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Cauvery issue: SC to hear plea on Tuesday 7.2.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The apex court had asked the Karnataka government to provide 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water to TN
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Polluted Kuttanad in deep waters 7.2.2017
Alappuzha: The water-logged Kuttanad is thirsting for safe water with the people now depending on polluted rivers and streams for their daily needs.  The excessive use of pesticides by the paddy farmers and the  absence of summer rains have made the lives of the people miserable.   A common sight now in  Kuttanad villages is the long queues of women waiting with pots to carry water from all the sources available. Kuttanad is blessed with the downstreams of  four rivers--Meenachal, Pampa, Punnamada and Achankovil. But 80 percent of the people do not have safe drinking water.   The water level in the rivers has also gone down.  Moreover,  most of the households keep an outlet of their toilets  into the river.   “We  have developed an immunity to diseases,” said  Santhamma, a housewife, of  Kanakari, which is the worst-hit village in Kuttanad, where there are 54 villages. Kainakari, with over 6,000 households and 30,000 people, does not have even one public tap. “No poison can kill us as we are used to ...
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Peacock feathers inspire greener way to dye clothes 7.2.2017 The Tribune
BEIJING: Inspired by the dazzling multi-coloured peacock feathers, researchers have developed a new and non-polluting method to colour textiles without the use of traditional dyes that enter streams and rivers, causing environmental pollution.
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India not fulfilling responsibilities under Indus treaty: Pakistan  6.2.2017 India – The Indian Express
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India not fulfilling responsibilities under Indus treaty: Pak 6.2.2017
Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday accused India of not fulfilling its responsibilities under the Indus Waters Treaty as it voiced concerns over India's construction of new dams. Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, in his written reply submitted in the National Assembly, said Pakistan has expressed concerns over construction of new dams by India along the Indus river system. Aziz was quoted by Geo News as saying that India has not been fulfilling its responsibilities under the Indus Waters Treaty. Last week, Sharif had taken up the issue of the construction of dams with CEO World Bank Kristalina Georgieva in Islamabad. Sharif had urged the World Bank to play a "lead role" in resolving the water disputes between Pakistan and India by establishing a Court of Arbitration. The World Bank had brokered the famous Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) in 1960, apportioning the several rivers and utilisation of their waters between Pakistan and India. It is also the guarantor of the IWT and ...
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Peacock feathers inspire researchers to develop ‘greener’ way to dye clothes 6.2.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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'Peacock feathers inspire 'greener' way to dye clothes' 6.2.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Inspired by the dazzling multi-coloured peacock feathers, researchers have developed a new and non-polluting method to colour textiles without the use of traditional dyes that enter streams and rivers, causing environmental pollution.
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Sardulgarh’s turnout highest because of Ghaggar pollution, proximity to Sirsa dera 6.2.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Voting in Punjab assembly polls could not cross the 80% mark on Saturday, but electors in Sardulgarh constituency registered a turnout of 88.9% — the highest in the state this time and slightly better than its tally of 88.35% in the 2012 elections.
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Kollam gearing up to face drought 6.2.2017
KOLLAM: The district administration is gearing up to meet the acute drought facing the state. Many steps have been taken, including cleaning up of canals carrying water from Parappar dam, well-recharging, rejuvenation of ponds and construction of 26 temporary check dams in the major rivers in the district. The district will also get 474 water kiosks for which water will be carried in GPS-equipped tankers to check misuse of water. The water kiosks will be set up as part of the state-wide programme. The tahsildars have submitted to the revenue department the list of wards that require water kiosks. The Kerala Water Authority has also identified the water sources from which water will be supplied to these kiosks. To confront any emergency situation, more sources, including private ones, will be considered. The administration has also floated tenders to equip water tankers with GPS to track their routes to check the misuse of water sourced from identified water bodies. The cleaning work of canals associated ...
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Udupi sand mafia ignores NGT order 6.2.2017
Udupi: Expressing unhappiness over the failure of the district administration in stopping illegal sand mining despite the National Green Tribunal’s stay order, environmentalist Shashidhar Shetty has rushed a letter to NGT chairperson. “The OA NO 111/2016 filed by villagers of Udupi district complaining of illegal sand mining in the CRZ rivers in the district, was admitted before NGT- Chennai bench and the tribunal has restrained all concerned from extracting sand from rivers (CRZ) in the district with its order dated May 17, 2016,” he stated in a letter. “Unfortunately, unscrupulous elements are carrying out illegal sand mining by ignoring the order of in places like Haattikudru, Hattiyangadi, aangalli, Tallur, Herikudru, Hakladi, Baikoor, Nadaguddeyangadi, Hainadu, Shankarnarayana, Jammunadi, Molahalli, Gulvadi and Sabladi,” he said. “Inspite of the villagers complaining about the continuance of illegal sand mining in the CRZ Rivers of Udupi district ignoring the ban, Udupi district administration has ...
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Pollution Control Board confiscates bank guarantee of paper mill 6.2.2017
KOCHI: The State Pollution Control Board has confiscated Rs 24 lakh, the bank guarantee furnished by Sree Sakthi Paper Mills at Edayar for removing the huge quantity of plastic and other non-biodegradable waste piled up at the company’s site along the banks of the River Periyar. It is for the first time that the PCB is seizing the bank guarantee furnished by any industrial unit for pollution mitigation measures. The industrial unit, which has been asked to close down for violating pollution control norms, had submitted `24 lakh as a bank guarantee while submitting the request for renewing its licence in 2015. As the industrial unit was continuing to violate norms, the PCB didn’t renew its licence and operation of the unit was completely stopped last June. Meanwhile, green groups approached the National Green Tribunal seeking immediate measures against polluting units in Eloor and Edayar following which the Tribunal asked the PCB to take appropriate action against the paper mill. “Though confiscating bank ...
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Marh’s natural spring water going waste 6.2.2017 The Tribune
JAMMU: The Marh constituency here has natural water springs which fulfil the water needs of the area.
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Siltation in River Ganga a big challenge: Nitish Kumar 5.2.2017 TOI: Patna
He said this while addressing the alumni meet of NIT, Patna, formerly known as Bihar College of Engineering, at the college campus.
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Siltation in River Ganga a big challenge: Nitish Kumar 5.2.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Green nod to modernise Upper Krishna Project at Rs 3,710 cr 5.2.2017 Latest News
The water will be drawn from existing Almatti and Narayanpur dams
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Opposition decries government's 'silence' on Palar issue 5.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Stream of sorrow to be waterway 5.2.2017
GUNTUR: The ‘stream of sorrow’ Kondaveeti Vagu will turn into a waterway for new capital Amaravati. New plans were prepared to utilize the stream as a waterway for the transportation of ships in the Amaravati and for water recreation/amusements. A new canal will be constructed to divert the flood waters of the stream into the Krishna river from Lam Farm to Vykuntha-puram and supply water to the stream through gravity during dry phases to ensure water supply throughout the year in the Kondaveeti vagu. As much as 15,000 cusecs of water would flow in the Kondaveeti vagu during the time of floods and heavy rains. The stream had been narrowed in many areas obstructing the free flow of water.  APCRDA appointed a committee with ten expe-rts who studied the stream and proposals and suggested appropriate measures. The Amaravati Develop-ment Corporation prepared a new plan following the suggestions of experts and submitted them to AP CM N. Chandrababu Naidu, for final approval. Kondaveeti Vagu stops the ...
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BJP releases vision document for Uttarakhand 5.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Promising incentives for ex-servicemen and improvement in healthcare services and education in Uttarakhand, the BJP on Saturday released its vision document here ahead of the Assembly elections. The ...
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Panel favours grant of EC to Bhadradri thermal project 5.2.2017 Hindu: News
State has been asked to provide legal undertaking on some specific points
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Time’s running dry for TN 4.2.2017 DNA: Top News
It was only January when the Tamil Nadu government declared all the districts of the state drought-hit. The state has suffered a 62 per cent deficit in the crucial northeast monsoon and a 19 per cent deficit in the southwest monsoon of 2016. Water reservoirs are at an all-time low (82 per cent short of normal levels) and there is a 33-per cent drop in the sowing of rice in winter. According to India Spend, over 144 farmers in the state have committed suicide between October and December last year. As summer approaches, the situation is expected to get worse. According to S Janakarajan, a professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, low rainfall is the major reason for the present drought in Tamil Nadu. However, the situation is also man-made because of a lack of understanding of water management processes. “Just a year ago (in 2015), Tamil Nadu received unprecedented rainfall, leading to floods in Chennai and surrounding areas. It failed to harvest this excess water and is now staring at a ...
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