years ago. Issuing a notice to the Ganga, Union Government, Central Pollution Control Board, state pollution control board and Rishikesh Municipality, the court directed the respondents to file a reply before May 8, when the case will be heard next. Officials custodians of the river, including the ...
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Animals struggling to cope with ‘driest’ year 29.4.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
As intensifying heat grips the hilly forests of Tamil Nadu in the summer months, thirst-driven animals in these areas are facing higher mortality rates, and sometimes wander into human habitations
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How Bidar beat back the drought 28.4.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
As Karnataka reels from drought, an academic is helping restore indigenous systems that were Bidar’s water lifeline 600 years ago. Lalitha Sridhar reports
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Major reservoirs in south India have only 10% of their total storage 28.4.2017 TOI: India
Major reservoirs in southern states have just 10 per cent of their total storage level as on April 27, which is less by four per cent when compared with the corresponding period of last year.
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Ganga gets 1st legal notice since human status 28.4.2017 TOI: Home
After being accorded human status recently, river Ganga received its first legal notice from the Uttarakhand High Court on Friday asking it to explain why its land was given for construction of a trenching ground.
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Ganga told to explain why its land was used to construct trenching ground 28.4.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Days after being accorded 'human' status, the river Ganga receives ir=ts first legal notice
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Perils of being human: Ganga receives 1st legal notice from Uttarakhand HC 28.4.2017 DNA: Money
After being accorded human status recently, river Ganga received its first legal notice from the Uttarakhand High Court today asking it to explain why its land was given for construction of a trenching ground. The notice was issued by a division bench of the high court comprising Justice VK Bisht and Justice Alok Singh on a PIL filed by a Rishikesh resident Swaroop Singh Pundir. The PIL said a trenching ground is being constructed in village Khadri Khadag close to the banks of the holy river in gross violation of law. Pundir claimed that the gram panchayat concerned allotted the land to the local civic body without consulting the villagers several years ago. Issuing notice to Ganga, the Union government, central pollution control board, state pollution control board and the Rishikesh municipality, the court directed the respondents to file a reply before May 8 when the matter is slated for next hearing. Officials made custodians of the Ganga when it was granted human status by the high court, including ...
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Eastern Peripheral Expressway to be ready in August: Gadkari 28.4.2017 BusinessLine - Economy
₹11,000-crore highway to decongest Delhi
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Rs 11000 crore Eastern Peripheral E-way to complete in August: Nitin Gadkari 28.4.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Toilet volunteers help clean up Bhutan in public health push 28.4.2017 World – The Indian Express
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India's first green and smart highway to complete in August: Nitin Gadkari 28.4.2017
Palwal: India's first smart and green highway -- Eastern Peripheral Expressway -- for decongesting Delhi will be completed in August this year, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation the 135-km, the nearly Rs 11,000 crore access-controlled six-lane expressway. The project is replete with smart and intelligent highway traffic management system (HTMS) and video incident detection system (VIDS) besides a closed tolling system in which the collections will be made only on the distance travelled and not on the entire length. "The project, most likely, will be completed in August this year. We have spent a huge Rs 5,900 crore on land acquisition. Once complete, This will reduce traffic congestion in Delhi and will have the best automatic traffic management system, landscaping, besides wayside amenities. We're planting at least 2.5 lakh trees and the expressway will be lit by solar panels," Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari said here. The ...
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Sand shortage hits TN 28.4.2017 Hindu: Home
With only 10 of the State’s 38 sand quarries functional, over 40% construction activity has been hit. Nidhi Adlakha reports
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12 new expressways to be constructed to connect states: Nitin Gadkari 28.4.2017 ET: Infrastructure
"Eastern Peripheral Highway is just the beginning. We will make 12 such express highways. Three of such highways will be started in 2017 itself," Nitin Gadkari said.
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FEATURE-Toilet volunteers help clean up Bhutan in public health push 28.4.2017 DNA: Health
By Saraswati Sundas THIMPHU, April 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the past three years, Passang Tshering and his team of over 1,000 volunteers have cleaned up more than 60 public toilets and built temporary bathrooms at a dozen events in Bhutan.
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Ken Betwa project gets nod after Uma Bharti writes to Dave 28.4.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Union Environment Ministry has cleared the decks for the Ken-Betwa river linking project. The project plans to transfer water from Ken river basin in Panna tiger reserve, Madhya Pradesh to the Betwa river basin, Uttar Pradesh, for irrigating drought prone Bundelkhand. In its meeting on Tuesday the top body, that clears diversion of forests for infrastructure projects, reached a compromise with the union water resources ministry regarding certain riders it had recommended during its meeting last month. The climb down of the FAC, especially relenting on its recommendation to reduce the height of the project dam by 5m, came in the wake of a letter that water resources minister Uma Bharti wrote to the her colleague Anil Dave, on April 12. Soon after the letter, her ministry requested a special meeting with the FAC to ease certain riders the panel had recommended, which eventually happened on Tuesday. In her letter to Anil Dave, reviewed by DNA, Uma Bharti thanked ...
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What Kerala does to its water resources 28.4.2017
KOZHIKODE: The state has wasted ten years without tapping the 30- TMC water allotted by the Cauvery tribunal from the river basins of Kabani (Wayanad), Bhavani ( Palakkad) and Pambar (Idukki), according to noted surface water scientist  E.J. James, former director of the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM). Sharing his views over the extreme drought faced by the state and raising doubts on the efficacy of the water conservation, sanitisation and management systems, Mr  James told DC that it was high time we came out of the lethargy. “We fought a prolonged legal battle in the Cauvery tribunal demanding a significant share of the water. As the expert witness of the state, I had to fly to New Delhi 33  times and we also spent huge sums. “At last, even after the tribunal sanctioned our demands, we failed to make use of even a drop of water for the last ten years,” he said. “We only cry for water. But we are unable to use it while Tamil Nadu and Karnataka utilised the water from ...
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Karnataka shows the way in utilising Kabani water 28.4.2017
WAYANAD: While the farmers of Wayanad face acute water shortage and crop failure every year, Karnataka has been irrigating as many as 4.5 lakh hectares  of farm land and producing 28 megawatt electricity utilising 147 TMC water from Kabani river that originates in Wayanad  by constructing a series of dams. A major tributary of  Cauvery, Kabani is a sacred river for farmers in Karnataka who used to conduct special rituals on the river banks during monsoon. But the state failed to construct even a good check-dam to utilise the water from the tributaries of  Kabani, including Bavalippuzha, Mananthavadippuzha, Kannaramppuzha, Kadamanthodu and Muddallithodu that  originate in the state. According to the Kabani project report of the Karnataka irrigation department, the three dam projects-- Beechnahalli, Sagare Dodekkare and upper Noogu-- constructed close to Kerala border have  a storage capacity of  90 TMC water.  The dams constructed spending  Rs 1,000 crore cater  to farmers spread over HD Kote, Nanjangode, ...
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Rs 30 crore aid to revive Periyar 28.4.2017
Kochi: The order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directing the State Government to deposit Rs 30-cr for the cleaning up of River Periyar will provide the necessary impetus for the authorities concerned to escalate the process of cleaning the river.  Speaking to this newspaper Dr. GD Martin, scientist and author of the book “Periyar: Jeevanum Puzhayum Veendedukkam” said the order of the NGT was a welcome step. “I have not seen the order but it will bring the much needed urgency for the detoxification of the river”, he said. The NGT verdict should be viewed in tandem with the report submitted by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Supreme Court, he pointed out The report submitted by the CPCB to the NGT had clearly mentioned the pathetic situation prevailing on the banks of the river in Kalamasserry, Eloor, Edayar and other regions dominated by industrial units. The 298-page CPCB report, prepared after making an on the spot assessment by a team constituted on the basis of a directive by ...
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