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Water scheme cuts SCB's supply by 60 per cent 25.3.2017
Hyderabad: Friday was the 49th consecutive day the colonies mainly in Marredpally and Kharkhana suffered from acute water shortage, with supply being done only once a week, and the pressure for that being extremely low. At least 60 per cent of the agreed amount of water supply to the Secunderabad Canton-ment Board has been cut over the last one and a half months since the Metro Water announced the daily water scheme in the core city. Water meant for SCB’s daily supply is cut and is given to the core city to keep the daily water scheme going. The cantonment, on a daily basis, is supposed to get 6.8million gallons per day. But, for the last 48 days, it’s getting 4-4.2gallons per day. For the first time in the last 5 years, the SCB has been deprived of the agreed water. The affected colonies are, in SCB ward, the 5 Rukmini Devi Colony, Jyothi Colony, Brooklyn Colony, Vasavi Colony, the Radhika Colony and Shobha Nagar Colony, as also Gandhi Nagar and Sanjeeviah Nagar. In Ward 4, the affected areas are LIC ...
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Ground zero of sanitation mess 24.3.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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85 per cent of country’s sewage goes into water bodies: Govt 24.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Waterworks pit kills man in Hyderabad 24.3.2017
Hyderabad: A 70-year-old man fell into a seven-foot-deep trench which had  been dug for laying a drinking water pipeline in Balanagar on Thursday. Oruganti Chandrashekar Rao was trying to cross the road when he noticed a bus approaching at high speed. He stepped back and into the barricade around the trench. He fell head first into the trench and died on the spot. Police registered a case against the contractor, who it did not name, and officials of the HMWSSB. While the contractor was not named, the barricades bore the name of Megha Engineering Infrastructure Limited. Rao, a former operator in a movie theatre and resident of Adarshnagar in Balanagar, was in the habit of visiting the Saibaba temple in IDPL Colony every day. The temple is located on the other side of the road, and he has to cross the busy IDPL-Balanagar road. On Thursday, police said, he suddenly noticed a private bus coming at high speed and stepped back. He leaned on the iron barricades placed on the road next to the pit. “It appeared ...
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Hyderabad: Contractors flout norms, go scot-free 24.3.2017
Hyderabad: The careless manner in which the HMWSSB-has appointed contractors work was highlighted yet again on Thursday when a trench kept open after laying a water pipeline at Balanagar claimed yet another life.One Oruganti Chandrashekar Rao fell into the open trench and was killed on the spot. The contractor, Megha Engineering Infrastructure Ltd-MEIL is carrying out work related to laying a drinking water pipeline under the Rs 1,900 crore HUDCO project in the peripheral zones of the city — Kukatpally, Quthbullapur, Rajendranagar, Balanagar, Uppal, L B Nagar and Kapra. Different contractors are working on different stretches. Megha Engineering had completed the work on the Balanagar to IDPL stretch, but kept the trench open without any particular reason. Meanwhile, the city water board officials are yet to officially announce what action it will take against the contractor as the matter is still being investigated by police and other authorities. The MD of HMWSSB, M. Dana Kishore, said, “Based on the ...
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Hyderabad: Few purchase grey water from board 24.3.2017
Hyderabad: There are not many takers for the recycled water treated by the Water Board at its 14 sewerage treatment plants. The board has put on sale 710 million litres of grey water per day at Rs 100 to Rs 130 for 5,000 litres. The water can be used for constructions and to water gardens, among others. The railways and RTC can use the grey water to wash their vehicles. With few people buying the water, it is mainly being used by the Water Board itself and the GHMC for roadside greenery. The Water Board had launched an initiative to sell treated sewage water to improve its revenues. “The treated water is preferably for construction, irrigation and gardening. As of now, not many have come forward to buy it. Water is being sold at a very marginal price but the buyer must pay for tanker and transportation. This must be the reason not many have approached us to buy treated water,” said an official from the Water Board operation and  maintenance wing. The board operates four secondary sewage treatment plants ...
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Old water supply system leaves city high, dry 24.3.2017 The Tribune
JAMMU: Residential colonies in Jammu continue to get drinking water supply from old and rusted pipes that were laid decades ago.
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Document shows reality of Tambaram lakes 23.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
Lakes in Tambaram are under severe threat due to dumping of sewage and biomedical waste by IT firms located inside the Madras Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) and government hospitals in the Tambaram Sanatorium area.
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Water crisis is here, admits Tamil Nadu govt 23.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
Chennai's drinking water reservoirs have only 13% of its full capacity as on Wednesday.
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Krishna water drips to a halt 23.3.2017 TOI: Cities
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Telangana: Saw snake? just call 8374233366 23.3.2017

Hyderabad: The onset of summer is bringing out cobras from wooded areas like Cherlapally, Balanagar, Jubilee Hills, Old Alwal, Yapral and Kompally into residential areas. Mr Sandeep Putta of Friends of Snake said most calls were regarding the sighting of cobras. Many of them were spotted close to storm water drains, nalas and open areas. “There have been cases of where snakes were found resting inside the kitchen sink.”

There were cases of people killing the cobras. Mr Govind Bachupally, a resident in Madhuranagar in Old Alwal said most people were scared of snakes and their first instinct was to kill them. Friends of Snakes runs a 24x7 7 helpline on the phone number 8374233366. A volunteer would reach the area, rescue the snake and leave it in the jungle.

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Only electric transport in Andhra’s new capital 23.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Telangana: Metro rail workers hit sewer line, stink up place 23.3.2017
Hyderabad: The L&T workers engaged for Metro rail works at Nampally junction struck against an HMWSSB sewerage pipeline while digging the ground on Tuesday, following which sewer water leaked onto the main road and created a big mess. The Allwin  Furniture godown that was located on a slope took a major hit as the whole area was filled with sewer water. Jitender Kumar, owner of Allwin Furnitures, said, “The L&T workers were on the job here for the last 15 days, carrying out pillar works in front of my showroom. They dug a huge hole to lay a pillar. On Tuesday evening or so, the workers struck against a sewer pipeline and since then dirty water was leaking onto the main road. On Wednesday morning, when I opened my godown’s shutter, I found a 6-inch deep water. From 10am to 2pm, I ran around GHMC and HMWSSB offices, seeking their urgent attention, but none of them was ready to do anything or take responsibility. The L&T officer was not reachable either.” He said he incurred losses of a few lakhs. “After I ...
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Chennai Corporation budget a damp squib 23.3.2017
Chennai: Model code of conduct in RK Nagar and the absence of an elected council without a mayor had made the Chennai corporation budget, a damp squib this fiscal. Departmentwise budget papers have been tabled and there are no major infra development projects in Chennai, a corporation official confirmed to Deccan Chronicle. However, the respite is that no new tax will be imposed this year and the same property tax rates are to continue for the existing property taxpayers in Chennai. In the case of Chennai, the corporation cannot announce any new projects, unlike the earlier years. Further, the budget presentation receives fanfare only when there is an elected council in place. As per the election commission norms, special officer and corporation commissioner D. Karthikeyan passed the budget for 2017-2018 without making any new announcements on infrastructure development and welfare projects. “We have passed the budget last week, but we are not releasing the information on welfare measures due to the ...
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State govt reduces social sector spend, budget sees 31% cut in nutrition spend 22.3.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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No bidder for nullah work, BMC to take NGOs’ help 22.3.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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Chandni Choke stuck in a time warp 22.3.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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World Water Day: Save water, harvest wastewater 22.3.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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World marks water day but city agencies lax about leaks 22.3.2017 TOI: Cities
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On World Water Day, Railways unveils water conservation policy 22.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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