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NGO helps revive rainwater harvesting systems 18.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridabad, June 17 Development-2050, an NGO, has helped in the revival of as many as 50 rainwater harvesting systems lying defunct for the past few years in the city. A total of 180 such systems installed in the past couple of decades have been lying non-functional due to poor upkeep. “We have been associated with providing direct help for work on the revival or repair of around one-third such systems lying non-functional. We have aided in repairing around 50 so far,” said Shaswat, head of the NGO. Adding that more systems would be put in place by the end of the month, he said it was perhaps for the first time that the MC had involved the services of private professionals in such a job. He said Development-2050 had been involved in water conservation initiatives for rainwater harvesting and revival of water bodies, drains and check dams. He said expertise was provided by a team consisting of architects, engineers, urban planners and experts from various fields. “The present work is ...
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Delhi’s groundwater plummets 11.6.2018 Downtoearth
As groundwater levels fall to crisis levels, the government moves to limit use of borewells, but activists say it's not enough, and not based on any information of water needs and usages
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Think long term, act short term, before it’s too late 11.6.2018 The Tribune
No doubt, there is a scarcity of water and power in summer. But some steps can be taken to overcome this problem. As the watering the plants is banned, the washing of cars at homes must be stopped in the city in the month of June. Dual flush toilets can be installed at government offices. To save power, the supply to households must be fixed and a penalty should be imposed if the consumption goes beyond that. Parents must encourage children to sit together. Every person should save every drop of water and power. Solar panels must be installed in housing societies. Anju Behl, Chandigarh Devise system to  penalise officials  The MC has been highly proactive in imposing penalties for even losing a parking slip for which one has already paid but might not be familiar with the word “commitment”. When the public is forced to pay through the nose, the MC must ensure the delivery of services in an appropriate manner or device a policy under which the public must have  right to penalise authorities for not ...
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World Environment Day: At schools, colleges, an effort to find eco-friendly alternatives 6.6.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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Borewells in industrial units polluting water 6.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 5 There needs to be a strict check on industrial units for any illegal borewells, and prevent these from being used for releasing waste water or industrial effluents directly in to the groundwater, in the absence of treatment plants. Though, the Punjab Pollution Control Board has announced a cash award for anyone informing about industrial effluents being thrown in the groundwater through borewells, but a lot more needs to be done. However, allowing rainwater harvesting system in the industrial units will only increase the chances of it releasing waste water through borewells, which needs to be stopped, say environmentalists. They say harvesting system should be disallowed in industrial units. “Surprisingly, rainwater harvesting in residential areas and homes is missing, but is being used in industrial units,” he said. Lakhwinder, from Karkhana Mazdoor Union, said borewells in the industrial units remained undercover. Most of the workers remained oblivious to the ...
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Kenyan farmers embrace new and sustainable way to build resilience 1.6.2018 Downtoearth
Crop losses, caused by extreme weather events, steered small-scale farmers towards new farming techniques
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Funds to fight climate change in Africa grossly inadequate 31.5.2018 Downtoearth
Almost 70 per cent of the funds committed by developed countries to finance climate action in Africa are tied to conditional loans and credit lines
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Mohali schools to harvest rainwater: DC 29.5.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 28

To check the depleting the water table, rainwater harvesting systems would be installed at 100 government schools in Mohali villages.

Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra stated this during a meeting of the District Ground Water Regulation Advisory Committee here on Monday.

Sapra said the level of groundwater was falling at an average of five feet a year and effective steps were required to be taken to check it. 

She added that for the purpose, water discharged by sewerage treatment plants (STPs) would be used for watering parks and roadside saplings. The DC directed officials concerned to ensure the implementation of the order and submit a report in this regard.

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Drought brings new meaning to South African companies 28.5.2018 Downtoearth
Cape Town’s diversification of supply from surface water to groundwater, desalination and water recycling has also filtered into the business community in South Africa
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Mumbai: To tackle water crisis, BMC proposes rainwater harvesting for new buildings 28.5.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
In an aim to end water crisis in the state, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed
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Maharashtra: Yavatmal embraces ‘farm pool’ scheme with enthusiasm 28.5.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The construction of over 6,000 ‘farm pools’ by cultivators to meet the irrigation demand
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Rs 11,000 Cr Eastern Peripheral Expressway to be inaugurated by PM Modi today 27.5.2018 The Asian Age | Home
The 135-km EPE is India's first highway to be lit by solar power besides provisions of rain water harvesting.
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Gujarat: Long before govt, slum dweller began Jal Sanchay 26.5.2018 DNA: India
Yes, it's clearer than the water. A woman, who lives at one of the corner slum houses near Shyamal crossroads, has proved that she is ahead of the sarkar when it comes to storing rainwater. She has been dwelling in the dark Rajivnagar shanty for the last 40 years, but saving the free water better than the government's plan propagated through Jal Sanchay programme (water harvesting). Zarina Ghori has been using rainwater since last two years. The family has installed a roof rainwater harvesting system, and their yearly water need is met by the rain. The family have saved time and money by the simple mechanism of installing a water pipe. They have built an underground tank beneath their room. The tank is seven-feet-deep and ten-feet-wide. They let the water flow from the roof on the first day of the rains. From the second day, they divert the water to the tank. "Before the underground water tank was installed, we used to spend Rs300 to meet our monthly water needs. Also, we used to queue up and go to near ...
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CM launches water plaint helpline 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 25 Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday launched a toll-free water complaint helpline number 18001808009. He was presiding over a review meeting of the Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Department here. The CM also sought funds worth Rs 4751 crore for rainwater harvesting project from the Centre. The Chief Minister said that rainwater harvesting structures would help prevent wastage of water. He said the department must ensure adequate water supply and take steps to check leakages from water pipelines. The CM said that tankers should be pressed into service for supply of water so that the tourists and locals were not inconvenienced. He said that a proposal worth Rs 798 crore for remodelling and augmentation of 1,421 water supply schemes in the state had been forwarded to the Centre. IPH Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said a special campaign had been launched to clean the water tanks and an adequate sum had been provided for the replacement of old water ...
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What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall 24.5.2018 Downtoearth
Farmers need to be better informed where they can sell their crops for good prices so that they’re confident they can recoup the cost of investing in water harvesting
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PM Modi to inaugurate Eastern Peripheral Expressway on May 27 23.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Delhi Public School, Patna: How to make your school green 23.5.2018 Downtoearth
Delhi Public School in Patna is a shining example of resource efficiency. It harvests rainwater, segregates its waste, is energy efficient and has banned junk food in its campus. All the students know about effects of air pollution and travel to school only by buses.
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Punjab: Congress’ ‘green manifesto’ plan in cold storage 23.5.2018 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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Preparing for the monsoon 18.5.2018 Hindu: Life & Style
Rainwater harvesting systems need special attention, and storm-water drains must be examined and quickly cleaned. By S. Vishwanath
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Water shortage: Locals on a mission to save wild animals 18.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, May 16 With the region witnessing dry summer, locals have launched a mission to provide water and save wild animals living in the Shivalik forests in the Kandi belt. Continuous drought in the region has led to the vanishing of water bodies. Also, the government’s failure to implement the rainwater harvesting scheme is driving the Kandi belt on the path of destruction. A group of youth and villagers of 30 panchayats in the Akhnoor-Chhamb belt, some 50 km from Jammu, have been creating water points and filling ponds using water tankers during April-May. As per the volunteers associated with the project for the past few years, their efforts have paid off as the death rate of birds, especially peacock, due to water scarcity has come down considerably and it has also helped in curbing animal poaching. Satish Sharma, who initiated the project, said water tankers were hired whenever the need was felt. “During summer, the whole belt suffers from shortage of water. All ponds dry up. We ...
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