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Waterlogging in service lanes irks commuters 22.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 21 The rainwater recharge wells, constructed along metro bus lanes for rainwater harvesting, is not working properly on GT Road. Water accumulation can be seen in the newly-constructed lanes for the last two days. The situation is worse on Putligarh-railway station stretch where waterlogging has brought the traffic to a standstill. Water chambers can be seen blocked with garbage and debris. Service lanes in several places are under construction. Residents say the problem of waterlogging has increased manifold after the construction of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) lanes. Gurdev Singh, a resident of Putligarh, said, “Waterlogging here is one of the major issues. The government has spent crores of rupees on the BRTS project, but failed to address this issue. Rainwater is still there on the road. Water recharging wells are not working properly.” “The project is still incomplete and debris is lying in the chambers. Water accumulation is there even in the central ...
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Chitlapakkam residentslaunch ‘postcard’ campaign 21.7.2017 Hindu: News
They send handwritten messages about long-standing problems to civic authorities
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Groundwater to be replaced by 2050 21.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 20 If everything goes as planned by the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ), the use of groundwater will be replaced by surface water present in river beds in the state in the next few years. The Municipal Commissioner, Dr Basant Garg, said keeping in view of the requirement of water, which is expected to touch around 500 MLD by the year 2050, a site had been identified in the Beas near Miani village of the Dasuya block to take out water for city use. “According to a survey report, the area has got over 10,000 cusecs of water available and it would be easier to take out around 210 cusecs (around 500 MLD) which will be required by the city everyday in 2050,” said Dr Garg. He added that with rising population, it was getting difficult to meet the daily water demand of the city through groundwater. Since the Beas is a perennial river, it could be a good source of continuous water supply to city residents and also nearby ...
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I-T department searches TN highways contractor, seizes Rs 41 lakh, 22kg gold 21.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Admn for strictness on reverse boring 21.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 20 The district administration has instructed the officials of agriculture, soil and water conservation departments and the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to constitute a team to check reverse boring. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kamaldeep Singh Sangha said, “The team will investigate the matter not only in cities but also in rural areas. There is a possibility that some people might be doing this and if it is happening, it is very dangerous for the health of the people.”He said criminal cases would be registered against the errants who resort to reverse boring to dispose of industrial waste. According to the DC, even the old and unused tube well bores in rural areas would be identified as these could be used to dispose of the waste water into ground. While boring is done to lift underground water, the reverse boring concept deals with the procedure of disposing of polluted water into the ground by drilling a deep hole into the ground. As the waste water gets mixed ...
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Check dams could address salinity 21.7.2017 Hindu: Cities
Groundwater quality may improve
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State-wide project to boost groundwater 21.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Climate change fund to support constructing recharge structures to prevent floodwater from entering sea
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Tribal families get cheques for sand sale 21.7.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
33 cooperatives were formed
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Creating a smart flash flood-free Guwahati 20.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Creating a smart flash flood-free Guwahati
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Collisions, not floods, in Kaziranga 20.7.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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No clear answers from ONGC on oil spill threat 20.7.2017 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Says people being misled about hydrocarbon project
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Karnataka Tahsildar hangs self, cites work pressure 20.7.2017 Mysore - City - The Times of India
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Institutional reforms: Building a 21st century institutional architecture for water governance 20.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Hyderabad: Concrete roads block rain flow 20.7.2017
Hyderabad: Despite the bountiful rain so far, the percolation of rainwater into the ground has drastically fallen due to the increased concrete on the city roads. Experts say the GHMC must look for a parallel stream along the road for the water to seep in. Also high grade bitumen (M30, M35) if used can help water seepage.  Rainwater is the main source of groundwater recharge. "After roads were asphalted and stone slabs were placed on footpaths, the rainwater run off has increased and groundwater recharge has declined. City  roads are not slope designed. Rainwater falling on the road is not guided to the drains." said Prof P.N. Rao, who is with the Central groundwater department. He said the ideal situation is for the water to flow from the road to the sidewalk and then to the storm water drains. But most of the 9,000 km of roads in the city do not have parallel storm water drains. To increase groundwater recharge by percolation and decrease of flooding of storm water drains, an ...
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Telangana: Dorli Adivasis say water poisoned by SCCL 20.7.2017
Ullipittadorli (Kumarambheem Asifabad): Adivasis living around the Dorli-I and Dorli-II open cast coal mines in Kumarambheem Asifabad district are having to drink water poisoned by the coal dust, thanks to the Singareni Collieries Company Limited"s (SCCL) practice of disposing of the excavated coal dust, called "overburden" in industry jargon, in the open around the mines. The overburden also pollutes the air around the mines.  The SCCL removes the coal dust or soil while mining coal and dumps it in the open. The piled up coal dust flows into the water bodies and seeps into the ground water as well during rains. The local people and cattle are falling prey to many health problems, including skin diseases, and cattle have even died.   The SCCL had promised to set up drinking water tanks as part of efforts to rehabilitate the Adivasi communities, but that hasn"t helped much.  Mr Kotnaka Bapurao of Bapuraoguda in Asifabad mandal said the coal dust has polluted the ...
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Shekar Reddy to appear before ED on July 24, 31 20.7.2017
Chennai: Modifying the bail condition, the Madras high court on Wednesday directed sand mining baron Shekar Reddy to appear before the Enforcement Directorate in Chennai on July 24 and 31 and thereafter every alternative Monday until further orders. Justice S. Baskar passed the order on a petition filed by Shekar Reddy to relax the bail conditions enabling him to sign before the Enforcement Directorate in Chennai. Shekar Reddy was arrested by the ED on March 20 in connection with a money laundering case. Originally on December 20, 2016, the ED registered a case against him under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. This was based on an FIR registered by the CBI following a seizure of cash. On a petition filed by him, the judge had on May 12 granted bail to him on the condition that he should stay in New Delhi and report before the officer-in-charge of PMLA case, of the ED there until further orders. Shekar Reddy filed the present petition, to relax the bail condition. When the ...
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HC modifies bail condition imposed on Sekhar Reddy 20.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Kathiramangalam leak damaged one acre; will restore it: ONGC 20.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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State govt plans 100 climate smart villages in 10 districts 20.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, July 19 Abhilaksh Likhi, Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, today said 100 villages in 10 districts of the state would be developed as climate smart villages under a pilot project. The purpose of this project is to overcome hurdles being faced by farmers due to rising temperature, lowering of water table and other factors. He today held a meeting with Deputy Directors (Agriculture) of Karnal, Sirsa, Kaithal, Fatheabad, Kurukshetra, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Panchkula, Panipat and Sonepat, at Gymkhana Club in Kaithal district. He said around Rs 25 crore would be spent on the project and Agriculture University, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture Department, Fisheries, ICAR, NABARD would develop these villages. He said in these villages paddy and other crops would be protected from the ill-effects of climate change. He stressed the need for water conservation, judicious use of natural resources and eradicating the practice of stubble burning. Under the ...
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Recycling is the answer to India’s water woes 19.7.2017 Downtoearth
Frankfurt recycles a drop of water eight times before it reaches the sea, as compared to zero in India
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