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Cycling track to link Mulund, JVLR 26.9.2017 Hindu: Home
BMC hopes to unveil first phase of 40-km dedicated corridor by Diwali
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Community lessons: Poi village turns its problems into solutions 26.9.2017 Hindu: News
Cultivates export quality okra by digging its own water channel, adopts forest to enrich biodiversity
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Four lakh wells to be recharged 26.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Under District Panchayat’s Jalashree project
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Wildlife Week fete from Oct 2 to 8 26.9.2017 Hindu: Home
The Forests and Wildlife Department is gearing up to organise various programmes to mark the National Wildlife Week that will be observed across the country from October 2 to 8.According to Chief Wild...
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11-kV feeder for KWA plant commissioned 26.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Kalamassery declared fully electrified
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CM reviews plan for decentralised sewage treatment 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 25 Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today reviewed a plan for setting up decentralised sewage treatment plants (STPs) across Delhi. The Chief Minister held a meeting with senior officials of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). In the meeting he was briefed about the 600 sites identified in unauthorised colonies, villages and other areas for establishment of decentralised STPs. According to sources, these STPs would not only solve the sewage crisis, but would also produce a huge amount of recycled water in the city. In the first phase, STPs would be set up in these 600 locations. Later, the DJB has to identify more locations for decentralised STPs. A statement issued by the government said that decentralised STPs would be installed and treated water would be used for different purposes such as waterbody recharge, horticulture and other non-potable uses. A day after taking charge of the water department, Kejriwal had visited three decentralised STPs in areas under the New ...
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Cleaning campaign a hit among crowd at PAU 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 25 Under the aegis of Deputy Commissioner, Team Ludhiana, continued its awareness campaign and IEC (information, education, communication) activities for fourth consecutive day, regarding ‘Swachh and Swasth Punjab’ at massive scale in Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) Ludhiana. While giving information, Deputy Commissioner, Pardeep Kumar Agrwal, said more than 250 officials and officers of District Water Supply and Sanitation (DWSS) Department, Ludhiana, including field staff, office staff and social staff, took part in this mammoth exercise. Tata Trust (NGO) also joined the DWSS, which further strengthen the campaign. Activities such as ‘Swachhta Pledge’ and ‘Signature Campaign’ were signed by thousands of persons. Similarly, many people joined ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ march, small groups interactions and communication by social and other staff, Swachh Bharat Mission and water conservation skits ...
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Hyderabad: CCTV data sparingly used for civic issues 26.9.2017
HYDERABAD: The CCTV project in the city is confined to ensuring law and order and free traffic flow and is not being put to regular use to offer better civic amenities. The police department has provided access to CCTV footage to other departments like GHMC, HMWSSB and Secunderabad Cantonment Board. Problems like badly damaged roads, overflowing garbage bins, leaks in drainage and water pipelines, faulty street- lights can be noticed in the CCTV footage coming from various parts of the city. However, the information is used sparingly by the civic body only during heavy rains or major events like the Ganesh immersion. The CCTV project is the "brain child" of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao to make Hyderabad safe and secure with good living conditions. The police has planned to instal one lakh CCTV cameras  with community participation like involving residential colonies as well as traders and business establishments.  With positive response from colony associations and trader ...
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Borewell rig owners in a fix over GST 25.9.2017 HBL: Home
Supply of water for production of any agricultural produce was excluded from Service Tax as it is covered by the scope of the Negative List of the Finance Act,1994
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Sex offenders living on secluded island say water causing illness, unexplained deaths 25.9.2017
Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade. About 200 residents of the Special Commitment Center have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the facility is violating their rights by forcing them to drink contaminated water that causes stomach pain and skin rashes and has been blamed for unexplained deaths. The executive who oversees the centre says the water turns brown periodically when the pipes are flushed, and he insists the cloudiness is only an esthetic effect that causes no harm. But an Associated Press review of state Department of Health records shows that the water has repeatedly exceeded standards for various chlorine-related chemicals and has been cited for violations dating back to 2006. Health reports say the facility"s water treatment plant has been "on the verge of failure" since 2013, and ...
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Congress-led UDF demands registration of case against Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy 25.9.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in Arizona 25.9.2017
It may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week's endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle. The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the designation Wednesday, citing threats from climate change to loss of habitat for the southern Arizona animal, whose numbers are believed to have dwindled to as low as 100 turtles. "The Sonoyta mud turtle is clearly in danger of extinction," Steve Spangle, a field supervisor with Fish and Wildlife's Arizona Ecological Services, said in a release announcing the listing. "Protecting it under the Endangered Species Act will marshal increased attention and the resources needed by our US and Mexican conservation partners to improve and expand its dwindling habitat and populations," Spangle said. The turtle, a subspecies of the Sonoran mud turtle, is found in northern Mexico and in the Quitobaquito Springs in Organ Pipe Cactus ...
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Mumbai: Metro work causes water pipeline burst near Borivli 25.9.2017 news
Water gushes out of the damaged pipeline Work on the Mumbai Metro Line 2A on Sunday caused a water pipeline to burst near Borivli. While it was repaired by the evening, there was no disruption in water supply in the area. Also read - Mumbai: Yet another pipe burst hits water supply in Eastern suburbs On Sunday around 12 noon, the pipeline which stretches from Don Bosco School, Borivli, to Shimpoli Road, was hit by an excavator working on Mumbai Metro Line 2A. The line is being executed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on behalf of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and is part of the 41.2 km line between Dahisar ...
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Sriperumbudur pond gets life after four decades 25.9.2017
Chennai: At a time when the water bodies in the state spew froth, a pond in Sriperumbudur, left in shambles for the past 40 years, has been brought back to life.  In a true sense of restoration, volunteers of the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) have not just restored the Chellaperumal Nagar pond, but also sensitised the Irula community here to guard the water body. The 2.5-acre water body, which belongs to the Sri Ramanujar temple in Sriperumbudur, was desilted in a month-long scientific restoration, thus improving its storage capacity by at least 22 percent from zero. Having deweeded the water body from the invasive water hyacinth plants that suffocate life, the volunteers would also be strengthening the bund with native tree species. According to C. Vajiravelu, EFI coordinator, palm seeds would be planted on the land bund, in order to prevent soil erosion. "At least 500 seeds and 100 saplings would be planted," he said. The volunteers also established a rainwater ...
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BMC claims only 3% water unfit 25.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
If you are one of the residents who has complained about the BMC's water supply being contaminated, think again. According to the civic body's latest Environment Status Report (ESR) 2016-17, only three percent of the collected samples from all 24 administrative wards and 27 service reservoirs was found unfit for consumption. This fares better than last year's samples wherein four percent of the water was found contaminated and in 2014-15, it was worse at 4.4 percent. The report says that the R-South ward of Kandivli supplied the cleanest water during this period, as no contamination was found in the water samples analysed. Ironically, the maximum contamination, standing at nine percent, was in the upmarket A-ward which comprises Colaba, Churchgate and CST. This was followed by T-ward (Mulund) at 7 percent and F-South (Parel, Sewree and Dadar) and H-West (Bandra) with 6 percent of unfit water samples. The BMC supplies 3,750 million litres of water to Mumbai city and suburban areas daily. Of this, around ...
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21-hr power cut in Sectors 27, 28 25.9.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 24 

Hundred of the residents of Sector 27 and 28 faced 21-hour power cut after a snag developed in the 66-KV grid in Sector 26.

Residents said despite making several calls to the complaint centre, the power supply was not restored for hours.

A senior citizen of  Sector 27  C  said the electricity went off at midnight yesterday. He said he complaint several times to the centre , but never got a satisfactory reply. 

Deepak Bansal, Executive Engineer, Electricity Department said the snag occurred in the grid maintained by the BBMB. He said the supply had resumed in some parts of the affected sectors by evening. 

A residents of Sector 27 said the water supply was also disrupted in the evening due to the outage. Rajneesh, a resident of Sector 28, said he was unable to contact the complaint centre as the phone remained busy.

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Ashok inaugurates drinking water scheme 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
Union Minister for Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated a protected drinking water supply scheme at Dokisila in Parvatipuram mandal on Sunday. The scheme was executed at a cost of ₹33 cr...
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City faces acute drinking water deficit 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, September 22 With the much-hyped Rs 886-crore Chenab water diversion project still in limbo and the increasing population putting huge pressure on the drinking water sources, Jammu is facing a shortfall of whooping 15 million gallons daily (MGD). As per the latest data of water requirement in Jammu city, only 50 MGD is being generated from the available resources while the need is 65.10 MGD. Jammu district is home to 15 lakh people and caters to a huge floating population, mostly pilgrims. The core city area (Jammu city) has a population of 7.5 lakh. Senior officials of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department have expressed inability to meet the water needs of the rising population in Jammu and sought immediate government intervention to tide away the incoming crisis as drought and pollution are leaving the Tawi and underground aquifers overstressed. A senior official said the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, which had to fund the project, was not ...
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Mineral fund in plenty, but no plans to spend it 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, September 24 The Himachal Pradesh District Mineral Foundation Fund is replete with money, but not with plans to execute developmental works in the areas affected by the mining. In Solan district, which has major cement plants, Rs 28 crore has been collected, while Rs 10 lakh is pending from stones crushers. In Sirmaur district, Rs 35 lakh has been collected and the figure will touch Rs 1 crore once all 14 functional stone crushers and other units contribute their share. This fund is supposed to be collected by the Mining Wing of the Industries Department. Solan Assistant Geologist Sarit Chandra said though Rs 28 crore had been collected in the fund so far, no work had been initiated to utilise it for the welfare of people affected by mining activities. This fund, which was set up in June this year, has the mandate to collect 10 per cent of the royalty paid to the state government in case of minor minerals. The users of major minerals like the cement plants are supposed to pay ...
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KWA’s failure to prevent pipe bursts irks residents 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
No dedicated workforce to address emergency complaints
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