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Specific deadline for completion of water supply projects demanded 14.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Specific deadline for completion of water supply projects demanded
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Hyderabad: Technical glitch delays bids for road repair works 12.11.2019
Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation bidding for annual road maintenance has been postponed for a week due to technical reasons. Authorities claimed that unlike the regular tender process, zone wise bids were floated, which requires a specified proforma which holds one particular executive engineer accountable among the many present in the zone. A GHMC official said that earlier work was divided among several engineers in a particular circle and zone. But now the corporation has invited zone wise bids, but forgot to mention it when floating the tenders. Corrections in the proforma will be made and bids will be opened on November 15. Officials said that due to this technical reason, the tender finalisation will be extended for a week and work will start in the second week of December. (A proforma is an invoice issued before an order is placed giving all the details and the cost.)   A total of 401 stretches of road covering 709.5 km will be handed over for private maintenance, with a ...
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Walk, watch Pallikaranai birds 12.11.2019
Chennai: Chennaiities can soon enjoy watching birds of different species at close quarters at Pallikaranai marshland with eco-restoration activities going on at a fast pace there.  An entrance arch is also getting ready. Conservation Authority of Pallikaranai Marshland, which is undertaking and monitoring the restoration work, has constructed a perimeter wall along the stretch of marshland abutting Velachery main road.  The authority was constituted to monitor all activities and 690 hectares are under the control of the forest department. A forest official of Conservation Authority of Pallikaranai Marshland said work on bund formation, perimeter wall and a walkers" path has been going on in full swing for the last few months. Construction debris and unsegregated waste were removed from various parts of the marshland and desilted material was used for formation of bunds along the wall. Nearly 6,000 saplings have been planted, the official said.    The walkers" path will ...
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Stir hits water supply in Jorhat 8.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
Stir hits water supply in Jorhat
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Sewage killing lakes, city needs a 'drain brain' 6.11.2019
Bengaluru"s lakes, among the most polluted in the world, are only getting worse. Recent data from the Karnataka Pollution Control Board shows that water quality remains very poor, while the state government and BBMP received a rap from the National Green Tribunal for making no progress on lake rejuvenation. The trouble is that the storm water drains, which empty into the lakes, carry sewage. Also, as the BBMP has failed to appoint marshals to keep watch, garbage is dumped in the lakes, making the situation even worse, reports Aksheev Thakur On November 1, the National Green Tribunal put the Karnataka government and the BBMP on the dock for failing to improve the condition of Bellandur and Varthur lakes, two of the city's most toxic spots. The  NGT even demanded with civil imprisonment should not be ordered against the officials concerned, for failing to comply with the court's earlier orders. The BBMP had been given the task of implementing measures to rejuvenate both these lakes but ...
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Asaduddin Owaisi, MLAs inspect Old City to take stock of road widening 6.11.2019
HYDERABAD: Choked stormwater drains, pending road-widening projects and improvement of traffic junctions were among the issues raised by Majlis-e-Itte-had-ul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation commissioner Lokesh Kumar. The desilting of storm-water drains has not been carried out due to which there is stagnation of water and it is leading to bad smells and the mosquito menace. Due to this reason, health problems continue and the number of people suffering from fevers is very high. A huge stormwater drain at Balkapur is blocked as it passes through the cantonment area in Mehdipatnam. The Azfarsagar drain also creating a problem as the water is not flowing and, in fact, reversing due to which the manholes are constantly overflowing. MIM corporators, members of ward committees and members of the legislative assembly along with Asaduddin Owaisi, GHMC commissioner Lokesh Kumar, and others, inspected the areas from 6.30 am to 11 am. They went around Charminar, ...
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Hyderabad: 32 metric tonnes of scrap lifted on Day 2 6.11.2019
HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has pulled out 32 metric tonnes of scrap from the state capital"s households on the second day of of the "10D Recyclothon" which the corporation launched in collaboration with a private organisation on Sunday. In a message on Twitter, municipal administration minister, K.T. Rama Rao, appreciated citizens for taking up the responsibility of removing scrap from in their environs. This drive will continue till November 12. From among the six zones, the highest amount of 7.146 metric tonnes scrap was collected from L.B. Nagar, including 1.343 mt of e-waste, 15.339 mt of old furniture, and 6.687 mt of old clothes and mattresses. Sajjad Ali, a resident of the Old City, said, "This GHMC drive has given us the chance to remove junk from our homes. We congratulated the authorities for launching the 10D Recyclothon." Essentially, the aim of the corporation is to check people from throwing their waste into nalas, drains or on the ...
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Dumping in Vrishabhavathi: Land mafia threatens Bangalore University professor 5.11.2019
BENGALURU: Once a pristine river, Vrishabhavathi is now referred to as Kengri Mori (drain) as the onslaught of real estate mafia has reduced it to a small, polluted channel. Rampant dumping of debris into the water body, which flows through Bangalore University, and lack of action by BBMP authorities has turned it into a drain. "The real reason is the entry of untreated sewage from BDA layouts, private residences and Peenya Industrial Estate over the last 30 years. The SWD has been deliberately narrowed to allow construction. The norms of buffer zone are also being ignored completely," said Prof. T.J. Renuka Prasad from the Department of Geology, Bangalore University and coordinator of biodiversity park at the university. Prof. Prasad was threatened physically when he stopped the entry of tractors into the campus to dump debris. "Lorries and tractors are paid Rs 500-1,000 for each load and when I stopped them they said that the land was theirs. I have written to the BBMP to take action, ...
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BWSSB calls for integrated authority to treat water 25.10.2019
BENGALURU: BWSSB chairman Tushar Girinath on Thursday said a unified and an integrated authority is the need of the hour to ensure sustainable and equitable distribution of water in the city. Participating in a panel discussion organized by Citizen Matters, in collaboration with Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, he said "since Bellandur and Varthur lakes are major indicators of city"s sewage health covering around 40% of our geography of the city all our energy is concentrated on ensuring that both these lakes are properly rejuvenated."  In the process, BWSSB is planning to pump around 150mlt of sewage to the newly constructed STP at K&C valley. With respect to appropriate drain connection system, Tushar highlighted, "The bigger challenge is the people"s apathy towards drains and manholes. Manholes and drains are considered as dumping yards. It is in response to this negligence that BWSSB has initiated the rehabilitation move where major lines carrying drains are being ...
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Roads continue to be a nightmare 21.10.2019
Complete FoB across Pragathi Bhavan soon Work on the foot overbridge (FoB) for pedestrians to cross the busy road safely, which is being constructed across the road between Lifestyle building and the Chief Minister"s camp-office (Pragathi Bhavan) in Begumpet, is going at a very tardy pace. This road witnesses heavy traffic flow the entire day. The situation is worse during peak traffic times – office hours – endangering the lives of those attempting to cross the road. I request the authorities concerned to ensure work is completed at the earliest. — Thatikonda Rahul, Begumpet Road in tatters, accidents increase in Kavadiguda My issue is regarding rainwater and dump on the road, which is leading to many accidents, especially for bike riders. I have complained to the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation via their respective apps but no action has been taken so far. This is a busy road located at Padmashali Colony, ...
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Hyderabad: IoT and LoRaWaN crucial in cutting cost of water supply 19.10.2019
Hyderabad: Metropolitan Water Board managing director, M. Dana Kishore, said Internet of Things (IoT) and LoRaWaN (Long Range Wide Area Network) could be crucial in reducing the cost of water supply. He said that in India, non-revenue water (NRW), water that is deemed lost before it reaches a customer due to leaks, theft or inaccuracies, varies between 30 per cent and 50 per cent. "At HMWS&SB, this figure is 37 per cent, In countries such as Israel and Singapore, this figure could be as low as five per cent," he said. Mr Kishore said low-cost, long range and long-term technological solutions were important in the context of water management. "To reduce the NRW to five per cent, we have to spend more than Rs 5,000 crore. There are technologies that can help us do this, but they are expensive," he said. He said that if a company could design a sensor that allowed the board to monitor manholes from a central room, it would be of great help. "This sensor has to be cheap ...
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SIPCOT mulls own water source for its units 17.10.2019
THOOTHUKUDI: The State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd., (SIPCOT) has been planning to create its own water source for industrial units within its industrial parks, which is now being supplied by the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) board. "Works are on to prepare a water security plan engaging IIT, Chennai," said J Kumaraguruparan, managing director of SIPCOT. The plan is aimed at making all 19 SIPCOT run industrial parks in the state, self-sufficient in water by completely avoiding getting water from TWAD board. This is expected to bring down the pressure on drinking water supply by the TWAD board, said the SIPCOT MD, who also added that around 150 major and minor tanks within SIPCOT land would be renovated to hold rain water. Establishing desalination plants to ensure soft water supply to the industrial parks, SIPCOT has been exploring possibilities of using recycled sewage water for industrial purposes. Responding to the growing public resentment against ...
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Noonmati pump house, basin drain to be commissioned today 16.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Noonmati pump house, basin drain to be commissioned today
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Reliance to swap diesel for Venezuelan crude oil 15.10.2019 PTI: All news
Reliance to swap diesel for Venezuelan crude oil
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India to see USD 118 bn investment in oil, gas sector in next few years: Pradhan 15.10.2019 PTI: All news
India to see USD 118 bn investment in oil, gas sector in next few years: Pradhan
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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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Expert moots radical changes in system to get rid of flash floods 9.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Expert moots radical changes in system to get rid of flash floods
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In 5 years, Clean Ganga Mission sees 15-fold hike in govt spend 8.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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Rural houses to get 2-3 hr piped water supply daily 5.10.2019 India – The Indian Express
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