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Landslide alert in Japan after earthquake 19.6.2018 The Shillong Times
Tokyo: Japanese authorities on Tuesday issued landslide alerts in Osaka, after a strong earthquake a day earlier measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale left four dead and 381 injured. Heavy rain is expected to continue until Wednesday in Osaka which may cause landslides as the quake had loosened the terrain, Efe news reported quoting the […]
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Mumbai: Centre may form single tribunal to resolve inter-state water disputes 19.6.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: A regional conference of western states on water resources was held in Mumbai on Monday to discuss
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Palghar drowning: One more body fished out, two still missing 19.6.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: A day after four youth drowned in Kelwa beach in Palghar district, a local fisherman on Monday
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No landfill site near 2 km of human habitation: CM Yogi Adityanath 19.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
No landfill site near 2 km of human habitation: CM Yogi Adityanath
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Vital health parameters of fasting BJP leaders dip 19.6.2018 PTI: All news
Vital health parameters of fasting BJP leaders dip
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Farmers clash over canal water 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, June 18 As the paddy sowing season is set to start, the incidents of canal water theft are on the rise in the district. Two groups of farmers, reportedly owing allegiance to the Congress, clashed with each other at Gurursar village in Gidderbaha on Monday. One faction has even alleged that the other group even opened fire in the air. Sources said some farmers had installed a water pipeline to get canal water supply, but it led to some dispute between some of them. “They gathered in the morning at a common place and started arguing. Later, one of them fired in the air,” said the sources. Harmeet Singh, a farmer, said, “Bhupinder Singh fired two shots in the air over the water dispute.” On the other hand, Bhupinder Singh said, “Some farmers had blocked the pipeline and threatened me with dire consequences if I try to open it. Now, they are concocting a false story of firing in the air.” Meanwhile, the police have started investigation in this regard. Dharna near Abohar ...
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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani named in panel on Agri & MNREGA 19.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is among the seven chief ministers who have been included in a committee that will make recommendations on a coordinated policy approach on the subject of 'Agriculture and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The committee was announced at the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council in New Delhi on Sunday. The committee will be headed by Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and also comprise chief ministers of Bihar (Nitish Kumar), Sikkim (Pavan Chamling), UP (Yogi Adityanath), West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee) and Andhra Pradesh (N Chandrababu Naidu). The committee will make recommendations for increasing farmers' income through agriculture related activities under MGNREGA before sowing and after harvesting. The state government said in a release that it is committed to achieve the prime minister's goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022. It cited the example of the water conservation drive under which de-silting of river bodies was ...
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MC recovers Rs 2.8 cr from defaulters 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 18 In a survey, the Municipal Corporation (MC) inspected 10,000 submersible pumps in various parts of city and has recovered Rs 2.80 crore from illegal pump users so far, an MC official said. As the MC is struggling to improve its financial condition, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu has asked the officials to speed up the recovery drive. The Mayor has fixed a target of Rs50 crore for the recovery of water supply and sewerage charges this year. He conducted a meeting with the officials of operations and maintenance wing on Monday to know about the status of submersible pumps and the recovery made so far. According to a source, the cash-strapped MC is yet to recover around Rs300 crore from defaulters, who have not paid their water supply and sewer charges. An official of MC’s operations and maintenance wing said: “The Mayor has asked us to intensify the recovery drive. We have informed him that the survey to check the status of submersible pump is still under way and we will ...
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Jaisalmer Military Station to get a makeover to become 'smart' 19.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
While the state government has taken several initiatives under the Smart city Programme, now it is the Indian Army which has undertaken a similar initiative and started development of a military station. The development is expected to provide major boost to the local economy and aid ecological conservation and balance. The Jaisalmer Military Station is being developed into a Smart Armed Forces Station for which a detailed plan has been formulated in consonance with the eight key areas identified by the Central government for development of Smart Cities. A systematic development of habitat is being undertaken incorporating the concept of Smart Building and Green Building Norms. Some of the unique facilities provided in these dwelling units would be rain water harvesting, centralised garbage disposal system, solar water heater, solar security lights, underground electric cabling, LED lighting system, provision of LPG through pipelines, prepaid electricity and water meters, waste disposal chutes, passenger ...
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Open-air camps for prisoners on the cards 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 18 The state government has framed the Haryana Prisoners Open-Air Camp Rules, 2018 for shifting jail inmates to open-air camps in the state and provide them with a pre-release opportunity to learn social adjustment and economic self-dependence. The step has been taken with a view to encouraging good conduct, satisfactory performance of work and a life of self-discipline among prisoners. A spokesman for the Home Department said on Monday that the government, on the recommendations of the Director General, Prisons, may establish as many camps as necessary in the vicinity of a regular prison under general directions and control of its superintendent. He said accommodation, including electricity and water supply and other basic amenities, for housing prisoners would be made available and a suitable number of family accommodations would also be provided at the camps. A prisoner shifted to the camp would arrange food, clothing and other requirements of daily routine for ...
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Haryana poor manager of water resources: Niti Aayog 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Gurugram, June 18 Haryana is one of the poorest manager of water resources and faces the threat of “aqua-calypse”, states the latest report of the Niti Aayog. As per the Composite Water Management Index, Haryana, along with Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, is one of the worst performers with a score of 38 out of 100. Jharkhand is at the bottom with a score of 35. The report on the state-wise performance on parameters of water management ranks Gujarat at number one in reference year 2016-17 with a score of 76, followed by Madhya Pradesh (69) and Andhra Pradesh (68). Interestingly, water-starved Rajasthan has managed a score of 48 owing to its innovative water conservation and management schemes. An analysis of the report brings out that Haryana was the only state to have provided data on rain-fed agriculture, making it the worst performer in that category as well. The state has failed to provide information to the Niti Aayog about a policy and water governance or having notified any law or a ...
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Hoteliers invite tourists to Shimla 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, June 18 Hoteliers on Monday made a fervent appeal to tourists to visit Shimla and enjoy the pleasant weather as the water crisis was over now. The tourism industry, including restaurants and taxi operators, were hit severely by the negative publicity the city got due to the water crisis and closure of Shimla and Chandigarh airports for repair in May. The tourist influx had dropped over 60 per cent in the city, said Sanjay Sood, president, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI), at a press conference here. “The water crisis is over and we urge tourists through the media to visit the city where weather on the peripheries and high spots is pleasant”, Sood added. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and acting Chief Justice of the High Court Sanjay Karol intervened and took steps to normalise the water distribution and improve the water availability. As per Shimla Municipal Corporation’s supply schedule, the city was getting about 42 MLD of water, enough for ...
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Flash floods damage houses, crops in Rajouri 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Shyam Sood Rajouri, June 18 Heavy loss to agricultural land, livestock, houses, paddy and maize crops has been reported from Thanamandi subdivision in Rajouri district due to a cloud burst and the consequent flash floods during the past three days. According to an official statement, 70 hectares under maize and 20 hectares under paddy were completely damaged while six houses were damaged and more than 12 were partially damaged in the flash floods. The worst affected villages include Planagar, Lah, Behrote, Sorah and Khablan. In Khablan village, the entire agricultural land and crops have been damaged. A large number of irrigation canals, flood protection works, bundhs and water supply lines have also been washed away in these areas. Many animals were also washed away. The district administration has given an immediate relief of Rs1 lakh to the owners of six houses which were completely damaged. “The Department of Disaster Management is taking up relief and restoration operations on priority and ...
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Sterlite typifies all that's wrong with environmental governance in India 18.6.2018 Downtoearth
Sterlite Copper's survival despite being shutdown five times in the past two decades owes much to India's malleable regulatory authorities
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Conrad highlights achievements of Meghalaya Govt 18.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Conrad highlights achievements of Meghalaya Govt
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Deluge cuts off Hailakandi district from rest of State 18.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Deluge cuts off Hailakandi district from rest of State
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Conrad highlights state issues in NITI Aayog meet 18.6.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma attended the 4th meeting of the governing council of NITI Aayog, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre in New Delhi in which he stressed on core sectors in the state. The meeting was also attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other […]
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Rs 111 crore for water supply in Fatehgarh Sahib 18.6.2018 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 17

The state government has sanctioned Rs111.53 crore under the Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Improvement Project (PRWSSIP) for 100 villages of 440 in the district, where the quality of drinking water is poor.

This was revealed by Kanwalpreet Brar, Deputy Commissioner. She said the objective was improved water supply and sanitation services to the rural community. She said tenders had been floated and work would start shortly.

At present, water supply schemes based on tubewells are covering all villages in the district, but since groundwater sources are found to be unsustainable over a period, it has become necessary to use surface water from available resources for drinking water supply schemes, she added.

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Tail-end farmers seek adequate water supply 18.6.2018 The Tribune

Abohar, June 17

Hundreds of farmers, who met Irrigation Department Superintending Engineer Harlabh Singh Chahal during his visit here on Saturday to examine the status of canal water availability, expressed dissatisfaction over the prevailing facilities.

Speaking to the official, the farmers said the previous government had not released funds to clean water bodies that had wild growth of shrubs. They said breaches developed repeatedly as only ad hoc measures were taken to plug weak points.

Chahal said the weak points would be plugged using cement concrete mixture. The department had planned another closure in consultation with PPCC president Sunil Jakhar from June 21 to June 29 from Sarawan headworks to Abohar headworks to take up cleaning of sub-canals in Abohar. — OC

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Rain brings cheer to cotton growers 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, June 17 A spell of rainfall in the region on Sunday has brought cheers to the cotton farmers who were worried about their crop due to alleged curtailment of canal water supply as well as the dusty weather conditions prevailing over the last few days. Talking to The Tribune, former North India Cotton Association (NICA) president Ashok Kapur said: “The rainfall certainly bodes well for the cotton crop. The hot weather conditions in the previous days were proving harmful for it. The rain has come as a much needed respite for the cotton farmers.” He felt that the state could not afford any damage to cotton crop, as already the area under cotton had come down to around 3 lakh hectares this year. He said weather plays a crucial role in deciding the cotton yield. Paramjeet Singh Brar, Chief Agriculture Officer, Mansa, said the rainfall brought in dual advantage for the cotton farmers. “Firstly, it will protect their crop from whitefly attack and secondly, they will not have to ...
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