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How do India’s policies and guidelines look at ‘urban lakes’? 3.1.2020 Downtoearth
The country has come a long way in the fight to protect these bodies of water, but much more needs to be done
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Prioritise and invest on water security and clean drinking water 27.12.2019 Downtoearth
In order to adapt well and build resilience, it is important to strengthen water resources and their accessibility as part of climate change strategy
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10 critical steps for Ganga revival 18.12.2019 Downtoearth
As PM Modi advises states along the river to shift focus from Namami to Arth Ganga, it is clear that the Ganga cannot be restored by only pollution-abatement measures
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Rathore dedicates newly constructed Gou-Shala 10.12.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, The Minister for Commercial Taxes Brijendra Singh Rathore dedicated the first newly constructed Gou-Shala of Tikamgarh district, built at a cost of Rs. 27.72 lakh in Gram Panchayat Karmasan Hata today. One shed and fodder room for 100 healthy cows, one shed and fodder room for 100 sick cows, one shed for calves, water […]
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35 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Anil Agarwal on what happened that fateful night 3.12.2019 Downtoearth
Anil Agarwal, founder of Centre for Science and Environment and founder editor of Down To Earth, was in Bhopal immediately after the tragedy. This piece captures the state of affairs 15 days into the tragedy
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Only 71.3% rural households have access to toilets, shows NSSO data 25.11.2019 Downtoearth
The report's findings trashes the grand claim of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India is now open defecation free
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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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How the women of one Jharkhand village built their own bathrooms 6.11.2019 Downtoearth
The collective effort by all the women of Telleya has made it a model village in the entire Gumla district
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Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (October 21-25) 26.10.2019 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week 
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Can we declare ourselves ODF, without managing the collected excreta? 16.10.2019 Downtoearth
A lowdown on how to clean India and keep it that way
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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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India becomes open-defecation free but many challenges ahead 4.10.2019 Downtoearth
The challenge now will be mainly be to sustain India's open-defecation free status
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ODF status will mean nothing without faecal sludge & septage management 2.10.2019 Downtoearth
With faecal sludge treatment still in nascent stage in India, toilets will add to the load of untreated sewage being disposed in water bodies
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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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Swachh Bharat Mission: Let the toilet revolution live long 30.9.2019 Downtoearth
The start has been promising and exciting. Now the challenge is to sustain the ODF tag and ensure that the pollution is checked
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Swachh Bharat Mission: Water shortage drives people in Marathwada to open fields 30.9.2019 Downtoearth
Maharashtra’s rain-shadow region has had so little rain in the last four years that residents don’t have enough water to flush into toilets
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Swachh Bharat Mission: ‘Inducing behavioural change was a task’ 30.9.2019 Downtoearth
Parameswaran Iyer, secretary, Department of Drinking water and Sanitation, spoke to Down To Earth on how intensive information-education-communication efforts by the Centre and states made India ODF
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