User: servelots Topic: iihs_feeds_v2
Category: Main-Portal-Feed
3 new since Aug 21 2019 11:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 20,467    
CSIR research unit set up in Arunachal 21.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
CSIR research unit set up in Arunachal
Also found in: [+]
Pollution issues figure at Indo-Bangla bilateral meet 21.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Pollution issues figure at Indo-Bangla bilateral meet
Also found in: [+]
Water purification plant donated to flood-hit village school 21.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Water purification plant donated to flood-hit village school
Also found in: [+]
Three more border haats for Meghalaya 21.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Additional Chief Secretary Rebecca Suchiang informed that two border haat — Bholaganj and Ryngku — situated in East Khasi Hills, will be made functional by September and another border haat in Nolikata, South West Khasi Hills, will become functional by December. She recalled that during the last Cluster-9 meeting in 2015, decisions were taken […]
Also found in: [+]
Bengaluru: After spending Rs 5 crore, lake gets overrun by plastic 21.8.2019
Bengaluru: After spending more than Rs 5 cr on rejuvenating the nine-acre Halagevaderahalli lake in Rajarajeshwarinagar three years ago, the water body is now contaminated with plastic and release of sewage from the nearby apartments. The lake was in good condition until last year. United Conservation Movement has lambasted the authorities for neglecting the lake and demanded that the Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka should take the issue as a sou moto case. "The authorities have failed to protect the lake. Either, they should have put up a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) or have diverted the sewage. After spending so much they could not maintain the lakes," said Joseph Hoover, a member of United Conservation Movement. On August 14, the High Court of Karnataka had directed the state government and the BBMP to bring out a scheme to either restore the 19 disappeared lakes, including the ones used for forming layouts by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), or create artificial lakes. Hoover ...
Also found in: [+]
Lake restoration: Edappadi K Palaniswami gives Rs 1 lakh from personal funds 21.8.2019
SALEM: In a heartwarming gesture, Chief Minister, Mr. Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday gave away Rs. one lakh from his personal funds to encourage poor farmers to restore a water-body in his home turf under the 'Kudimaramathu' scheme.   Impressed by the work done by the farming community to de-silt a huge lake called 'Abhinayam lake'  in Salem district, Mr. Palaniswami said, "in recognition of their voluntary work I have given Rs. one lakh from my personal funds; so farmers should protect this lake with great care, just as eyelashes protect our eyes." Mr. Palaniswami, who has been touring Salem district and participating in various functions for the second day today, was at a Chief Minister's special grievances redressal camp at Attur, where he stressed that this programme was not to be taken lightly. Petitions on various grievances from the people received at the camp in Attur will be keyed into a computer and action taken by the concerned department to ...
Also found in: [+]
Water release from major dams in Nellai district not adequate: Ryots 21.8.2019
TIRUNELVELI: The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's order to release 1,000 cusecs of water for irrigation from the major dams in Tirunelveli district has failed to enthuse the farmers here, who feel that the discharge level will not help the dying banana crop in the tail-end areas. Responding to the chief minister's order to release water from the Papanasam, Servalaru and Manimutharu dams in the four irrigation channels of Kodaimelaligiyan, South Kodaimelaligiyan, Nathiyunni and Cannadian channel, banana plantation farmers at the tail-end in Srivaikundam and Aathoor regions of Thoothukudi district said that state government had failed to consider the banana crop planted over around 15,000 acres in the tail end. " The four channels in which the water is to be released for 20 days from August 21 will benefit only farmers in the upper part of the Thamirabarani system," said farmers in Thoothukudi district. The chief minister's order also failed to enthuse farmers in Tirunelveli district as ...
Also found in: [+]
NGO, Jeddah Tamil Sangam team up to restore water-body 21.8.2019
NEEDAMANGALAM: The Needamangalam-based "Green Needa", which is fighting for groundwater protection and tree plantation and 'Jeddah Tamil Sangam' in Saudi Arabia jointly restored a water tank for public use. The tank had been abandoned without any public care at Karanur village near Needamangalam in Tiruvarur district, and its restoration now by the NGO received overall appreciation from the people of the village. In a release at Needamangalam on Tuesday, 'Green Needa' founder M. Rajavelu said with the help of an earthmover, "we strengthened all the four side bunds, besides de-silting the tank that is seven-ft high. The water tank located on a one acre site, if filled with rainwater, will help to increase the groundwater potential, supplying water to five overhead tanks, agricultural pump-sets, besides to the local population for day-to-day use. Among others, Green Needfa's K R K Janaki Raman, office-bearers of the Jeddah Tamil Sangam, Messrs Sirajdeen, Abdul Ajiz, ...
Also found in: [+]
Stir threat by 20 NL bodies against LSHEP from Aug 24 20.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Stir threat by 20 NL bodies against LSHEP from Aug 24
Also found in: [+]
India rejects Pak's claim of using water as 'weapon of war' amid Kashmir turmoil 20.8.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Relations between the neighbours, already hostile, have been further strained after India revoked the special status of J&K region.
Also found in: [+]
India rejects Pak's claim of using water as 'weapon of war' amid Kashmir turmoil 20.8.2019
New Delhi/Islamabad: Accusing India of waging "fifth-generation warfare", Pakistan said on Monday that New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border. India, however, rejected the claim saying that under the terms of a water treaty between the two nations it had informed Pakistan about the release of excess water late on Monday when it crossed a certain threshold. Relations between the neighbours, already hostile, have been further strained after India revoked the special status of the Jammu and Kashmir region. Pakistan reacted with fury, cutting transport and trade links and expelling India's ambassador in retaliation. Islamabad said the unexpected release of water into the River Sutlej that flows from India to Pakistan was part of an attempt by New Delhi to flout the longstanding treaty between the countries. "They try to isolate diplomatically, they try to strangulate economically, they're trying to strangulate ...
Also found in: [+]
Consumption of fluoridated tap water during pregnancy can lower IQ score in infants 20.8.2019
Washington: A study published Monday linked consumption of fluoridated tap water during pregnancy to lower IQ scores in infants, a finding at odds with decades of public health messaging extolling the mineral's benefits in reducing cavities. Several outside experts expressed concern over the research's methodology and questioned its conclusions, though some found the results compelling enough to merit further investigation. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) named community water fluoridation one of ten great public health achievements of the 20th century because of its contribution to the steep decline in tooth cavities in the United States over several decades. But although high levels of fluoride have been found to be toxic to rat brains, the concentrations seen in fluoridated tap water are deemed safe. "We realised that there were major questions about the safety of fluoride, especially for pregnant women and young children," Christine Till, an associate ...
Also found in: [+]
RTI application exposes misuse of fund in MGNREG scheme   19.8.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: An RTI filed by section of the residents of Mawkhan Pasir falling under Mylliem constituency, East Khasi Hills, at the BDO Mylliem’s office disclosed a misuse of  fund in an MGNREG scheme of Rs 32 lakhs. Addressing the press here on Monday, a resident, Trycolor Kurkalang said they found flaws as per the RTI Act […]
Also found in: [+]
Govt fully committed to eradicating manual scavenging: Gehlot 19.8.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Monday said the Government is fully committed to eradicating manual scavenging through the ‘The Prevention of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013’. He was speaking at the national Workshop-Cum-Exhibition on Sustainable Sanitation organised by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment […]
Also found in: [+]
Half marathon to create awareness on drinking water 19.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Half marathon to create awareness on drinking water
Also found in: [+]
GMDA advised to use drain behind FCI godown to direct excess water to Bonda river 19.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
GMDA advised to use drain behind FCI godown to direct excess water to Bonda river
Also found in: [+]
Deforestation major cause of climate change 19.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Deforestation major cause of climate change
Also found in: [+]
Go zero waste: Mayor urges big firms, govt offices 19.8.2019
Bengaluru: The BBMP, all set to become a "zero-waste" campus, wants other government and private offices, colleges and apartments to emulate its model and take care of their waste. The BBMP will soon write letters requesting all of them to make their campuses zero-waste. Offering an incentive, Mayor Gangambike said that the Palike will take steps to waive off "solid waste management cess" if these campuses achieve the landmark. Giving an example, she said that when the  BWSSB started pushing for rainwater harvesting, it first set up such structures at prominent government buildings, like the Vidhana Souda. Before preaching others, the BBMP wanted to set an example by managing its garbage and not sending any waste to processing plants or landfills, she said. "A lot of money is spent on transporting garbage. If government offices and big campuses don"t send waste out of their campuses, we can bring in a big change. This not only reduces the burden on processing ...
Also found in: [+]
Kozhikode: Rehab now an arduous task 19.8.2019
Kozhikode: City dwellers, as well as experts, call for collective action to enable sustainable development, aiding in overcoming and adapting to the changed climate pattern. The city and adjacent areas witnessed unprecedented floods uprooting many from their moorings to the confinement of relief camps. Former mayor V. K. C. Mammad Koya MLA said that heavy rain received in three days had ended up in disaster and colossal losses. "Rehabilitation of people living in sensitive areas is an arduous task. Disaster management will become an unavoidable skill if this pattern repeats," he told DC "Urgently, sand and mud accumulated in drainages, canals and rivers need to be removed as it hurdles the easy water flow into the sea." "The sand accumulated in rivers in 2018 floods have not yet been removed, and the survey is now underway for its removal," Mr Koya pointed out. S.B. Abilash, assistant professor of meteorology at Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat), believes ...
Also found in: [+]
Ignoring Centre’s advice, Andhra issues multi-crore tenders for Polavaram project 18.8.2019
New Delhi: The Jagan Mohan Reddy ruled Andhra Pradesh government has issued notifications for Rs 4,900 crore worth of tenders for projects linked to the multi-crore Polavaram irrigation scheme, despite a letter from the centre advising against it and expressing concern over increased costs and delays to the project. The notifications have been issued for a hydel project worth Rs. 3,100 crore and a headworks project worth Rs. 1,800 crore, reported NDTV. Costing close to Rs 58,000 crores, the Polavaram irrigation scheme is a mega project on the Godavari River and is one of the most expensive ever undertaken by any state alone. This project"s costs will be borne by the centre, because of the national status given to it as part of the AP Reorganisation Act. Last week after an emergency meeting of the Union Water Resources Ministry in Hyderabad, RK Jain, CEO of the Polavaram Project Authority wrote to the Special Chief Secretary in the Andhra irrigation department, directing the government to stay ...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 20,467