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Pisciculture on lines of farming for profit 20.8.2017
Rajahmundry: Fisheries authorities are taking up two model programmes called 'Chandranna Raithu Kshetralu' and 'Organic Farming' to culture fish, shrimps, crabs and other species similar on the lines of agriculture, to help enhance their production and enable farmers to earn good income in West Godavari. As a part of 'Chandranna Raithu Kshetralu' scheme, the authorities are encouraging farmers to take up aquaculture with pond automation as it helps boost up fish production with less impact on environment. "Under pond automation, electric equipment fitted with censors will be monitoring the potential of Hydrogen (pH), dissolved oxygen and salinity in the water in the pond. The equipment is designed in such a way that it records readings for every three hours and sends them to the farm owner on his mobile phone," a fisheries official said.  Officials said that this helps the farmer keep a tab on these vital parameters in the pond water and in case the there is a ...
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Water supply to be hit in south, west Delhi today 20.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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H1N1 cases see a dip but dengue still on the rise 20.8.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Munak supply cut, Delhi faces water scarcity 19.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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No water, no deaths 19.8.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
While incidents of children falling into uncovered borewells is on the rise, Anantapur district did not witness such cases in the past few years, more due to luck than prevention. The district has mor...
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‘GST hits activated carbon production’ 19.8.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Levy of 5% tax on coconut shells, an ingredient, affects farmers, vendors’
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IISc: Copper-coated membrane makes drinking water safe 19.8.2017 Hindu: S & T
The membranes show enhanced antibacterial and antifouling performances
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‘Saudi-led coalition responsible for worst cholera outbreak in the world in Yemen’ 19.8.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslides rises to 467 19.8.2017 Free Press Journal: World
Freetown: A government health official on Friday said the death toll from devastating mudslides in Sierra
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Unpotable water supply irks consumers 19.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, August 18 The private water supply chain in Jammu catering to the needs of shopkeepers, small hotels, restaurants and inns is serving water filled from ‘unknown sources’ and charging consumers Rs 750 per month. Though the sellers claim that they get the water checked every six months from the Food and Supplies Department, they fail to answer if the water is fit for consumption and does not contain germs and bacteria. The consumption of this water at Nai Basti recently led to diarrhoea and vomiting among a few residents who complained that besides dirty water, the campers in which it was brought were filthy and broken. The Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department supplies water to the sellers who in turn supply it to the shopkeepers. “In such circumstances, the six-monthly check-up of water is an eyewash. From what source the water is collected and distributed to us is not known,” said Ramesh Gupta, a mobile shop owner at Nai Basti. The owner of Aryan Sheetal Jal Company at ...
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Project Replenish: water tips from a gated community 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
There recent spells of rain underline the importance of having rainwater harvesting systems in place much before the North-East Monsoon sets in. There may be something to be learnt from the water-management strategy of a residents’ association in South Chennai
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Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides 18.8.2017 national
At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said. The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over 600 people remain missing, after heavy rainfall caused a natural disaster in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown on Monday, the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. The Unicef representative in the country Hamid el-Bashir Ibrahim said the magnitude of the damage was unprecedented and many children were left homeless, terrified and vulnerable, Efe news agency reported. In a report, Unicef explained that it had supplied water and sanitary resources to the affected families and had distributed supplies such as medicine, plastic tarps and gloves. The UN's humanitarian teams were making water storage tanks available to distribute to displaced people in order to avoid cholera and typhoid fever outbreaks, as many wells were contaminated ...
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Scarcity of drinking water in flood relief camps alleged 18.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Scarcity of drinking water in flood relief camps alleged
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Diarrhoea cases rise in Mumbai, say doctors 18.8.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Even as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has made huge claims of being full ready to tackle
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Cloudy water increases risk of gastrointestinal illnesses Study 18.8.2017 DNA: Health
Researcher Anneclaire De Roos from Drexel University in Philadelphia, US found associations between acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) and water turbidity, a term meaning cloudiness or opacity.
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Oppose Megedatu project, PMK tells Tamil Nadu government 18.8.2017
Chennai: PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Thursday strongly opposed the consent of Tamil Nadu government"s counsel in the Supreme Court to allow Karnataka to build a dam across the Cauvery in Megedatu and described the move as "a betrayal". He said the state government should make it clear that it would oppose the project, during the next hearing in the Supreme Court. He also lashed out at Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami"s announcement in Cuddalore that his government would set up a desalination project to solve the drinking water crisis. He charged that indiscriminate sand mining and lack of checkdams were the major reason for the water scarcity and added that desalination project would remain only on paper. During the hearing of Cauvery dispute in the Supreme Court, Karnataka had stated that water could be released to Tamil Nadu only if Megedatu dam is built and the judges too had concurred with the view. The counsel for Tamil Nadu had replied that there would be no objection to ...
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One more dies of swine flu 18.8.2017 The Tribune
Ludhiana: One more patient died of swine flu at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on Thursday. The patient was a 52-year-old woman from Salem Tabri. The number of deaths from swine flu has reached eight. Meanwhile, a water sample failed the purity test. It had bacterial contamination. Three samples were collected from Guru Har Rai Nagar, Jalandhar bypass, where a diarrhoea outbreak was reported a few days ago. On Thursday, 33 new diarrhoea cases were reported in the area. TNS 2 bikers killed in accident Khanna: Two motorcyclists were killed a in an accident near here on Thursday afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Jaswinder Singh and Karnail Singh, both residents of Ajner village.  They were going towards Mandi Gobindgarh. When they reached near Alour village on the Ludhiana-Rajpura road, the driver of a tractor coming from the opposite side lost control over it and hit the bike head-on. Both motorcyclists died on the spot. ASI Bakhshish Singh, investigating officer, said a case had been ...
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More rains, more cases of dengue 18.8.2017
Chennai: Rains in August were a welcome change from the sweltering heat in the last week of July, but the showers led to a steep increase in the number of dengue cases in Tamil Nadu. At least 1,500 new cases of dengue have been reported in Tamil Nadu in the past 10 days and the number would only see an increase if the rain God continues to show His mercy on the state. "We are witnessing around 150-200 out-patient cases of fever every day, out of which 15-20 of them have to be admitted as inpatients. Currently, dengue positive cases reported are 9 at Stanley Medical College Hospital, and a higher number of cases at Rajiv Gandhi General Government Hospital and Kilpauk Medical College," said Dr Ponnumbala Namasivayam, dean, Government Stanley Medical College Hospital. Neighbouring state, Kerala, which has recorded the highest number of dengue with around 15,612 cases and 25 deaths, is another reason for several districts of Tamil Nadu such as Coimbatore, Madurai, Theni, Toothukudi and ...
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Yelakki banana becomes dear 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Arrivals have dwindled to less than 30% of the normal because of drought
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Sewage keeps 3K plants blooming at Otteri park 17.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
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