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Nature's delicate balance is upset and no one but us can restore it 17.7.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Delhi is facing a huge shortage of drinking water -- to the tune of 300 million gallons a day and the tanker water mafia is thriving.
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Conrad to make aerial survey of flood-affected Garo Hills today 14.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Conrad to make aerial survey of flood-affected Garo Hills today
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Stress on connecting every household with piped water 13.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Stress on connecting every household with piped water
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Water in 1,186 blocks 'over-exploited': Govt tells Lok Sabha 12.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Water in 1,186 blocks 'over-exploited': Govt tells Lok Sabha
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Water in 1,186 blocks 'over-exploited': govt tells LS 12.7.2019 PTI: All news
Water in 1,186 blocks 'over-exploited': govt tells LS
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Biriyani from Kerala jail goes online 11.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Biriyani from Kerala jail goes online
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NGT slaps interim fine of Rs 10 lakh on paper mill for causing pollution in Sitapur 10.7.2019 PTI: All news
NGT slaps interim fine of Rs 10 lakh on paper mill for causing pollution in Sitapur
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Monsoon is here: Stay safe from diseases 4.7.2019
The much-awaited monsoon is here, bringing respite from the scorching summer heat. While it might feel delightful to soak yourself in the cool monsoonal shower, there"s a host of microbes on the other side breeding and preparing to create havoc. Monsoon is the perfect time to be infected with water-borne diseases. Water-logging, sewage water leakage and other external factors might be just adding to the problems of the rainy season. Here are few handy tips and tricks to keep you safeguarded from monsoon diseases. Do not drink or eat anything that comes in contact with rainwater. It is advisable to consume as much as possible freshly cooked food. As reported by FIT, Dr Sumit Ray, Vice Chairperson, Critical Care and Emergency of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital shares that water-borne diseases are a cause of primary concern in places which receives heavy rainfall. Diseases like dysentery, cholera, typhoid, and others are quite rampant during this season. One of the best ways to keep such diseases at bay would ...
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Dip in groundwater sparks pilot project 4.7.2019
Vijayawada: Musunuru mandal of Krishna district, that has witnessed an alarming drop in the groundwater levels, has been selected for the implementation of the pilot project of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, a Central government initiative. The selection of Musunuru came after the Central government, alarmed at the rapidly dipping groundwater levels in the mandal, listed it in the danger zone. Officials say that the groundwater level has been dropped below 78 meters across the mandal as on July 3, 2019. Nearly 5,300 farmers draw water through bore wells for their crops, which is the highest utilisation of water area across the state. Alerted by the Central government, the district authorities started awareness programmes to sensitise the locals to save every drop of water which is crucial for the future of the mandal. On June 19, the water level was 81.118 meters, it was 102.179 meters on May 19, in November, 2018, it was 85.981 meters and on July 3, 2018, a year ago it was at 68.6 meters below the ground ...
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Allot funds to desalination plants: Thol Thirumavalavan to Nirmala Sitharaman 3.7.2019
Chennai: Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan demanded that the Union  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman allot sufficient funds to start desalination plants in coastal Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Kanyakumari districts. In a memorandum submitted to Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Tuesday, he stated that Tamil Nadu is a water deficient state and has poor resources in both surface and ground water. Desalination plants are the immediate solutions. He requested the Finance Minister to allot sufficient funds to set up desalination plants in Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Kanyakumari districts. He appealed to the Central government to allot sufficient funds for setting up AIIMS, Madurai and the Smart City project in Tamil Nadu. Pointing out that farmers are in distress and many of them are committing suicide, he sought the Central government to announce farm loan waiver in the budget. He said tht the ...
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Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched in Garo Hills 2.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched in Garo Hills
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Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched in Tura 1.7.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: As part of the Pan India Campaign – “Jal Shakti Abhiyan” was launched on Monday by the Commissioner and Secretary, Community and Rural Department (C& RD), Meghalaya, Shillong, P Sampath Kumar along with CEO, MSRLS, Shantanu Sharma here at Tura. It may be mentioned that the campaign aims to target water stressed areas for ...
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'Calling attention motion' on water crisis in TN Assembly moved by M K Stalin 1.7.2019
Chennai: Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assemblyh M K Stalin on Monday moved a calling attention motion over the prevailing water crisis in the state. He also pitched for an exclusive day-long "healthy discussion" over the alarming situation. Speaking on the issue, Stalin said four major lakes in Chennai city have dried and the government did not take any action. "Four main lakes that supply water to Chennai have dried. This government has not taken any steps. Women are roaming with empty pots for water in the state," he said. "I urge all members to have a special discussion for a day on the water crisis." The DMK leader said, "In the last Assembly session, on February 13, I raised the water crisis issue and alerted this government. Niti Aayog has also raised an alarm on the water shortage situation." Water booked online is not being delivered for more than one month by metro water service in Chennai, he said. He criticised Chief Minister Edapaddi ...
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By Invitation: Moratorium may reduce real estate sector to rubble 30.6.2019
Bengaluru, a hotspot investment destination is now under tremendous pressure. The booming real estate market, considered one of the most lucrative, has been brought under considerable strain by the proposed five-year ban on apartment construction by the Karnataka government. Yes, the city"s water resources are in danger, prompting the government to propose a moratorium as the solution. However, the proposal will impose a new burden, this time on the real estate sector, just as the industry emerges from what has been a roller-coaster ride over the last two years. Now the third most populous city in India, after Mumbai and Delhi, with a total population of 12.95 million and rising, Bengaluru is also among the world"s top 10 fastest growing cities, boasting an average economic growth rate of 8.5 percent. Thousands of people migrate to this city every year, looking for jobs, putting pressure on the city"s infrastructure. The growing number of IT and ITeS companies are also attracting a ...
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Assam to implement ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’ to cover 1.4 lakh bigha farm land 28.6.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: Irrigation Department of the Government of Assam would soon implement surface minor irrigation scheme named ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’ in the state for improving farm productivity and ensure better utilisation of water resources. This initiative to increase access to ground water would be implemented under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana and will cover 14 ...
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Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation for desalination plant 28.6.2019
Chennai: Chennai"s third desalination plant which would supply 150 MLD water to the residents will be ready by 2021 end. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami laid the foundation stone for the Rs 1,259.38 crore desalination plant at Nemmeli in neighbouring Kancheepuram district on Thursday. This seawater desalination plant would help cater to the drinking water requirements of parched Chennai. About nine lakh people in parts of southern Chennai like Alandur, St Thomas Mount and Sholinganallur, besides those on the IT sector on Rajiv Gandhi Salai will benefit from the latest initiative. Though the project was announced by late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in 2013 in the State Assembly, the foundation stone was laid only when the city is reeling under acute scarcity for water owing to the failure of monsoon and drastic depletion in groundwater level. Currently, Chennai has two desalination plants each with a capacity of 100 million litres per day (MLD)  - one at Minjur near here, catering to ...
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Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation stone for second desalination plant in Nemmeli 27.6.2019
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday laid the foundation stone for Rs 1,259-crore seawater desalination plant in Kancheepuram district of the state. This will be third unit of the nature that would address the city's drinking water supply needs. "Besides the Nemmeli Plant, we will get 400 MLD (Millions of Liters per Day) water once the desalination plant at Perur is starts functioning. The people in Chennai will get water without any inconvenience after these plants are in place and by 2021, the people can make use of these projects," Palanisamy said. He added, "It was during former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's regime that she had announced the expansion of desalination plants in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. Now, Amma's (Jayalalithaa) government has implemented it." While asserting that water will be brought from Jolarpet in Vellore district to Chennai in two days, he said, "Awareness programmes to ...
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Avadi lake project: This Chennai lake can show a new way for water crisis 27.6.2019
Chennai: With four major reservoirs supplying Chennai city"s daily drinking water, all dried up causing an unprecedented water scarcity in the city, just one lake in Avadi in the northern part of the city, is filled with water. An experiment that ended successfully, the 85-acre Paruthapattu Lake, which was encroached on and ridden with sewage till last year, now sports a brand new look. It has been thoroughly cleaned, desilted and rejuvenated as a bio park. The Rs 28 crore project the relocation of approximately 500 people and has converted the lake into a 12-feet deep lake with a three-kilometre-long bund that also serves as a walking track. READ | Watch: Time-lapse video shows Chennai"s Puzhal lake drying up in months In addition to that , a Rs 35 crore sewage treatment plant built on the lake's shore will treat sewage from the Avadi municipality and pump one crore litres of recycled water into the lake from next week. The project will also sell an equal amount of water for industrial ...
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Chennai:Residents stage empty pot stir for water 26.6.2019
Chennai: Irked over poor supply of drinking water for the last three months, residents here staged a demonstration with empty pots near the old Kancheepuram railway station, on Tuesday morning. The residents blocked the Arakkonam — Kancheepuram route demanding speedy action to supply them water. Kamatchi Amman Nagar of the eighth ward in Kancheepuram municipality has a population of 100 families. Due to drop in groundwater level, borewells and overhead water tanks which were the primary sources of drinking water here, failed to yield water. Some weren't functioning and needed repair. Residents were upset as municipal officials kept ignoring their repeated requests for water. Infuriated by the apathy of officials, around 100 residents holding empty pots, blocked the road. Police and municipal commissioner, Mahendra, rushed to the spot and held talks with the protesters. The residents ended their protest after two hours, only after police and other officials promised to resolve the drinking water ...
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Comprehensive atlas for rainwater harvesting prepared: TWAD Chief 26.6.2019
Tiruchy: The Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) has prepared a block level atlas (hydro-geo-morphological maps) which shows very promising areas for construction of rainwater harvesting structures and water availability areas for drilling of bore-wells, according to the managing director of TWAD C.N. Maheswaran. He told newsmen here on the sidelines of a review meeting with the Tiruchy collector S.Sivarasu, officials of TWAD board and of local bodies of Tiruchy, Perambaalur, Ariyalur, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Tiruarur and Nagapattinam districts, at Tiruchy on Tuesday, to review the present drinking water crisis, said they were making arrangements for the establishment of 12,800 rainwater harvest structures (RWHS) across the state besides creating awareness among the people about them. He said they have taken up strong weakness opportunity Threat (SWOT) analysis for the last 15 days on all the 556 comprehensive Water supply schemes (CWSS)  all over Tamil Nadu except, Chennai, for timely ...
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