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Complete Jal Jeevan Mission by 2024, Centre tells Southern states 12.11.2019
Hyderabad: Union water resources minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday asked southern states to complete the Centre"s Jal Jeevan Mission works by 2024. In reply, the states told him that the Centre has to provide funds. The mission aims to provide tap water to all households in the country. The minister said the Centre was consulting Nabard (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and other financial institutions to fund the scheme. The minister said the people"s participation was important. Mr Singh was speaking at a review meeting of officials of southern states on Monday in the city. Telangana state Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi told the minister that the Centre has to provide funds for Jal Jeevan Mission to the states on the basis of population. Mr Singh also met Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday. A CMO press release of the meeting said that the Union minister said that the Centre was examining the the possibility of implementing a Mission ...
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Telangana Govt unveils new LRS 16.10.2019
Hyderabad: The state government on Tuesday issued orders for the regularisation of unapproved and illegal layouts in the newly constituted municipal corporations and municipalities. The Layout Regulari-sation Scheme (LRS) will be applicable only to the newly constituted municipalities and municipal corporations. This will be applicable for plots renewed on or before March 30, 2018. In case of municipalities and municipal corporations falling in HMDA limits, the HMDA will regularise the plots. According to the statement released by the state government, in case of old municipalities and corporations, the Direc-torate of Town and Coun-try Planning will regularise them. Applications are to be made to the res-pective urban local body (ULB) or urban development authority (UDA). No layout or development activity should be allowed on the beds of water bodies like rivers and nalas and in the full tank level (FTL)/buffer zone of any lake, pond, cheruvu or kunta and in shikam lands and other prohibited ...
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Dewatered lakes will cause water shortage 15.10.2019
Hyderabad: The government"s attempt to dewater city lakes could affect replenishment of aquifers and leave the city short of groundwater in the summer. The lakes are being dewatered for Mission Kakatiya. Experts like Dr B.V. Subba Rao said lakes are the best for continuous replenishment of the aquifers. Since water was not allowed into the lakes, the city could face a difficult summer. "The government and its civic bodies have been bleeding the city dry by dewatering the lakes. The city cannot collect more rainwater that has run off from the roads," Dr Rao told Deccan Chronicle. He added that the city was facing a problem of severe inundation problem because the nalas that feed into the lakes have been blocked. The lakes are being starved at a time when a report from the Niti Aayog, a government think tank, has noted that Hyderabad is among the cities that would run out of groundwater by 2020. The current rate of exploitation in the Hyderabad district is over 300 per cent. An official ...
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Hyderabad: City gets no respite from downpour 11.10.2019
Hyderabad: As predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), rains continued to lash the city on Thursday afternoon, which had a domino effect on the traffic as usual.  Afternoon showers left office goers concerned as to how they would get back home from work. Areas like Madhapur, Hitec City on the western corridor received a strong rain-lashing similar to areas like Kapra and Dr A. S. Rao Nagar along the eastern corridor. Those who started in the afternoon at 2 o"clock were stuck in traffic for more than two hours to reach from one end to another. "The storm water drain at Nectar Gardens is overflowing and has made its way onto the road, this is in turn slowing the traffic coming from Inorbit Mall road," said  S. Anand, a resident of Nectar Gardens. Even Jubilee Hills resident, Vidyasagar Jagadeesan, took to social media warning people of the traffic along Jubilee Hills Road no 45, due to the rains. Mahesh Kalahasti, an IT employee working near Hitec City, reported ...
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Dengue threat is inside your house 11.10.2019
Hyderabad: Mosquitoes are all over the city but those outside our homes are not so dangerous as those which are inside, according to the survey carried out by the GHMC. The mosquitoes which are outside in sewage drains, lakes and open stormwater drains are culex mosquitoes which are also called nuisance mosquitoes. The male mosquitoes of culex are in a large number than the female ones. The survey has found that 60 per cent of the mosquitoes in the open environment are culex mosquitoes. Where are the aedes aegypti mosquitoes that have rained havoc by causing dengue and chikungunia? The department claims that these are still resting inside the homes in water cans, drums, flower pots, flower trays, overhead tanks, water fountains inside homes and on the terrace and other fresh water bodies in and around homes. The water stored in bowls by the watchman to iron clothes in the apartment complexes across the city are also found to have larva of aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Chief entomologist, GHMC, Ramesh Babu, ...
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People slipping back to open defecation, says CSE ahead of Centre’s ODF India announcement 1.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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Hyd: 200 homes inundated after rains lead to wall collapse of Hussain Sagar canal 27.9.2019
Hyderabad: About 200 houses in Hyderabad's M S Maktha area were inundated in the wee hours of Friday after a protective wall of a canal connected to Hussain Sagar Lake partially collapsed due to heavy rains, official sources said. The rains also led to waterlogging in the low-lying areas of the city, they said. Gudimalkapur, Red Hills, Nampally, Sinagar Colony, Jubilee Hills, Karwan and Asif Nagar areas of the city received 10 to 14 cm of rainfall in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, the sources said. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is carrying out operations to remove water which is knee-high in some areas, they said. GHMC Commissioner D S Lokesh Kumar held a teleconference with senior officials of the civic body and asked them to take necessary measures to clear waterlogging and fallen trees, the sources said. Mayor B Rammohan, accompanied by officials, visited several inundated areas. He ensured dispatch of disaster response teams to the affected areas. According to ...
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AMC still fails to supply purified drinking water 16.9.2019
ANANTAPUR: Anantapur Municipal Corporation authorities have been still unable to supply purified drinking water to people of Anantapur, but are justifying that  the muddy water will not harm the people. Even as Anantapur has adequate drinking water allocation through the Tungabhadra high level main canal and Penna Ahobilum balancing reservoir storage point and separate storage point along with necessary systems to purify water at Muddalapuram in Kudair mandal. The purified drinking water is being supplied through a separate pipeline by filling nearby tanks in various localities. In Rayalaseema, only the AMC has a drinking water facility throughout the year but the situation appears worse this season due to lack of proper measures by the civic authorities. Most of the areas in the corporation including connecting villages receive muddy water and are unable to drink it. "We are afraid of drinking the water and are purchasing from private purified plants for the past 15 days", Krishnamma, a ...
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Bye Bye! See you again in 2020 13.9.2019
Hyderabad: The 11-day-long Ganesha Chaturthi ended in Thursday as lakhs of devotees immersed idols of the elephant-headed deity at various designated spots across the twin cities amidst fanfare and tight security. The annual ritual has now become a massive event in Greater Hyderabad where an estimated 84,000 idols in different sizes have been immersed in various water bodies in the city and on its outskirts. The GHMC, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board, Hyderabad and Cyberabad police, Fire Brigade and State Reserve Police Force worked in tandem to ensure a peaceful "nimajjanam" (immersion). For better co-ordination, an integrated command control comprising police, electricity department, HMDA, GHMC, HMWSSB and others was set up near NTR Gardens. Around 2400 foot soldiers ensured garbage was picked up; 2,500 metric tonnes of additional garbage was lifted from the city. For the first time, the authorities had banned beating of ...
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KDMC drive: Immerse Ganesh idols in truck-mounted water tanks 1.9.2019 PTI: All news
KDMC drive: Immerse Ganesh idols in truck-mounted water tanks
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India sports playing nation: Sachin Tendulkar 1.9.2019
ALAPPUZHA: Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar has said that Kerala must keep its large number of water bodies clean to attract more tourists. "The government is implementing the Swachh Bharath campaign to keep the country clean, as it is transforming from a sports-loving to a sports- playing nation," he said while speaking as chief guest at the 67th edition of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race and debut Champions Boat League held at Punnamada lake here on Saturday. Sachin appreciated the hospitality given to him by Kerala over the years and said, "I think of Kerala in connection with water sports. Even from the time of my forefathers, the ties with Kerala were strong," he added. He also asked women to be active in sports to remain physically and mentally healthy and lead a happy family life. "Practise hard, plan thoroughly and execute well. If you fail, then get back to your feet and return strong. Stay fit, find employment and lead a happy life," Sachin told the ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Bengaluru: Rejuvenated but we still can't drink lake water 18.8.2019
Bengaluru: Despite the money being allotted towards the rejuvenation of lake and protest marches being organised against the encroachment of water bodies and their catchments, not a single lake or tank within the city limits is free from pollution. The Water Quality Index (WQI) from April to June released by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has confirmed that major lakes such as Madiwala, Jakkur, Sarakki and Puttenahalli have unsatisfactory water quality. One of the major reasons behind the worsening water quality is the entry of sewage into the lakes. Manoj Kumar, Member Secretary, KSPCB, said, "The major source of pollution is sewage. The city generates 1,400 mld of sewage, considering 80% of the water supplied to the city is sewage. Out of this, the BWSSB has the capacity to treat only 50% of the sewage. Once the STP"s will be fully functional by 2020 things will improve. The implementation of the zero liquid discharge policy for the apartments is also being adhered ...
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From Bundi to Gavi: 15 must-visit destinations to travel within India 17.8.2019 Lifestyle Gallery – The Indian Express
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Tamil Nadu: Delta farmers gear up for rice cultivation 13.8.2019
Thanjavur: Farmers' representatives of Cauvery delta districts welcomed the decision of the Tamil Nadu government to open the Mettur dam for 'samba' paddy cultivation on Tuesday. "With the level touching 82-ft on Monday afternoon and as there is every  likelihood of level reaching 100-ft by Tuesday, it is a "fair judgment" on the part of state government to open the dam on Tuesday. But care should be taken that water released should be utilised mostly for raising nurseries and a judicious management of water should be done to keep the flow till the end of the season," said S. Ranganathan, secretary, Cauvery delta farmers welfare association. S.S. Palanimanickam, Thanjavur MP, said that he welcomed the decision to open the dam on Tuesday as it was the opinion of all party leaders in delta districts to open the dam when the level reaches 100-ft. Surplus water from Bhavanisagar and release from Mettur should be ultilised for raising 'samba' and sustaining it, ...
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Flood Fury 12.8.2019 Central Chronicle
The entire nation is in the grip of flood fury as never before. The dams are full and all the rivers in the high spate. In Madhya Pradesh all dams are full and gates opened to discharge the excess water. The rivers are already in flood and dam water added to it has caused much […]
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TD criticises YSRC for demolition of aqua ponds 10.8.2019
Nellore: Former minister and TD senior leader Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy took strong objection to demolition of fish and shrimp ponds of TD leaders under the pretext of encroachment in the government lands at Koduru village, 20 km from Nellore, on Friday. According to Mr Reddy, farmers of Koduru established fish ponds inside Koduru tank several years back as water is not being stored in the tank after Somasila canal system was established in the region.  Welcoming the decision to remove such encroachments, he lamented over applying the rule only for the ponds belonging to TD leaders. He also found fault with the authorities concerned for not giving 3 days time sought by the victims to harvest the fish. Mr Reddy alleged that forest and police officials also took similar action while demolishing shrimp ponds in 16 acres belonging to fishermen at Venkateswarapalem and Kottapalem in Koduru Panchayat 3 weeks back. Mr Reddy said that fishermen have leased out the ponds to farmers for `60,000 per annum ...
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Students join Vembanad mapping project 6.8.2019
Kochi: Around 250 students from 16 colleges joined a multi-institutional research project for optical mapping of Vembanad lake on Monday as part of a campaign by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to promote citizen participation in scientific research. The project aims at understanding the extent of pathogenic vibrio pollution in the Vembanad lake, identifying their reservoirs in the ecosystem, mapping the distribution of vibrio carriers using remote-sensing techniques and developing forecast models that would serve to anticipate hotspots of microbial infection. The study is jointly carried out by the CMFRI, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Nansen Environmental Research Centre-India (NERCI) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the UK under the India-UK Water Quality Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The students started collecting data for the study using Secchi Disc, a simple handheld device to measure turbidity level of water, after ...
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BBMP installs CCTVs at Bellandur Lake 4.8.2019

Bengaluru: The BBMP has installed CCTV surveillance systems at sensitive locations on the periphery of Bellandur Lake as per the directions of the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT).

The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has also started desilting the lake to rejuvenate it by constructing temporary diversion channels which will drain out water from the lake.

The channel work is going on near Doddamma Devi Temple and these temporary channels will prevent entry of sewage into the lake.  

Such temporary diversion channels will also be created soon at Varthur Lake too.

The rejuvenation of the lakes will take about 15 months and it is hoped that after the BWSSB builds a sewage treatment plant by 2020, farmers will get treated and not contaminated water.

The silt dredged out will be tested and distributed to farmers, officials said.

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